Cost Question


Posted: 26 Feb 2006 10:39 pm


With all the reports I can generate (Timesheets, Pricesheets, Quotesheets) is there any way to generate a report that would tell me what it costs to produce the job vs retail cost?

I know, I know here goes that PIA from Ohio asking for more, just thought it might be a good way to track our pricing. Just wondering.
. . . . . Craig Hofer
Loris Printing  Joined: 05 May 2005  Posts: 79  Location: Sandusky, Ohio


Craig, probably not for estimating because actual costs would, at the estimating stage, be no more than "guesstimates." To calculate real costs once the job has been completed would require time tracking. In small to medium size shops (Morning Flight's target audience), that means recording the actual production time at each station, either by hand on the job ticket, or with punch cards on dedicated time clocks. Automated time tracking is not an option. The hardware cost alone would buy a small house.

What you'll find in Morning Flight Gold, either built-in or as an add-on, is a hybrid: Computer tracking for desktop publishing and merchandise, and manual recording (no time clocks) for the press room and finishing. Don't know yet whether bar coding will be part of it. That's still a ways down the road, but I'm always open to suggestions.
. . . . .  Hal Heindel


That works for me! I just thought I'd ask.
. . . . . Craig Hofer