Direct Costs are a way of recording additional costs on an Estimate outside of labor burden. Labor burden can be recorded within the line items of an Estimate. Direct Costs can be things like machinery rental or the cost of hiring sub-contractors. Before adding Direct Costs to an Estimate, you will have to set them up under Settings > Job Costing.
To add a Direct Cost item, use the following steps:
- Navigate to the Estimate overlay.
- Click the Add Item button under Direct Costs.
- In the Add Item overlay, select a job costing item from the dropdown list.
- Fill in or change any information as needed.
- Click Apply.