Elimination AVESTA represents a group of users they are working within a computerized environment knowing that automation of elimination computing supported by their computerized systems are far from perfect.


Duplication of data

► Assuming no duplication within each company/business unit

► Duplication exist upon aggregation for a set of data

► Across different legal entities

► Across different business segments

► Across different geographical segments


Types of elimination adjustments

► Operating activities: Sales and purchases

► Financing activities: Borrowings, repayments and settlements

► Investing activities: Acquisition and disposal


Elimination for unrealized profits / (losses)

► Consolidated inventory is one of the key problem area


Elimination for different measures

► Quantity (for different unit code)

► Amount (for different reporting currencies)


Key problems encountered by headquarters

► Eliminating transactions manually

► Duplication of works for every report and reporting

► Is not easy to eliminate for all relevant dimensions

► Inconsistence amongst different reports trigger extra effort for reconciliation

► Implementing traditional consolidation systems

► It may demand for creating a huge volume of account codes on both regional and headquarters levels in order to support automation of elimination


An example of WYSIWYG elimination configuration



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