Use Locations to determine where  to assign your business expenses. A location can be a room, a building, a geographic area, or anything else that helps you to classify costs.

HINT-- The Goldenseal accounting software uses locations for job costing reports. It's also a convenient way to group or classify any business transactions.

       When to Use Locations | Entering Locations | Data Fields | Using Lists | Using Locations

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When to Use Locations

Cost locations can be whatever works best for your business. You might use them for different departments in a retail store, different operations in a service business, different areas in a project, or different processes in a manufacturing plant.

EXAMPLE-- For a construction company you might use Cost Categories for different phases of construction work, and Locations for the different rooms in a typical building project.

Entering Locations

To enter a Location, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Location Setup from the Costs menu, then choose Locations from the submenu.
  2. Click the New button, or click on an existing item and click the Edit button.
  3. Enter details for the location.

Data Fields

Enter the following information for each Location:

Name-- Type in a brief name for this location. This is the text that will appear in clairvoyant fields.
Description-- Type in any comments you'd like to make about this item.
Location Class-- Choose the location class to which this location belongs.

Using Locations

Locations can be assigned in Estimates, Material Purchases, Labor Hours, and other transactions that involve costs.
When you use the Job Costs command to see costs versus income, you can see how each location is doing.
You decide exactly which locations are available for each type of job by including the location in a Location Package.