There are three types of resources in GanttPRO:
- labor resources
- material resources
- resources with a fixed cost
A labor resource
Those are the resources whose cost is calculated per hour. That can be team members or virtual resources such as vendors, outsourced contractors, freelancers or any other professionals.
A material resource
Those are the resources whose cost is calculated per item. That can be any physical materials used in a project like, for example, tools, machines, software, or facilities.
A resource with a fixed cost
Those are all the resources whose cost is fixed and cannot be calculated per hour or per item. They are not displayed in the Resource workload window.
For example, it can include employees’ bonuses, licenses, legal permits, consultancy services, particular material resources, and everything that has a defined cost and does not require calculations, but does form part of overall project budget and will be counted in the Budget analysis report.