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Cost allocation

The solution cost allocation allows you to account IT services on a monetary basis. Hardware, Software and services can automatically be calculated based on individual pricing models to charge the recipients of a service. With you are able to invoice IT costs efficiently and based on real consumption or usage.

Visualized in a timeline you can easily track any rating effort per cost unit and billing unit.

Cost allocation

Image: Topology based cost allocation

Cost allocation is comprised by different steps: The first step involves the mediation meaning the collection of all changes that are to be included in your cost allocation. Secondly, rating has to be performed where any individual change collected within the mediation process is priced. Subsequently, the billing process follows in which all rating items are summarized. Costs can be aggregated down to all available costing levels.