USAGE: To enquire on the Job-Costing file. No information may be changed using this function but the information may be printed and certain reports are available. There is a facility to move transactions within this function, also.
DISCUSSION: When you start the ENQUIRY program, the computer will initially ask for a Job code. Insert the code and press <Enter>.
To return to the JOB COSTING MENU, press <ESC>.
Having entered a valid code, the computer will display the current information pertaining to that Job. The information is on several pages. The first page appears as follows:
You will have several options available via the function keys:
<F1> or <CsrLeft> This will cause HiFinance attempt to read the previous record. If there is one, it will be displayed.
<F2> or <CsrRight> This will cause HiFinance attempt to read the next record. If there is one, it will be displayed.
<F3> will print the information currently on the screen. Before printing the computer will ask, START REPORT? To start the report, answer Y. If you do not wish to print, answer N. More information is printed on this report than appears on the screen.
<F4> This overlays a window that displays the note attached to this Job. If there is no note, the function key is not active.
<F5> will allow you to display transactions for this account. The screen will highlight the current balance. See SECTION 1.2 for a full description of this function. A special option is also available for moving transactions from one Job to another. This function is used when you have incorrectly assigned a transaction to a Job. Rather than having to reverse and re-enter the transaction HiFinance allows you to tag the transaction and move it automatically. When you use <F5> to display the transactions, <F7> is available for you to CHANGE Jobs. Pressing <F7> will cause HiFinance to (after asking for the SUPERVISOR’s password) ask you for the new Job number. If moving the transaction would cause the WIP balance to be non-zero when the Job is “completed” or zero when the Job is “open”, you will be prompted to also open or complete the Job as required.
<F8> This will display a list of Source Codes attached to the current Job. This is a convenient way of checking which codes are attached, if you have problems with Purchasing.
<ESC> will return to Job code entry routine. From there, another <ESC> will exit the program and return you to the JOB COSTING MENU.