Viewing Cost and Controlling

To view statistic on cost and controlling, open the Costs and Controlling view in the Business Control Center Perspective. The average costs and the status are displayed for the selected processes, itemized in today, last week and last month.

The Costs and Controlling View
Figure: The Costs and Controlling View

Choose Role or Organization

In the Role/Organization list select the organization or role to show according processes.

Choose the Organization or Role
Figure: Choose the Organization or Role

Scoped Roles and Organizations

In case scoped roles are available, they are listed in the selection box as:
Role Name (department.[parent department.[..]])

Scoped Organizations are displayed as follows:
Organization Name (department.[parent department.[..]])

Default departments are marked with a ? following the organization or role name.

Scoped Roles
Figure: Scoped Roles displayed in the Selection Box

Cost and Controlling Details

The following entries are displayed in the Cost and Controlling table:

Costs

The average costs apply to the controlling property Actual Cost Per Minute, set for the respective role or organization during modeling. You can set this property in the property page of the activity. For details on this property refer to chapter Modeling the Organizational Structure of the Stardust Online Documentation - Developer Guide. Modeling the Organizational Structure of the Developer Modeler Guide.

Per default, the costs are displayed in EUR, displayed with two digits precision after the decimal point.

Status

The Status shows the status of the process definition in terms of color. Hereby the criticality is calculated with two global thresholds operating as a percentage of the target cost per execution:

The target cost per execution is specified via the process definition Controlling property Target Cost Per Execution, set for the respective process definition during modeling. For details on this property refer to chapter Working with Process Definitions of the Stardust Online Documentation - Developer Modeling Guide. Working with Process Definitions in the Developer Modeling Guide.

You can specify the percentage threshold for yellow and red in the businessControlCenter.properties file, residing in the WEB-INF/classes folder of your Business Control Center WAR or the ipp-resources folder of your dynamic Web project accordingly. The threshold for yellow is Carnot.InstanceCostThreshold.Yellow, the threshold for red Carnot.InstanceCostThreshold.Red respectively. The default value is 1.0, which matches 100%.

The state symbol color will change in case at least one activity or process instance exceeds the threshold.