Employee / Manager / Salesperson Window - Time Tab

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The third tab on the Employee Window is the Time Tab.  Here the sets of Rates, or prices you will be billing your Client, and Costs, the amount you pay your Employee, can be entered.  Also, entries may be created for certain company activities that differ from the Rates or Costs for the Employee.  These are referred to as Employee Activity Exceptions.  Click on the Add or Edit buttons to open the Employee Activity Exception Window.  To delete an entry, highlight the record and click on the Delete button.  For more information on Employee Activity Exceptions, see Employee Activity Exception Window. The Rate and Cost used by an Employee on a Time Entry can also come from the Time Activity, depending on the setting within the Time Activity being used.  For more information about how the Time Activity can override the Costs and Rates defined for the Employee, see the Time Activity Window.

 

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There are three Rate and Cost Tiers that can be entered for an Employee.   The Rate and Cost Tier that Design Manager will utilize for the Employee for a given Project is determined by the Time Billing Tier on the Project Window - Defaults Tab.  When adding a new Time Entry for a Project, Design Manager will default the Rate and Cost for the Project's Time Billing Tier into the Rate per Hour and the Cost per Hour on the Time Entry, respectively.

 

Rate (for tier 1, 2, and 3): Enter the billing rate, or the price charged to the Client, for the Employee in this field.  If the Employee has several different billing rates, enter the rate that is used most often.  Design Manager will use the Rate to calculate the amount to bill your Client unless you enter a Time Exception or the Time Activity being used on the Time Entry overrides this Rate.  The Rate is entered in dollars per hour.  Enter a Rate for each Tier used by the company.

 

Cost (for tier 1, 2, and 3): Enter the cost per hour that you want to assign to the Employee into  the Cost field.  Design Manager uses this Cost to calculate the cost for the company for a Time Entry of the Employee.  The Cost is an arbitrary figure that is generally the hourly wage paid to the Employee or is based on some formula that estimates the cost based on payroll and expenses. Design Manager will use the Cost unless you enter a Time Exception or the Time Activity being used on the Time Entry overrides this Cost.  Th Cost is entered in dollars per hour.  Enter a Cost for each Tier used by the company.