Classifications

Classifications

QicWorks uses Classifications to group together common Resource types. Classifications are not the individual Resource names, instead it is the group in which to Resource will be costed by. Classifications are used to calculate the net cost and billable rates for each of your resources.

Classification examples include Boilermaker Level 2, Supervisor, or 5T Truck.

Important! QicWorks allows you to add equipment as either a Material or as a Resource. It just comes down to how you wish to charge the equipment out and/or if you wish to schedule time for the item within QicWorks Job Schedule.

QicWorks goes one step further by allowing you to collect and report costs of your resource based on their Resource Type. Choose to report on: 
Direct costs  – such as labour, materials, equipment, or tools specifically allocated to the job. These items represent real cash overflows and must be paid as the job progresses.
Indirect costs  – such as office overheads, utilities, general administration staff or project managers. Indirect costs are items that are unable to be charged direct to the client as part of the job.

Sub Contractor  – Use this category to collect costs associated directly with subcontractor hire.

Equipment  – such as equipment items you have purchased or hire for a specific job. Resources allow you to customise your individual resources ie John Smith, 50T Crane, 4” Angle Grinder .
Classifications must be created from within the Net Cost Table.

Click on  Business  from the main menu, then click on  Settings .  From the Financial Settings menu click on  Cost Management Then click on  Classifications  from the Type menu. 


Classifications Management Table

Manage all your Classifications from within the Classification Management table.

 Navigation Breadcrumbs: Click on hyperlinks to jump to that screen
B   Page Toggle Width: Click to increase or decrease the page width
C   Net Costs Menu: Click View Table to view your Net Cost Table
D   Billing Costs Menu: Click View Tables to view all your Pricing Tables
E   Types Menu: Click to select from Classifications, Resources or Material Management tables
F    Show entries Change the view settings to Show 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 or All entries
G    Search:  Click in the Search field and enter search criteria to find data from within the Classifications Management Table
  Classifications Table: Overview of Classification details

Contained in this table is:
 Classification Table

   Field Name
   Function
     N ame
    Name of Classification
    Abbreviation
    Short form name of Classification
   Category
    Labour Type
   Status
   Status of this Classification Active/Not Active
   Controls
    Choose from Edit or Delete this Classification

Editing a Classification

1.  Click on the  Classification name  or pencil  edit  icon under Control.

2.  Name of Classification.  Mandatory *
3 . Abbreviation:    Free text field to enter an abbreviation for the classification name
4.  Resource Category: Employment type
5.  Status:  Mandatory *  Toggle between Not Active/Active
 Save & Cancel buttons

Don't forget to click  Save to save any changes made

For more information on how to assign a Staff member a classification see: Staff
Want to change a Resource's classification? See: How can I change a Resource's Classification?
For more information about how to create a Classification see: Net Cost Table

    • Related Articles

    • How can I change a Resource's Classification?

      Problem I have a Resource who needs their classification changed.  How can I do this? Solution  There are a number of ways that Resources can have their Classifications changed within QicWorks.  First we need to ask a couple of questions 1. Is the ...
    • Cost Management

      Cost, time and resource estimates are used as the basis to control your jobs and to standardise your cost comparisons between estimated and actual.  All project or job lifecycles start with your estimate. But in order to construct your estimate we ...
    • Action: Update Net Costs

      Net Cost is the amount that it costs you to engage a particular classification or material. These costs are used to calculate your Actual Costs Report for your Jobs.  The Net Cost Table will auto-populate with any Classifications or Materials that ...
    • Action: Add Classification

      QicWorks uses Classifications to group together common Resource types. Classifications are not the individual Resource names, instead it is the group in which to Resource will be costed by. Classifications are used to calculate the net cost and ...
    • Net Cost Table

      Net Cost is the amount that it costs you to engage a particular classification or material. These costs are used to calculate your Actual Costs Report for your Jobs. The Net Cost Table is then used to create your Billable Pricing Tables. They will ...