Activity Based Budgeting

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Activity Based Budgeting

A way to budget that analyzes potential activities in which a company can engage. These activities are organized according to the company's goals, and the costs of each are organized to compile the budget. ABB contrasts with traditional budgeting, which usually simply increases the previous year's budget to account for inflation and the like; rather, ABB seeks out new opportunities and allocates resources in the budget based on them. Proponents say that ABB is a more accurate way to forecast budgeting.
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To elaborate, using the production budget shown in Figure 2 as an example and quoting from the "Activity-Based Budgeting" module, Version 1.2, Cengage Online Learning: "The production budget has several important cost components.
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This process is called "activity-based budgeting" (Borjesson, 1997; Connolly & Ashworth, 1994).
As I've done some flexible and activity-based budgeting in my previous job, I'd love to have done it here, too.
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