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Why am I receiving error messages in my Cost fields?

While entering information in your media plan, you might notice some error messages in your costs in the form of little orange triangles. There are 14 different instances in which this could happen because they logically don't make sense. Instead of restricting what you can enter, we provide a tooltip why the desired value is unable to calculate.  Below are the errors and complete explanation for each.

ErrorTriangle.png If the Rate Method is Total, then Delivery Costs cannot be a percentage of Net Media Cost

When you select Total as your Rate Method, the system must back out all other costs (including Delivery Costs) to get the Net Media Cost. We can’t calculate the Net Media Cost without the Delivery Costs, so the Delivery Costs cannot be a percentage of the Net Media Cost.

ErrorTriangle.png If the Rate Method is Total, then Delivery Costs cannot be a percentage of Gross Media Cost

When you select Total as your Rate Method, the system must back out all other costs (including Delivery Costs) to get the Gross Media Cost. We can’t calculate the Gross Media Cost without the Delivery Costs, so the Delivery Costs cannot be a percentage of the Gross Media Cost.

ErrorTriangle.png If the Rate is Net or Gross, Production Costs cannot be a percentage of Total Cost

When you select Net or Gross as your Rate Method, the system must it add together with Production Costs, Agency Compensation, and Delivery Costs to get the Total Cost. We can’t calculate the Total Cost without Production Costs, so a percentage of the Total Cost cannot be the Production costs.

ErrorTriangle.png If the Rate is Net or Gross, Agency Compensation cannot be a percentage of Total Cost

When you select Net or Gross as your Rate Method, the system must add it together with Production Costs, Agency Compensation, and Delivery Costs to get the Total Cost. We can’t calculate the Total Cost without Agency Compensation, so a percentage of the Total Cost cannot be the Agency Compensation.

ErrorTriangle.png Production Costs plus Agency Compensation cannot be ≥ 100% of Total Media Cost

The Total Media Cost is composed of the Production Costs and Agency Compensation, therefore they cannot sum to more than 100%.

ErrorTriangle.png Delivery Costs cannot be ≥ 100% of Total Cost

Delivery Costs are a part of the Total Cost, therefore they cannot sum to more than 100%.

ErrorTriangle.png If the Rate is Net or Gross, Production Costs cannot be derived from KPIs that are based on Total Media Cost

When you select Net or Gross as your Rate Method, the system must it add together with Production Costs and Agency Compensation to get the Total Media Cost. We can’t calculate the Total Media

Cost without the Production Costs, nor can we calculate Production Costs derived from KPIs based on Total Media Cost without the Total Media Cost.

ErrorTriangle.png If the Rate is Net or Gross, Production Costs cannot be derived from KPIs that are based on Total Cost

When you select Net or Gross as your Rate Method, the system must it add together with Production Costs, Agency Compensation, and Delivery Costs to get the Total Cost. We can’t calculate the Total Cost without the Production Costs, nor can we calculate Production Costs derived from KPIs based on Total Cost without the Total Cost.

ErrorTriangle.png If the Rate is Net or Gross, Delivery Costs cannot be derived from KPIs that are based on Total Cost

When you select Net or Gross as your Rate Method, the system must it add together with Production Costs, Agency Compensation, and Delivery Costs to get the Total Cost. We can’t calculate the Total Cost without the Delivery Costs, nor can we calculate Delivery Costs derived from KPIs based on Total Cost without the Total Cost.

ErrorTriangle.png If the Rate Method is Total, Production Costs cannot be derived from KPIs that are based on Net Media Cost

When you select Total as your Rate Method, the system must back out all other costs (including Production Costs) to get to the Net Media Cost. We can’t calculate the Net Media Cost without Production Costs, nor can we calculate Production costs derived from Net Media Cost without the Net Media Cost.

ErrorTriangle.png If the Rate Method is Total, Production Costs cannot be derived from KPIs that are based on Gross Media Cost

When you select Total as your Rate Method, the system must back out all other costs (including Production Costs) to get to the Gross Media Cost. We can’t calculate the Gross Media Cost without Production Costs, nor can we calculate Production costs derived from Gross Media Cost without the Gross Media Cost.

ErrorTriangle.png If the Rate Method is Total, Delivery Costs cannot be derived from KPIs that are based on Net Media Cost

When you select Total as your Rate Method, the system must back out all other costs (including Delivery Costs) to get to the Net Media Cost. We can’t calculate the Net Media Cost without Delivery Costs, nor can we calculate Delivery costs derived from Net Media Cost without the Net Media Cost.

ErrorTriangle.png If the Rate Method is Total, Delivery Costs cannot be derived from KPIs that are based on Gross Media Cost

When you select Total as your Rate Method, the system must back out all other costs (including Delivery Costs) to get to the Gross Media Cost. We can’t calculate the Gross Media Cost without

Delivery Costs, nor can we calculate Delivery Costs derived from Gross Media Cost without the Gross Media Cost.

ErrorTriangle.png If the Rate Method is Total, Delivery Costs cannot be derived from KPIs that are based on Total Media Cost

When you select Total as your Rate Method, the system must back out Production Costs, Agency Compensation, and Media Cost to get to the Total Media Cost. We can’t calculate the Total Media Cost without Production Costs, nor can we calculate Production costs derived from Total Media Cost without the Total Media Cost.

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