License Optimizer

Creating a new scenario model: Schedule stage

The Schedule stage of the creating a new scenario model process enables you to establish how costed components are applied over the duration of the scenario.

Add New Scenario Model page: Schedule stage

The Schedule stage comprises two tabs:

Cost Management – enables you to import a budget from License Optimizer’s budget management function. For more information, see Budgets Configuration.

Calculate –enables you to apply a simple split of costs over the scenario time frame established in the General stage.

Cost Management

To set up a schedule:

1.Click Select on the Cost Management tab.
The Select a Budget dialog appears.

Add New Scenario Model page: Select a Budget pop-up screen

2.Either select an existing budget from the data grid or create a new budget by clicking Create New Budget.

If you choose to create a new budget, the Create Budget page appears in a new window. When you have created and activated the new budget, you can return to the Scenario Modelling page and select it from the Select a Budget dialog.
For more information about creating a new budget, see Creating a budget

3.When you have selected the required budget, click OK.
The selected budget is added to the scenario model displayed in a Gantt chart.

Schedule stage - Budget Gantt chart

You can change the timescale displayed in the Gantt chart module by clicking the Day, Week, or Month buttons at the top right of the screen.

4.If required, you can now:

Amend the duration of budget entries by clicking and resizing the Gantt chart entries in the Gantt chart

Change Start Dates and End Dates for budget entries by clicking and dragging the entries

Create dependencies by clicking and dragging the Start or End Point icon from one budget entry to the Start or End Point icon of another budget entry.

Budget Gantt chart - creating dependencies

Delete a budget entry by clicking the x icon that appears when hovering over a budget entry on the Gantt chart

Edit the Title, Start and End dates, and the Complete percentage of a budget entry by double-clicking its entry to display a dialog

5.When you have completed editing the budget, click Save.
The Cost Components Import Overview dialog appears, and you are prompted to accept the cost components that will be included (and excluded) in the scenario.

Schedule stage - Cost Components Import Overview pop-up screen

6.Click Accept to accept the Cost Components Import Overview, or click Cancel to return to the Schedule stage to edit the budget further.

Click Remove to remove the budget from the scenario model and lose any changes you made.

Calculate tab

Using the Calculate tab, you can apply a simple split of costs over the scenario time frame established in the General stage.

Schedule stage - Calculate tab

When you have specified the duration and clicked Calculate, License Optimizer refreshes the Calculate tab to display the number of months specified with a percentage for each. You can amend these percentages as required.

When the percentages have been set as you require, click Save.

Next

The next stage in the process is Creating a new scenario model: Steps stage.


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