The following classes can be conducted onsite or in our Chicago training center. To register for one of these classes, or arrange for onsite training, please call our registrar at (630) 351-5155.
TWO DAY CLASS: Building an ABC Model with Activity Analyzer
This class teaches you how to build an ABC/M model using Activity Analyzer. It covers basic ABC concepts and model building techniques. Through both classroom lecture and lab exercises, participants learn how to use Activity Analyzer and then complete either a service industry or manufacturing model.
Topic 1: Project Setup
Explains how to setup a new project database, set user-defined parameters and tailor on-line screen displays.
Topic 2: Define Business Processes
Explains how to define business processes and setup Processes in Activity Analyzer.
Topic 3: Define Activities
Explains how to define activities and build an Activity Dictionary. The information that can be maintained in Activity Analyzer's dictionary is reviewed along with detail explanations on how this information can be used for activity costing and management purposes. For activity analysis, the use of attributes, performance measures and root causes is demonstrated.
Topic 4: Assign Resources
Explains how to assign employee resources and expense resources to activities. The assignment methods include using percentages and resource drivers. Resource drivers are reviewed in detail and the use of resource driver profiles to simplify the assignments is demonstrated.
Lab Exercise: Build the Class Model for Activity and Process Costing
Topic 5: Cost Objects
Explains how to setup product and customer cost objects using the Cost Object screens and project setup options. Demonstrates how activity drivers are used to assign costs.
Topic 6: Assigning Activities to Cost Objects
Explains the concept of a Bill of Activity and then demonstrates how to assign activities directly to cost objects or through a Bill of Activity.
Topic 7: Multi-Dimensional Linking of Cost Objects
Explains how to link product cost objects to customer cost objects and calculate product and customer profitability.
Topic 8: Model Reconciliation
Explains how to run the costing functions and verify that all costs have been properly assigned.
Lab Exercise: Complete the Class Model
Topic 9: ABC Toolbox for Visio
Learn how to create a process chart using Visio and then with the ABC Toolbox create a project database linked to the process chart. A lab exercise allows participants to create a simple process, add a few activities, assign resources, run activity and process costing functions and display selected ABC data inside the Visio chart.
Topic 10: Importing Data
Explains how to use the Import Utility to download data into your model. Includes an exercise for class participants to import several files.
Topic 11: Connecting to the Database Through ODBC
Demonstrates how to use Microsoft Access, MS Query and Crystal Reports to connect to a model database through ODBC.
Topic 12: File Utilities
Explains how to use the File Utilities provided with the system.
Topic 13: AutoRunner
Explains how to use the AutoRunner module to setup and run external programs and to schedule the execution of Activity Analyzer's costing functions.ABC
ONE DAY CLASS: Budgeting & Scenario Playing with Business Analyzer
Demonstrates how to perform "what-if" scenarios and create activity-based budgets using Business Analyzer. A lab exercise allows participants to change product mix, activity driver quantities and resource amounts to a base model and back-calculate new resource requirements. The results are saved as a scenario and compared to prior scenarios.
A model based on a year's data is exploded into four (4) quarterly budgets that are then compared to actual quarterly results. Budgets vs. actual variance comparisons are made.
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