Labor rate?


M

Mike

We are using QuickBooks Pro 2005, 5 user. We would like to be able to
calculate hours for jobs on our estimates and invoices. This would
involve using a standard hourly labor rate, and then setting a number
of hours for a task to be completed.

QuickBooks does not seem to have this functionality, so I'm trying to
find a work-around. I have experimented with the "subitem" feature, but
the way it works is a little backwards. I was going to make our hourly
labor rate an item and then simply add a quantity of labor hours to
another item as a subitem. I.e. a "Brake Job" would have a subitem of
"Labor Hour" with a quantity of 2 (hours). Because QuickBooks will let
an item be a "subitem" of ONLY one other item, I would have to create a
SEPARATE "Labor Hour" for each service item. This is a major problem if
we want to change our labor rate.

QuickBooks really should store the subitem in the opposite way, letting
you define one item that contains multiple subitems. That way the same
subitems could be re-used on multiple items. This also makes sense if
you have an assembly that contains nuts and bolts. A different assembly
might contain the same nuts and bolts, but in a different quantity.

Has anyone found a work-around to this problem?

Thanks,

Mike
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M

Mike

Thanks! It looks like this option may do what we need!

I'm also going to check out the trial version of the Premier
Manufacturing edition to see if the "Work Orders" feature really adds
that much more.

Thanks,

Mike
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