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Generate unit costs

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Generate unit costs

Associate a unit cost metric with a segment of a cost model hierarchy to generate unit costs. The mapping helps to derive unit cost based on the allocation lines from the financial modeling application.

Before you begin

Role required: cost_transparency_adminor cost_transparency_analyst


  1. Navigate to Financial Modeling > Cost Models > All.
  2. Click open a cost model to associate the unit cost metric to a segment or an account of the segment of the cost model.
  3. Click the Unit Cost Metrics related list.
  4. Click New.
  5. On the form, fill in the fields.
    Table 1. Unit Cost Metrics form
    Field Description
    Cost Model Select the cost model from the list.
    Unit Cost Segment The cost model segment that the unit cost is to be generated for.
    Unit Cost Metric Select the unit cost metric that has been defined in the consumption/weight table.
    Unit Cost Accounts filter Filter accounts based on a criteria.

    Unit costs are generated only for the filtered accounts.

    Unit Unit of measure for the unit cost.
    Transactional table Displays the segment transactional table, which cannot be edited.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. Select the unit cost metric and click Generate Unit Cost Metrics .
  8. Select the fiscal period in the Generate Unit Cost Metrics pop-up that appears.

    The engine has run the allocations already for the fiscal periods that appear in the list.

  9. Click OK.
  10. Navigate to Financial Modeling > Cost Model Lines > Unit Costs to see the unit costs.

    The unit costs are generated and populated in the Unit Cost table. The unit costs are generated for all the filtered accounts of the Unit Cost Segment in the Unit Cost Account column of the Unit Cost table. The table also shows the total cost and quantity. Based on the enforced relationship of the metric, you can further drill down from the account unit cost.