Data Implications of Allocation Processes

This week I conclude the allocation series by discussion how data at the intersection of cost and target data causes an explosion in data volumes in allocation processes. Last week we discussed this diagram in talking about allocations: One can see how detailed data needs to be accumulated, both costs and activities, to created the basis upon which the allocation is done. And then using … Continue reading Data Implications of Allocation Processes

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. The costs must be accumulated to a total costs. The activities or drivers must also be accumulated to get to a total number of activities. The total costs are divided by … Continue reading Allocation Processing Steps