Making a reasonable calculation is undoubtedly essential for your profitability. Unfortunately, a calculation for an assignment or project is indeed extremely time-consuming unless you use ERP software that contains enough tools to support you with this. Therefore, we are happy to give you four tips to make calculations smarter and faster.
1. Stop retyping data
Most of the time is lost due to frequent retyping of data, while repetition and retyping are easy to avoid. Be sure to save common combinations of items and assembly time in your software. Then, you have the correct data ready with a few clicks by using saved calculations, and you don’t have to type and think as much. If necessary, you still have the option to adjust the saved calculation.
2. Use your actual assembly time
It is crucial to use the correct assembly time to make a reasonable calculation. For example, suppose you lose more time than calculated in advance. In that case, it ensures that the hourly rate of your installation company goes down. The service and maintenance software from Bluace comes with a Field Service App, with which technicians indicate precisely when they start and finish mounting. Based on this data, you have a reasonable, up-to-date estimate of how long the installation will take, and you work with the correct installation times.
3. Work with current prices thanks to the connection with 2BA
It is crucial to work with current item prices to ensure that you do not pass on a too low price and miss out on income. A link with 2BA and the service and maintenance software provides that you calculate with an always present up-to-date price list. Furthermore, updating this price list is automatic, so you no longer have to spend hours updating these price lists manually.
4. Link your different work processes
After making a correct calculation, it is also essential to include it in your other processes, such as project management, work preparation, logistics, and financial administration. The great thing about service and maintenance software is that all these processes are integrated. As a result, the calculation is immediately visible to everyone without first transferring it manually.