Entering Override Rates

Most accounts use the standard translation method with the default exchange rates. Some Balance Sheet accounts are specified as Historical Rate accounts (for example, Common Stocks, Investment in Subs).

Accounts specified as Historical Rate accounts are translated using the override rate or override amount that you specify. If there is no override rate or amount for a Historical Rate account, the system uses the global exchange rate for translation.

For Historical Rate accounts, the system provides a pre-built form for you to enter either an override rate or override amount for the account. All accounts using Historical Rate overrides are also automatically created as shared members under the Historical Account hierarchy. See Defining Accounts, and Predefined Forms.


The predefined Rate forms are only provided if the Multi-currency option was selected during application creation.

When you enter an override amount or rate to an Intercompany entry that has already been eliminated, the override will also be applied to the elimination entry. The eliminated amount in Data Source "Intercompany Eliminations" will be adjusted by the same ratio as the original source entry in one or more of the "Total Input and Adjusted" members.

You can also import Override Rates. See Example: Data Import File - Overrides.

To enter override rates:

  1. On the Home page, click Data.
  2. From the Forms list, click Override Rates.
    All accounts specified as Historical Rate accounts are listed in the rows.
  3. From the POV, select a Scenario, Year, and Entity.
  4. For an account, enter the amount or rate for the override, and click Save.