What are planning and usage periods?

By default, the time schedule of your project contains the planning period and usage period of your equipment.-

Planning period

During this period, your equipment and crew will be out of the warehouse.

The planning period is used to calculate equipment and crew availability. Planned equipment will not be available during the planning period, because it's needed on the project and will therefore be out of your warehouse. 

Tip: Some companies also include necessary time for preparation and cleaning into the planning period.

Usage period

The usage period is the period that the customer actually uses your equipment or that your crew actually works for the customer. If you have the quotation and invoicing add-on: this is the period for which the customer will be charged. The usage period is needed to calculate the price factor, which largely determines the price of the project.

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