Overhead and other costs to perform the process "process accounts receivable (AR)" per $100,000 revenue

This measure calculates overhead and other costs per $100,000 revenue to perform the "process accounts receivable (AR)" process, which processes payments due from customers, including all funds received, whether by check or electronically. Overhead costs refer to those that an organization cannot identify as direct costs of performing a process; these include occupancy, facilities, utilities, and maintenance, etc. Other costs include costs other than personnel, equipment, material, systems, or outsourced costs (e.g., costs for supplies and office equipment, travel, training and seminars). This measure is part of a set of Cost Effectiveness measures that help companies understand all cost expenditures related to the "process accounts receivable (AR)" process.

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Measure Category:
Cost Effectiveness
Measure Id:
105567
Total Sample Size:
1,063 All Companies
Performers:
25th
Median
75th
Key Performance
Indicator:
No

Compute this Measure

Units for this measure are dollars.

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(Overhead cost to perform the process "process accounts receivable (AR)" + Costs other than personnel, systems, overhead, and outsourced to perform the process "process accounts receivable (AR)") / (Total business entity revenue * .00001)

Key Terms

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Total Annual Revenue/Net Revenue

Total annual revenue is net proceeds generated from the sale of products or services. This should reflect the selling price less any allowances such as quantity, discounts, rebates and returns. If your business entity is a support unit and therefore does not directly generate revenue, then provide the revenue amount for the units you support. For government/non-profit organizations, please use your non-pass-through budget. For insurance companies the total annual revenue is the total amount of direct written premiums, excluding net investment income. Note: Business entity revenue needs to only include inter-company business segment revenue when the transactions between those business segments are intended to reflect an arm's length transfer price and would therefore meet the regulatory requirements for external revenue reporting.

Other Cost

Other costs are costs associated with the specified process, but not specifically covered in personnel cost, systems cost, overhead cost and outsourced cost in this questionnaire. These other costs include costs for supplies and office equipment, travel, training and seminars. Include the cost of telephones, except for that portion captured in systems cost.

Cost Effectiveness

Cost effectiveness measures are those in which two related variables, one of which is the cost and one of which is the related outcome related to the expenditure are used to determine a particular metric value.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.2.1)

  • 9.2.3.1 - Establish AR policies (10799) - Creating rules and regulations to be followed in case of credit sales to customers. Create rules and procedures to follow at the time of sale (e.g., the allowable number of installments).
  • 9.2.3.2 - Receive/Deposit customer payments (10800) - Collecting cash from customers. Deposit it into bank account. Make entries into the books of accounts.
  • 9.2.3.3 - Apply cash remittances (10801) - Checking and moving funds between countries for business activities, typically through authorized remittance agents.
  • 9.2.3.4 - Prepare AR reports (10802) - Preparing reports that detail balances due or what to collect from customers at a certain point in time.
  • 9.2.3.5 - Post AR activity to the general ledger (10803) - Preparing the general ledger for account receivables from journals. Place all journal entries related to accounts receivables in the general ledger accounts of a business.