Cost Center Dimension

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The Cost Center dimension breaks the figures down by the organizational hierarchy into single cost centers. The hierarchy between the root element All Cost Centers and the individual cost centers can be organized in an arbitrary way to match the organizational requirements. One level in this hierarchy is usually made of legal entities; other levels may include the division, line-of-business, region, department, subsidiary, and office.

This dimension features a second, parallel hierarchy called All Functional Areas. This hierarchy should share the base elements for the cost centers with the All Cost Centers hierarchy to ensure both root elements add up to the same total. The hierarchy between the root element All Functional Areas and the individual cost centers can be organized in an arbitrary way to match the organizational requirements. This hierarchy does not usually include a level for the legal entities.

Mandatory elements in this dimensions are as follows:

Element

Definition

All Cost Centers

Root element summarizing all base elements, showing 100% of the organization.

All Functional Areas

Parallel hierarchy with functional area breakdown focus rather than organizational breakdown. Must also summarize all base elements showing 100 % of the organization.

~

The NA (not applicable) element of the dimension to hold data that are not broken down by cost center. Must be child of All Cost Centers and All Functional Areas. This is also the default write element of this dimension.

Unassigned

Grouping of unexpected elements found during the data load. Must be child of All Cost Centers and All Functional Areas. This is the default parent element of this dimension.

The dimension must have additional base elements to hold data that is broken down by cost center.

The cost center elements can be configured through their attributes:

 Attribute   Definition
 Name  Readable name of the cost center. Localized translations can be provided. This attribute is visible in the report. There is no hard-coded behavior implemented in this name. (string)
 ID_Name  Combination of element name a dash (“ – “) and the localized name attribute. (calculated, string)
 Functional Area  Should contain a consolidated element of the functional area hierarchy on each base element, which helps in analysis and reconciliation. On a consolidated level with mixed functional areas, this attribute should be empty. With consolidated elements having a one-to-one relation to functional areas, it may be populated.
 Manager  Should contain the responsible manager, at least for the base elements. This could facilitate setting up the workflow assignments.

 

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