Batch Costing in DISTILL x 5 is a way to apply a cost or value to a specific batch of spirit within your DSP. Batch Costs are based on the average unit cost of any Raw Materials added to a batch, such as when starting a new mash/cook or by using Batch Actions / Add Materials. When enabled, Batch Costing will also allow you to assign a total value to supply inventories, giving you an accurate average unit cost.
To enable Batch Costing in your Dx5 system for the first time, reach out to the Dx5 Support Team. Once Batch Costs are enabled, follow these articles to complete the setup and begin tracking these costs throughout your system:
- Adjust Total Inventory Values for Raw Materials/Supplies
- IMPORTANT: After a Total Inventory Value is set and a user goes to adjust the quantity of the raw material or supply (Item Actions > Adjust Quantity) the Total Inventory Value will remain constant and the Average Unit Cost will be adjusted to reflect the change in quantity which will adversely affect your costing data. Users should be utilizing the Purchase Order feature (see link below) to ensure the Average Unit Costs of the items are updated accurately.
- Adjust Total Inventory Value for Finished Products
- Attach Supplies to Finished Products
- Set a new Batch Cost
To learn more about how batch costing works in Dx5, see these articles:
- Receive Inventory Purchase Orders
- Finished Product Average Unit Costs
- Batch Costing FAQs
- Take Batch Costing to the next level with Quickbooks Online Integration!