In Tally.ERP 9 you can allocate transactions (especially those which are revenue in nature) to particular
Cost Centres, which will help you in extracting reports for that Cost Centre (Profit Centre).
Cost Centers could generally be a Unit / Division / Department / Function / Activity etc in the
organization or even Sales Executives, to which transactions (generally transactions which are
revenue in nature) are allocated.
You can also compare one cost centre with the other. Hence cost centers will provide the management
with information regarding their performance. With cost categories enabled, parallel allocation
of the same expense is possible between different cost centres.
To view Cost Centre Break-Up
Go to Gateway of Tally > Display > Statements of Accounts > Cost Centres > Cost Centre
In many cases, you would like to allocate a transaction to more than one cost centres. Especially,
if you want to track revenue either based on location and person or brand and type of product,
Tally.ERP 9 provides you a facility called Cost Categories. This facility enables you to allocate
costs to parallel sets of cost centres i.e., the same amount can be allocated to more than one cost
For example., Create two categories, one by the name of Administration and another by the
name Accounts under Primary Cost Category. Create Employees or persons under the
respective cost categories and enter a payment transaction for a ledger account for which cost
centres are applicable.
Select the relevant Cost Category and Cost Centre during Voucher Entry
To view Cost Category summary,
Go to Gateway of Tally > Display > Statements of Accounts > Cost Centres > Category