Editing Cost Centers

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You create or modify cost centers using the cost center editor. The usual way to open the editor is to click New Cost Center or Edit in the View section of Coding Definitions | Cost Centers.

The cost center editor window contains the following:

Details section: Shows basic information about the cost center.

Code: A brief code to identify this record. No two records may have the same code.

Description: A longer description of the cost center.

General Ledger Account: The general ledger account to be associated with this cost center.

Comments: Any comments you want to associate with the cost center.

Billable Requestors section: Shows any billable requestors associated with this cost center. For more on billable requestors, see Billable Requestors.

Chargeback Categories section: Shows any chargeback categories associated with this cost center. For more on chargeback categories, see Chargeback Categories.

Item Adjustment Codes section: Shows any item adjustment codes associated with this cost center. For more on adjustment codes, see Item Adjustment Codes.

Item Issue Codes section: Shows any item issue codes associated with this cost center. For more on issue codes, see Item Issue Codes.

Storage Assignments section: Shows any storage assignments associated with this cost center. For more on storage assignments, see Storeroom Assignments.

Miscellaneous Items section: Shows any miscellaneous purchase order charges associated with this cost center. For more on such charges, see Purchase Order Miscellaneous Items.

Labor section: Shows any labor records associated with the selected cost center. For more on the various types of labor used in MainBoss, see Resources.

Expense Models section: Shows any expense models that contain this cost center. For more on expense models, see Expense Models.

Expense Mappings section: Shows any expense mappings that use this cost center. For more on expense mappings, see Expense Mappings.

Vendors section: Shows any vendors associated with this cost center. For more on vendors, see Vendors.

Save & New: Saves the current record and sets up the window for you to enter a new record. Fields in the new record will be blank or set to default values.

Save: Saves the current record. The editor window stays open in case you want to make more changes to the same record.

Save & Close: Saves the current record and closes the editor window.

Cancel: Closes the window without saving any changes you've made to the record since the last time you saved. When you Save the record, the Cancel button changes to Close, indicating that you can safely close the window without losing any changes.

Close: Closes the window. This button only appears after you've saved changes with Save or before you've entered any data at all. Otherwise, the button is labeled Cancel.

For more on cost centers, see Cost Centers. For more on viewing cost centers, see Viewing Cost Centers. For more on editors in general, see Using Editors.

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