Each line item in Crunchwork should be either labour or material, and not both. If you're reading this article, you might be used to doing it like this before, and wondering why Crunchwork doesn't do the same.

Of course, we understand that you have some line items that you still want to combine to make quotation faster, so if that's you, make sure you watch the video below on how to use our catalog feature "Combos", and check out our help article here.

So, you're still wondering why you just can't add material and labour together? Here's why:

By enforcing users to define line items by "Material" or "Labour" in each row, this allows purchase order "capacity" to be separated. By separating labour and material, the receiver of the quote/purchase order can actually better identify their labour costs from rates/material. Plus, this will ensure that you can can better identify labour costs vs rates and material on your purchase orders, which will allow for greater reporting and overall budget management.

Here's an example of some line items you may use, that would be handy to keep separate for reporting:

  • Labour rates to install fencing – contract labour only

  • Builder to supply materials at $x cost

  • Work order issued for labour hire only – agreement for labour hire company to supply fencing labour trade only

  • Purchase order issued for materials - Builder has greater buying capacity then standard labour hire company and doesn't incur unwanted margin.

You can watch an example of how we combine material and labour with combos below:

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