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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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    started  ·  AdminQuickBooks Care (Admin, QuickBooks Online) responded  · 

    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:
    https://community.intuit.com/articles/1549960

    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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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        JOB COSTING is one of the most important financial reports we need! Right now we have to manipulate the system to get a what we want but this manipulation creates workflow issues and accuracy issues. We now create a class for every job so that we can assign all costs and revenue to that job and report on it P/L. We also use this report to pay sales commissions to our employees which are based on job profitability. I know that QBO has a field to create job numbers but it is worthless to me.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To be honest, it simply BLOWS ME AWAY that Intuit is not developing QBO. I thought that they were a cutting-edge innovation company. Here they have the obvious future for cloud accounting software and they simply DO NOTHING to make it even remotely better.

      • DJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Using Sub-Customers would be a better way of tracking Jobs - In the construction world, class would be better used to track different kinds of projects - in our concrete company we use - Foundations, Flatwork, Masonry and Decorative

      • Jess commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are a virtual company that builds websites. All of our employees work from their homes. Like construction business, we need the ability to track job costing on our projects. After years of using QBO, we recently switched to QB Enterprise hosted through a third party and access it through remote desktop. Although we have gained job costing capabilities, we feel like we have taken a huge step back with the remote desktop. We would switch back to QBO in a heartbeat if it could do job costing like Enterprise.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        we are a construction company and could really use job costing also. Also the ability to bill employee hours to the jobs and have the hours and amounts show up on the budgets for the jobs.

      • DJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There is already some capability to do job costing - the "Job Costing Report" is called "Income by Customer Summary."

        BUT WE NEED BETTER PAYROLL JOB COSTING - we gave up on it in QBO...
        payroll job costing, better estimating ability and improved invoicing are the three top improvements that need to be made to attract the construction industry. We are waiting, we are watching, we love our mobile apps, but QBO is not there yet to give up QB Desktop Contractor...

        Customer Jobs in the desktop version are really Sub-Customers - we just need better handling of the Sub-Customers in QBO - like being able to type the sub-customer name and have it pop up - in classic QBO, you can only type in the parent customer and then have to select the sub-customer...

      • Joslyn Vickers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Job costing is very important, We have employees that need to be coded by location, by department, and we need to be able to assign different GL codes for Wages for the same employee.

      • Nathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't understand why employee hours can be associated to a customer/job for billing purposes, but not have that same information simply populate within a job cost report. This seems like simple coding to me, especially since all other expenses are show in a profit/loss statement for a job.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Break down of payroll according to production vs. sales, etc at our company. We cant use this feature unless there is change! PLEASE WORK ON THIS ONE!

      • Darren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Intuit....

        Job costing function = additional users
        additional users = additional revenue
        additional revenue = higher share price
        higher share price = happy investors
        happy investors = bigger bonus for management....

        Rocket science it ain't....

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Web Development......QBO needs to have job costing. I have used QB for years and though it allows me to work from home this one feature may have me leaving. Please at least explain why we cant have it. I may have to look elsewhere because of this.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Job costing is a most not only for business functionality but the IRS demands construction tax return based on completed jobs. Please give us job costing!

      • mcvickchic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have to create separate "customers" under each customer to do "job costing". It would sure be nice to have REAL job costing available!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please create a simple way to assign expenses to various jobs. So I can see how much I made on one job or all jobs under that client. So....profit/loss for each individual job.

        Thanks!

      • Bill Empsall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add job/class costing to payroll. This is essential for non-profits which charge payroll to multiple grants/programs. Make sure the fringe benefits allocate as well.

      • Tina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Job costing in QBO has been a nightmare! we came up with a complex way to do it, but in the end it costs us more in bookkeeping hours--- not a viable option. For a few years I have entered requests for this-- I have known that we were not the only ones clamoring for this! We are in the construction industry, and truth be known, we have navigated away from QBO for this reason, and use QBO sparingly--- Why is this feature so difficult to add?

      • Kristy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Something we really miss from the desktop version, in QBO you are not able to assign worked hours to a specific job, please bring back this feature!

      • DJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Job Costing and Estimating are essential in construction. My boss would go to an online version in a heartbeat if it had a good estimating process and a good job costing system. Don't know how many QB Contractor users there are, but I bet the number of QBO Contractor users would soar if these two functions actually worked on a job site or visiting a customer...

      • Jeannine Shaw commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, job costing is needed for both construction entities and consulting firms that do time and reimbursables billing.

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