COST MANAGEMENT INDEX (CMI) is a method for determining cost management benchmarks for public companies using published financial data. It is used to establish realistic cost reduction goals by conducting a definitive comparison of single company performance against others in that industry combined with a thorough internal expenditure analysis. This provides realistic parameters for cost cutting objectives as well as insight into which categories of products and services to target. The CMI equals cost of goods sold plus sales, general and administrative expenses, divided by your operating revenue (CMI = (COGS+SG&A)/Revenue). It is expressed as a percentage.
PERT is Program Evaluation and Review Technique.
IMPERSONAL ACCOUNTS represents accounts other than Personal Accounts. This may be sub-classified into: a. Real Accounts, e.g. Asset Account; and, 2. Nominal Accounts, e.g. Income and Expenditure Accounts.
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