Introducing Points of View

Points of view (POVs) for an application are sets of dimensions that display a particular version of an application for a selected snapshot, such as year, period, and scenario. Rules control the calculations that you run against one or more POVs.

Members for POV dimensions are user-defined, and can provide a rich array of POV combinations for modeling and what-if analysis.

You can use points of view (POVs) to create various versions of an application; for example, to hold budget versus actual figures, or to play scenarios to measure the impact of various changes on the bottom line.

You specify POVs for each application. See the following sections for detailed information about POVs: