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Re: Time Cards and Projects - billing for professional services
- Subject: Re: Time Cards and Projects - billing for professional services
- From: Stroller <..hidden..>
- Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 00:39:04 +0000
On 19 Dec 2006, at 21:19, Steve Jacobs wrote:
Wow! Quick answer! Like under 5 minutes
Any thoughts on a 'better' way than creating separate services? OR
- is there a way to create a service so that an individual can only
'sell' the ones that he 'owns' - and restrict the time card to only
show those? Otherwise, time cards entry will get completey unwieldy
for more than a couple of people working in such a firm.
Honestly, the best way to do this IS to have a range of services
AR001 to AR005 indicating "Junior ... Senior" Architect.
The architect doing the billing types "AR" into his browser and hits
enter, causing the "update" button to be triggered and a list of part
numbers to be displayed; the architect chooses the part number
corresponding to his hourly rate and then thereafter the BROWSER will
tend to auto-complete AR003 or whatever corresponds to that
There is no need for the customer's invoice to show the part number
or it's description - you can customise invoice.tex so that only item
notes ("design of new barn") and quantity ("4 hours") is displayed.
If you REALLY need 8 services for each of the 12 architects then I
suggest each architect has a a range of part numbers beginning with
their initials. JS-BD-01 might indicate Joe Smith's rates for Barn
Design, JS-CC-01 might indicate Joe Smith's rates for Colour Co-
ordinating the paintwork; likewise RJ-BD-01 & RJ-CC-01 would indicate
Rob Jones' rates for the same services. Each user will quickly become
familiar with the idea that the just enter their initials into the
"part number" field and their rates are displayed as soon as they hit
enter and additionally they will know they can easily bill they
customer for their colleagues' time if several of them attend a
meeting about Colour Co-ordinating, simply by hitting "cc" and enter.