Before reading this page:

1. Go to your P&L

Go to Work > P&L.

On your P&L, scroll to Direct costs. If there is a production run for this work, click on Edit to enter your costs.

2. No production run? Create one.

If there is no production run, you won’t see the Edit links.

To add a production run, go to Work > Production.

Click the Add button.

Choose the relevant products and a stock delivery date.

Go to Work > P&L.

3. Enter costs

To enter costs – from the output of a scales-based cost estimate, from an emailed supplier’s estimate, for example, or from a rough figure in your head – click on Edit on one of the cost category lines.

A dialogue box opens, containing the finance codes within that cost category.

Fill in either a unit price or a total amount, and choose your currency. Click Save.

On the P&L, you see your updated production spend and total costs.

Repeat for the rest of your cost categories, e.g. Editorial Origination, Trade Spend, Production.