Solution Management - Ostendo Job Costing Goes From Strength to Strength

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The Ostendo conference in October 2013 provides some good news for businesses in need of a leading edge job costing and management solution. More than 60 Ostendo partners from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore enjoyed an excellent training and networking weekend at the Villa Maria conference centre in Auckland.

Mobile tablets working with or without an internet connection and high speed job data processing while onsite were some of the key features presented at the conference.

Ostendo job costing has become increasingly popular with custom manufacturers, installers and contractors to the building industry throughout 2013.

Features include:

  • Extensive labour and material tracking options.
  • Fast job entry and allocation to company staff or service contractors.
  • Job progress tracking from quote acceptance or service call to completion and invoicing.
  • Progress payment and retention invoicing.
  • Easy comparison of quoted and actual costs. 
  • Job profitability to date viewed directly on screen.

Solution Management has provided Ostendo job costing solutions for :

A shop fitting and custom sign manufacturer that needed to combine job costs across separate databases located in Australia and New Zealand. Our key achievements included calculating actual vs quoted job costs for material, labour and subcontractors, and accurately monitoring purchase order commitments by project.

An insulation supplier and installer with multiple branches throughout New Zealand. Key requirements included : purchase and sale of stock in multiple units of measure. Multiple warehouse and location stock management. Work in progress measurement and clear visibility of actual vs planned costs throughout the life of a project.

A provider of surface grinding preparation and coating for the building industry. We moved costing systems from a spreadsheet based system requiring manual cost updates to a database system with last and average cost availability. As well as a wide range of costing sheet options, Ostendo job cost and profit reporting runs in real time with stock receipt and supplier invoice costs.

 A start-up heat pump importer, distributor, and installer. Foreign currency and landed costing combined with electronic transfer of purchase orders to sales orders in the sister company .

Job Mobile is a windows tablet based product for Ostendo which works at high speed with or with out an internet connection. Customer, stock and labour code data are stored on your tablet making it easy to create jobs, record time and materials while off line. When you come into a 3G connection area hit synch and jobs you have created will be sent to your office computer ready for checking and invoicing. New jobs entered at your office and allocated to you will be downloaded to your tablet.


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