Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:26 pm Post subject: Financial Management
I am looking for help with Financial Management. We are going to electronic check approval process. Any ideas on how we can capture the information needed for service costing: budget center, general ledger account, cost component, etc?
Hi, you may have many large projects you are looking to accomplish in order to achieve service costing.
Some of the things I would look at for service costing are:
- do you have an asset management system in place?
- is the asset management system linked to your purchasing system?
- is this linked to your accounting system?
- have you established a charge back system?
- do you have shared services?
- do you have "department" or "application" only services?
- have you defined what a service is and has it been communicated to the business and throughout IT?
- do you have service level management in place?
- is the culture ready to embrace a service costing approach?
These are a few of the pieces that need to be in place in order to get you thinking about service costing.
I know it has probably raised more questions, but service costing requires a huge committment that has to start at the top and botton of the organization and work towards a middle.
Not sure if my thoughts have helped, but a few thoughts to thikn about.
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