Open topic with navigation
You are here: Ajera Help (A-Z) > Year-end > Evaluate your year > About using fixed percentages only
Fixed percentages are your best estimates of direct personnel expense (DPE) and overhead percentages. This method produces a more uniform calculation of DPE and overhead costs than the cost- and hours-based methods because it is unaffected by direct labor costs or hours.
If you want to track DPE separately, use the following formula to calculate the percent and enter it in the Company > Preferences > Payroll tab > DPE % field. If you have different percents by department, perform the calculation for each department and enter it in the Company> Departments > DPE % field.
With Ajera, you can include your overhead cost when reporting your project cost. There are two common ways of calculating your overhead percent:
Direct labor + DPE as the base
Use this method if you want to track your DPE separately from your general overhead expense when viewing project cost and you have entered your DPE percents.
Direct labor as the base
Use this method if you do not want to track your DPE separately from your general overhead expense when viewing project cost.
|© 2015 Deltek Inc. All rights reserved.|