The ACM is used to "crossover" an institution's general ledger
to a previously defined activity structure. The activity structure introduced
to ACM will include all of the activity centers set up in the SDM and
PDM, and, in addition, activity centers to which no student or personnel
data are attached. The crossover instructions may be a combination of
the Crossover Percentages File created by PDM and other crossover percentages
introduced independently to ACM.
The ACM produces two reports. The CONTRIBUTION REPORT shows for each
general ledger account the activity centers to which the account's dollars
are being distributed. The CONSUMPTION REPORT reverses the order of the
data and shows for each activity center the general ledger accounts and
amounts that contributed to it.
The ACM prepares expenditure data for input to DMM. This information
provides the necessary financial data for calculating organizational unit
and program costs. The accounting record system year-end closing file
is used for input to the ACM.