Material cost estimates and actual cost can be tracked back to a specific System, Phase and or Labor Activity for material cost tracking. Use the defaults if you've not setup specific systems and phases.
Entering Estimated Material Cost by Phase
Enter the estimated material cost by phase and labor activity. This may done via Project Setup by clicking "Add Estimated Labor and Material Cost" and you will be taken to the following page:
This page shows you the total for the estimates you have put in by phase. To add or edit click the for the Phase you would like to update the material cost estimates for you will see the following form:
Enter the "Est Material Cost" for the associated material and or equipment costs with the specific Labor activity (including other cost) in that Phase and click Save. Repeat as needed for additional systems and phase on your job to build the Grand Total of estimated cost. If you enter estimated material cost by Phase it will populate the estimated material cost on your Contract Amounts .