Archives are prior copies of entities. Archives are creating when entities are checked in by the user or by a server process, such as consolidation, ECM, and ACM.
To open entity archives:
From any Strategic Finance view, select Server then Open Entity.
Under Name, select an entity.
Click Get Archive.
Under Open Archived Version - #, select an archive and click Open.
Open Archived Version - # displays archive numbers, check-in dates, and comments.
A warning displays giving you the option to convert the entity if its structure is not current.