Microsoft Office PerformancePoint 2007 Management Reporter supports the following types of financial data systems:
Fully-qualified-account-based system: A system in which the segments are fixed in length.
Dimension-based system: A system in which dimensions are variable in length, and any number of dimensions can be combined with the Account to create a posting transaction.
The concepts for designing, generating, and viewing reports are the same for both types of financial data source systems. Any aspect of report design relating to segments has similar functionality for dimensions.