Do not overwrite or delete the default, blank department. This affects all items.
Items built in Simpliforms must use reporting department "RWForms". Do not change.
Departments, specifically reporting departments, organize items in reports and are separate entities from account codes and deposit accounts. Reporting departments do not affect front-end organization.
- View multiple items in 1 report: Reporting department is broad (e.g. a Student Council shirt item, Student Council donation item, and Student Council trip item use reporting department "Student Council").
- View specific item collections in 1 report: Reporting department is narrow (e.g. Student Council shirt reports to "Student Council Apparel" and Student Council donations use "Student Council Donations").
Exclude years from reporting departments to reuse each year. Report parameters and item names/SKUs should contain the years.
Reporting Department vs Web Store Department
Both are managed in Inventory > Departments and assigned per item.
Reporting departments are used in reports and do not affect the front-end organization.
Web Store departments are for display and organization. Items should typically be assigned the blank/default department. The blank/default Web Store department is intended to identify items that show publicly. Do not overwrite or delete the blank Web Store department. If the item is built for Order Entry, create and/or assign Web Store department "OE". All other items should be blank.