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Jim2® Business Engine Help File

To quickly add labour to a job, locate the job and select Edit. Click the Labour icon in the job footer.


add labour


A screen similar to the one shown above will open. Click Add Labour. If necessary, adjust the start and end times (including the date), the Performed By name, and the type of labour. An optional comment can also be added.


Add new labour


Labour time can also be quickly added by selecting the blue bar in the Labour grid and dragging it to the time required:


labour slider


Actual labour will show in Job Profit reports, however it does not affect the Profit field within the Cost tab of a job.



When first opened, the New Labour screen shows the default labour entry (hours) that have been pre-defined in Options.



Spell checker is usable within key text entry areas such as the Comment grid and New Labour screens.


Among the auto-correct options is the ability to turn on or off the auto-complete function.



Right click options in Comment grid


autocorrect options



Spellcheck settings are per user.


Further information

Billable vs Actual Labour

Labour Content

Labour Daily Report

Labour Entry Screen

Labour Options

Labour Timers

Labour Type

Timers and Labour



How to

Add Billable Labour to a Job

Export Actual Labour

Export Labour Hours from a Job

Include Labour in Cost When Manufacturing