Analytic Calculation Engine
PeopleSoft Analytic Calculation Engine combines a calculation engine plus several PeopleTools features that enable application developers to define both the calculation rules and the display of calculated data within PeopleSoft applications. The calculated data is used for the purposes of multidimensional reporting, data editing, and analysis.
Application developers create analytic models which define the rules used to calculate data. To display the data to end users, application developers create PeopleSoft pages that include a specific type of grid—an analytic grid.
End users can view, analyze, and even make changes to analytic model data. When end users save any changes made to the analytic model, PeopleSoft Analytic Calculation Engine recalculates the data and sends the calculated data to the application database.