Allocation Processing Steps

This week’s episode shows the general steps of an allocation processes, from transactions to balances and back down to transactions.

This graphic gives a sense of how the data flows for an allocation process.

CwK E136 Allocation Steps 1 Steps Graphic
Steps of an allocation process
  1. The costs must be accumulated to a total costs.
  2. The activities or drivers must also be accumulated to get to a total number of activities.
  3. The total costs are divided by the total activities to get to a per unit cost,
  4. Which is then multiplied by each of the driver specifics to determine what the cost of that driver is.

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Prior Episode in Allocation Series:  Allocation and Activities

Next Episode in Allocation Series: Data Implications of Allocation Processes

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