My earned value fields are showing $0.00

If you run the Earned Value report, and see nothing but zeros except in the EAC and VAC columns, you probably have yet to save a baseline. All earned value calculations are based on comparisons between your baseline and scheduled costs and dates. Click Tools, Tracking, Save Baseline.

If you've saved a baseline, and you're seeing all zeros except in the EAC and BAC columns, this indicates that you're probably close to the beginning of your project and you haven't entered any tracking information yet. As time goes by and you start entering task progress data, those numbers will start changing to reflect the schedule and current progress.

If you've saved a baseline, and you're seeing all zeros in the SV, CV, and VAC columns, your project is running exactly as planned, with no positive or negative variances recorded at all. Make sure that all your tracking information is entered and up to date. If it is and you're still seeing all those zeros, pat yourself on the back. You're exactly on schedule and on budget— great job!

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