How to Manage Contractor Work Orders

Overview

Contractor work orders define the products or services to be provided by a contractor. You can create work orders manually in a job, or automatically when you schedule a contractor within a job or in Schedules A screenshot of a schedule icon with a grey calendar icon and an arrow. > Day View or Week View.

If you use the same contractors regularly and you can add pre-builds to a work order instead of manually defining the labour and materials. Learn more in What are Contractor Pre-Builds.

In simPRO, contractor work orders are added as committed costs. The labour component of work orders becomes actual costs when the contractor is scheduled. Actual labour costs are calculated from the rates on the contractor’s card file. Alternatively, you can apply an actual cost for a work order by adding a one off item to the job. Learn more in Create and add one off items.

US only: If you use simPRO in the United States, the term 'contractor work order' is used instead of 'work order'.

US only: If you use simPRO in the United States, the term 'retainage' is used instead of 'retention'.