Cost Object - Anything for which we want separate cost information (1). Typical cost objects include services, current and new customers, channels, and projects (2).
(1) Emblemsvag J., Life-cycle costing
(2) Brimson J. A., Antos J., Driving Value Using Activity-Based Budgeting
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