RCM Summary: QREs Documented, February 2021

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Project Details

Percentage of QREs Documented: This graph on the dashboard shows the percentage of projects that are documented for qualitative purposes. This donut chart is being created from a column in the project listing that is checked if there is qualitative descriptions in the list Once a project has been documented, that field can be marked “yes” to show those project QREs in the graph’s percentage as covered.  In the Project listing there are columns for the Project Purpose, and descriptions for the 4 tests of the R&D Credit, Technical Uncertainty, Process of Experiementation, Business Component and Technical in Nature. You can see the Qualitative Project Listing example below. This List can also be exported to Excel when you click on an item and at the top tab under “List” click on the “Export to Excel”.

This project data is all taken from conversations with SME’s or from contemporaneous documentation. The documents that are received can be uploaded to a document library on the site and connected to the specific projects that they help support.

When viewing a project individually (see below) you can see all the documents associated to the project under the tab “Project Documentation”.  Along with documents you can see additional project details, such as time that employees have put to that specific project as well as any expenses that are associated with the project.

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