Cost Center Actual Report


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This report shows financial amounts that are stored in the Cost Center cube. It focuses on the actual figures and compares these with other versions. Amounts can be shown in local currency or converted into one of the target currencies. The user can also enter adjustments and comments.

Report Heading

The screenshot below points out the heading area of the Cost Center Actual report.The report heading updates dynamically as various reporting options are selected. The logo can be changed in the Administration; see Configuring Design Elements for more on report design.

The heading area of the report displays the following fields:

Field Description  Implementation


Name of the report

Name of the report in Report Designer


Current PoV selection

Localized subtitle will update as PoV selections are made


Show/hide PoV widget

Click on the arrow to display or hide point-of-view selections

Point of View (PoV) Options

The content of the report can be customized using the PoV options, which can be viewed by clicking the blue arrow at the top of the report.   

The available options are described below: 

PoV Option



Version (combobox)

Select one forecast for comparison.

Version dimension, filter for Stylesheet attribute equals FC.

Month (combobox)

Select a reporting period (can be a year, or a month in a given year).

Elements matching the pattern yyyy, FYyyyy, FYyyyy-MM, or yyyy-MM of Month dimension

Legal Entity (combobox)

Select one single legal entity or any consolidated element.

Legal Entity dimension

Currency (combobox)

Select either local currency or one of the target currencies. The selection of local currency is only available for base elements or consolidated elements of the Legal Entity dimension having a common currency.

Elements of Currency dimension matching the pattern LC and elements starting with a >  (e.g. > EUR).

LC is only available if a local currency is stored (not empty) in the Currency attribute for the selected element of the Legal Entity dimension.

Cost Center (combobox)

Select one single cost center or any consolidated element Cost Center dimension

Suppress Zero Lines (checkbox)

Hide accounts not having any value in the current selection.

Data filter factors the following elements:

  • Previous year, Budget, Forecast x+y, Actual elements of Version dimension
  • Element of Month dimension related to settings in Month combobox and Year-to-date checkbox  
  • Elements of Legal Entity dimension related to selected value in Legal Entity combobox
  • Elements of Currency dimension related to selected value in Currency combobox 
  • Value for slice operator 0 or 9999999

Year-to-date (checkbox)

Display cumulated financial data.

Shows values for the selected month, otherwise value per yyyy-MM_YTD or  FYyyyy-MM_YTD of Month dimension

Show Cost Type No. (checkbox)

Check this option to display the Cost Type number along with the Cost Type name in the row label column.

Switch between Name or ID_Name attribute of Cost Type dimension.

Show Adjustment (checkbox)

Show adjustments for the version Actual.

Enable entry on Adjustment in Cost Center_measure dimension

Show Comment (checkbox)

Allow manual input in Comment field

Displays Comment element of Cost Center_measure dimension

Report Columns and Rows

The columns and rows displayed in the report depend on the selections made in the PoV area. The screenshot below shows a report displaying Forecast 3+9. 

Below are descriptions of the columns and rows in the Cost Center Actual Report.


  • The Year-to-date (YTD) columns are only visible if the Year-to-date option in the PoV area is checked. 
  • The Forecast columns (FC x+y and FC x+y%) will not be visible if “no Forecast” is selected as Version in the PoV area.




Row Label

Account shown as localized name

Cost Type dimension descendants of a preselected element, implemented with hierarchy and data filters.

Area visualization of version

Fill and border style for version

Stylesheet attribute of Version dimension


Previous year value

Previous Year element of Version dimension


Budget value

Budget element of Version dimension

FC x+y
FC x+y YTD

Forecast x+y value, the most recent forecast

Preselected element from Version combobox of Version dimension

Input YTD

Data as imported from source system

Input element of Cost Center_measure dimension. Only visible if Show Adjustment is checked.

Adjustment YTD

Manual Input

Adjustment element of Cost Center_measure dimension. Only visible if Show Adjustment is checked.


Actual figure

Adjusted element of Cost Center_measure dimension


Percentage change of Actual to Previous Year

 (ActualPrevious Year) / Previous Year


Percentage change of Actual to Budget

 (ActualBudget) / Budget

FC x+y%
FC x+y% YTD

Percentage change of Actual to the most recent forecast version

 (ActualForecast) / Forecast


Entry of comment

Comment element of Cost Center_measure dimension



Financial amount of Cost Center cube

Cell Locking

Data entry is only possible when a single legal entity, a single cost center, and the local currency are selected. Cell locking prevents the entry of data in fields that draw on multiple sources.

In the Cost Center Actual report, it is possible to input data in the Adjustment column when the Show Adjustment option has been checked in the PoV area. The area where data entry is possible is indicated by a gray box  (see screenshot below).