Activity Analysis

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Definition: Activity Analysis

Activity Analysis

Quick Summary of Activity Analysis

In activity-based costing, the identification and description of activities in an organisation.

What is the dictionary definition of Activity Analysis?

Dictionary Definition

In activity-based costing, Activity Analysis is the identification and description of the activities in an organisation.

Each department will determine it’s key activities, how many people work on these activities, and what resources are necessary to carry out said activities.

Some activities may be performed across a number of different departments.

Full Definition of Activity Analysis

Activity analysis refers to the Identification and description of activities in an organisation, and evaluates their impact on its operations.

Activity analysis determines:

  1. What activities are executed
  2. How many people perform the activities
  3. How much time they spend on them
  4. How much and which resources are consumed
  5. What operational data best reflects the performance of activities
  6. What value the activities are to the organisation.

Activity analysis is accomplished through direct observation, interviews, questionnaires, and review of the work records.

Examples of Activity Analysis in a sentence

For many enterprises economic activity analysis is helpful in terms of helping to discover ways to increase economic benefits.
Task complexity is an important consideration in regards to activity analysis.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Activity Analysis are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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