Profit Center Forecast Report

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This report shows financial amounts that are stored in the Profit Center cube. It focuses on planning figures for several Forecast Version figures and compares these with other versions. In this report, it is possible to forecast amounts for a year on a single element or for single months.

Amounts can be shown in local currency or converted into one of the target currencies. The user can also enter comments. 

Report Heading

The screenshot below points out the heading area of the Profit Center Forecast report. The report heading updates dynamically as various reporting options are selected. The logo can be changed in Administration; see Configuring Design Elements for more on report design.

The heading area of the report displays the following fields:

Field Description Implementation
 Title Name of the report

Name of the report in Report Designer

Subtitle

Current PoV selection

Localized subtitle will update as PoV selections are made

Arrow  

Show/hide PoV widget

Click on the arrow to display or hide point-of-view selections

Point of View (PoV) Options

The content of the report can be customized using the PoV options, which can be viewed by clicking the blue arrow at the top of the report.   

The available options are described below:

PoV Option

Description

Implementation

Version (combobox)

Select one forecast.

Version dimension, filter for Stylesheet attribute equals FC

Year (combobox)

Select a reporting period.

Elements matching the pattern yyyy or FYyyyy of Month dimension

Legal Entity (combobox)

Select one single legal entity or any consolidated element.

Legal Entity dimension

Currency (combobox)

Select local currency or one of the target currencies. The selection of local currency is only available for base elements or consolidated elements of the Legal Entity dimension having a common currency.

Elements of Currency dimension matching the pattern LC and elements starting with a >  (e.g. > EUR).

LC is only available if a local currency is stored (not empty) in the Currency attribute for the selected element of the Legal Entity dimension.

Profit Center (combobox)

Select one profit center or any consolidated element.

Profit Center dimension

Comparison Forecast (combobox)

Select one forecast for comparison (or no forecast).

Version dimension, filter for Stylesheet attribute equals FC

Suppress Zero Lines (checkbox)

Hide accounts not having any value in the current selection.

Data filter factors the following elements:

  • Budget, Forecast x+y, elements of Version dimension
  • Element of Month dimension related to settings in Month combobox
  • Elements of Legal Entity dimension related to selected value in Legal Entity combobox
  • ~ Element of Partner Entity dimension
  • Elements of Profit Center dimension related to selected value in Profit Center combobox
  • ~ Element of Partner Profit Centerdimension
  • Elements of Cost Object dimension related to selected value in Cost Object combobox
  • ~ Element of Partner Cost Object dimension
  • Elements of Currency dimension related to selected value in Currency combobox 
  • Value for slice operator 0 or 9999999

Monthly (checkbox)

Show monthly values instead of a single value for the remaining forecast months. Descendants of the selected year in the range yyyy-01yyyy-12 or yyyy-MM_YTD and yyyy-MM_YTG, depending on the selected forecast.

Show Account No. (checkbox)

Display the account number along with the account name in the row label column. Switch between Name or ID_Name attribute of PC Account dimension.

Report Columns

The columns displayed in the report depend on the selections made in the PoV area. The screenshot below shows a report displaying Forecast 3+9 and Comparison Forecast 6+6, with the option Suppress Zero Lines selected. 

Below are descriptions of the columns in the Profit Center Forecast Report. Note: the month columns are only visible if the Monthly option in the PoV area is checked. 

Column

Description

Implementation

Row Label

Account shown as localized name

PC Account dimension descendants of a preselected element, implemented with hierarchy and data filters.

Area visualization of version

Fill and border style for version

Stylesheet attribute of Version dimension

BU

Budget value

Budget element of Version dimension and Input and Posted element of Profit Center_measure

FC x+y (Comparison Forecast)

Forecast x+y comparison value

Element of the Version dimension selected in the Version combobox  and Input and Posted element of Profit Center_measure

ΔBU%

Percentage change of Forecast x+y comparison to budget

(Forecast x+yBudget) / Budget

yyyy (entry)

 Figure for selected Forecast x+y

yyyy-mm_YTG element of Month dimension related to settings in the Version combobox. Input element of Profit Center_measure is used if Allocation attribute of PC Account dimension has a stored value of 0, otherwise, Input and Posted is used.

MMM

Monthly figures for selected forecast. Note: these columns appear only when Monthly checkbox has been activated in PoV area.

Element of Month dimension related to settings in the Year combobox. Input element of Profit Center_measure is used if Allocation attribute of PC Account dimension has a stored value of 0, otherwise, Input and Posted is used.

Profit Center Detail Link    

Link to Profit Center Forecast Detail Report

 

FC

Total of forecast figures for planning scenario Forecast x+y

Input element of Profit Center_measure is used if Allocation attribute of PC Account dimension has a stored value of 0, otherwise, Input and Posted is used.

ΔBU%

Percentage change of Forecast x+y to budget

(Forecast x+yBudget) / Budget

Comment

Entry of comment

Comment element of Profit Center_measure dimension.

Cell Locking

Cell locking prevents the entry of data in fields that draw on multiple sources. Data entry is only possible when a single legal entity, the local currency, single profit center, and a single cost object are selected. 

In the Profit Center Model, data entry is generally possible when no other Jedox Models are installed. However, if other Jedox Models (such as Cost Center or Sales) are installed, then cell-locking logic will be activated, as the data fields are linked across the models. 

Every account in the PC Account dimension contains both the PCalculation attribute, which defines the rule that is implemented on the element, and PCalculationDependencies attribute, which defines the source cube of the transferred data. When information is deposited in these attributes, cell locking is activated in the planning reports and data cannot be entered.

For example, in the screenshot below, element 311320 – Total revenue (entry) contains information for PCalculation and PCalculationDependencies. Thus, the planning report will NOT allow values to be written to the database.

Some accounts in the PC Account dimension stores values for attributes Allocation,  Intercompany and Cost Object Breakdown, then cell-locking logic will be activated.

In the Profit Center Forecast report, it is possible to input data in forecast columns that are indicated with a reversed hatched area:    The area where data entry is possible is indicated by a gray box  as shown in the screenshot below:

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