Anyone using flat rate has surely run into a scenario where the flat rate tasks they have in their book just do not adequately reflect the job they need to do. Whether you don't have that particular task created, or it is just a unique scope of work, Profit Rhino has a solution for you.
This solution is known as the Grid Matrix and it is accessible to both mobile and data customers. The Grid Matrix is a set of tasks that represents generic labor time paired with generic part pricing. What this will allow you to do is select a task labor time and a task material cost, but present it to the customer as a flat rate. So using your bill out rate and parts mark up that is loaded into your Profit Rhino account, you'll be able to use Time and Material to accurately price a task in the field.
Grid Matrix Abreviations
- MPT - Minutes Per Task, how long is this task going to take
- PRT - the total part or material costs for this job
When you've selected the desired task, we recommend editing the task name so that you're not showing the customer the MPT or the PRT cost.
The Grid Matrix is not intended to replace prebuilt tasks. It's a great benefit to have a prebuilt task that has descriptions, cross sells, upsells, images, and all the other great content that can be linked to a task, but it can get you out of a jam when you're having trouble locating the task you need.
What we always recommend is that if your technician has to use the Grid Matrix for a task that you think could come up again, then you'll want to go into the price book and create a task to fit that circumstance that the Grid Matrix was used.