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Manage Cost users

An overview of managing users in Connected Cost.

In Connected Cost, organization administrators add a user’s details, give them the appropriate access permissions and organizational breakdown structure (OBS) responsibilities. OBS responsibilities will determine a user’s access to projects or specific areas within projects.

Enabling Users for Cost

User Permissions are assigned in the Cost Administration module.

To create user accounts:

In the Cost drop down menu, select Cost Administration. The Cost Enabled Users grid will appear.

Click the add icon on the toolbar to open the Enable User dialog.

Select the User from the drop-down list. They must already exist in Aconex on this project or they will not appear.

Select a Security Profile.

Select an OBS Assignment.  By default, an OBS element for your company is created when Aconex Connected Cost is deployed. This element is the default OBS assignment when adding users and indicates the user will have access to all projects.

View a users’ status

Select Administration / Cost Enabled Users

Locate the user’s name in the grid and scroll across to view their Status and the Action fields.

Assigning Projects

Once a user account is created, you can view the user’s access to projects in Aconex Connected Cost by selecting the Projects sub-grid.

A user’s project access is defined by their OBS assignment and the responsibility assignments made to this user. This sub-grid displays all the projects created in your organization and displays a checkmark for the ones a user can access.

To view user project assignments:

  1. Select Cost Administration / Cost Users.
  2. Select a Cost User, and view the user’s privileges (read-only).
  1. Click the sub-grid menu and select Projects to view a user’s project assignments.
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