It looks like all agree on the construction/installation side of job costing and how beneficial it is to do it right away. My challenge has always been to job cost a maintenance account (I'm sure this is where CLIP would be beneficial - don't have it though). One account takes more or less time depending on the season, as well, there are always extras for which you bill. Any suggestions here? I've been trying to watch my labor very carefully. I look at our billable % related to our payroll hours. If we're going to pay out the dollars in payroll... I'd like to billing a client for that time. Otherwise, that labor is an overhead cost. Does anyone use a program to track labor hours and how they are applied to different job functions? We use a spread sheet now, which isn't bad and starting this year, I'll finally get a weekly report telling me how many hours on the crew were spent doing mowing, bed maitnenance, fertilizing, travelling, equipment maintenance, etc. for the week. It would be easier if we had a database where I could query per person for a period of time, a crew or the company. We use an outside payroll vendor, so we don't use the Quick Books payroll function. We just dump the numbers in. Just curious if others have a solution for watching your over all labor costs?