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Reports and Currencies
Reports derive values from Siebel's business layer (rather than the user interface) and can display various currencies in each report. For example, you can show details of Order 1 denominated in British pounds and Order 2 details denominated in USD (U.S. Dollar) in a Siebel report. The problem arises when you sum or calculate across order amounts, compensation amounts, and so on. In these instances, you must choose one user-defined currency; however, this one currency cannot change each time you run the report. If the defined currency is British pounds, for example, it is always British pounds. You need to define which currency is most appropriate for a given report, as well as indicate what exchange rates should be used in any conversions.
There are a number of currency support issues to consider when using Siebel Reports. The three kinds of currency issues with reports are:
- Values associated with a plan (target incentive, hurdle amounts, rate tables, and son on.
These values, by default, must share the same currency as the plan currency.
- Values associated with orders.
In the event you try to aggregate orders and determine Top 10 Accounts, for example, Siebel converts order amounts into the login user's currency based on the order creation date. This is true for reports requiring summation and sorting.
- Values that represent output of the engine.
For example, if compensation is earned by a particular representative, Siebel Incentive Compensation shows amounts in the login user's currency. If sales representatives run the report, they see the compensation amount in the currency associated with their respective divisions. If administrators log in, they see compensation amounts in the currency they use.