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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  ·  QuickBooks CareAdminQuickBooks 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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      • TinaTina 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?

      • KristyKristy 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!

      • DJDJ 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 ShawJeannine Shaw commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes. Please add job costing. I had to switch to a cloud hosting QB pro service.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree also! Without the ability to allocate employee hours for job costing we can't use QBO at all. It's a shame, because I would really love to move to a cloud-based system.

      • BobbyBobby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey Anonymous!, quick tip: if you're using Plus. Enable locations, use the locations as the names of your jobs or projects… so every time you incur an expense or receive income you can assign it to a location a.k.a the project/job… you can from there run the P&L and customize it per locations/jobs… so you can see how profitable each job is… or you can use the Sub Customer method.

      • V. OrtizV. Ortiz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need to manage Job Cost - Each Class represent a Job, Construction is a Industry of measuring job cost, Cost of Good Sold, Expenses and Payroll. Right Now when we enter all payroll information in the weekly timesheet, we assigned a customer and class to that payroll for payment and job costing. When we order the P&L Report by Class or by Customer we do not get ANY payroll expense in that report, making the job wrongly classified as PROFITABLE, but it lacks the payroll wages and tax.

      • ShananShanan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree this is critical. Any business that does project-based work needs to be able to track expenses against what is billed to the client to manage profitability. I second Dave Ahlers' request above -- which is similar to the way we had our accounts set up in the desktop version of Quickbooks.

      • DAWNtntDAWNtnt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Profit and loss report by job seems I lost it when I went from qb desktop to online.

      • matthew berniermatthew bernier commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Or if we could consolidate the sub-customers/jobs it created under just one customer it would be a lot better for online!

      • AndronikAndronik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This should be expanded to Products/services, vendors, and accounts, in short, any list item.

      • Linda SwettLinda Swett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to be able to select a Customer/Job by just typing the first few characters of the Job name instead of first having to enter the Customer name, then colon, then Job name. The same applies to selecting subaccounts in the COA. I make them unique on purpose to make them quicker to get to.

      • Dave AhlersDave Ahlers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm in the software industry, and we track job costing by consultant hours. I want to be able to create a job in QBO (sub client is close - but has no job information such as PO #, job estimate, start date, end date, etc.). So thumbs up on this.

      • dotcominfodotcominfo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes - Projects! I have had almost no real scenario where sub-customers make sense. I also am stuck using sub-customers for projects, which is kind of a lame work around.

        Just support project related work in the same way Freshbooks does. That would be awesome.

      • Kimberly GKimberly G commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not being able to have your timesheet (hourly costs) transfer into job costs is the feature that costs me so much time - as the only way is to journal entry it AFTER you've manually calculate it!!! That is our most missed feature of QB on disc vs QB online! (Construction Industry)

      • staceyadaystaceyaday commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am not in construction but based on my research, my highest priority request falls within job costing. We need to be able to track our labor costs by "job." We do all of that tracking and put it into the timesheet, but the "job" (or really, sub-client) information is not used when creating P&L reports. But we don't "bill" time -- that seems to be the sole focus of the timesheet which is not the way that every business operates. This seems like such a basic feature.

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