Field Definitions: SM Work Scope Form

The following is a list of field descriptions for the SM Work Scope form. Many of the descriptions include links to other topics that provide additional information about or related to the topic.

Work Scope

Enter a name or code to identify this scope of work. Up to 20 characters allowed.


Enter a brief description of this scope of work. Up to 60 characters allowed.



Enter the priority of this work scope. The priority assigned here will default automatically when this work scope is assigned to a work order scope; however, it may be overridden as necessary.

  • High

  • Medium

  • Low


Use this field to enter information about the scope of work. This might generally be details about the scope of work, such as materials needed, measurements, special requirements, specific directions, and so forth.

Informational only; not currently used anywhere in SM.

Default Phase

Enter the phase (from JC Phases) to use as a default when adding this work scope to a work order sequence in SM Work Orders. When capturing work completed for the work order, the system will use this phase and the cost type specified on the work complete line to post the costs to Job Cost (via the JC Cost Detail table).

  • You can assign any valid phase to a work scope. However, when adding the work scope to a job work order, if the job is locked (i.e. the Phases on this job are locked box is checked in JC Jobs) and the phase is not set up for the job (in JC Job Phases), the system displays a warning and will not allow you to save the record until you specify a valid phase. If you want to use the default phase, you can press F5 from the work order scope to access JC Job Phases and add the phase to the job.

  • The phase specified here may be overridden once the work scope is designated for a work order sequence.

Prevent Scope Auto Close when Billing

Prevent Scope Auto Close when Billing check box on the Info tab of the SM Work Scopes form.

Select this check box to prevent the currently selected scope from automatically being closed when billing.