To create a quote/ budget you can use Virtual Bookings or the Budgeting module.
Below you'll find the main differences and advantages of both options.
Virtual Bookings are an inbuilt option to use in Projects in farmerswife. They are usually used for Quoting purposes.
|The Budgeting module is a separately licensed option.|
With Virtual Bookings, each Quote can have one or multiple "Virtual Bookings" where each VB has a Subtotal and you can change the order. So that give a bit more flexibility.
|The Budget Module uses a FIX Structure that you setup on server setup level. It allows better comparisons but does not give much flexibility as you cannot rename the accounts or add Custom Fields (yet). There are Best Practices on setting up shot based structure or adding text elements.|
|Virtual Bookings allow to "save" quotes. But it's a bit more winded approach.||In the Budget window you can have as many not active quote or active quotes as you like.|
Adding your services
|You can add Objects to Virtual Bookings that are either hour/day based. You can also add Extras.||In a Budget you can quote by using Object Classes.|
Virtual Bookings - have to copy from VB to Final Invoice view
Budget - can set to default to copy to final/invoice view
Virtual Bookings use the "project custom fields". So it's a bit more limited.
Custom Fields can easily be added on Budget level and information stored per budget.
Comparison / Reporting
|With the Virtual Bookings you can do similar Reports but on Report level and only e.g. compared by Object Class.||The Budgeting window at a glance can give a better overview on what you've quoted/ budgeted vs how much was actualised (If you attach the actuals).|