The Ultimate Flat Rate Chart spreadsheet is an integral part of the Service Manager System, which is also available as a stand-alone product (see order information). It is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet used to calculate your labor charges for hundreds of labor services. Job names, detailed job descriptions, and time values for jobs are all incorporated into the worksheet. Simply enter your base hourly service charge into one cell, and prices for hundreds of jobs are instantly calculated. Use the Ultimate Flat Rate Chart on screen, or print out pages to create a rate book. The Ultimate Flat Rate Chart is fully customizable, allowing you to change job names, job descriptions, job times, and even to overwrite the calculated price when it is more or less than what the market will bear.
* In the illustration below, you are seeing a small segment of one component of the Ultimate Flat Rate Chart, the job listings. This illustration only includes only a small portion of the over 250 different jobs included in the Ultimate Flat Rate Chart. In the example, you can see that each listing consists of a reference code, a job name, price, a unit value (decimal time value), the computed price, and the actual job time in hours and minutes. The job listings have all been recently updated, and include a large number of suspension and disc-brake services, as well as all the traditional services.
When you enter your shop base hourly rate in the purple rate cell, the Ultimate Flat Rate Chart automatically updates all the values in the Price and Computed Price columns (Price is just the Computed price rounded to the nearest whole-dollar increment). If any of the prices are above or below what the market will bear, they can be overwritten and the Computed Price remains unchanged, so you will always know which jobs have adjusted prices.
* In the illustration below, you are seeing an example of the other component of the Ultimate Flat Rate Chart, the job descriptions. These detailed job descriptions let you know exactly what was included in each job when the time values were determined. Perhaps your shop includes slightly more or less than the job as defined in the Ultimate Flat Rate Chart? No problem! Job descriptions can be edited and time values revised so the Ultimate Flat Rate Chart truly fits how the job is done in your shop.
*Use the Ultimate Flat Rate Chart on screen, or print it out to create a 24-page flat-rate book. If using it on screen, it only takes a few key strokes to navigate anywhere you want to go in the Chart.