Cost accounting home page

This topic provides a list of the help topics and other resources that are available for Cost accounting.

The Cost accounting module allows you to do the following:

  • Define cost element dimensions, import cost element dimension members, and map cost element dimensions.
  • Define cost object dimensions and import cost object dimension members.
  • Define or import statistical dimensions.
  • Create statistical measure provider templates.
  • Create cost accounting ledgers.
  • Create cost control units.
  • Process general ledger entries.
  • Process budget entries.
  • Create and apply cost behavior policies.
  • Trace costs.
  • Define dimension hierarchies.
  • Create statements that can be viewed in the workspace.
  • Create reports by using Excel.

Get started

The Hands-on labs for Cost accounting provide the basic steps to configure Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition – Cost Accounting in order to make the actual cost analysis. It also provides a series of procedures that you can complete in the order which they appear.

To understand how you can use Cost accounting for your daily work, you must understand these concepts.

Cost control mobile workspace

With the Cost control mobile workspace, cost center managers can see the cost center performance anytime and anywhere.

Cost accounting analysis Power BI content

The Cost accounting analysis Microsoft Power BI content is intended for cost controllers or anyone who is responsible for performing cost control of an organization. It includes the key metrics, such as cost, magnitude, and cost rate by actual cost, budget cost, and flexible budget cost. It uses transaction data from Cost accounting in Finance and Operations and provides an aggregate view of costs for the whole organization in one reporting currency. Managers can filter the data by cost objects to perform cost control of their organizational units, even if the organization can have several legal entities.