Mismatched Subperiods

Strategic Finance consolidates subperiods if the consolidated parent and child entities have matching subperiods.

If child entities contain subperiods but the consolidated parent does not, the consolidation does not include subperiods. Subperiod data aggregates to the full period in the consolidated parent.

Number of Days

Before Consolidation:

Subperiod #1

Subperiod #2

Total Days

Business Unit File

30

335

365

Consolidated Parent

None

365

365

After Consolidation:

Subperiod #1

Subperiod #2

Total Days

Consolidated Parent

None

365

365

If the consolidated parent has subperiods and the child entities do not have matching subperiods, Consolidator logs an error and stops the consolidation.

The same condition exists for subperiods with uneven lengths of time. In this example, the consolidated parent contains subperiods which match the length of time of the subperiods in business unit #1. The subperiods in child entity #2 do not match,so Consolidator would log an error and stops the consolidation.

Number of Days

Before Consolidation:

Subperiod #1

Subperiod #2

Total Days

Business Unit File #1

30

335

365

Business Unit File #2

45

320

365

Consolidated Parent

30

335

365