Lessson 5: Cost Reports


Co​st re​ports show a full range of cost information, including budgets for all tasks over the entire project duration; tasks and resources that are overbudget; earned-value information for all tasks; and costs per task displayed for one-week periods.

Cost reports can be viewed, printed and exported in various formats.

Cost Reports

Use to select and preview a Cost report.

The Cost Reports dialog box contains: Budget Report, Overbudget Tasks, Overbudget Resources, and Earned Value. Click on the report you want to view in the preview window.


Shows the budget for all tasks for the entire project duration.

Overbudget Tasks

Shows overbudget tasks for the project.

Overbudget Resources

Shows overbudget resources for the project.

Earned Value

Shows earned-value information for all tasks in the entire project.​

icon_exercises.png   Practice

   1. Use the Commercial Construction project plan created during Lab C - Edit Commercial Construction Plan​. In Gantt Chart view apply Budget report from the Cost category. To apply a report go to Reports menu and from there select the desired report category, and then choose from the available reports. You should see the following:

​    2. In the previous displayed Print Preview dialog press the Export button and select PDF as format. Choose the location on disk where the exported PDF file to be saved. Locate and open the report in PDF format.