About Using Linked Cost Types

Learn about linked cost types.

When posting progress on a job (JC Progress Entry) or entering cost projections (JC Cost Projections or PM Cost Projections), you can have the system automatically update the related cost types.

For example you can set up labor as a primary cost type and burden as a secondary cost type. When entering a projection (JC Cost Projections or PM Cost Projections), any plugged value entered on the primary cost type will update the secondary cost types. This means if you increase the Units Remaining on labor by 10%, the system will also automatically increase the Units Remaining on burden by 10%.

Why would you link cost types?

You might use linked cost types if:

  • You post units complete and you typically use the same unit of measure and estimated units for some or all cost types

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  • You post percent complete and do not use the same unit of measure on all cost types, but typically assume that the percent complete is the same across all cost types.

DO NOT use linked cost types if you want to enter the units or percent complete on each cost type on a phase.