We're doing a project for a non profit organisation in London to setup Odoo 9 and they have a requirement for 2 "dimensions" of analytical accounting. These would be:
1) By project
2) By department
For example a line on a bill could be attributed both to a Project and then also to a Department. The idea being that they can look at a project budget and see how that is progressing, or to look at a Departmental budget and see how close they are to hitting budget there too. In the invoice you can only attribute a cost to 1 analytic account. So if I create a project budget account then this means I cannot see the cost as part of a department.
So a particular expense would be say "£1000" for food for an event, say "DB awards night". This should be attributed to the Food costs for that event (a project), but should also be attributed to a department (lets say events department).
We don't expressively need the budgeting functionality on both dimensions (although that would be nice) but we really need to be able to run a report of some form against both the Department costs and also the Project costs and have the £1000 appear in both.
My thought was that we might be able to use the Analytical Account labels to be able to have this multidimensional reporting but I don't seem to see how we can do it or report on them.
Any suggestions anyone has would be gratefully received.
Please try to give a substantial answer. If you wanted to comment on the question or answer, just use the commenting tool. Please remember that you can always revise your answers - no need to answer the same question twice. Also, please don't forget to vote - it really helps to select the best questions and answers!
About This Community
|Asked: 7/14/16, 5:23 AM|
|Seen: 237 times|
|Last updated: 7/14/16, 5:24 AM|