You can create an unlimited number of reporting trees to view your organisation in various ways. Each reporting tree can contain any combination of departments and summary units.
A report definition can contain a link to only one reporting tree at a time.
By rearranging the structure among the reporting units, you can create different reporting trees. You can then use the same row and column definition with each reporting tree, which lets you create different financial report layouts very quickly.
For example, the following diagram shows a reporting tree that is basically the same as the reporting tree that is shown in Reporting unit structure . The difference is that the reporting structure displays an organisational structure that is divided by business function instead of by location. These two reporting trees demonstrate different perspectives on company operations.
If you create several different reporting trees, you can print a series of financial statements each month that analyse and present your company's operations in a variety of ways.