With Boris you can specify your own seal types and the associated pricing and productivity details that go with them.

A seal type will have the following information:

- a name
- a measurement type (eg. the seal is priced by the metre, by the square metre or by the item)

For each project/job the seal type will have:

- a productivity time (in minutes), specifying the amount of time considered necessary for installing such a seal with a given measurement
- a price (in pence), the amount charged to the customer for installing such a seal with a given measurement
- a measure work price (in pence), the amount paid to the operative for installing such a seal with a given measurement (measure work details are optional for a given project).

The productivity, pricing and measure work information is held as a "matrix". This will probably be very similar to your existing bill of rates.

Any number of matrices can be held on the system.

For each project/job, and for each of productivity, pricing and measurework you choose:

- the matrix to use
- a multiplier - this is a value to multiply each value in the matrix by. If the multiplier is "1" (the default) then the matrix is used as-is. If the multiplier was 1.5 then everything would be multiplied by 1.5. This would indicate that the seal would take half as long again to install (and hence costs half as much again) as the standard matrix value would suggest.

### Step by step

Setting up your seal, pricing and productivity information takes a little bit of thought but, once set up, provides a very powerful and flexible system. Our suggested approach is:

- Set up your seal types list.
- Create a standard pricing matrix.
- Create a standard productivity matrix.
- Create a standard measure work matrix.
- Create a new customer and project.
- Create a new operative and allocate them some work on the project.
- Add in more projects, matrices etc., paying some consideration to customising your seal type list.