About the EM Usage Posting Form

Use this form to post equipment usage (hours of use, days of use, etc.) so that the system can calculate equipment revenue and job costs based on that usage.

Typically, you will post equipment usage to jobs. When posting usage to jobs, you can use either this form, the EM Automatic Usage form, or the PR Timecard Entry form. Posting usage in Payroll is more convenient if you collect equipment usage information on your employee timecards.

You can also post usage to another piece of equipment or work order (e.g. using one piece of equipment to repair another), as well as to overhead expenses (i.e. cost directly to a GL account)

You must use this form to post usage if:

  • equipment usage is not easily available during timecard posting;

  • you need to post work units (what the equipment accomplished while in use) along with usage;

  • you need to post usage to other pieces of equipment; or

  • you need to post usage to overhead expense.

Field Tickets

Field tickets enable you to link labor, material, and equipment costs related to specific work activity on a job, and facilitate owner billing. When you add an equipment usage entry, you can assign the entry to a field ticket associated with the contract for the specified job. You can assign multiple usage entries to a single field ticket, as long as the ticket is still open (that is, has a status of O-Open in JC Field Ticket). Once the status is set to Closed, Approved, Rejected, or Billed, you can no longer post costs to that ticket.
Note: Costs associated with approved field tickets only impact T&M billings; therefore, assigning field tickets to equipment usage for a job is only useful if the job's contract/contract item has a bill type of T&M or Both.

Additionally, once you process an equipment usage batch, entries associated with approved field tickets appear on the Cost Detail tab in JC Field Ticket for the specified field ticket.

For more information about field tickets, see JC Field Ticket.

For more information about this form, click the links below.

About Equipment Rates

About Updating GL

About Revenue Templates

About Posting Work Units