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Managing Your Subconsultant Relationships with Factor AE

Our position on how much accounting detail should be added to Factor AE is that less is more. It’s been our experience that the high degree of complexity in many accounting systems starts to counteract the benefit of doing the accounting to begin with. Architecture and engineering (A/E) firms get drawn into situations where they start to experience “junk in, junk out” in regard to their data, and there are no understandable metrics being reviewed. Plus, even if there are metrics that can be understood, there’s no reliability in how they’re being calculated. However, the argument can be (and has been) made that there’s a functional side to accounting detail aside from metrics and performance tracking. One important area is the separating of labor and subconsultants (subs).

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