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Compare cost models

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Compare cost models

You can compare any cost models to see the differences bucketed expenses, the chart of accounts hierarchy, and allocation data for a fiscal period.

Before you begin

Role required: cost_transparency_admin or cost_transparency_analyst

About this task

Compare cost models if you want to see how the expenses in a potentially new cost model break down into allocations. The data shown in the cost model comparison is actual data from the bucketing stage and actual allocation data. If you did not yet complete the bucketing and allocation stages in the workbench, no data appears.

You can only compare two cost models at a time.


  1. Open the Cost Models tab on the workbench.
  2. Select the check boxes next to the cost models you want to compare.
  3. Click Compare Cost Models. The Compare Cost Models window opens showing a side-by-side comparison of the two cost models.
  4. Select a fiscal period.
  5. Click any of the following items:
    Buckets The amounts in each bucket and sub-bucket. Click Collapse All or Show All to hide or show all the buckets.
    COA The IT chart of accounts hierarchy.
    Data Allocation data for each segment that has costs allocated to it.
  6. You can also change cost models by selecting a new model from the Current Cost Model or Proposed Cost Model choice lists on either side.