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Cost Accounting 365 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

With Cost Accounting 365, you control your finances precisely and receive information about revenues and costs quickly and clearly. Perfect for trading, service and production companies.

Solution scenarios with Cost Accounting 365

Multi-level contribution margin accounting

Which cost units are profitable and with which products do I earn money? For the post-calculation of the products, is an exact post-calculation and a contribution margin calculation from DB 1 to DB4 required?

Internal cost allocation

Profit-centre-based income statements are standard in modern controlling. Distribute overheads and offset services beyond cost centres and cost units. Create your allocations and divide them into fixed and variable costs in production.

Up to 8 dimensions

Are the cost centre and cost unit within cost accounting not enough for you? Then create a contribution margin calculation per product, project, order or customer! Define additional dimensions flexibly and evaluate them separately.

Visualised figures

Would you like to graphically process and visualise your figures? Jet Reports, Power Pivot and Power BI help you to do this. Predefined templates for these evaluation tools are included.

Full control

Would you like to graphically process and visualise your figures? Jet Reports, Power Pivot and Power BI help you to do this. Predefined templates for these evaluation tools are included.

  • Cost Unit Accounting
  • Cost Centre Accounting
  • Analysis views

Practical controlling tool

Once a company reaches a certain size, a smart controlling solution becomes indispensable: international trading companies benefit from Cost Accounting 365 just as much as medium-sized businesses. Benefit from the role-based user interface and the integrated planning module that support traditional cost accounting methods such as actual, normal and flexible plan costing

  • Any number of cost units
  • Allocation of overheads
  • Cost allocation sheets

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Cost Centre Accounting

Consistent breakdown into fixed and variable cost components is possible. The cost types are derived from the G/L account or built up individually. Any number of dimensions/reporting indicators can be managed with each booking. The costs and service bookings are transferred automatically or manually from other modules.

Reference value

Management of service bookings with allocation of items, number of employees, number of offers/orders, number of enquiries/orders, number of stock movements, etc. Deposit of the allocation rates with the reference value. Definition of standard allocation keys.

Cost Unit Accounting

Any number of cost units can be created. Separation between fixed and variable amount components is possible. Activity recording in connection with reference values and allocation of purchased items, produced items, sold items, etc. Internal activity allocation. Imputed recurring entries.


Set up cost unit budgets with fixed and variable (quantity-based) budgets. Export and import of budget data in Excel. Budget link in financial accounting (bidirectional), also from merchandise management (item budgets).

Analysis views

Management of analysis views for detailed evaluation on a multi-dimensional basis and for the presentation of target-performance comparisons. Linking of analysis views with account schemata. Detailed evaluations such as cost type sheets, OAS according to cost centres/periods, plan/performance comparisons.


Integration with Power BI, Power Pivot and Jet Reports (Excel). Predefined templates for these evaluation tools are included.

Pricing models & trial version

On Premises – pricing model

Billing periodprice
One-off licence fees
annual maintenance (18%)1

Monthly subscription2329,00€

1 The annual maintenance is automatically extended by one year if not cancelled 3 months before the end of the term.
2 Monthly billing with a minimum term of one year. Terms with price guarantee of up to 3 years possible – can be cancelled monthly thereafter. Automatic renewal for a further period if not cancelled 30 days before expiry.

Cloud – pricing model

Scaling of usersPrice per month1
0-25 licensed Dynamics BC users299,00 €
26-50 licensed Dynamics BC users329,00 €
51-100 licensed Dynamics BC users399,00 €
>100 licensed Dynamics BC users499,00 €

Prices are based on licensed Microsoft Dynamics Business Central users (Essential, Premium).
The total number of users determines the respective price scale (see package prices).
Billing is always monthly – regardless of the agreed total duration of the subscription.
1 Monthly billing with a minimum term of one year. Terms with price guarantee of up to 3 years possible – can be cancelled monthly thereafter. Automatic renewal for a further period if not cancelled 30 days before expiry.

System requirements / product availability

NAV3.70-NAV 2018BC13 und BC14BC15 – BC23BC SaaS
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All features in detail

Cost Centre Accounting

The division into variable and fixed components of the costs is one of the most important functions of the app, in addition to the flexible allocation options. You can store percentage values or fixed amounts for cost types, based on which the cost analyses are carried out. Cost Centre Accounting enables you to determine the overhead rates for the formation of results and allows assessment processing and allocation rate formation right through to the OAS (operational accounting sheet).

The advantages of Cost Centre Accounting at a glance

  • You decide: individual setup, or have the app generate an automatic cost plan from your ledger accounts?
  • continuously separate variable and fixed cost components.
  • define fixed amounts as well as percentage shares in the cost types
  • manage as many reporting indicators as required with each individual entry
  • automatically transfer cost and performance entries from other modules if desired
  • apply reference values based on the services in order to manage entries
  • take on variable performance work, taking into account various reference variables (for example, number of employees, number of orders, offers, enquiries,
  • orders or stock movements)
  • store billing rates or cost rates for the reference value
  • use the original value of the service origin as the cost rate
  • Define standard allocation keys in an individually appropriate way (for example, by reference cost type, service, ratio of budget values, step-ladder process with allocation,
  • according to ratio or quantity x cost rate with allocation rate according to the iteration method).
  • apply imputed recurring entries
  • include dimensions in the cost centre accounting budgets
  • decide on the budget structure with fixed or variable amount separation
  • work with quantity budgets
  • create a bidirectional budget link to financial accounting
  • enter budget values as actual values if required
  • use plan assessments for budget creation
  • export and import data from and to Excel
  • evaluate detailed analysis views on a multi-dimensional basis and create a target-performance comparison
  • link account schemata and analysis views
  • make detailed evaluations (e.g. cost allocation sheet by cost centre or period, cost category sheets, plan/target/performance comparisons)
  • Incorrect postings in the cost type postings can be deleted easily via the journal

Cost Unit Accounting

The Cost Unit Accounting module allows you to set up multi-level contribution margin analyses. It is completely integrated through billing processes, which makes the formulation and realisation of contribution margin levels, including a fixed cost coverage basis, possible. Have the app determine what costs are incurred for services or products and distinguish between individual product units or quantities produced and sold within an accounting period. Flexible cost account schemata allow multi-level contribution margin calculations and analyses.

The advantages of Cost Unit Accounting at a glance

  • use as many cost units as required
  • separate fixed and variable amount proportions
  • automatically take over the costs and service bookings if desired
  • work with as many contribution margin levels as required
  • services are recorded along with reference values that include cost rates and allocation of the quantity of purchased, produced and/or sold items
  • use internal cost allocation with original values from the cost origin
  • set up as many overhead calculation schemata as required
  • have cost units allocated to cost units
  • have overhead surcharges credited to desired cost centres
  • create cost unit budgets with fixed and variable (quantity-based) budgets
  • export and import your budget data to and from Excel
  • create bidirectional budget links to financial accounting, also from merchandise management
  • create any number of analysis views for actual and budget data
  • apply imputed recurring entries
  • easily delete incorrect cost unit account entries per journal

About CKL


As an independent software manufacturer, we operate worldwide.


CKL was founded in 1997 and became internationally known for its cost and performance accounting.


More than 180 registered partners, 4,000 installations.


CKL is an official Microsoft partner.

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