Company Organization

The system has COMPANIES, which have DIVISIONS, which have DEPARTMENTS.

We chose to call these corporate entities “Divisions” and ‘Department” but don’t get too concerned about the naming of the entities, they can be organized and structured in various ways. 

For example, you can have a structure like this:

Company
     Division One
          Department One
          Department Two
     Division Two
          Department One
          Department Two

Divisions can be regions, distribution centers, countries, offices, anything that needs a separate corporate entity
Departments can be stores, departments, business units, anything that needs it’s own corporate entity, ledger, users, etc. 

Each “level” of this structure has it’s own Users / Ledger / Customers / Vendors / Inventory / Warehouses / Shopping Cart / Financial Statements. This is done to support things like multi-store operations, where for example a Department can be a store and each store has it’s own users / inventory / for example. 

On the Financial Statements, Each “level” consolidates “Up” to the next level, so, Division Two consolidates the reporting from Department One and Department Two. 

This structure makes the software suitable out of the box for many different corporate structures, and, also supports Franchises, Cloud Hosting, SAAS or ASP business models.


Here are some examples of corporate structure:

In the United States for example, Federal Tax reporting requirements are the same in the entire country, but, state tax reporting requirements are different for each state, so, for multi-state operations you can have a structure like this:

Master Company
     Florida
          Store One
          Store Two
     New York
          Store One
          Store Two

“Florida” and “New York” can be actual sub-companies or regional sub-companies with their own users / ledger, or, they can simply be there as a state reporting consolidation point.  

Here are some additional examples, There are nearly an unlimited amount of uses for this structure, for example, companies that have distribution centers that service particular stores would look like this:

Master Company
     Northern Distribution Center
          Store One
          Store Two
     Southern Distribution Center
          Store One
          Store Two

You can have multi-national organizations:

Master Company
     United States
          Office A
          Office B
     United Kingdom
          Office A
          Office B

Or if your organization is structured with struct business units with enforced budgets, or where your departments “sell” services to each other,  you can structure the system in this way:

Master Company
     Office A
          AR Department
          AP Department
          Payroll
    Office B
          AR Department
          AP Department
          Payroll