Reporting With Cost Allocation
If you have a cost allocation system, you have the option when making reports of showing cost data for individual allocation blocks or the totals for all blocks combined.
When selecting a cost field for inclusion in a cost register report, you will use the Cost Field Definition form. The Cost Allocation frame on this form allows you to select either a single allocation block or all blocks combined.
Creating a Cost Allocated Cost Register Report
1. Assume you have set up a cost allocation system with 4 blocks, representing the years 2011 to 2014 (insert your own values here.)
2. Create a cost register report with the following fields:
Cost item number
Cost item name
Overall cost total for 2011
Overall cost total for 2012
Overall cost total for 2013
Overall cost total for 2014
Overall cost total (all blocks combined)