Each cost item can have up to 32 actions associated with it.

Each action requires an action description, an actionee, a status and a priority level. Each action may also have an ongoing set of comments.


An actionee is the person or organization to whom an action is assigned. Mandrel maintains an ongoing list of actionees as they are entered. This list can be edited using the List Editor.


The status of any action can be:

Open            (action is required by a specific due date)

Ongoing       (action is required to be carried out at specified intervals)

On-hold        (action is to be completed at some unspecified future time)

Closed         (action has been completed)


Action priority can be normal, urgent or critical. The default is normal.