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CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Financial Cost Plan Attribute Default Settings

  • 1.  CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Financial Cost Plan Attribute Default Settings

    Posted 02-24-2015 12:23 PM

    As a System Administrator for CA PPM, typically attribute defaults and configuration changes are accomplished within Studio.

    The Financial Module within the application is not fully integrated into Studio and some of the configuration settings are accomplished within the Financial Module and not in Studio.

     

    Detailed Financial Plans have the following attributes that are managed within the Financial Module for setting 'default' values:

     

      Grouping Attributes

      Period Type

      Start Period

      End Period

     

    The application uses defaults and built-in logic for the detailed financial plan properties of these fields based on the configuration of the Entity, Plan Defaults page. The option to 'Lock Plan Structure' on this page will make the 'Grouping Attributes' Read Only. The Period Type and Period Date fields cannot be marked Read Only. The ability to set up this configuration within the Financial module affords the System Administrator with the option to have different defaults for different Entities.  

    The Studio Objects for 'Cost Plan' and 'Benefit Plan' show these attributes and if you go into the attribute properties page, you will see the 'default' and 'read only' options for attribute definition.  In the current design, making changes to this Studio Attribute Properties page for these specific attributes do not provide you with the ability to set the attribute to 'read only' or using the 'default' value on the detailed financial plan.  Attempting to set the 'read only' option in Studio for these attributes does not actually save or set it to 'read only' and no error message is provided.  Setting a 'default' value in Studio for these attributes is not used when creating the financial plans.

     

    Login as a Financial Administrator - Navigate to Administration, Finance: Setup, Entities - Open an Entity and navigate to 'Plan Defaults' tab

    CAPPM_TuesTip20150224.JPG

    For more information on the 'Freeze Date', Reference TEC439472: How does the Freeze Date on the Financial Planning Defaults work?

    Checking the box to 'Lock Plan Structure' will not allow the user to change the 'Grouping Attributes' when creating detailed plans.



  • 2.  Re: CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Financial Cost Plan Attribute Default Settings

    Posted 02-25-2015 12:16 AM

    Thanks for sharing this useful tip, Kathryn

     

    NJ



  • 3.  Re: CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Financial Cost Plan Attribute Default Settings

    Posted 02-25-2015 12:11 PM

    Thanks for the tip Kathryn!

    Kathryn Ellis wrote:

     

    As a System Administrator for CA PPM, typically attribute defaults and configuration changes are accomplished within Studio.

    The Financial Module within the application is not fully integrated into Studio and some of the configuration settings are accomplished within the Financial Module and not in Studio.

     

    Detailed Financial Plans have the following attributes that are managed within the Financial Module for setting 'default' values:

     

      Grouping Attributes

      Period Type

      Start Period

      End Period

     

    The application uses defaults and built-in logic for the detailed financial plan properties of these fields based on the configuration of the Entity, Plan Defaults page. The option to 'Lock Plan Structure' on this page will make the 'Grouping Attributes' Read Only. The Period Type and Period Date fields cannot be marked Read Only. The ability to set up this configuration within the Financial module affords the System Administrator with the option to have different defaults for different Entities. 

    The Studio Objects for 'Cost Plan' and 'Benefit Plan' show these attributes and if you go into the attribute properties page, you will see the 'default' and 'read only' options for attribute definition.  In the current design, making changes to this Studio Attribute Properties page for these specific attributes do not provide you with the ability to set the attribute to 'read only' or using the 'default' value on the detailed financial plan.  Attempting to set the 'read only' option in Studio for these attributes does not actually save or set it to 'read only' and no error message is provided.  Setting a 'default' value in Studio for these attributes is not used when creating the financial plans.

     

    Login as a Financial Administrator - Navigate to Administration, Finance: Setup, Entities - Open an Entity and navigate to 'Plan Defaults' tab

    CAPPM_TuesTip20150224.JPG

    For more information on the 'Freeze Date', Reference TEC439472: How does the Freeze Date on the Financial Planning Defaults work?

    Checking the box to 'Lock Plan Structure' will not allow the user to change the 'Grouping Attributes' when creating detailed plans.



  • 4.  Re: CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Financial Cost Plan Attribute Default Settings

    Posted 07-23-2018 12:48 PM

    Hi Kathryn,

     

    Does this mean we cannot set the Period Type to be "Annually" on benefit Plans and "Monthly" on Forecast plans?

    --From studio side I did so but it did not take effect

    Benefit planning on month-by-month precision on distant future after project completion is mostly not feasible and it makes sense to identify the benefit values year on year basis rather than monthly. 



  • 5.  Re: CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Financial Cost Plan Attribute Default Settings

    Posted 08-16-2018 12:13 AM

    Hi Suhas, 

     

    The restriction here is on the ability to define the default "Period Type". Yes, it will be the same for Cost Plans and Benefit  Plans. However, you can override the default period type when creating the cost plan or the benefit plan. 

    Hope this helps!



  • 6.  Re: CA PPM Tuesday Tip: Financial Cost Plan Attribute Default Settings

    Posted 08-16-2018 03:15 AM

    Hi Kathryn,

     

    Thanks for the article.

     

    Regards,

    Samik