Configuring your ECOS environment
Once you have installed ECOS, you will need to configure your environment.
You will be required to define basic settings concerning the Backup, the Project directories and the default company code. We recommend you to keep the default settings for all parameters unless you have specific reasons to change them.
You also have the possibility to define color sets to adjust your desktop to your taste.
The most important, however, is to set your first rate file containing all the rates and overheads that will be used to calculate your prices. This does not require a high volume of data but it is necessary to verify the correctness of the information entered as all subsequent calculations will depend on it. To do so we recommend you to create a small test project that will allow you to cross-check the correctness of the calculations.
All details about generating and maintain your rates files are explained here.
Your environment may be further adapted at a later stage once you have entered real cases.