It can be challenging to manage jobs that include variations. Abel has extensive job variation functionality. Abel’s variations are most useful when you need to justify or itemize additional items or other variations in a quoted jobbing process and invoice them to the customer.
Abel offers two Variation processes for use with Jobbing:
- Variations can be managed on a separate variation document (VARI)
This approach suits complex jobs that involve multiple plant documents; Jobs that require variations to be invoiced separately; or any other case where you require variations to be managed in a separate variation document.
- Variations can be managed as lines on the original job document.
This approach suits simple jobs that have only one Job document.
Single Job with Variations
For a single job with variation lines, the variations are added to the job.
In this example an extra part was required and it was processed as a variation:
Variations appear on the Job screen with a yellow background:
Jobbing Process with Variation Job Document
Installers can configure a jobbing process that includes a separate Variation Job (VARI). Variations from multiple related jobs in the jobbing workflow can be captured in the one variation job.
This example shows one Job in a multi-job workflow and a variation being produced from it:
When you produce an invoice from a Variation document. Abel builds the invoice and includes all the variation lines on it. (Alternatively, if an invoice already exists and is open, Abel will add the variation lines to the existing invoice). Variations can be invoiced either together with other items from the job(s), or they can be invoiced separately.
This example shows two variation lines on a Customer Invoice screen. The invoice can be generated for print or email.
That was a quick look at Jobbing with Variations. Here are some related topics:
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