In both Bill Analyst and Usage Analyst you can use hierarchies to organize spending, allocate costs, and report on telecom costs and use. You'll want to set up hierarchies to reflect the organization of your company—multiple regional offices, retail outlet chains, cooperatives, departments, etc.
Create hierarchies in the same way you would organize your documents in Microsoft File Explorer with files, folders, and documents. Hierarchies are made up of individual nodes. You can create as many nodes or sub nodes as needed. Accounts are assigned at the node level. Services are assigned at the account level. After you build a custom hierarchy, you can use it every month to allocate costs across your organization in just seconds.
Note: Hierarchies and their levels also work as filters when running summary and detail reports.
These four hierarchy concepts are important for you to know about:
Did you know? You can watch our video on how to create and use hierarchies in Bill Analyst to learn more. They work the same way in Usage Analyst.