About the Business Process dimension in Planning Business Modeler

The Business Process dimension contains a member hierarchy that enables PerformancePoint Planning Business Modeler to store the results from different stages of predefined financial calculations, such as consolidation, allocation, and currency conversion. Because the dimension members store results from each step of these processes, the data that is stored can be useful for auditing and for custom calculations. The Business Process dimension is automatically included with financial models.

All members, member sets, and other properties of this dimension are visible on the member pages of the Dimension Workspace.

The Business Process dimension includes two kinds of members, system-defined members and user-modifiable members.

  • System-defined members     Planning Business Modeler uses the system-defined members to store the results of system calculations and operations; these members accept no user input. The system-defined members are AUTOADJ, CONSOLIDATED, ELIMINATION, POSTALLOC, PREALLOC, and PREELIM.

  • User-modifiable members      User-modifiable members of the Business Process dimension support all user-directed input to business rules. The user-modifiable members are ALLOC, INPUT, FXADJ, and MANADJ.

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System-defined dimension members

User-modifiable dimension members

User modifications in the Business Process dimension

System-defined dimension members

The following table shows the Business Process dimension members that Planning Business Modeler uses to perform calculations and operations. Planning Business Modeler enters all values to these dimension members as part of a related process. User input is not supported for these dimension members.

Label

Dimension member

Description

AUTOADJ

Automatic adjustment

Supports adjustments of accounts during reconciliation.

CONSOLIDATED

Consolidated value of all inputs after eliminations are included

Supports aggregation for PREELIM and ELIMINATION member values.

ELIMINATION

Elimination

Stores intercompany eliminations and elimination percentages based on the consolidation method.

POSTALLOC

Post allocated value

Supports aggregation for ALLOC and PREALLOC member values.

PREALLOC

Before allocations

Supports aggregation for INPUT, MANADJ, and AUTOADJ member values.

PREELIM

Pre-elimination values

Supports aggregation for existing POSTALLOC values and FXADJ values.

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User-modifiable dimension members

The following table shows the Business Process dimension members that support user input.

Label

Dimension member

Description

ALLOC

Allocations

Supports data input by users through forms or data loading. Value must be in entity default currency.

Optionally used by allocation rules.

INPUT

Input

Supports data input by users through forms or data loading. Value must be in entity default currency.

MANADJ

Manual adjustment

Supports manual account updates. Value must be in entity default currency.

FXADJ

Currency exchange adjustment

Supports input of currency adjustments.

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User modifications in the Business Process dimension

In the Business Process dimension, users have some limits on their ability to modify or structure the predefined dimension members and other member sets.

Note:  You cannot add a user-defined member to the Business Process dimension. In addition, you cannot edit member sets. To revise a member set of the Business Process dimension, create a new dimension that you can customize.

The following table describes the ways you can control and manage objects in this dimension.

Object

Create

Update

Delete

Dimension Properties

No

Yes

No

Dimension Members

No

Yes

No

Member Sets

No

No

No

Member Views

No

No

No

Member Properties

Yes

Yes

N/A

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