Cash Flowing with Expenses in Oracle Primavera P6

by | Dec 21, 2022 | Oracle Primavera P6 PPM

Creating cashflows with P6 Expenses has many advantages and some disadvantages over using resources. For example Expenses may:

  • Have an actual cost assigned before an activity has started allowing the payment of contractor mobilisation,
  • Have a remaining cost after an activity is complete to represent contract retention or a contractor back charge,
  • Be negative to allow for charge back to contractors,
  • Be applied to Milestones, whereas Resources may not,
  • But it is difficult to get time phased Expense quantities out of P6.

This paper outlines:

  • How to create Expenses and assign them to an activity, and
  • The way P6 Expense calculate cash flows of unstarted, in progress and completed activities in all three scenarios of no actual expenditure, some expenditure are completed expenditure.
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