Job costing comes down to two basic costs. What we think a job will cost. And what it actually costs.
Actuals are easy. In Profess Roads Cost Manager, a job sheet or time sheet is keyed as an actuals Daysheet. This gives us an accurate picture of labour costs and what materials or plant have been used on site. Actuals are then extended to include supplier invoices for things we’ve purchased (hired plant, sub-contracted costs, direct to site quarry materials etc.) – giving you a complete picture of true costs per job on demand, on screen and in reports.
But we only get a picture of the final Actual Cost at the very end of a job. That’s too late for a demand-driven infrastructure setting like roads. It’s also too late for agile service delivery.
Between Estimates and Actuals are ‘committed’ costs. This is the value of purchasing made for things like job-specific materials or hired plant etc. but where the final actual payment has yet to made. Profess Roads Cost Manager automatically maintains your committed costs - giving you a more accurate view of how we’re doing on a job as it progresses.
Profess Roads Cost Manager presents this data in a range of easy-to-use multi-layered dashboards, complete with one-click drill-downs to the keyed data.