FullCost home page
Index of topics on this FullCost website
Search the NDMA website on Google



Challenges addressed

FullCost tool and planning method

Differences from other cost modeling tools

Fit within financial systems architecture




Next steps

Overview: internal market economics

Snapshot: investment-based budgeting

LIBRARY: Case studies, videos, articles, books

Speech abstracts


Who is NDMA?


Pix for press

Partner opportunities


Contact us

© 2022 NDMA Inc.
Excerpt from WWW.FullCost.COM, © 2020 N. Dean Meyer and Associates Inc.

FullCost is both a tool and a method for business planning, budgeting, and service costing.

Focused specifically on your annual (or biennial) planning process, it's the most advanced tool for:

  • Investment-based budgeting: Propose a budget for the products and services you plan to deliver, not just what you plan to spend. This shifts the dialog to the value you offer, links your funding to business needs and investment opportunities, and manages expectations.

  • Service-costing: Know the full cost of your products and services, including fair share of all indirect costs (even what internal groups "sell" to one another). For internal service providers, this is the most accurate way to set forward-looking rates.

  • Business planning: Plan what's expected of each group, and what staff and budget managers need to fulfill those expectations.

  • Operating model: The planning process defines who "sells" what to whom within the organization (individual accountabilities for results), and how products and services are produced.

  • Cost analysis: Understand the costs that go into each of your services in the year ahead, in time to do something about them.

  • Pro-forma P&L: Analyze planned profit/loss by manager, product line, client, and more.

The data coming out of this planning process informs your resource-governance (demand management, priority setting) processes with two essential facts: how much is in the checkbook, and what your products and services cost.

  Tool and Method  

Overview of FullCost

Challenges that FullCost addresses....

The FullCost product (tool and planning method)....

How FullCost differs from other cost modeling tools....

Where FullCost fits in your financial systems architecture....

Benefits you can expect....


NDMA services (from quick wins to transformative processes)....

Next steps....

Video: C-level View of Budgeting

  Vision and Concepts  

FullCost is the foundation of internal market economics and running a shared-services organization as a business within a business.

Book: Internal Market Economics

OVERVIEW:   The concept of Internal Market Economics....

SNAPSHOT:   The concept of Investment-based Budgeting....

LIBRARY:   Case studies, videos, articles, and books....

SPEECHES:   Speeches, seminars, and workshops....

INDEX:   Site index by keyword....

FAQs:   Frequently asked questions....

ORGANIZATION DESIGN:   Other NDMA services....

PIX:   Resources for conference hosts and press....

CONSULTANTS:   Partnership opportunities....

CONTACT US:   How to reach us....

Strategic cost cutting

Zero-based budgeting (ZBB)
Investment-based budgeting

Driver-based budgeting
Scenario budgeting
Performance-based budgeting

Product/service catalog

ITIL service costing
Service-based costing

Activity-based costing (ABC)
Activity-based budgeting (ABB)

Cost model

Cost transparency

Managing expectations
Demand management

Chargeback rates

Portfolio management
Resource governance

Strategy execution

<A HREF="fc-6250.htm">The FullCost product (tool and planning method)

<A HREF="fc-5150.htm">FullCost: Competitive comparisons

<A HREF="fc-10785.htm">FullCost: Financial Systems Architecture

<A HREF="fc-5386.htm">FullCost: Pricing

<A HREF="fc-6251.htm">FullCost: NDMA Services

<A HREF="fc-5406.htm">FullCost: How to implement it

<A HREF="fc-6011.htm">FullCost: Next steps

<A HREF="fc-6025.htm">FullCost: Index to site

<A HREF="fc-5486.htm">FullCost: Frequently asked questions, with short essays on governance

<A HREF="fc-8039.htm">FullCost: Who is NDMA?

<A HREF="fc-10535.htm">FullCost: Consultant Partnership Opportunity