Allocate costs and income overview [AX 2012]

Updated: May 17, 2011

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

The following topics provide information about tasks that are related to allocating costs and income.

Consolidate transactions

Forecast cash flow and currency requirements

Eliminate transactions

The following table lists the forms that support the allocate costs and income business process component. The table entries are organized by business process component task and then alphabetically by form name.


Some forms in the following table require information or parameter settings to navigate to them.

Business process component task

Form name


Consolidate transactions

Chart of accounts

Create, maintain, and view the legal entity’s general ledger accounts in a structured list.


Import, export, or transfer data when you consolidate subsidiary legal entity accounts into a consolidated legal entity account.

Currency exchange rates

Create and view the currencies that your organization uses and maintain appropriate exchange rates between the accounting currency and other currencies.

Legal entities

Create and maintain general legal entity information.

Forecast cash flow and currency requirements

Budget model

Create the budget models and submodels that are the basis for the structure of the ledger budgets.

Budget register entry

Create and maintain budget register entries.

Calculate cash flow forecasts

Calculate and recalculate the estimates of future ledger transactions and cash flow.

Currency requirement

View future liquidity demands by currency and date, and add currencies to calculate requirements for.

Financial statement %1

Print the financial statements that you defined.

Forecast models

Create and maintain forecast models.

Period allocation key

Create period allocation keys that distribute budget register entries in fiscal year periods, or explode sales orders in defined periods.

Set up cash flow forecasts

Set up ledger or budget accounts that are used in cash flow forecasts.

Transfer purchase budget to ledger

Transfer inventory purchase forecasts to the ledger.

Transfer sales budget to ledger

Transfer inventory sales forecasts to the ledger.

Eliminate transactions

Elimination proposal

Create proposed elimination transactions.

Journal names

Journal names setup - Create and maintain templates for journals. This includes the maintenance of posting restrictions for selected users or user groups.

Ledger elimination rule

Create ledger elimination rules, which you can use to define how to eliminate transactions between a parent legal entity and a subsidiary legal entity.

Ledger elimination rule line

Enter additional information for the elimination rule, such as the elimination method, the source and destination accounts, and dimension information.

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