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The Job Card (Essentials)
The Job Card (Essentials)

Understanding the Job Card

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Written by Ghie
Updated over a week ago


The Job Card contains everything you need to manage your jobs in Fergus from start to finish.

This article will give you a rundown on:

  1. The Job Card Header

  2. The Job Card Tools

  3. The Job Card Phases

When to use it

Understanding the Job Card is essential for your business to fully benefit from Fergus. By understanding the Job Card you will be able to ensure that every job goes smoothly.

How to use it

1. The Job Card Header

The Job Card header contains many elements:

  • Job Code: the job code assigned to the job

  • Job Title: the name of the job, you can edit the title by clicking on it

  • The Status: status of the job

  • Variations menu: Click the button "Variations" to create a variation for this Job

  • Customer name button: click to see their details; from here you can send an email, SMS, see their address on a map, and edit their contact details

  • Job Type menu: You can change the Job Type at the top right to a Charge Up, Quote, or Estimate.

  • Additional options menu: The ⋮ menu provides more options for your job such as Make Recurring, Send Job Details, Add Task, Archive this Job, and Put on Hold.

  • Notes banner: Click the notes banner at the bottom of the header. You can add or view notes for this job here.

2. The Job Card Tools

The Overview section of the Job Card contains three main sections: Job Summary, Financial Summary, and Notes & History.

Job Summary

The Job Summary tells you what the job is and who it is for. The Job Details section will show you the Job Description, Customer Order Number, Budget, Payment Terms, Group Tracking, and Pricing Tier.

Underneath the job details section, you can see the Job Phases for the job. Click "Add a Variation" button to add a variation to this job.

The final section of the Job Summary is setting the SMS reminders. For Charge Up jobs, these SMS reminders are for Scheduled Events.

For Quote/Estimate jobs there is an added SMS reminder.

Notes & History

Check Notes & History to see what's happened on the job. This includes when labour and materials were entered and what emails/SMS has been sent. You can manually add a log entry, search the notes, and change the time range of the notes and history.


Create invoices in this section and if you don't use an accounting package, assign payments here. You can also view, print, and email a Summary of Activity here.

Files & Photos

Store all files related to the job in one place, upload files or photos, and view photos taken on the Fergus mobile app.

Certificates (Add-On Feature)

Add and manage all certificates for a job under 'Certificates'.

Sign-Off (Add-On Feature)

You can view every Sign-Off form that has been created in the job. You can only create sign-off forms on the mobile app.


This area helps you match 'Received Invoices' with 'Invoices to come' that have been entered against a job so they are accounted for.

3. The Job Card Phases

Job Phases are used to record costs against a Job. Every job you put through Fergus will have one job phase. It is divided into 5 different tabs: Scheduling, Labour, Supplier Documents, and Stock on Hand/Other


You can assign a person or group to a job by clicking on the "Assign" button. It displays a dropdown menu where you can scroll and select a group or person to assign.

You can also schedule your team using the calendar. Click the "Schedule" Button and select who to assign this job to and when.

After assigning that person to the job you can click on the ⋮ menu to view the calendar or delete the event. You can also mark labour as complete.


In the labour tab, you can add time entries for an employee. Choose an employee by clicking on the name dropdown, and change the charge-out rate, day/time, and description. You can also add a reason for uncharged time and the quantity of that time. When you're done click the "Add time entry" button.

When you click "Add time entry" Fergus will ask you if the work is complete or if you need to return.

Supplier Documents

In supplier documents, you can add new purchases and new credit to this site. You can add an Invoice to come or add a received invoice. To add new credit, you can add credit to come or add received credit.

Stock on Hand/Other

Here is where you enter any items used that were already on hand, such as items in your van or retrieved from stock. These items can come from your custom price book, items from other suppliers, or a favourite.

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