Systems cost to perform the process "manage and process collections" per $100,000 revenue

This measure calculates systems cost per $100,000 revenue to perform the process "manage and process collections," which consists of posting entries to respective accounts, preparing accounts for receivables, managing the cash collected by the business from its debtors, and recording it in the books of accounts to provide clear information about the availability of the cash. Systems costs include a variety of specific costs related to computer hardware/software, network maintenance, data storage, etc., and all fees paid to full-time, part-time, or temporary employees or independent contractors hired to perform these services. This measure is part of a set of Cost Effectiveness measures that help companies understand all cost expenditures related to the "manage and process collections" process.

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Measure Category:
Cost Effectiveness
Measure ID:
103293
Total Sample Size:
2,943 All Companies
Performers:
25th Median 75th
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Key Performance Indicator:
No

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Units for this measure are dollars.

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(Percentage of internal cost of the process "Manage and process collections" allocated to systems costs * Percentage of total cost of the process "manage and process collections" allocated to internal costs * 0.0001 * Total cost to perform the process "manage and process collections") / (Total business entity revenue * .00001)

Key Terms

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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.

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.

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 (7.3.1)

  • 9.2.4.1 - Establish policies for delinquent accounts (10804)
  • 9.2.4.2 - Analyze delinquent account balances (10805)
  • 9.2.4.3 - Correspond/Negotiate with delinquent accounts (10806)
  • 9.2.4.4 - Discuss account resolution with internal parties (10807)
  • 9.2.4.5 - Process adjustments/write off balances (10808)
  • 9.2.4.6 - Perform recovery workout (14007)
  • 9.2.4.7 - Manage default accounts (14008)