This topic may refer to Microsoft Dynamics AX, which is now called Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations.

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 “Get started with Cost Accounting” white paper provides the basic steps to configure Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations – 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.

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 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for 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.

Additional resources

  • Additional help is available as task guides inside Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations. To access task guides, click the Help button on any page.
  • For information about Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations training, see Microsoft eLearning (requires CustomerSource account).
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