Conflict Between the OC and Accounting Domains

Back in Chapters 3 and 4, I mentioned BDM is a two-dimensional approach designed to model and manage cash, align operations and accounting, and to manage profitability. Companies typically manage financial information in one-dimension, the Accounting Domain. If the Accounting Domain is one dimension, think of the OC Domain as a separate, yet non-orthogonal dimension.1 Being another dimension, the OC Domain can highlight, and offer a different perspective of things that you can’t see when limited to the Accounting Domain alone. Think about the fact we knew nothing about the 3-D ball when living in the world of the 2-D table in Chapter 4. Concepts and metrics, too, are quite different across ...

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