Abgrenzbarkeit, Abgrenzung

English translation: apportionability, apportionment (AmE > expenses) allocation

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German term or phrase:Abgrenzbarkeit, Abgrenzung
English translation:apportionability, apportionment (AmE > expenses) allocation
Entered by: Marc Svetov

21:48 Jan 11, 2016
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general) / Management control, budgeting
German term or phrase: Abgrenzbarkeit, Abgrenzung
"Zum Abschluss soll auf ein Problem des Investitionscontrollings hingewiesen werden, das in der Literatur eher ein Schattendasein fristet: die Abgrenzbarkeit von Investitionen.
Nicht zuletzt die Verbreitung des wertorientierten Controllings hat zur Einsicht geführt, dass Investitionen an ihrem Beitrag zum Unternehmenswert gemessen werden sollten.
Während die ausgefeilten Kostenrechnungssysteme eine recht genaue Abgrenzung der Kosten vornehmen, die einer Investition zugerechnet werden können, sehen sich Controller auf der Erlösseite erheblichen Zurechnungsproblemen gegenüber.
Wie soll z. B. der Wertbeitrag einer neuen Software zur Personalverwaltung oder die Veränderung des Produktdesigns bestimmt werden?"

Not sure what "Abgenzbarkeit" and "Abgrenzung" mean in this context. Can anyone help? It would be much appreciated.
Marc Svetov
United States
Local time: 07:19
apportionability, apportionment (AmE > expenses) allocation
Explanation:
Allocatability doesn't work as well as apportionability, both for investments - or better - capital expenditure, but might be commoner for US accounting purposes >

eine recht genaue Abgrenzung der Kosten = a very precise (AmE) allocation > (BrE) apportionment > of costs.
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apportionability, apportionment (AmE > expenses) allocation


Explanation:
Allocatability doesn't work as well as apportionability, both for investments - or better - capital expenditure, but might be commoner for US accounting purposes >

eine recht genaue Abgrenzung der Kosten = a very precise (AmE) allocation > (BrE) apportionment > of costs.

Example sentence(s):
  • One must look principally at the underlying activity, not at the form of the investment, to determine the propriety of apportionability.

    Reference: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/german_to_english/business_commerc...
    Reference: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/458/307
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: Yes, I think the idea is "circumscribe" or "precisely quantify".
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  -> Thx and indeed.

agree  BrigitteHilgner
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agree  Ramey Rieger
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  -> Thx and possibly a wise choice.
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