Glossary

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A

Accounting Batch

A group of accounting transactions, generated in MiTek Kova, that will be sent to and recorded in the accounting systems.

Activity

A task or group of tasks related to the construction of a home.

Activity Category

An arbitrary method of associating related activities.

Activity Dependency

A rule to specify the relationship between Activities.  For example, an Activity Dependency might state that Activity B cannot start until Activity A has been completed.

Activity Group

An arbitrary method of associating related activities.

Activity Usage

Rule to specify the Business Unit(s), Model(s) and Option(s) where an Activity can be used.

Additional Deposit

Any additional deposits that the Builder may require.

Additional Provisions

Any additional Contract language agreed upon by both parties.  This text will be included as part of the printed Sales Contract.

Attachment

Pictures, documents, and/or other electronic media that can be associated with a data objects in MiTek Kova.

Attribute Option

A choice when designing a home that can have multiple values that may be selected from a list. For example, when selecting the tile to be installed in a bathroom, the options might be Standard Tile, Quality Tile and Deluxe Tile.

B

Back Charge

A bill issued to a Vendor, whose work needed correction or who has caused damage that required repair, in order to recover the cost of those corrections or repairs.

Backup Offer

A sales order contracting for a specific home for which a sales order exist for another customer. In the event that the current buyer cannot complete the sale, the backup offer will be eligible to continue processing.

BC

The abbreviation for Back Charge.

Bid Item

A material and/or labor item that is purchased from a supplier. The name, description, ordering quantity, etc. are relative to the manner in which the vendor references the item. This is the item on which the Vendor bids.

Bid Item Cost

The cost associated with a Bid Item.

Bid Request

A formal solicitation to a vendor for a quote on material and/or services to be supplied to the Builder. This Bid Request is an Excel spreadsheet detailing the Bid Items to be quoted for specified Models in the specified Communities.

Bid Request Set

A group of Bid Requests generated at the same time for one or more Vendor Categories and one or more Models in a Community or Business unit.

Bill of Material

(BOM) A list of parts and labor, including quantities, necessary to construct a part of a home.

Binary Option

A choice when designing a home that can have only two values; yes or no. For example, a homebuyer may select, or not select, to have an Extended Great Room in the home.

Blocking

The use of short pieces (blocks) of dimensional lumber in wood framed construction.

BOM

Bill of Materials. A list of parts and labor, including quantities, necessary to construct a part of a home.

H

House

a building for human habitation, especially one that is lived in by a family or small group of people.

J

Job - Kova

A construction project in MiTek Kova for which costs will be accumulated and reported. A Job is created after a Home is released to production.

Job detail page

The Job detail page is used by Purchasing and Construction to view and modify the Job and perform related functions.

Job grid

The Job grid is used by Purchasing and Construction to view and modify the Job and perform related functions.

S

Start Sheet

A document detailing the options selected for a home to be built. Present on this document are all options selected along with any changes/additions/deletions that may have been made.

T

Truss

A framework, typically consisting of rafters, posts, and struts, supporting a roof, bridge, or other structure.