Financial management cost analysis

Use cost analysis for a specific cost model for a fiscal period to view the cost lines using a UI similar to allocation workbench. It helps you to view the bucket amount, the amount allocated to accounts, and the rolled up amount across segments and accounts based on the cost lines generated by the allocation engine.

Before you begin

Role required: cost_transparency_admin, cost_transparency_analyst

About this task

You can view allocations made for the previous fiscal periods without any interference of allocation or rollup rules defined for the current cost model as cost analysis is purely based on cost allocation lines.

Cost analysis is a good showback reporting tool to view the allocated costs and can also be used by analysts after running the allocation engine to validate if allocation rules have allocated the amount as expected.

Procedure

Navigate to Financial Management > Cost Transparency > Workbench.

You can also navigate from the application navigator by clicking Cost Transparency > Cost Analysis.

Figure 1. Cost lines analysis page

The Cost Lines Analysis page has the following key features:

  • The buckets, accounts, and their amount based on the generated cost lines.
  • The consolidated buckets amount allocated to accounts.
  • The segment level consolidated amount for all accounts in that segment.
  • The bucket (The bucket icon) and relationship (The relationship icon) icons function the same way as in the Workbench page but based on generated cost lines.
  • Allocation viewer (The spectacle icon) for accounts and buckets shows how the amount has rolled up.