A custom and spec home builder developed a cost schedule over its many years in business. The cost schedule was in Microsoft Word and included nearly every conceivable cost center the builder could face.
The cost schedule was used to estimate projects, and the estimate was added to QuickBooks, but every estimate required tedious data entry and the risk for transposition errors was high.
We memorized the entire cost schedule as a template in QuickBooks. Now, data entry is much easier and management can quickly spot transposition errors or even estimating errors early in the project.