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Former Member
Mar 26, 2010 at 04:38 PM

Using Items for direct labour


I sell direct labour (service engineers etc) both as time & material jobs and as fixed priced jobs. As SAP B1 does not have any job costing my work around is to set each engineer as an Item master and book the number of hours worked on any job as you would if selling widgets i.e 5 hours work/5widgets sold.

I use 'sold only items (with no cost) for my fixed price sales and by posting, say, 5 hours to the sales order I at least get a sales invoice which shows gross profit after deducting 5 X item cost/hourly cost from the 'sales only' item.

It gets a lot more detailed with me having to journal the payroll and match it against all the items of labour I've posted but hopefully you get the idea.

What I'd like to know is there any one else out there that uses direct labour and needs to reflect their cost and sales value, gross profit etc and balance it back to the actual oayrol costs etc

Any help woulld again be gratefully appretiated and even bribey comes to mind. LOL