About settings for cost accounting [AX 2012]

Updated: October 17, 2012

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

The following steps will help you complete the base configuration for cost accounting.


Form or situation



Line structures

Group cost and service categories. The Expense distribution sheet and some inquiries are based on the line structures.



Group dimensions. By using this functionality, you can easily create a profit center structure. You can execute some inquiries and reports based on the hierarchies.

For more information, see Create hierarchy structures.


Expense distribution sheet

Create reports on your own.

For more information, see Create an expense distribution sheet.


Reference tables

Create the reference tables that you want to use in distributions and allocations.

In this form, you can only create the reference tables. To enter the values, click Calculation versions > Reference table values.

For more information, see Create reference tables.


Calculation versions

Validate and summarize distributions and allocations.


Accrual schemes

Create accrual schemes.

For more information, see Create a cost accounting accrual scheme.


Budget model

Create budget models.

For more information, see About cost accounting budgeting.

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