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Parent and sub-cockpits explanation

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The purpose of a parent cockpit is to

  1. enable consolidation of hours and activity cost drivers, and
  2. streamline review and update of two or more children cockpits.

For instance, IT, maintenance and finance are operated by a fixed staff level, independent from the day-to-day fluctuations in the level of business activity. You may want to see hours and activity cost driver (e.g. total revenue) for individual departments while also see a hours and activity cost driver consolidated. A parent cockpit will serve this purpose. Moreover, having a parent cockpit setup makes review and update of the individual sub-cockpits faster.

Intended Users

Cockpit owners


To set up a parent cockpit, the sub-cockpits must have same activity cost driver. It is not possible to consolidate different drivers.


A parent cockpit is activated in configuration (done by a d2o consultant). A parent cockpit works in the same way as a normal cockpit but has some additional features:

  • From the drop-down list, you can choose to view one or all sub-cockpits (consolidated view).
  • Click pen to update.
  • Rates are set specifically to individual sub-cockpits.
  • Like the primary cockpit, you can choose to view Hours Total and Productivity Total MTD or Month-End. Additionally, you can view the breakdown of sub-cockpits clicking the pencil icon


Sub-cockpits must all share same cost driverr. It is not possible to consolidate different cost drivers (like guest nights and room nights).

The Min/Max Tool can have different values per underlying cockpit.

Add Schedule – a schedule is specific to a sub-cockpit, not set at parent level.

View Options

  • Show Weather is the only View Option available.


Use parent cockpit to achieve a consolidation view across two or more cockpits, and/or make updates easier for cockpits with fixed staffing irrespective of fluctuating business volume.