Cost Centers

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MainBoss lets you track maintenance costs by cost center. A cost center could be a Department or a General Ledger Account Number.

Cost Centers are only visible if your database has an Accounting license key.

Cost centers are related to expense models. An expense model is a set of related cost centers, used as a shortcut when creating a work order or purchase order. For example, consider a property management company that has a set of General Ledge Accounts for each tenant. When you do work for Tenant X, you specify that the work order should use the expense model associated with Tenant X. MainBoss will charge materials to the ledger account associated with Tenant X materials, it will charge labor to the account associated with Tenant X labor, it will charge outside contractor costs to the account associated with Tenant X outside labor, and so on. In other words, you can specify a single expense model, and MainBoss will distribute costs appropriately to the various cost centers of that model. (For more about MainBoss accounting, see Accounting Facilities.)

Cost Centers and Inventory: Every storeroom assignment has an associated cost center. (For more about storage assignments, see Storeroom Assignments.) The storeroom assignment's cost center is used whenever a quantity of the associated item is added or subtracted from the storeroom:

For information on viewing cost centers, see Viewing Cost Centers. For information on creating and editing cost centers, see Editing Cost Centers. For information on printing cost centers, see Printing Cost Centers.

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