Systems cost to perform the process "manage and process collections" as a percentage of total process cost

This measure calculates systems cost to perform the process "manage and process collections" as a percentage of total process cost Systems cost refers to a variety of expenses related to computer hardware/software, network and application maintenance, data storage, etc., and all fees paid to full-time, part-time, or temporary employees or independent contractors hired to perform these services. These should not include one-time costs for major new systems developments/replacements. The Process "manage and process collections" includes [Posting entries to respective accounts, and preparing accounts for receivables. Manage the cash collected by the business from its debtors. Record it in the books of accounts to provide clear information about the availability of the cash.]. This Supplemental Information measure is intended to help companies evaluate additional variables related to the process "Manage and process collections".

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Measure Category:
Supplemental Information
Measure Id:
105971
Total Sample Size:
600 All Companies
Performers:
25th
Median
75th
Key Performance
Indicator:
No

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Units for this measure are percent.

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(Systems cost to perform the process "manage and process collections" / Total cost to perform the process "manage and process collections") * 100.0

Key Terms

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Systems Cost

Systems costs include all expenses, paid or incurred, in conjunction with:

Computer hardware or computer software acquired by the organization or provided to the organization through service contracts.

Any related costs to process, service and maintain computer hardware or computer software. The costs of providing and maintaining services for each applicable process (e.g., computer system(s) processing (CPU) time, network/system communication charges, maintenance costs for applications and data storage). This includes the costs related to LANs, WANs, etc. This does not include one-time costs for major new systems developments/replacements. Consultant fees should not be included in depreciation of new system implementations. Include only those costs that occur more than six (6) months after implementation, as normal system maintenance costs. Any systems cost (e.g., maintenance) which is outsourced to a third party supplier should be captured in the separate cost category labeled outsourced cost.

Systems cost should include all salaries, overtime, employee benefits, bonuses or fees paid to full-time, part-time or temporary employees or independent contractors who perform services relating to computer hardware, computer software, processing or systems support.

Supplemental Information

Supplemental information is data that APQC determines is relevant to decision support for a specific process, but does not fit into the other measure categories such as cost effectiveness, cycle time, or staff productivity.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.2.1)

  • 9.2.4.1 - Establish policies for delinquent accounts (10804) - Creating a process to follow in case of a failed payment by account holders. Create rules and regulations for the account holder who has failed to make at least the minimum monthly payment by the due date.
  • 9.2.4.2 - Analyze delinquent account balances (10805) - Examining balance statements of accountholders who failed to make required payments. Study or review the account details of customers' past payments when preparing negotiations policies.
  • 9.2.4.3 - Correspond/Negotiate with delinquent accounts (10806) - Determine ways for customers in default to repay debts (e.g., allowing more time or discounts).
  • 9.2.4.4 - Discuss account resolution with internal parties (10807) - Determining rules for handling accounts. Discuss and plan with internal parties (department heads, managers, and senior management) about rules to follow in coming months.
  • 9.2.4.5 - Process adjustments/write off balances (10808) - Maintaining reserves for write-offs and adjustments. Adjust or write off certain expenses and losses.
  • 9.2.4.6 - Perform recovery workout (14007) - Renegotiating the terms of a loan agreement in order to recoup money from a default account.
  • 9.2.4.7 - Manage default accounts (14008) - Managing accounts that have not met the requirements agreed upon to pay off outstanding debts.