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Job Costing / Cost Centring

Save money by understanding projected v actual time and costs of activities & operations.

How much are the shop floor tasks within your business really costing you and can you identify areas of improvement improving your processes and increasing your profits?
Platinum Enterprise Job Costing/ Cost Centring module is a simple labour management tool enabling you to log time against jobs, departments, operations or employees, so you can accurately cost work.

Save money by analysing projected vs actual time and costs of jobs, activities or operations to highlight variances and areas for improvement within your company.

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Job Costing System

Platinum Enterprise Job Costing not only allows 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:

  • Interleaved 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 Platinum making it instantly available for reports and enquiries. With clear identification for each job and operation, it 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 Enterprise terminals run bespoke scripts designed specifically around your business needs, ensuring that the solution provided is perfect for you.

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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 Enterprise cost centring 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.
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Benefits Summary

  • Identify True Costs

    Accurately log times to tasks, job centres, departments and even individual employees, so you can understand the true cost of operations within your business.

  • Create accurate quotes

    Turn rough estimates into more accurate quotes that help you win more business and ensure each job pays for itself.

  • Planning

    Use job costing to plan labour resources more effectively, so you can limit the amount of overtime you need.

  • Areas of Improvement

    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 codes or barcodes scanned at the data collection terminal.

Save, Streamline and Simplify your business processes and make Job Costing and Cost Centring part of your whole workforce management solution with Platinum Enterprise.