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Use cost analysis to view the allocation of amount

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Use cost analysis to view the allocation of amount

Use cost analysis for a specific cost model for a fiscal period to view the cost lines using a UI similar to allocation workbench. Cost analysis 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 or 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 because cost analysis is based purely on cost allocation lines.

Cost analysis is an effective showback reporting tool that you can use to view the allocated costs. After running the allocation engine, analysts can use cost analysis to validate if the allocation rules have allocated the expected amount.


Navigate to Financial Modeling > Workbench.

You can also navigate to Financial Modeling > Cost Analysis.

Figure 1. Cost lines analysis page
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 icon (The bucket icon) and relationship icon (The relationship icon) function in the same way as the Workbench page, but are based on generated cost lines.
  • Allocation viewer (The spectacle icon) for accounts and buckets shows how the amount has been rolled up.
  • Configure to display 5, 10, 15, 25, or 50 accounts in a page out of the total accounts per segment. The pagination option that you set in the Configuration tab displays the selected number of accounts of a segment in the Cost Lines Analysis page. The right and left arrows enable you to navigate to the next set of records until all the accounts in the segment are displayed.