Maps relate Strategic Finance data to the data of other EPM System product servers. As guides for translating data between two formats, maps ensure data is exported to the right place. When you create maps, Strategic Finance evaluates the names of the dimensions, time periods, and scenarios and creates mappings between properties of the same name. Maps also define, within other EPM System product servers, default import or export entities. A default entity applies to map in which it is defined and is overwritten when a batch entry is created. For exporting or importing with EPM System products built on Essbase, you can base maps on alias tables.