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Planning for Divisions

This section and those that follow explain the common tasks for defining a company structure in your Siebel application. These include tasks for defining divisions, organizations, responsibilities, and positions.

Divisions belong to organizations and have no direct effect on visibility. Divisions help you to group positions, to record addresses, and to maintain default currencies. User reporting structures are defined by their parent positions, but their country of operation and currency are defined by their division.

To implement Siebel Business Applications, you must set up at least one division.

An organization can contain multiple divisions, but a given division can only be part of one organization. Organizations can be arranged into a hierarchy of parent organizations and suborganizations.

You can also promote a division to an organization. Multiple divisions can be arranged in a multilevel hierarchy by assigning some divisions as the parents of others.

You can assign positions to a division. When you associate employees with those positions, the employees become associated with the division.

Divisions can also be used by Actuate reports. For more information on reports, see Siebel Reports Administration Guide.

NOTE:  You cannot delete or merge division records, because business components throughout your Siebel application refer to organization records. Deleting or merging a division would cause invalid references on transaction records. This would lead to unexpected negative results, such as valid data not appearing in the user interface.

Security Guide for Siebel Business Applications