Amoeba Caption

2018-02-27 15:04:14
Last edited by Renee on 2018-06-01 10:02:19

Go to Ameba->Caption, and set captions of incomes and expenses.


In Chapter 6.1 About Amoeba, it is clearly stated that you have to do well bookkeeping when you use Amoeba module in Zdoo. Therefore, you have to link these captions in CASH module with Amoeba captions.

In Amoeba module, captions have five categories: external income, internal income, trade (between two Amoeba departments), internal expenses (within an Amoeba department), and shared expenses. The page to set internal expenses and shared expenses is shown in the screenshot above, and have been linked to the captions in the CASH module. The The page to set internal incomes and trades is shown in the screenshot below.


Here are the definitions of five Amoeba captions:

  • External Income: incomes generated directly from sales;
  • Internal Income: incomes generated from trades within the company;
  • Trade: expenses generated from trades within the company
  • Internal Expense: expenses generated within an Amoeba department; and
  • Shared Expense: expenses generated from the service department and will be shared by all Amoeba departments.

Here is an example to help you understand the five categories.

A company has Sales Amoeba, R & D Amoeba, Administration Amoeba. Sales and R & D Amoebas are profit-oriented, and Administration Amoeba is the service department.

Administration Amoeba recruits for Sales and R & D Amoebas, thus there are costs, such as recruiting fees and the salaries of administrative staff that Sales and R & D Amoebas should pay for. Therefore,  the cost will be considered as Shared Expenses and will be shared by those two Amoebas according to expense sharing rules.

Products developed by the R & D Amoeba are sold by the Sales Amoeba to customers. Customers' payment is the external incomes to Sales Amoeba, and the cost to visit customers is the internal expense of Sales Amoeba.

Sales Amoeba should pay R & D Amoeba as the internal procurement of the products which is the cost of Trade to Sales Amoeba but the internal incomes to R & D Amoeba.

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