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Job Costing

Analyze and manage large projects.

The Job Costing module of EBMS is used to analyze individual construction, manufacturing, and other types of jobs. This powerful tool is used by a manager that makes decisions based on the profitability of individual projects or jobs. The job costing module includes the ability to do progress billing, create multiple stages, and compare actual costs to estimated costs.

Cost Analysis

Actual costs are compared to budgeted or estimated costs. These costs may include cost of materials, payroll costs, subcontractor billings, and miscellaneous costs.

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Job Stages

A job can be divided into stages so the user can properly analyze a portion of the job. For example, a building contractor may create a job for each building or project. The project may be divided into stages such as site work, foundation, framing, roof, electrical, plumbing, finishing, etc. Each stage contains budget totals, actual costs, committed costs, and overhead costs.

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Job Information

Each job contains a variety of job related information such as contact information, dates, status settings, site information and type of job.

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Use Cases

The EBMS Job Costing module is used in a variety of environments including:

  • Construction - The user is able to create contract, time and material, and progress billing jobs as well as job quotes, budgets, and change orders.
  • Manufacturing - Large manufacturing projects that involve labor, parts, and expenses as well as manufacturing environments where finished goods are created in batches
  • Service & Repair- Labor, parts, and expenses are tracked based on a service contract. Reocurring billing is attached to each job to invoice service contracts. Equipment or facility repair history are tracked using a job for each piece of equipment or building.
Job Costing


  • Evaluate labor, materials, and other costs with the job budget
  • Compare the budget or contract with the total costs of the job
  • Powerful billing tool to track and invoice time & material jobs
  • Allows the job to be divided and evaluated in an unlimited number of stages or sub-groups
  • Flexible tools that allow progressive billing such as AIA* forms to be processed and printed
  • Includes many summary values which can be verified by drilling down into the detailed source of the totals
  • Manages work-in-process values on either a job complete or percentage complete method
  • Manage a job from a tentative quote until job completion
  • Records and manages customer retainage
  • Powerful job overhead allocation features with a variety of options

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