Cost to Sell + Support
Shared Services Costing + Chargebacks

Many companies employ a shared services approach to keep business units focused on their core competencies. A big challenge with this approach is making sure shared services costs charged to business units, customers, or products are equitable, accurate, transparent, and predictable.

Whether you assign costs based on cost centers, fixed rates, volumes, market prices, or a cost-plus approach, the goal is to create accountability and encourage departments and teams to make smart decisions that improve overall performance. ImpactECS accurately models the complex provider-consumer relationship and allocates costs based on measurable and controllable drivers.

ImpactECS creates transparency in shared services costing processes

  • Identify real cost drivers: Calculate detailed costs for each activity and assign to specific business units, products, or customers to create transparency in shared services spending
  • Handle complex allocation rules: Assign recursive costs between shared services departments
  • Manage internal relationships: Build Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) that provide accurate cost details linked to business unit requirements

Resources

It Starts with Costs

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Get Quick Insights and Best Practices

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Cost Allocations: Gaining Actionable Insights

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Guide to Implementing Cost Systems

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Daily News for Finance Leaders

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Role of Cost Systems in the Age of Digital Transformation

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