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Activity Costs Page

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Summary

The Activity Costs page gives you the ability to quickly and easily manage the costs against all activities in your Oneserve system. Using the page's built-in search functionality, you can easily edit, copy, and delete costs in bulk. You can also view the full history of the changes made to costs for audit purposes.

Guide

Searching for Costs

The search tools in the activity costs page allows you to narrow down the costs you are looking for by code, name, cost group, client, work log type and the date range in which the cost was active. To use these tools:

  • Click on the cog icon in the top right to access the admin menu
  • Select Activity Costs under the Activities section to bring up the activity costs screen

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  • Using the search tools along the top, select the relevant filters to return the costs you want to see

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  • You can also show costs that have ended by selecting Show Inactive

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Editing Costs

Once you have filtered your results, you can start editing costs. To do this:

  • * Click on the cog icon in the top right to access the admin menu
  • Select Activity Costs under the Activities section to bring up the activity costs screen

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  • Select the tick box next to the cost(s) you wish to edit
  • Click on the edit icon to bring up the edit page

Updating a Single Cost

When updating a single cost, the edit screen will show all information about the selected cost.

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In this menu, you can:

  • Select a new Cost Group from the drop-down menu to assign the cost to a new cost group
  • Change the end date
  • End the cost now to make the cost inactive

Once you have changed the values you want to change, click Update to save the changes

Updating Multiple Costs

When updating multiple costs at once, the edit screen will only show the fields which are available for editing.

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In this menu, you can:

  • Tick the box next to Cost Group and select a new cost group from the drop-down menu
  • Tick the box next to End Date to change the end date of the costs
  • End the costs now to make the costs inactive

Once you have changed the values you want to change, click Update x Activity Costs to save the changes

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Copying Costs

  • Click on the cog icon in the top right to access the admin menu
  • Select Activity Costs under the Activities section to bring up the activity costs screen

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  • Select the tick box next to the cost(s) you wish to edit
  • Click on the copy icon to bring up the copy page

Copying a Single Cost

When copying a single cost, the copy screen will show all information about the selected cost.

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In this menu, you can:

  • Select the Library Activity to set the cost against
  • Select the Work Log Type(s) the cost should be applied to
  • Select the Client(s) the cost should be applied to
  • [Optional] Select the Cost Group the cost should be added to
  • Set the cost and sales values of the cost
  • Set the start and end dates of the cost

Once you have entered these values, click Create to create your new cost.

Copying Multiple Costs

Note: If you are copying costs from different Clients and Work Log Types, these values will not be available for editing

When copying multiple costs at once, the copy screen will only show the fields which are available for editing.

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In this menu, you can:

  • Click the tick box under Cost Group and select the Cost Group the costs should be added to
  • Click the tick box under Client and select the client to cost should be applied to
  • Click the tick box under Work Log Type and select the Work Log Type the cost should be applied to
  • Set the start and end date of the costs

Bulk Updating Costs and Sales

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When copying costs in bulk, there are various operations that can be applied to the cost and sales values in order to make uplifts and changes quick and easy. These options are:

  • Set Value - Set the new cost/sale at a particular value
  • Round Value - Round the value to a specified number of decimal places between 0 and 4
  • Uplift/discount percent - Apply a percentage change to the value
  • Uplift/discount value - Apply a change to the value of the amount specified

These options can be dragged and dropped into a specific order to carry out calculations as the costs are copied. The result of the calculation will be shown under the calculation to give you an idea of what the changes will look like in real-time

For example, if you wanted to set an uplift of 10% on a cost of £25, you would select the following:

  • Set Value - £25
  • Uplift/discount percent - 10%
  • Round Value - Set to the number of decimal points you wish to round to

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Once you have entered these values, click Copy x Activity Costs to create your new costs.

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Deleting Costs

Note: Deleting a cost is not the same as ending the cost. Costs can only be deleted if they start in the future and have not been used anywhere else in the system. To remove a cost from the activity costs page and retain an audit trail, use the End Now feature instead

If you have created a cost and no longer need it, it is possible to delete the cost provided it has not yet started. To do this:

  • Click on the cog icon in the top right to access the admin menu
  • Select Activity Costs under the Activities section to bring up the activity costs screen

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  • Tick the box next to the cost(s) you wish to delete to select them, then click on the rubbish bin icon

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  • A box will appear asking if you wish to continue. If you are sure you want to remove the costs from your system, click Delete. If you are not sure, click cancel to cancel the changes

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Note: if any of the selected costs cannot be deleted due to being active, no items will be deleted

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Viewing Cost History

As changes are made to costs, a full audit history will be kept against the cost so that you can easily see when and by whom a cost was edited. To view a cost's history:

  • Click on the cog icon in the top right to access the admin menu
  • Select Activity Costs under the Activities section to bring up the activity costs screen

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  • Click on View under the History column on the right-hand side to bring up the history screen. This will show a full history of changes made with a date, acting user, and summary of the action taken

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