An account is a record of debit and credit entries to cover transactions involving a particular item, person, or concern.

Accounting Dimension 1 is one of seven parts of an accounting string used in M3. This dimension is required and always reserved for an account in the general accounting. You can use the other six dimensions for cost or revenue units, depending on the company-specific requirements for accounting and follow up.

The Account dimension contains all accounts used in general accounting defined in FCHACC with Accounting Identity Type (EAAITP) set to 1. It also contains account class and account group attributes. You can use these attributes to group and sort accounts, depending on reporting requirements. You can use the attributes within these groupings to create hierarchies.

Account Class hierarchy uses Account Class levels 1 to 4, which are derived from the accounting identity. Account Class level 1 represents the first character, level 2 the first two characters, level 3 the first three characters, and level 4 the first 4 characters.

Account Group hierarchy, on the other hand, uses the account group fields defined in M3. These fields can either be global or local to a division. In cases where there is a difference between the account groups set up between global and local, the grouping defined globally takes precedence. These two hierarchies are implemented in M3 Analytics as drill maps.

Accounting identities, which represent the account numbers, can also have different descriptions between global and local accounts. In cases where an accounting identity in a division has a different name from the same global account, the local description takes precedence.

This dimension supports the use of Extensibility Dimension in the M3 Analytics model extension space. See the information about model extension in Infor M3 Analytics for M3 CloudSuites Administration Guide.

The attributes listed in the table are part of the custom subject area. M3 Analytics contains more attributes in the default subject area. For a complete list, see the mapping document in KB 2015457.

Hierarchy Custom subject area Attributes
Account M3A Finance

Account, Account ID, Account Name, Account Description

Account Class 1, Account Class 2, Account Class 3, Account Class 4

Account Group 1, Account Group 1 ID, Account Group 1 Name, Account Group 1 Description

Account Group 2, Account Group 2 ID, Account Group 2 Name, Account Group 2 Description

Account Group 3, Account Group 3 ID, Account Group 3 Name, Account Group 3 Description

Account Group 4, Account Group 4 ID, Account Group 4 Name, Account Group 4 Description

Account Group 5, Account Group 5 ID, Account Group 5 Name, Account Group 5 Description

Account Type

Bank and Cash Account

Drill map

This table shows the drill map for Account:

Name Drill From Column Drill To Column
M3A Account Dim - Class Account Class 1 Account Class 2
Account Class 2 Account Class 3
Account Class 3 Account Class 4
Account Class 4 Account
M3A Account Dim - Group Account Group 1 Account Group 2
Account Group 2 Account Group 3
Account Group 3 Account Group 4
Account Group 4 Account Group 5
Account Group 5 Account