Unit Cost Estimates
How do I use Goldenseal for unit cost estimates?
Goldenseal estimating software includes a complete system for unit cost estimating. It will help you to create "smart" estimates that are based on your actual cost of work. Unit costs are often the best way to get an accurate estimate quickly.
Goldenseal includes several starter files which already come with some unit costs. If you use one of them for your company file, you won't need to create so many new unit costs for your business.
Use Cost Items for items that you sell or use in projects. Most Cost Items are materials, but you can also use them for labor costs, equipment and subcontracted work. To add a Cost Item, follow these steps:
Use Assemblies for each type of work you do. You can use assemblies for services that you provide, for items that you sell, or for parts of projects that you create.
Assemblies are a way to combine labor, materials and other items into a larger unit. To create an Assembly, follow these steps:
HINT-- Before you set up your own assemblies, take a look at some existing Assemblies in the Sample Company File or one of the starter files.
To use unit costs in an estimate, follow these steps:
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