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How to Generate Reports with Edraw Project

> Project Management How-Tos > How to Generate Reports with Edraw Project
Posted by James Freeman | 04/18/2020
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After all planning information of a project is settled, the project begins. When the project is proceeding, the project manager will constantly focus on collecting, monitoring, analyzing project performance, tracking project progress and updating project status. With report function, you can generate a range of different reports across all areas of your project.

Reports tab

Resource Status Report

The Resource Status report displays resources and all tasks assigned to them underneath the resource name. The left-hand side of the screen lists the Resources and Task names together will columns of total information for the resource or assignment. The right-hand side shows a time-phased view.

With the collapse button Collapse button , you can also collapse the outline in the left-hand table to see total work of per resource over time.

Resource status report

Task Visible Columns

The Task Visible Columns report displays all visible columns of tasks.

Task visible columns report

Resources

The Resources report displays detailed information of all resources filled in the Resource window for the current project.

Resources report

Critical Tasks

It has to be cleared that the work “Critical” does not mean that the task is complex or important or need to be close, monitored, but the focus is on terms schedule that will affect the project finish date.

Critical tasks report

Delay Tasks

In the Delay Tasks report, Tasks that have been delayed in comparison with the current date are displayed.

Delay Tasks report

Behind Tasks

If a task's completion date exceeds its baseline finish date, then it is a Behind Task.

Click the Behind Tasks button Behind tasks button on the Reports tab to view the report of behind tasks in the project.

Behind Tasks report

Top Level Cost

In the Top Level Cost report, types of cost in a project life cycle includes:

  • Actual Cost: Costs that have been incurred for tasks, resources or assignments.
  • Remaining Cost: Difference between baseline cost and actual cost.
  • Cost: When the tasks are planned and the pay rates of resources in a project are settled, Edraw Project will calculate the scheduled cost of a task or a resource.

  • Baseline Cost: Rough estimate cost proposed by the project manager.
  • Cost Variance: Difference between the scheduled cost and baseline cost.

The following are formulas to calculate different types of cost:

  • Actual Cost = (Cost - Cost Per Use) * Progress + Cost Per Use
  • Remaining Cost = Cost - Actual Cost
  • Actual Cost = Actual Work * Standard Rate * Cost Per Use
  • Top level cost report

Resource Cost

For some organizations, resources costs are primary costs, and sometimes the only cost, so these need to be closely monitored.

Resource cost report

Task Work

In the Task Work report, the time amount of total work, actual work and remaining works are displayed for all sub-tasks.

The following are formulas to calculate different types of cost:

  • Actual Work = Progress * Work
  • Remaining Work = (1 - Progress) * Work
  • Task work report

Resource Work

In the Resource Work report, the start date and finish date, the time amount of total work, actual work and remaining works are displayed for all resources. If a resource is not assigned to the project, NA appears in the corresponding Start and Finish box.

Resource work report

Task Allocation Report

The Task Allocation report lists details of each task, including resources the task is assigned to, every resource’s progress of the task and Work and Unit of each resource for each task.


Task Allocation report

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