Core has a feature called Fee Schedules that allows you to bill your employees at different rates per project or activity. To do so:
- Open the Fee Schedules screen in Core.
- Click Create New to set up a new fee schedule from scratch. You can define service and expense line items in the fee schedule by combining employees, activities, expenses or their groups and entering different rates for them. See examples below.
- When you have completed the fee schedule, you must apply it to the projects by clicking Actions > Assign Project.
You want all employees to bill a specific activity (Field Inspection) at a specific rate (150/hour). For that, you will set Resource to All Employees, Activity to Field Inspection and Bill Rate to $150.
You want employee A to bill out at a rate of $200 for any activity. For that, you will set Resource to employee A, Activity to All Activities group and set the Bill Rate to $200.
Employee A works at multiple rates on multiple activities. He charges a different rate depending on what he is doing. On Activity 1, he works at $150 an hour. On Activity 2, he works at $105 an hour. For this, set Resource to Employee A, Activity to Activity 1 and Bill Rate to $150. Then add another line item to the fee schedule. Set Resource to Employee A, Activity to Activity 2 and Bill Rate to $105. Do this for as many different rates as needed.
The engineering group uses several different activities that bill at the same rate. Set up an employee group called Engineers. Then create an activity group called Engineering. In the fee schedule, set Resource to employee group Engineer, Activity to group Engineering and Bill Rate to $200.
Check Create New Fee Schedules for details.