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Cost analysis

The Cost analysis analysis, for which you can define the level of detail, gives you insight into the periodic wage costs. Per ledger account, Profit displays the periodic wage costs for a selected period, as defined in the configuration of the journal structure

By default you can select the following detail levels:

  • By employer
  • By employer - Org. unit
  • By employee
  • By employee - Org. unit
  • By org. unit


    If you use allocations (Cost centre and Cost unit), you have extra options. That is because you then can also use the above levels by cost centre and cost unit.

That means you not only have insight in the wage costs per employer or per employee, but you can also, for example, quickly find out what the wage costs are for a department, division or business unit (depending on the configuration of your organisational units).

If you have configured replacement lines for ledger account numbers, Profit will apply those here as well.

You can analyse the costs for any processed period, which can be an approved period or a provisionally processed period. The periods you can select are retrieved from the salary processing plan for the employer, so the periods can be different for each employer.

To view the cost analysis:

  1. Go to:
    • HR / Payroll / Salary processing cockpit.
    • Start menu / HR / Payroll / Overview / Cost analysis.
  2. Select the period line.
  3. Click on the action: Output.
  4. Open the overview: Cost analysis.
  5. Open the view:.

    The order used for the options displayed depends on the Journal entries according to field on the Journalising tab in the properties of the employer.

  6. In the cost analysis, a 'drill down' function is available. That means that you can zoom in on the lines displayed, so the details of a line become visible. This will give you insight in the way the costs have been calculated in accordance with the journal structure. You have insight down to the level of the wage component.


    If you double-click on a line with the ledger account 4000 - Bruto loon, Profit displays a window that shows the breakdown of the Bruto loon amount. For each employee and wage component, you see the amounts that have contributed to the journal entry for the 4000 - Bruto loon ledger account.


    In the views you cannot use the default filter. With the CTRL+G hotkey you can go to a value from a specific column.

See also

Directly to

  1. Payroll financial reporting
  2. View a wage journal entry
  3. View a cumulative wage journal entry
  4. Journal entry analysis
  5. Match a report or analysis with the journal entry analysis
  6. Cost analysis
  7. Match a report or analysis with the cost analysis
  8. Compare the wage declaration and wage journal entry
  9. Checking Payroll suspense account
  10. Yearly overview of employer costs