D OPEX Planning
Also known as cost-center planning module, the OPEX module gives a holistic view of total (direct and indirect) operational costs/expenses planned on respective cost-center. The cost-center manager, plans for the remaining GL (General Ledger) accounts (e.g. training, stationery etc.) pertaining to his individual cost-center in OPEX planning module. Further, the direct external costs planned such as costs to be incurred by external consultants, software, and hardware, are also populated into OPEX module.
By the end of A, B, C and D module implementation, the planning for the following entities in P&L statement structure is complete, as these information can be pulled from OPEX module :
Sales and marketing expense
Research and development expense
General and administrative expense
Cost of goods sold or COGS (both the standard & the other COGS)