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Project Costing for Maximum Profitability
By implementing timekeeping solutions for costing, organizations obtain valuable insight into project profitability. Project-oriented timekeeping data is also

costing labor  2005 Why Traditional Project Costing Methods Fail Traditional timekeeping processes require time clocks, paper time cards, and other clerical procedures to capture and analyze labor data. Some companies use paper and spreadsheet programs to track costs and time spent on various projects, but these methods have proven to be problematic. The data is often incomplete and/or incorrect, and most manual methods require extensive man-hours to input, filter, and organize the data. Additionally, these methods

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The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets functional requirements for fully featured solutions designed to support all business requirements of a typical small business. Extending beyond mere accounting functions, it is primarily applicable to those businesses for which full-scale ERP software may be too complex or cumbersome. However, the model of SBS solutions includes all the essential categories such as General Ledger, Accounts Payable (A/P) and Accounts Receivable (A/R), Payroll, Job and Project Costing, Multinational Accounting, Light Manufacturing, Inventory, Technology, and much more. 

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costing labor  are, these activities are costing you more than you realize. A labor management system will help you pinpoint unproductive time in your warehouse. Identifying areas of indirect labor —unproductive time that is not directly related to completing assigned tasks—will help you improve the utilization of your workforce and make money-saving changes. Because all employee activity is tracked and accounted for, you can drive out waste and lost time. The LMS tracks the start and stop time of all tasks, Read More

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costing labor  By implementing a job costing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for discrete manufacturing, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) was able to save almost $250,000 (USD). Managers now have more accurate views of job completion and employee performance. Plus, the system’s ability to sort service contracts by region enables YESCO to be more responsive to its customers. Learn about the other benefits. Read More

Quoting and Costing for Multiple Units of Measure


A common need of plastics producers is real-time shop floor production monitoring. This serves many purposes, including tracking cycles on tools or machines, data collection, precision measurement, analysis and reporting, gage management, and material usage and labor tracking.

costing labor  and Costing for Multiple Units of Measure Many Roads Lead to Quoting and Costing, in Multiple Units of Measure Most (if not all) of the plastics producers mentioned in Differing Plastic Flavors desire simplicity of estimating costs by using the system's manufacturing tables. This means the ability to quickly run a variety of different cost scenarios by indicating the quantity breaks and factoring in the data on multi-cavity and family molds, the percent of planned time expected to be used, the Read More

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Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the major modules of integrated workforce management (WFM) suites that organizations can deploy to better schedule and assign work in their production and distribution facilities and in retail stores. Concrete examples of commercially available products included those from Kronos and RedPrairie Corporation, given those two vendors’ notable

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New Kronos Acquisition: TimeLink


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