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Job Costing System
IBM iSERIES SYSTEMS >> MANUFACTURING MODULES >> Job/Work in Progress

The MSS Job Costing System provides the user with detailed costs and billing information for a job. MSS Job Costing provides the user with the tools to make informed decisions and increase Job profitability.

Full integration with the other MSS systems allows for the automated production of job costing and quotes using the latest stock prices and product structures. Once a job has been accepted, it can be automatically invoiced without having to re-enter information.

The MSS Job/Work In Progress Costing system was designed specifically for the IBM AS/400 range of computers, hence many of the outstanding features of the AS/400 have been incorporated in the software, e.g. help screens, ease-of-use menus, security, etc.

The system is extremely flexible in that the user may design/tailor many aspects of the module operation to suit the company environment.

Key Features and Benefits of the System:
  • Multi-company
  • Unlimited number of users each with a unique password and user ID.
  • Up to seven digits are provided for the job number.
  • Seamless interfacing with the General Ledger, Order Entry, Inventory, Purchase Order and Creditors modules.
  • Budget costs may be entered in detail or summary form.
  • Stock may be allocated to budgets.
  • Various security levels available limiting access to certain fields and menu options.
  • A job may be based on a standard product structure (bill of material) extracted from the Inventory control module.
  • Create a accurate cost-based sale quotation.
  • Fully or partially complete jobs may be transferred directly into the Order Entry and/or Inventory module.
  • Reporting includes variance reporting, wastage analysis and WIP costing.
  • On screen enquiries showing budgeted costs versus actual costs.
  • Comprehensive on-line enquiries.
  • Standard jobs may be set up and automatically copied when creating a new job.
  • Jobs can automatically be created from existing Sales Orders.
  • Jobs can automatically be created from Manufacturing Orders.
  • Comprehensive Audit trails linking all transactions and changes to a specific user.
  • Information on completed jobs can be kept for 99 months.
  • Reports can be downloaded to PC.
  • User defined data input screens and menus which gives each user access only to the information relevant to him or her.
  • Prioritising of jobs available.
  • Variety of ways in which jobs or components can be marked up or discounted.
  • Invoice formats are designed by the user and can print as much or as little information as you wish.
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