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1 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management CostPerform 8 Release notes

2 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management V8 Stabilize and improve look and feel Based on your ideas like: Need to handle memory better More I-candy, Less complex More cross period analysis..etc Our team of specialist: 1.Completely re-build the memory management 2.Created a brand new user interface 3.Enhanced the calculation engine 4.Improved reporting 5.Improved data import capabilities 6.Improved several other functions

3 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management V8 Change summary 1 Complete re-write internal messaging system 17 Major changes, focus on a better user interface 27 minor improvements, based on partners and clients ideas and wishes. 9 known defect fixed, reported by partners and clients

4 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 1. Memory management Major technical overhaul, improving speed and memory management Support for 64-bit Operating Systems, eliminating the memory cap Big speed improvement in loading models (client server) Copying periods and creating empty periods uses less memory and is much faster Bypassing the server for loading a model to save server resources and avoid peak-load (see Client Configuration check box)

5 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 1. Event bus for better memory management Complete re-write of messaging system 100% free-able memory will be freed No unnecessary memory usage on server Increased future stability Event bus

6 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 1. Ability to cluster servers You can use more than one CostPerform application server to spread the workload over more than one server. For each server, being not the master node, use the Configuration manager, In tab Cluster configuration, enter the name or IP address of the master node in the network PS. Each client should point to the master node server !

7 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 1. 64 Bit operating system supported Both client and server application can run on JAVA 64-bit JVM 64-bit JVM has no memory limits anymore ! Go to a client, Control Center, Configuration manager, Memory configuration tab Select from the pull down 32-bit or 64-bit for client or JAVA Webstart client Same sequence for server installation 64-bit OS uses twice as much internal memory compared to 32 bit. Make sure your 64-bit server/client has enough internal memory to avoid swapping delays

8 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 1. Direct model loading from database If ports from clients to the DBMS are open, users can directly load their models from the Database. No extra server capacity needed. Go to a client, control center, Configuration manager and client configuration tab Check Load and refresh cost models directly from database

9 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 2. User interface improved Multiple Desktops with several tools Tabs per cost model Floating menus Model, script & application launcher

10 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 2. Workspaces Show only tabs for one model. Hide other tabs. Select the model. Other tabs are hidden

11 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 2. Use folders....for models and periods..for meta models..for report templates..for reports

12 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 2. Floating menus Hide / show or let the menu float

13 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 2. User defined Attribute tabs: Hide unused attributes Hide system attributes and only show relevant attributes for each user/ model / layer combination

14 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 2. User defined Attribute tabs: setup a tab Open the Manage Custom Attribute tabs tool Add sections and attributes per section

15 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 2. User defined Attribute tabs: Assign tabs to models You can assign each tab to one or more layers and in one or more cost models

16 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 2. User defined Attribute tabs: Assign to users You can assign each configuration to users a/o groups

17 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 2. User defined Attribute tabs: Other options Import tab settings from other environments Export tab settings to other environments Delete tab settings

18 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 2. Attribute tabs: hide system attribute tabs De-select to show standard tabs for system, result and user attributes per user, via the user properties.. Other tab..

19 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 2. Attribute tabs: also used in list mode You can use the attribute tabs also in the list mode !

20 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 2. Attribute tabs: data entry per tab Click on the small icon on the tab to open the data entry window

21 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 2. Object navigator: colors and tooltips Set the colors in the meta model, select Show on/off Switch tool tips on/off

22 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 3. Revenue allocation… Revenue allocation allows you to use individual sales prices for each source- destination object combination. (e.g. sales price product to customer) On the allocation grid, set the filter to Unit price, enter Unit price on allocations

23 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 3...and analyze the revenue Both on source and destination object Revenue is calculated as Sum(volume on allocation * unit price). Source and destination revenue are system attributes Equals

24 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 3. Use shadow attributes that start on an allocation… You can create a shadow attribute on allocations. Select the tick box Shadow Attribute on a user allocation attribute

25 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 3... and analyze on source and destination Just like a shadow attribute on an object, the start value on an allocation is shadowed and follows the cost allocation. Ps. On each allocation you can add new values to the already shadowed value Ps. On each object you can add new values as well

26 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 3. Long Run Incremental Cost (LRIC) The LRIC is a special function to calculate long run incremental costs for Telecom operators. This function is not standard available and requires a special license to use. FAC LRIC

27 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 4. Charts on reports Add a chart to your reports On a report, use the chart icon And select: - Chart type - Attribute values to use - Location of the chart - Orientation and - Group.... by Period (per period a block of objects) or..by Object (per object a block of period) The settings are stored automatically

28 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 4. Charts on reports Your settings can result in a report like this

29 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 4. Export rollup to Excel and CSV Save the rollup hierarchy to a flat file Create the report and click on the export to excel icon As a result: excel file, ready to be used for OLAP

30 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 4. Pivot function in reports Each report contains a built-in pivot function Click on Pivot tab on a report Drag and drop the report attributes to the row, column or data area. Filter, expand and collapse

31 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 4. Pivot function in the rollup function As an alternative view, you can pivot attributes in a pivot function Create the report and click on the Pivot view tab As a result: a pivot table shows, collapse, expand, filter, remove attributes, change order etc.

32 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 4. Rollup shows relative, absolute & breakdown For any numeric attribute you can show: - its absolute value (= on the object itself) -Its relative value (relative cost / costs on object * absolute value) - Its breakdown (relative % * value of the start object) # FTE Start object PR01= 1.44 36% caused by PRO01, so breakdown FTE= 36% *1.44 = 0.52 PRO01 has 8,777,043 costs. Only 71,175 is caused by PR01. PRO01 has 127.43 FTE. Related to PR01, PRO01 has 71,175/8,777,043 = 0,81%. Since PRO01 has 127,43 FTE, the relative FTE = 0,81% * 127 = 1,03 FTE

33 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 4. Other small report improvements Added percentages in charts Rollup/Drilldown shows (sum of) selected additional attributes on groups as well The Object Navigator can show relative costs Ability to include allocations to bulk layers in the reports Synchronize report templates and reports

34 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 5. Copy paste period settings improved You can clear period settings or copy settings to another period Select a model/period and click on: Select what you want to copy Click on Ok to copy / clear

35 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 5. Data import warning improvement A custom format with result attributes shows the result attributes in orange, to warn these values will be ignored during import When importing data using a custom format with result attributes, a warning is generated in the import log

36 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 6. Ability to mass-import object sets Import object-object set combination from one file Create a file like this: (First column: object, next columns: object sets) Click on this icon and select the import file Assign the sets to users Click on Ok

37 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 6. Object recycle bin improved When closing the last view of a cost model, the user is asked if he wants to empty the recycle bin (if applicable) Importing data for an object that is in the recycle bin now restores the object. (in V7, the object remained in the bin without any warning in the log file)

38 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 6. API scripting improvements We ve added several commands to the API to directly access Excel sheets You now can use currentModel to make scripts work in context of an opened model The Execute task list command no works on the defined model/period Export Excel command same as Save as txt in Excel, but now executed by the script

39 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 6. File share Upload / download files to/from customer service or within your team using a secure connection via our internet server On the Control center: click on FileShare Log in with your license user name password Download or upload a file Refresh Remove file Close FileShare

40 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 6. Quick report generation Click the Quick Report icon Select template Select objects Report

41 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 6. Allocation Grid fixed horizontal axes Anchor points of horizontal tree do not move anymore

42 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management 6. Other improvements Support for SQL Server 2008 Italian captions Code completion in the scripting editor Ability to use named instances with SQL Server Collaboration now supports offline messaging Added a "force logoff" button to the login dialog Option to disable tooltips in the allocation view Ability to display all attribute audit trail entries for a given model for all it's periods: use this icon: Use filters to analyze the change log

43 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management Bug fixes Sometimes the loop calculation would result in "not a number" values and "please enter numeric values" messages Textual representation of reference attributes was empty in the reports Rollup/Drilldown and Object Navigator showed incorrect numbers when using rule 3 Exporting Rollup/Drilldown results to HTML did not work when grouping was used The same attribute could be added to a custom format multiple times Importing meta models with listed/shadow attributes were imported incorrectly Importing a meta model manually would fail ("invalid import file") if the manually entered symbol exceeded 50 characters When run in a different language than English, the default user group (Users) could be deleted Fixed incorrect calculation of additional attributes in the Rollup/Drilldown

44 QPR CostControl World Class Solution for Strategic Cost Management V8 requires a new installation and license How to install: Backup V6-V7 manually via the backup function in the control center Install V8 next to your older version (not replacing it) Get a new license via the license manager Restore the database to V8 manually via the restore function in the control center V8 needs a complete new installation because: it uses the latest versions of JAVA, MySQL and JBoss it uses a new license due to new functions (LRIC)


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