Activity-Based System

Activity-Based System

Any computer system or other algorithm that provides quantitative information on a company's activities. This may be used in activity-based management.
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The activity-based system for inclusion in the Budget, adopted by the European Commission in 1991 at the initiative of Commissioners Kinnock and Schreyer (see European Report 2453) was tested for the preparation of the year 2002 and 2003 Budgets but formally applicable only since the advent of the new financial Regulation, for the preparation of 2004 budget now on appraisal.
You will analyze these results to determine how and why costs reported by the activity-based system differ from the costs reported by the traditional system, and what this difference means for the Bank's business strategy.
2 The activity-based system provides the measurement system to capture performance improvements and the kaizen costing system provides the incentives and mechanisms to reduce costs.
Articulation of the two activity-based systems occurs when, periodically, the strategic costing system is refreshed to reflect the latest values of the updated standards from the operational improvement system.
ABC can be used to evaluate EDI because an activity-based system assigns costs to specific products based on the products' use of activities.
Whereas, in an activity-based system, in addition to a direct labor pool, you might have many other pools.
An activity-based system can paint a picture of product costs radically different from data generated by traditional systems.
Digital Harmony's customers -- including Cirrus Logic/Crystal, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Nippon Columbia, Peavey Electronics, QSC Audio Products, and TC Electronic -- are creating advanced audio products that set the standard for networked production studios and live sound systems, with modern features such as facility-wide system control and content routing, activity-based system presets, professional production assistants (PPAs), and automated online firmware upgrades.
An Empirical Study of Activity-Based Systems in Ireland, The Irish Accounting Review, 11(1), 55-61.
It is important to mention that in Mexico the activity-based systems are not regulated by the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants and not even by the rules of the Secretariat of Property and Public Credit; this is why it is imperative for the enterprises that have the ABC system to share the information on general accounting and different costing systems that are accepted by the rules of the country.
Activity-based systems are founded upon the principle that activities consume resources and products consume activities.
When activity-based systems are designed that purport to achieve both objectives, maximalist systems usually evolve.
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