You can customize default bill rates by client, project or user. This works even if you want to manually change the rate for a time or expense later.
Here’s how to reduce billing errors
- Say you always want Salazar Medical Supply to pay $300 an hour for your firm’s services, but the State of Washington should pay $325 per hour.
- Or your company always bills $200 an hour for software programming but bills $100 for software testing.
- Or you are running four projects for Smith Construction, and the hourly bill rate is different for each project.
- Perhaps you have three lawyers in your firm: Jane is billed out at $400 an hour, Mei at $250 and Joel at $350, no matter what client they work for.
You can set “flexible bill rates” in the system for all these scenarios.
See how here:
Note: when you set bill rates, the system hierarchy works in this order: User, Client, Project, Activity Type. In other words:
- If you set a bill rate for User Martha Stevens, it will be overridden by the rate you set for Martha’s Client – SafeCo Stores.
- The bill rate you set for SafeCo Store’s “Grand Opening” Project will override the default SafeCo Client level bill rate.
- The bill rate you set for activity type “research” will override the rate you set for SafeCo Stores’ “Grand Opening” Project.
Try it! You’ll save a ton of time without having to remember the bill rate for each time and expense entry. And you’ll reduce billing errors too.
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