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To look up where a standard rate came from:

  1. Check the engagement type. For non-billable engagement types the rate is always zero.
  2. Write down engagement cost center, role department, role title
  3. Go to Cost Center editor and edit the cost center. Note the name of the standard rate card.
  4. Go to Rate Card editor and edit the rate card found in step 2. Cross-reference department and title from step 1.


Standard revenue is useful for analyzing what you would have earned using your standard rates. For Fixed Price engagements or NTE engagements that exceeded the cap - it shows you what you would have earned if you billed every hour.

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Contract Revenue


Contract revenue is useful for analyzing how much you should have earned. The delta between Billing Adjusted and Contract revenue is your loss due to delivery problems. For Fixed Price engagements - it shows you what you would have earned if you billed every hour.


Other Direct Cost Revenue


Because system revenue is your true revenue picture, it is also the basis for calculations of profitability and margin at all levels, including clients, engagements, projects, and resources.




Total Revenue

This is simply the total of your time and expense revenue.



System Revenue Recognized


These discrepencies are easy to identify when using the Engagement Portfolio ReportProject Portfolio Report, or Ginsu Report by pulling in fields like System % of Billing Adjusted.

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Standard RevenueContract RevenueLosses due to sales discounting. This is comparing your rack rates vs. the rates your sales team negotiated.
Contract RevenueBilling Adjusted RevenueLosses due to problems in the delivery process. This is comparing what your contract stipulated vs. what you needed to write off.
System RevenueBilling Adjusted RevenueLosses due to poor estimates on fixed price engagements. This compares what you would have earned on a T&M basis had an FP project been negotiated as such.


Or, if you are using our Advanced Analytics Module (AAM) you can visualize your rate realization. The green bar represents what you actually earned. The stacked blue, red, and yellow bars represent revenue loss due to discounting, sales, and write downs.