Operations – Job Cost



Job Costing


Ascente Job Cost is designed for the construction and service industries. The system efficiently tracks both small and large jobs. It features Windows look and feel and provides powerful data entry and reporting with a minimum of keystrokes. It is fully integrated with TRAVERSE accounting modules with a single source entry of employee timecards, purchase orders, vendor invoices, inventory transfers, contract bills, and G/L journals.


Contract Billing is easy and quick and supports AIA-style billing complete with a standard or user defined schedule of values. For customers that don’t need an AIA invoice, there are other formats for percent complete invoices. Retention can be variable by line item or can be on a sliding scale based on the amount billed to date. In addition, Time and Material job invoices can be generated. All invoices integrate with General Ledger, Job Cost, and Accounts Receivable.

Job setup provides for entry and display of contracts and change orders, user defined fields, job estimates and pertinent job data. Users can drill down to see estimates and actual dollars and units for each cost code. One more click, and the user can see the detail transactions for these cost codes. Documents can easily be attached to each job so each user can see files like pictures, word documents, and spread sheets. Notes can be entered and maintained for each document.

Job Cost coding provides unlimited cost groups, cost codes, phases, and cost categories. With careful design of these cost breakdowns, jobs of any size can be managed with ease.


Reporting is invaluable to manage jobs. All reports are written with Crystal Reports and can be easily modified to the customer’s request. Reports can be run on demand, any time they are needed. Job Cost reports can be run by job, project manager, foreman, customer, and many other criteria. The reports are date sensitive, so the operator can run reports for any date range. Some standard reports that are provided include Job Cost , Over/Under Billing, Committed Costs, Estimated vs. Actual and Job Detail.