Distribute Usage and Miscellaneous Costs
This process computes the costs and determines the GL account to which to post the cost for expenditure items with the following expenditure type classes:
The Distribute Usage and Miscellaneous Costs process is a prerequisite for the generation of revenue and invoices for assets usage expenditure items and miscellaneous transactions.
You submit the PRC:Distribute Usage and Miscellaneous Costs process from the Submit Request window either by itself, or as part of the "Distribute and Interface Usages to GL'' streamline option of the PRC: Submit Streamline Processes process. See: Submitting Requests.
To limit the report to one expenditure batch, project, or expenditure ending date, enter one or more parameters.
Two output reports show you the results of this process:
- The Usage and Miscellaneous Cost Report. Lists all expenditure items that were successfully cost distributed. For each item, this report displays the resource and expenditure type that was used, the date on which the resource was used, the project and task to which the item is charged, the quantity of the usage utilized (measured by the units of the expenditure type), the cost rate of the resource, and total cost.
- The Usage and Miscellaneous Cost Exception Report. Lists all usage, burden transaction, and miscellaneous transaction expenditure items that could not be processed by the Distribute Usage and Miscellaneous Costs process. Also lists Inventory and WIP transactions not already costed or accounted that could not be processed by the Distribute Usage and Miscellaneous Costs process. This report lists the rejection reason for each of the expenditure items that fails cost distribution.
Note: You can also review rejection reasons from the Expenditure Items window by using the Show Field option in the Folder menu to display Cost Distr. Rejection. See: Performing a Project Expenditure Inquiry.