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Task Utilization


Introduction

Task utilization percentage determines if a task is a full-time or a part-time one. All tasks are by default full-time (100%). While planning resources, you should have the control over the priorities. For you to have that control, task utilization percentage can be set manually. 

Must-know about this feature

You can manually set task utilization percentage or how much busy time the task should take each business day. Task utilization affects resource capacity utilization percentage






Set the utilization percentage

  1. Plan a task or open a task dialog
  2. You can do the latter by clicking on a taskbar.
  3. Write the desired utilization percentage to the text box under 'UTILIZATION %'
  4. You'll find it in the timing part of the task dialog.
  5. Click on 'Save' once you are done
  6. The utilization percentage of the task is now changed.


If you have planned a task throughout a week (Monday to Friday), but you know that it takes every day just 2 hours to complete it, change the field 'Busy time' to 10 hours. Utilization percentages will be recalculated accordingly. In this case, the utilization of the task will be 22%. To switch between 'Utilization %' and 'Busy Time' simply toggle the two-arrowed switch between them. This also works vice versa, as the arrows are clearly suggesting.

planning using utilization and busy time

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