About cost budgeting [AX 2012]

Updated: December 10, 2010

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Cost budgeting is used to budget costs for specific dimensions.

Click Cost accounting > Journals > Cost budget. Budget costs are planned for a selected budget model, which contains the dimensions.

To create a budget line, you must complete the following fields:

  • Cost category

  • Date

  • Amount

  • Method, which specifies how the budget costs are allocated for the future period


If you select Period or Key in the Method field on the General tab, the Total amount field, which displays the budget costs for a certain future period, is updated automatically.

Click Budget balances in the Cost budget form to view period balances for all kinds of costs.

Click Transaction levels in the Budget balances form to modify the posting layer between the following:

  • Financial accounting

  • Cost accounting direct

  • Cost distribution

  • Allocation

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