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Job Costing (Invoice Costing)

In the absence of job costing functionality within standard SBO I am forced to do a u2018work aroundu2019 to debit my mobile engineers costs to invoices. The hours spent on a job vary from 2 to 3 hours to weeks at a time.

I do this by adding each engineer as an item master c/w his estimated hourly cost and then add each hour he spends on a job (or in this case an invoice).

If the time is chargeable then I can set the selling price but if the job/invoice is a fixed price then I add the labour hrs/item hrs as a hidden line.

Has anyone got any better ideas? Either a simple 'add on' or a better u2018work aroundu2019

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    Posted on Jun 26, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Martin,

    you could try to create item master data as mobile engineer --> select editem type is labour.

    or if you could also use item as item type but the inventory item is not ticked.

    Create an item type invoice and assigned the item mobile engineer. Input the quantity column with labour hours and unit price as the price / hours

    Rgds,

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    • Martin,

      I think you could create a quantity UDF that reflecting quantity of work hours but in the actual quantity field, you should input 1, so there is no fixed price rising. You said that you want to mix non stock and inventory item in one document. so, this seems to be the only work around.

      Rgds,

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    Posted on Jun 26, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    As a workaround you may use 'Service' option in the 'Item/Service Type' of the Invoice.

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  • Posted on Jun 26, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    I would use a unit price (not inventory) item to manage the fix price jobs. Then you could enter into the quantity field the actual price.

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