Task Demand Hourly Outside

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In the Task Outside subsection of the Task Resources section of a task record, New Task Demand Hourly Outside lets you state that an outside contractor should be hired for the associated task. Whenever a work order is generated from the task, the work order will contain a Demand Hourly Outside for the contractor. (For more on demand hourly outside records, see Demand Hourly Outside.)

When you click New Task Demand Hourly Outside in a task record, MainBoss opens a window that contains the following:

Details section: Shows basic information for the record.

Task: The task that contains this demand.

Hourly Outside: An hourly outside record specifying the contractor you want to hire for the job and the hourly price paid for the contractor's services. For more on hourly outside records, see Hourly Outside.

Leave total demanded cost blank when work order is created: If you choose this option, generated work orders will not include cost estimates for this entry. You can supply an estimate after a work order is generated, or simply enter the actual cost once the job is finished.

Estimate total demanded cost when work order is created: If you choose this option, generated work orders will have cost estimates for this entry.

Demanded: The time you expect the contractor will spend on the task.

Actual Cost Default: Specifies the default method for calculating costs when someone creates an "actual hourly outside" in response to this demand. If the person who records the actual cost has sufficient security permissions, he or she can specify the cost in a different way. However, if the person who records the actual cost does not have permission to specify costs, what you specify on this demand determines the cost that MainBoss will use. Possible options are:

Manual entry: If you choose this option, you expect the person who actualizes this demand to have appropriate security permissions to specify the actual cost of the work.

Current value calculation: If you choose this option, the default is to calculate actual costs from the original hourly outside record.

Demanded: If you choose this option, the default is to use the estimated cost in the demand as a basis for the actual cost.

Expense Category: The expense category to which this expense belongs. For more on expense categories, see Expense Categories.

Purchase Hourly Outside Template: Shows information on any corresponding hourly outside expenses found on any purchase order templates associated with this task.

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 tasks, see Tasks. For more on work orders, see Work Orders.

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