Parent Jobs

Parent jobs are suited for retainers and campaign work. Typically a parent job contains multiple child jobs, the parent job summarises the data from these jobs and is often used to create an invoice encompassing child jobs.

 

To create a parent job begin by making a new job then click the Parent button on the scope tab.

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From the dialog select Parent.

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Parent jobs have an additional tab called Jobs beside the Scope tab. Here we can Add child jobs.

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Child jobs share the same job number as the parent with a suffix of A, B, C and so on. The child job link to its parent can be seen beside the Parent button.

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The most common use for a parent job is to bill child jobs under one invoice. This can be done by creating a new invoice in the parent job, from the Invoices tab click New Invoice.

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Invoices that belong to parent jobs have a Select Menu to display child jobs. Here you can select any child job and invoice from Estimates, Purchases or Time and Expenses.

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