How do you do....it? Thread, Word required for budget :) in Technical; These are the headings around which I am putting my budget for next year around:
Planned Replacement Hardware
11th January 2011, 12:48 PM #1
Word required for budget :)
These are the headings around which I am putting my budget for next year around:
Planned Replacement Hardware
Planned New Hardware
Unplanned New Hardware
Planned Maintenance Contracts
Repairs & Replacements
Software & Licencing
My boss is not happy with the "Unplanned New Hardware" heading...
However this year our "Unplanned New Hardware" pot is running at around £10,000 as things get asked for throughout the year that we cannot say NO! to...
What might be a better title than "Unplanned New Hardware" as he suggests anyone on the Govs finance committee might think we cannot plan - if we need to have some money allocated against UNPLANNED !
Oh the reality of it all
Suggestions - brighten up my day....
"Contingency" just does nt seem to adequately reflect the fact that it's FORCED spend upon us...
11th January 2011, 01:05 PM #2
- Rep Power
We tend to classify that as 'unplanned repairs' - the same pot as the money fot broken LCD's, dropped hard drives ...
11th January 2011, 01:05 PM #3
We had the same issue.. ours has been called "contingency" for several years but no that is not acceptable... now called "reactive maintainence"
11th January 2011, 01:06 PM #4
"Initially unrequested hardware"? "Purchases for departments after initial budgetting"?
11th January 2011, 01:29 PM #5
Stuffthatnoonetoldusaboutbutwhenwerefusedtheyhadah issyfitandmoanedatsltwhoagainstourrecommendationsd ecidedtoletthembuyit budget
edit: hmm, this site doesn't like very long words, adds random spaces lol
11th January 2011, 01:31 PM #6
The F**K up pot - otherwise known as the pot for the disorganised departments that cant budget or plan correctly!
11th January 2011, 01:38 PM #7
I'd go for Contingency or Research and Development.... that's always a good one!
11th January 2011, 01:58 PM #8
I'd go for "Reserve" or some variation; "Emergency Reserve" is perhaps too strong, "Unknowables Reserve", "Known Unknowns Reserve" (in Rumsfeld's voice)
Or "Technicians' Slush Fund".
11th January 2011, 02:12 PM #9
1.Fixed costs: All bills that are fixed i.e. internet, SLAs etc.
2.Running costs: Toners plus hardware replacement parts, paper etc.
3.Development costs: New hardware and software plus any new projects.
Don't like too many budget headings as other people could get confused i.e. Bursars etc.
11th January 2011, 02:56 PM #10
"Innovation Hardware Fund"
On the grounds that the innovation is so cutting edge that the teachers couldn't see it coming (even if it was sounding a foghorn at them from 3 years away).
11th January 2011, 04:38 PM #11
Under what heading is your "contingency" for things like replacing printers that die - or being asked to provide somone with a laptop that you did nt know about at the start of the financial year.
Originally Posted by bossman
I agree less headings might be better though.
11th January 2011, 05:10 PM #12
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