Order Costing - This Level dashboard

The Order Costing dashboard is designed to provide analysis against manufacturing order processing. On this dashboard, you can analyze variances between cost according to defined standards and actual costs reported against a manufacturing order. An understanding where standard cost deviations occur enables you to take actions to reduce costs. For further analysis, use the costing component attribute to break down product costs into each contributing factor that influences the final cost of the manufactured product.

The dashboard can answer these business questions:
  • Which products have the highest deviation from standard cost?
  • Would it be more profitable to buy a product than manufacture, or to process the product further before selling it?

The dashboard support analysis at a specific order costing level, at This Level.

This Level provides view of the underlying costs in the structure as part of the cost of semi-finished materials.

Reports and KPIs

The dashboard contains these reports:
  • This Level Actl vs Std Cost Var Pct by Period
  • This Level Top Var Amt (abs) by Product
  • This Level Top Var Pct (abs) by Product
  • This Level Costing Component Var Amt by Period
  • This Level Product Details
  • This Level Actl Cost by Costing Component Overview
  • This Level Std Cost by Costing Component Overview

The term This Level is omitted in the report titles displayed in the dashboard.

The dashboard also contains these KPIs:
  • Actl vs Std Cost Var Pct
  • Act vs Std Cost Var
  • Scrapped Cost

Currency information is also displayed on the dashboard.


These standard filters are available:
  • Facility
  • Warehouse (Config. 1)
  • Time (Config. 2)
  • Costing Component
  • Item (Config. 1)
  • Show N Records

Time is a required filter.

The Show N Records filter controls the number of elements that are shown in the Top Var Amt by Product and Top Var Pct by Product reports.

Drill across

By clicking >>Analyze by All Levels, you can drill across to the Order Costing - All Level dashboard.