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Job Costing / Cost Centres

How much are the shop floor tasks within your business really costing you? Find out, and improve your processes and profits with Platinum+ job costing module, a simple labour management tool enabling you to log time against jobs, departments, operations or employees, so you can accurately cost work.


The module is not just limited to personal items normally the remit of HR. It has been developed to include tangible assets such as company vehicles, fork-lift trucks and even items such as boilers, ventilation and air-conditioning units, so could in fact be used by maintenance and facilities managers to help them keep track of their assets. The module also allows you to store maintenance records and even asset disposal information.

Job Costing System

Not only does Platinum+ allow costing by job, but it also gives you the flexibility of costing by department, employee and specific operation. By using the performance comparison reports, you can check on the effectiveness of your employees or operations by analysing projected v actual time and cost to highlight variances and areas for improvement.

Logging job details couldn’t be easier. An employee simply presses the clearly marked ‘job start’ or ‘job stop’ function buttons on the data collection terminal and follows a series of simple on screen requests such as ‘Job code’, or ‘Operation code’. The touch-screen keypad may be used, although an increasing number of businesses choose to use barcode scanners for increased efficiency.

Supported barcode types (external hand held scanner) include:

  • job costing systemInterleaved 2 of 5
  • EAN-13
  • Code 2 of 5
  • Code 93
  • Code 11
  • Code 128

The data collected by the terminal is passed directly into software making it instantly available for reports and enquiries. With clear identification for each job and operation, Platinum+ lets you drill down to the exact layer of information you need, making it easy to compare performance and address areas where productivity can be improved. The Platinum+ terminals run bespoke scripts designed specifically around your business needs, ensuring that the solution provided is perfect for you. The results provide more realistic quotes, more efficient work and make every job pay.

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Cost Centres

How do you keep track of your costs when you have different rates of pay for different processes and cost centres? Platinum+ cost centre analysis module and enhanced remuneration feature identify the amount of time, and labour cost, of the work to make it easy.

Specifying the cost centre can be achieved in a number of ways:

  1. Separate terminals located in each cost centre or production line
  2. Employee selects correct cost centre from a list on the terminal screen and activates start/finish times.

Benefits Summary

  • Determine true costs – Accurately log times to tasks, job centres, departments and even individual employees, so you can understand the true cost of tasks within your business
  • Accurate quotes – Turn rough estimates into realistic quotes that help you win more business and ensure each job pays
  • Plan effectively – Use job costing to plan resource more effectively, so you can limit the amount of overtime you need
  • Improve productivity – Job Costing with Platinum+ lets you drill deeper into the detail, with comparison reports that help identify variances, find areas for improvement, and measure the effectiveness of employees
  • Simple logging of tasks – Switching between tasks is quick and easy using job code or barcode at the touch screen terminal.
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Save money with Platinum+ job costing and cost centre module providing a simple labour management tool to analyse projected v actual time and costs of jobs, activities or operations to highlight variances and areas for improvement within a company.


“I’d recommend Platinum+. It’s really straightforward. Really simple to use. And Addtime have really looked after us.”

Jayne Dunne, Payroll Manager, Baa Bar


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