Task Demand Per Job Outside

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In the Task Outside subsection of the Task Resources section of a task record, New Task Demand Per Job Outside lets you assign outside contractors to the associated task, paid on a per job basis. Whenever a work order is generated from the task, the work order will contain a Demand Per Job Outside record for the specified contractor. (For more on demand per job outside records, see Demand Per Job Outside.)

When you click New Task Demand Per Job 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.

Per Job Outside: A per job outside record specifying the contractor you want to assign to the job and the price paid for the contractor's services. For more on per job outside records, see Per Job 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 quantity of work expected. This is usually 1 (i.e. you expect the job to be done as described in the per job outside record.)

Actual Cost Default: Specifies the default method for calculating costs when someone creates an "actual per job 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 per job 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 Per Job 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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