In Microsoft Office PerformancePoint 2007 Management Reporter, you can create an unlimited number of reporting trees to view your organization in different ways. Each reporting tree can contain any combination of departments and summary units.
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, enabling you to create different financial report layouts very quickly.
For example, the following diagram shows a reporting tree that is essentially the same as the reporting tree that is shown in Reporting unit structure. The difference is that the reporting structure displays an organizational structure that is divided by business function instead of by location. These two reporting trees demonstrate different perspectives on entity operations.
If you create several different reporting trees, you can print a series of financial statements each month that analyze and present your entity's operations in a variety of ways.