Labor and Materials

Labor and materials are an aspect of job costing. Job costing is a common aspect of accounting in the construction industry. It tracks where expenses are allocated. It further subdivides the cost of your product into two subcategories (material and labor). Material meaning what the product is made of. Labor meaning the cost to physically install it.

 

How do I enable the Labor and Materials feature?

  1. As an Admin, login to JobNimbus.
  2. Proceed to the drop-down in the top-right of the page under your name.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. From the options in the left-hand column, select Products & Services (1), and then, select Enable Labor & Material tracking (2).
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 Note: Once this feature has been enabled, it cannot be disabled.

 

How do I add a Product or Service with both Labor and Material Costs and Prices?

  1. As an Admin, login to JobNimbus.
  2. Proceed to the drop-down in the top-right of the page under your name.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. From the options in the left-hand column, select Products & Services.
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  5. From the Products & Services section of the Settings, select Add Item.
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  6. Via the Add Item pop-up window, select the "Item type" drop-down and select "Labor & Material".
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  7. Input an Item Name, Description (if applicable), a unit name (ft, in, cm, etc.), costs, price, and tax (if applicable). To add additional units of measure, select Add Product Variation (1). To add the product to your Product and Services list, select  Add Product (2).
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Product Variation was built to support one product so that it can have different/price and cost. For example to use the product shingles you can capture it by 1 shingle for a certain price, also by 1 box of shingles for a set price through selecting Add product variation.

 

How do I add a Labor and Materials Product or Service to an Estimate or Invoice?
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  1. When creating an estimate or invoice within a contact or job record, select or create a product or service set to the type as "material & labor". If the product has been previously added via the Products & Services section of the Settings already, then just begin typing the item name. It will appear in a drop-down under the item-name block. 
  2. Input a description (if applicable), select the desired units of measurement (UoM), and quantity.
  3. Input a cost, price, and tax (if applicable) for material and labor, individually.

Do Labor and Materials Products and Services Sync with QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online?

Labor and Material Products and Services will be synced into QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop as two items. One will be synced for material and one for labor. The products synced as a material with be denoted as "Item Name (M)", and the products synced as labor will be denoted as "Item Name (L)".

 

Where can I use Labor and Materials Products and Services?

Estimates, invoices, credit memos and work orders are able to show the breakdown of cost, price, and tax for labor and material items. However, material orders and budgets will only show the breakdown of the costs of products.

Note:

Unit of measure is restricted to a total of 5 characters (i,e. "Sqft.").

Classes another aspect of job costing are now supported with Quickbooks Desktop.