Project accounting cube (ProjCube) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 and R3
Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2
The Project accounting cube for Microsoft Dynamics AX is used to report on project profitability, revenue costs, committed costs, employee utilization, and cash flow for one or multiple projects in a company. This article provides details about the cube.
Deployment Configuration keys Tables and views Measures Calculated measures Key performance indicators Security 
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Deployment
The Project accounting cube is included in the Dynamics AX project. For information about how deploy the Dynamics AX projectâ€”and the cubes that it containsâ€”see Deploy the default cubes.
Configuration keys
The following configuration keys are required to use all features of the Project accounting cube:
Project I (ProjBasic)
Project II (ProjAdvanced)
Tables and views
The Project accounting cube uses data from the following tables and views:
CustGroup table
ForecastModel table
ProjCategory table
ProjFundingSource table
ProjGroup table
ProjInvoiceTable table
CostControlTransCommittedCostCube view
InventTableExpanded view
ProjActivityCompletedCostView view
ProjBIEmplTrans view
ProjBIForecastEmpl view
ProjProjectEstimatesView view
ProjProjectPlannedCostView view
ProjProjectPlannedEffortView view
ProjTransBudgetCube view
ProjTransPostingCube view
smmActivitiesCube view
Note
The ProjActivityCompletedCostView, ProjProjectEstimatesView, ProjProjectPlannedCostView, and ProjProjectPlannedEffortView views are used with this cube only in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.
Measures
The Project accounting cube includes the following measure groups.
Actuals
This measure group is based on the ProjTransPostingCube view and includes the following measures.
Measure 
Measure field name 
Aggregation 
Description 
Associated dimensions 


Actuals count 
Not applicable 
Count 
The number of project actual transactions. 
Company Customer Released products Activity Project funding source Project category Project groups Project contracts Project Activity Completed Cost View Project Estimates View Project Planned Costs View Project Planned Effort view Projects Worker Actuals Date (ledger date) Date (project transaction date) Date (exchange rate date)


Amount 
ProjTransPostingCube.AmountMST 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project transactions. 

Actual accrued loss 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualAccruedLoss 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project accrued loss transactions. 

Actual accrued revenue 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualAccruedRevenue 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project accrued revenue transactions. 

Actual cash inflow 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualCashInflow 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project cash inflow transactions. 

Actual cash outflow 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualCashOutflow 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project cash outflow transactions. 

Actual consumption 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualConsumption 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project consumption transactions. 

Actual consumption cost expense 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualConsumptionCostExpense 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project expense cost consumption transactions. 

Actual consumption cost hours 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualConsumptionCostHours 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project hour cost consumption transactions. 

Actual consumption cost item 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualConsumptionCostItem 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project item cost consumption transactions. 

Actual cost 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualCost 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project actual cost transactions. 

Actual cost committed 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualCostCommitted 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project committed cost transactions. 

Actual cost expense 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualCostExpense 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project expense cost transactions. 

Actual cost hour 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualCostHour 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project hours cost transactions. 

Actual cost item 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualCostItem 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project item costs transactions. 

Actual gross margin 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualGrossMargin 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project revenue less project cost transactions. 

Actual gross WIP cost 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualGrossWIPCost 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project work in progress revenue and project work in progress cost transactions. 

Actual hours 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualHours 
Sum 
The sum of the hours logged against projects. 

Actual invoiced on account 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualInvoicedOnAccount 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project invoiced on account revenue transactions. 

Actual invoiced revenue 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualInvoicedRevenue 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project invoiced revenue transactions. 

Actual net cash flow 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualNetCashflow 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project cash inflow less project cash outflow transactions. 

Actual net WIP 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualNetWIP 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of gross project work in progress revenue, less project work in progress onaccount transactions. 

Actual payroll allocation 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualPayrollAllocation 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project payroll allocation transactions. 

Actual revenue 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualRevenue 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project revenue transactions. 

Actual WIP cost 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualWIPCost 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project work in progress cost transactions. 

Actual WIP invoiced on account 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualWIPInvoicedOnAccount 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project invoiced work in progress on account transactions. 


Actual WIP sales 
ProjTransPostingCube.ActualWIPSales 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of project work in progress sales transactions. 
Committed costs
This measure group is based on the CostControlTransCommittedCostCube view and includes the following measures.
Measure 
Measure field name 
Aggregation 
Description 
Associated dimensions 


Committed costs count 
Not applicable 
Count 
The number of committed cost transactions. 
Currency Company Customer Activity Vendor Project category Project contracts Project Activity Completed Cost View Project Estimates View Project Planned Costs View Project Planned Effort view Projects Worker Committed costs Date (committed date) Date (exchange rate date)


Committed cost 
CostControlTransCommittedCostCube.CommittedCost 
Sum 
The total value of committed cost transactions, in the accounting currency. 

Committed amount 
CostControlTransCommittedCostCube.AmountMST 
Sum 
The total value of committed cost transactions, in the accounting currency. 

Committed cost updates quantity 
CostControlTransCommittedCostCube.Qty 
Sum 
The sum of the quantity for committed item cost transactions. 

Committed hour cost 
CostControlTransCommittedCostCube.CommittedHourCost 
Sum 
The sum of committed hour costs, in the accounting currency. 

Committed item cost 
CostControlTransCommittedCostCube.CommittedItemCost 
Sum 
The sum of committed item costs, in the accounting currency. 
Actual hour utilization
This measure group is based on the ProjBIEmplTrans view and includes the following measures.
Measure 
Measure field name 
Aggregation 
Description 
Associated dimensions 


Actual hour utilization count 
Not applicable 
Count 
The number of actual hour transactions. 
Currency Company Customer Activity Project category Project contracts Project Activity Completed Cost View Project Estimates View Project Planned Costs View Project Planned Effort view Projects Worker Date (ledger date) Date (project transaction date)


Actual efficiency burden hours 
ProjBIEmplTrans.ActualBurdenEfficiencyRate 
Sum 
The number of burden hours using the efficiency calculation method. 

Actual efficiency utilized hours 
ProjBIEmplTrans.ActualUtilizationEfficiencyRate 
Sum 
The number of utilized hours logged using the efficiency calculation method. 

Actual billable utilized hours 
ProjBIEmplTrans.ActualUtilizationBillableRate 
Sum 
The number of utilized hours logged using the billable calculation method. 

Actual billable burden hours 
ProjBIEmplTrans.ActualBurdenBillableRate 
Sum 
The number of burden hours logged using the billable calculation method. 

Actual efficiency overtime hours 
ProjBIEmplTrans.ActualOvertimeHoursEfficiencyRate 
Sum 
The number of overtime hours logged using the efficiency calculation method. 

Actual billable overtime hours 
ProjBIEmplTrans.ActualOvertimeHoursBillableRate 
Sum 
The number of overtime hours logged using the billable calculation method. 

Hours quantity 
ProjBIEmplTrans.Qty 
Sum 
The total number of hours logged. 
Forecast hour utilization
This measure group is based on the ProjBIForecastEmpl view and includes the following measures.
Measure 
Measure field name 
Aggregation 
Description 
Associated dimensions 


Forecast hour utilization count 
Not applicable 
Count 
The number of forecast hour transactions. 
Currency Company Customer Activity Forecast models Project category Project contracts Project Activity Completed Cost View Project Estimates View Project Planned Costs View Project Planned Effort view Projects Worker Date (ledger date) Date (project transaction date)


Hour forecast quantity 
ProjBIForecastEmpl.Qty 
Sum 
The total forecast hours. 

Budget efficiency utilized hours 
ProjBIForecastEmpl.BudgetUtilizationEfficiencyRate 
Sum 
The number of utilized hours forecast using the efficiency calculation method. 

Budget efficiency burden hours 
ProjBIForecastEmpl.BudgetBurdenEfficiencyRate 
Sum 
The number of burden hours forecast using the efficiency calculation method. 

Hour forecast cost price 
ProjBIForecastEmpl.CostPrice 
Sum 
The cost price per hour for forecasted hours. 

Budget billable utilized hours 
ProjBIForecastEmpl.BudgetUtilizationBillableRate 
Sum 
The number of utilized hours forecast using the billable calculation method. 

Budget billable burden hours 
ProjBIForecastEmpl.BudgetBurdenBillableRate 
Sum 
The number of burden hours forecast using the billable calculation method. 

Budget billable overtime hours 
ProjBIForecastEmpl.BudgetOvertimeHoursBillableRate 
Sum 
The number of overtime hours forecast using the billable calculation method. 

Budget efficiency overtime hours 
ProjBIForecastEmpl.BudgetOvertimeHoursEfficiencyRate 
Sum 
The number of overtime hours forecast using the efficiency calculation method. 
Forecasts
This measure group is based on the ProjTransBudgetCube view and includes the following measures.
Measures 
Measure field name 
Aggregation 
Description 
Associated dimensions 


Forecasts count 
Not applicable 
Count 
The number of forecast transactions. 
Company Customer Released products Activity Forecast models Project funding source Project category Project groups Project contracts Project Activity Completed Cost View Project Estimates View Project Planned Costs View Project Planned Effort view Projects Worker Forecasts Date (ledger date) Date (project transaction date) Date (exchange rate date)


Budget updates quantity 
ProjTransBudgetCube.Qty 
Sum 
The sum of quantities for forecast item transactions. 

Budget invoiced revenue 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetInvoiceRevenue 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast invoiced revenue transactions. 

Budget updates amount 
ProjTransBudgetCube.AmountMST 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast transactions. 

Budget accrued revenue 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetAccruedRevenue 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast accrued revenue transactions. 

Budget revenue 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetRevenue 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast revenue transactions. 

Budget cost hour 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetCostHour 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast hour cost transactions. 

Budget cost expense 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetCostExpense 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast expense cost transactions. 

Budget cost item 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetCostItem 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast item cost transactions. 

Budget cost 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetCost 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast cost transactions. 

Budget WIP cost 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetWIPCost 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast work in progress cost transactions. 

Budget WIP sales 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetWIPSales 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast work in progress sales transactions. 

Budget hours 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetHours 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast hour transactions. 

Budget consumption cost hours 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetConsumptionCostHours 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast hour consumption cost transactions. 

Budget consumption cost expense 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetConsumptionCostExpense 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast expense consumption cost transactions. 

Budget consumption cost item 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetConsumptionCostItem 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast item consumption cost transactions. 

Budget consumption 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetConsumption 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast consumption cost transactions. 

Budget payroll allocation 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetPayrollAllocation 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast payroll allocation transactions. 


Budget invoiced on account 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetInvoicedOnAccount 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast on account transactions. 

Total budget cost 
ProjTransBudgetCube.TotalBudgetCost 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast cost transactions. 

Remaining budget cost 
ProjTransBudgetCube.RemainingBudgetCost 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of remaining forecast cost transactions. 

Original budget cost 
ProjTransBudgetCube.OriginalBudgetCost 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast original budget transactions. 

Budget gross WIP cost 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetGrossWIPCost 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast work in progress cost transactions. 

Budget gross margin 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetGrossMargin 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast revenue less forecast cost transactions. 

Budget net WIP 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetNetWIP 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast work in progress revenue less forecast work in progress cost transactions. 

Remaining budget deviation 
ProjTransBudgetCube.RemainingBudgetDeviation 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of actual to budget deviation. 

Budget cash inflow 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetCashInflow 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast cash inflows. 

Budget cash outflow 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetCashOutflow 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of cash outflows. 

Budget net cash flow 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetNetCashflow 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast cash inflow less forecast cash outflow. 

Budget WIP invoiced on account 
ProjTransBudgetCube.BudgetWIPInvoicedOnAccount 
Sum 
The sum of the value, in the accounting currency, of forecast work in progress on account transactions. 
Exchange rates by day
This measure group is based on the BIExchangeRateView view and includes the following measures.
Measure 
Measure field name 
Aggregation 
Description 
Associated dimensions 

Exchange rate 
BIExchangeRateView.CrossRate 
Max 
The exchange rate. 
Currency Date (exchange rate date) Analysis currency 
Total estimated costs
This measure group is based on the ProjActivityCompletedCostView view and includes the following measures.
Note
This measure group is available only in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.
Measure 
Measure field name 
Aggregation 
Description 
Associated dimensions 

Total estimated costs count 
Not applicable 
Count 
The number of estimated costs. 
Company Activity Project activity completed cost view 
Completed activity planned cost 
ProjActivityCompletedCostView.TotalCostPrice 
Sum 
The total planned costs for activities that are marked as complete. 
Project estimates view
This measure group is based on the ProjProjectEstimatesView view and includes the following measures.
Note
This measure group is available only in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.
Measure 
Measure field name 
Aggregation 
Description 
Associated dimensions 

Project estimates view count 
Not applicable 
Count 
The number of project estimates. 
Company Project estimates view Projects 
Estimate at complete 
ProjProjectEstimatesView.CostAtComplete 
Sum 
The effort in hours that is estimated to be incurred at completion, taking into consideration any changes or delays. 

Effort at complete 
ProjProjectEstimatesView.EffortAtComplete 
Sum 
The total effort in hours that will be incurred at completion. 
Project planned costs view
This measure group is based on the ProjProjectPlannedCostView view and includes the following measures.
Note
This measure group is available only in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.
Measure 
Measure field name 
Aggregation 
Description 
Associated dimensions 

Project planned costs view count 
Not applicable 
Count 
The number of project planned costs. 
Company Project planned costs view Projects Date (Scheduled end date) 
Planned cost 
ProjProjectPlannedCostView.SumOfTotalCostPrice 
Sum 
The initial planned cost for the various activities and tasks in the project. 
Project planned effort view
This measure group is based on the ProjProjectPlannedEffortView view and includes the following measures.
Note
This measure group is available only in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.
Measure 
Measure field name 
Aggregation 
Description 
Associated dimensions 

Project planned effort view count 
Not applicable 
Count 
The number of project planned efforts. 
Company Project planned effort view Projects Date (Scheduled end date) 
Planned effort 
ProjProjectPlannedEffortView.Effort 
Sum 
The initial planned effort in hours for the various activities and tasks in the project. 
Calculated measures
The Project accounting cube contains the following calculated measures.
Calculated measure 
Aggregation 
Associated measure group 
Description 

Invoiced revenue deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual invoiced revenue. 
Accrued revenue deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual accrued revenue. 
Revenue deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual revenue. 
Cost deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual costs. 
Cost hour deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual hours costs. 
Cost expense deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual expense costs. 
Cost item deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual item costs. 
Gross margin deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual gross margin. 
WIP cost deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual work in progress costs. 
WIP sales deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual sales work in progress. 
Gross WIP cost deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual gross work in progress costs. 
WIP invoiced on account deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual onaccount work in progress. 
Net WIP deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual net work in progress. 
Hours deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual hour quantities. 
Consumption deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual consumption costs. 
Consumption cost hours deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual hour consumption costs. 
Consumption cost expense deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual expense consumption costs. 
Consumption cost item deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual item consumption costs. 
Payroll allocation deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual payroll allocation. 
Total cost total budget 
Sum 
Forecasts 
The difference between forecast and actual costs. 
Deviation total budget 
Sum 
Forecasts 
The difference between forecast and actual revenue. 
Remaining budget cost1 
Sum 
Forecasts 
The remaining forecast costs. 
Cash inflow deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual cash inflows. 
Cash outflow deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual cash outflows. 
Net cash flow deviation 
Sum 
Actuals 
The difference between forecast and actual net cash flow. 
Actual efficiency hours ratio 
Sum 
Actual hour utilization 
The ratio between actual hours and burden hours using the efficiency calculation method. 
Actual billable hours ratio 
Sum 
Actual hour utilization 
The ratio between actual hours and burden hours using the billable calculation method. 
Budget efficiency hours ratio 
Sum 
Forecasts 
The ratio between forecast hours and burden hours using the efficiency calculation method. 
Budget billable hours ratio 
Sum 
Forecasts 
The ratio between forecast hours and burden hours using the billable calculation method. 
Key performance indicators
The following sections describe the key performance indicators (KPIs) in the Project accounting cube.
KPI calculations
The following table lists the KPIs that are associated with the Project accounting cube. You can use the information in the following table to help verify the information in your KPIs.
The KPIs in the Project accounting cube depend on ledger posting types. Ledger posting types specify the ledger accounts to which project transactions are posted.
KPI 
Associated measure group 
Calculation 

Revenue deviation 
Actuals 
The difference between actual and forecast revenue. 
Gross margin deviation 
Actuals 
The difference between actual and forecast gross margin. 
Net WIP deviation 
Actuals 
The difference between actual and forecast net work in progress. 
Cash inflow devation 
Actuals 
The difference between actual and forecast cash inflows. 
Cash outflow deviation 
Actuals 
The difference between actual and forecast cash outflows. 
Net cashflow deviation 
Actuals 
The difference between actual and forecast cash inflows less cash outflows. 
Role Centers
The following table lists the Role Centers and web parts that display the measures and KPIs associated with the Project accounting cube.
Role Center 
Web parts and KPIs 

Project manager 
Actual vs. forecast:
Business overview:

Security
The Project accounting cube can be accessed by users assigned to the following Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services roles.
Chief executive officer
Chief financial officer
Project manager
Project supervisor
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