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Re: Cost Centers in Odoo 8??? Analytic account?

Jordi Ballester Alomar
- 02/07/2016 12:09:03

Analytics would help you by attributing revenues and expenses to the locations. 

- If your mushroom factory in New Orleans purchases some fertilizer, in the PO you would indicate as analytic account that Location and that expense would be allocated to 'New Orleans' location
- If your mushroom factory in New Orleans sells to a customer, in the SO you would indicate as A.A. that location, and the revenue and COGS would be allocated to that 'New Orleans' location.

In the current status of v8, Analytics will not help you in the following:
- Inter-location sales/purchases. That is, if you transfer mushroom from New Orleans to Dallas, and expect New Orleans Cost center to report an expense and Dallas to report a revenue.
- If you expect to be able to retrieve a separate balance sheet by location. 

As Yoshi pointed out, we have released 'Operating Units' as a means to manage independent units in an organizations, where transactional data (sales order, purchase order, invoices,...) is segmented by OU, including access permissions, and you can produce a self-balanced Balance Sheet as well as a P&L for each OU.


On Sun, Feb 7, 2016 at 3:34 PM, Yoshi Tashiro <> wrote:

You may want to check out this thread about Operating Units:



Yoshi Tashiro


From: John Pia Jr []
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2016 2:12 PM
To: Community <>
Subject: Cost Centers in Odoo 8??? Analytic account?


Hello all,


I am trying to figure out the best way to setup a cost centers in Odoo 8 Accounting.


Basically I would like to maintain a clean chart of accounts, and be able to define cost centers on transactions.


We have many locations, I would like to avoid having to have a GL account for every Chart/location.


I would like to make the location a "Cost center", so that any transaction that takes place for that location, gets attributed to the correct chart/location


From what I can see, This is what an analytical account is used for... 


Is this correct? does anyone have any experience with this.


I believe its basic accounting.


Thanks all


John Pia Jr

South Mill Mushroom Sales Inc. | Kaolin Mushroom Farms Inc.

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