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Job Costing and Job Project Tracking

Have Job Cost or Project Cost or tracking function within Quickbooks Online.

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    Welcome to QuickBooks Projects! Projects help you organize all the pieces that make up a project, including transactions, time, and running reports so you always know how your project’s doing. This feature is currently only for QuickBooks Online Plus in Canada, UK, United States and Australia.

    Please see this article for more information about projects:

    This is just the beginning for Projects, and we’d love your feedback. You’ll see a feedback button in your project. Tell us how it’s going and what we can do to make Projects better.


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      • Ralph Howarth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Herb and colleagues,

        QuickBooks Labs is in the QBO settings upon clicking the major Gear in the upper right corner and going down the left most Settings menu. Turn On the Track Your Projects lab and you will have a beta version of Project Tracking with Job Costing premade reports. IDK about Payroll integration yet; which has been the missing link.

        See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m35QgemO7Hk


      • herb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ralph, what is a QBO "lab" and where do I find out about a Job Tracking Lab? Thanks (I searched, but nothing came up).

      • Ralph Howarth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What I don't understand is that on July 23rd, QBO pushed out a Job Tracking lab to the US market and there is no mention of it here as users continue asking a month later.

      • Willie Liebrand commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't understand the constant 'begging'. This thread started a number of years back and QuickBooks has never acknowledged or responded to any comments. I suggest that they don't even read this forum.

      • Christine Thom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please consider job and payroll costing in the very near future. I have several clients that I absolutely want to get onto QBO but are stuck on desktop because of the payroll costing piece. They want to move to the cloud and streamline but are limited to manual processes without the integration of some apps that QBO has. With these clients still on desktop it is taking me way longer than it could and causing myself along with my clients more costs. I love QBO and deeply hope job costing gets put on you radar to at least review very soon!!

      • Trudy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add job costing including payroll tracking, we need to assign payroll costs to our customers and classes based on how many hours each employee worked for each customer.

        Our employees visit multiple job sites and we bill out their time. All their hours are entered into QB as time activities to be billed for each specific Customer and Class. But then when the paycheque is created, none of the wages and associated payroll costs are assigned/allocated to those various customers and classes.

        In the meantime, the only way for me to associate wage/payroll expenses to specific customers is to manually calculate and total the cost at each employee's pay rate and then do a general journal entry. What a pain!

      • Robbin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        QBO absolutely needs job costing. Think of all the customer loss you will suffer if QBO does not update to include job costing. This is absolutely insane. We are seriously having to reconsider jumping ship as well. Job costing in today's world is an absolute necessity! Please update. There is nothing worse, then setting up an entire accounting system, using class codes, using job names, and then running report to find that it is does NOT flow to necessary reports. Not to mention the lack of job costing reports that do not even exist in QBO. Please please update this feature.

      • Marcel Petitpas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We built an internal tool at my web development agency that connects to Quickbooks to do this (track project costs (employee time, contractors, overhead, expenses etc.)

        We just started testing it with other agencies. I’m happy to show you how it works, just email me at marpetitpas@gmail.com and we'll jump on a call.

      • Georgepr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        yes but where is the schedule of work, what is being worked on, etc.. in a way that is easy and clear to see.

        This forum only shows you think it was a great idea in February, what does that exactly mean in terms of status?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


        I just finished entering all my opening balances, set up customers and suppliers, modified chart of accounts, linked banked accounts, set up payroll...
        Only to find there is NO JOB COSTING!
        I see the work around offered but I can't see how it helps.
        I need to run Profit & Loss by Job
        (by profit centre would do too)

        Is there another way?
        How do I allocate sales, expenses and payroll to different jobs/profit centres?

        Is it back to MYOB for me???
        I sincerely hope not :( :( :( :( :(

      • roy shirit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi There,
        I thought of a suggestion-
        It will be nice to have the option to categorize an expanse also by project name or address or client, meaning that if i have a charge on my credit card, at the moment i can categorize it by "payee" and "category" so i thought to ad the option to categorize it also by project name, that way in the end of a job i can know exactly what were my expanses to materials and subcontractors...

      • Bridget commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Companies must use Job #s to identify different jobs from one customer. Your desktop versions allows for this, when will we see this option online?

      • Bill Doyle Jr. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just started using QB for my new business and I would be very helpful to have job costing available. This feature is very important to separate out the various jobs that I am woking on at the same time and for showing profit and losses per job and against budgeted amounts. Thank you.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For a new client we were forced to use class tracking in order to do any kind of job cost tracking.

        This must be made a priority in Quickbooks online.

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