Matt Bland – BOSS Client Conference 19
The detailed accuracy of your Service Items in your estimates within BOSS are key. It allows you to reconcile – it allows you to see line-by-line reconciliation [of estimates versus actuals]. This is why I make our guys bid all big construction jobs using Construction Work Orders. I want to be able to reconcile things very accurately. So if we’re bidding at a very detailed level on large installation jobs – some benefits that come up there: We reconcile line by line… my old version was material costs: $300,000 and a bunch of gibberish – material costs over here: $300,000 and a bunch of gibberish. ‘Hey, we did good.’ No, we bought 17 more of these [than] we needed, we didn’t plant 17 of these – who knows, we just got lucky they balanced out… Just because something looks good on the surface doesn’t mean that you did it right. So I could have really missed one part of the estimate and really did well on another part of the estimate – I never [had a way to reconcile that before].