Sometimes you want to projections for a contract but the contact has not been bought out yet. We know the work that has to get done for drywall but we don't know who won the contract yet. In this case Eyrus uses what we call a placeholder contract.
Placeholder contract start with a '#'. For the drywall example above we would create a contract for company '#Drywall'. This way there is an entity that can house the the contract amount, forecast and other contract fields.
Once a contract has been bought out and you are ready to assign the contract to the winning company see are article on How to Assign a Company to a Placeholder Contract.