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Cost centers - what can I do with, and how do I create them?
Cost centers - what can I do with, and how do I create them?

Create cost centers or change existing ones

Timo Kretschmer avatar
Written by Timo Kretschmer
Updated over a week ago

If your accounting works with cost centers, you can enter the respective cost centers and/or cost objects at the beginning of each approval process.

Go to

  1. Settings

  2. Cost Centers

simply click the "New Cost Center" button in the upper right corner. Now the menu opens to create all cost centers and cost objects in Candis while you set up the account.

  • Code: number ob the cost center/cost object

  • cost center = KOST 1 (DATEV wording)

  • cost object = KOST 2 (DATEV wording)

  • Name: name of the cost center

  • Approver: Select a team member to be proposed as Approver as soon as this cost center is assigned to an invoice.

Since all users with the "Administrator" authorization level can manage the cost centers, all changes to the cost center are saved in the log. To do this, click on "Edit" for the respective cost center and select the "history" tab.

Since the cost center is also transferred to DATEV Unternehmen online into the appropriate document field when you export including the document data to DATEV companies, special cases can also be mapped.

If you already have cost centers in use, you can find out here how to export the cost centers from DATEV Kanzlei-Rechnungswesen and import them into Candis.

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