Job Costing forms the backbone of the Production Control suite of modules as well as standing as a necessary element on its own. It is directly used in five different areas:
Invoicing: The activity codes in Costing are the means by which estimated prices are transferred to the invoice. In addition the actual costs are collected for comparison prior to confirming the selling price.
Stock Control: Costing directly relates to the paper stock file allowing the user to simultaneously maintain accurate stock information whilst entering stock usage costs against a job.
Purchasing: Costing activities create a link between purchase orders, the costs incurred on a job and to the Nominal Ledger via the Purchase Ledger. One entry simultaneously updates each area thus minimising the amount of data input required.
Scheduling & Loading: Costing activities also link through to these areas. They allow the loading of time into the scheduling board from an estimate and also update the schedule from the Shop Floor Data Collection system. If Scheduling is not used, Job Costing is used to generate loading reports and to progress job tracking.
Costing: Finally, Costing is used to collect all costs involved in producing a job. This is then used to monitor the job profitability, factory performance and accuracy of estimating. Extensive reporting facilities allow interrogation of the costing information to help identify problem areas and resulting solutions fast!
Moreover we also offer various printing modules including Shop Floor Data Collection, Despatch and Invoicing.
- Job Estimate v Actual v Charged comparisons.
- Exception reporting.
- Unlimited Cost Centres and Activities.
- Schedule v Actual comparisons for employee performance analysis.
- Productive and non-productive reporting.
- Unlimited production notes against jobs.
- Additional charge features to maximise billing.
- Manual overide options of Shop Floor data.
- Full traceability with extensive audit trials.
- Powerful Work in Progress and Cost of Sales reporting.
- Cost Centre utilisation analysis.