Using Costs in Brixx
There are several different costs you can use in Brixx. The main ones are Operational Cost, Cost of Sales and Employee.
This article will just deal with operational costs for now which can be used to model general business overheads such as rent, business rates, utility rates etc.
- Click ADD SECTION and call it Overheads.
- Click ADD GROUP to add an Overheads Group. Add more to organise different types of business costs.
- Click COMPONENTS under Overheads Group 1
- Click the OPERATIONAL COST button to add and name a cost. Click multiple times for more costs.
- Click a cost to start entering your data. Press SAVE CHANGES to commit. Continue through all your costs.
In your plan click ADD SECTION and call it Overheads.
You can name sections what you like, for example if you want to specialise this section to a specific type of costs you could call it Marketing
Click ADD GROUP inside the Overheads section you just created.
You can keep the name 'Overheads Group 1' or start to divide overheads up into Utilities, Office costs etc
Click COMPONENTS inside Overheads Group 1
To add a cost click the red Operational Cost button. Name it after a cost your business will incur.
Click the Operational Cost button multiple times to add multiple costs.
Once they have been added. Click on any Operational Cost line under Overheads Group 1 to add data.
The default setup allows you to enter a figure which is repeated every month. You can change the month frequency to quarters, years or one-off with the dropdown.
When you are happy press SAVE CHANGES to commit the numbers to your plan.
Click Show as table to show a grid of numbers. This allows you to manually enter your numbers each period.
Click FILL TABLE in the top left of the grid to provide you with options for quickly filling the grid. You can also use this to grow your numbers automatically each period by a percentage or fixed amount. Choose an end date to stop this growth.
Using these methods you can build up your entire cost base. Make the most of using different groups to organise related costs together. This allows you to see totals of these groups in your reports. If you have many costs, feel free to use multiple sections to keep everything manageable.