Adding a department

You can use the Department (alco_department ) table to specify a department for a division. The department is at the third level in the company hierarchy after the company and the division. The department can be used to determine the applicable business rules and to compile data for the reports

  1. Select Manage > Corporate Data.
  2. Select Department in the Data Type field.
  3. Specify this information:
    The name of the department. The department name must be unique for a division. However,a same department name can be used for another division.
    The code that identifies the department. The department code number must be unique in the company.
    A division for the department. The value for Company is displayed after you select a division.
    The status of the department. The status can be Active or Inactive. If you deactivate a department and there are cost centers associated to the department, the cost center remains active. If you perform a hierarchical search, the cost center is not found.
  4. Click the Membership tab, if required, and add the data groups. See, Adding or removing data groups from a corporate date type.
  5. Specify an external key, if required. See, Creating an external key.
  6. Click Add to save the data.