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Departments vs. Businesses
- Subject: Departments vs. Businesses
- From: Josh Berkus <..hidden..>
- Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 13:14:24 -0700
So, I'm setting up LedgerSMB to power SPI. One of the things I need to
account in SPI is for the different organizations, or "designations", we
support. That is, money comes in designated for a specific purpose
(Debian General Fund, DebConf07, PostgreSQL, OVF, PGCon), and we need to
track the purpose for which it's donated, as well as expenditures against
the same purpose. In the end, we need to make sure that the money spent
for "OVF" does not exceed the amount of money collected for "OVF".
These designations are completely orthagonal to CoA categories; "Debian"
may have Travel, Legal, Bookkeeping, Insurance, etc., and so may "OVF".
They are also two-level, i.e.
Although spending restrictions are only enforced at the first level.
Finally, we need to be able to run ad-hoc reports by designation at any
So, I notice that LedgerSMB has two categorization schemes in addition to
CoA: "Business" and "Department". Would either of those two be adaptable
to tracking designations, and if so, which one?
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