Multiple Defaults? Yes Please!

Everyone is a fan of meeting deadlines.  Everyone is an even bigger fan of finishing them ahead of schedule.  Decreasing the amount of time it takes to complete a task can make life easier on yourself and your supervisor.

Defaults are a user’s best friend in OpenRDA.  Preset ranges can give the user instant access to information with a limited number of mouse clicks.  But for a vast number of users, only one default can be saved at a time.  It’s nice to have a single default to view a report a particular way.  But would it not be better if a user had multiple defaults to view information for different circumstances?  Enter Group Defaults!

Are you looking for an activity report to show salary expenditure information for a specific period?  What about that same report only showing expenditures used for materials and supplies?  Heck, how about that SAME report that shows recognized revenue created from receipts for a specific month AND for a specific dimension?  Group defaults allows you to save all of these preset options with a simple two-step process.

The group defaults capability is not just limited to one set of reports.   It can be utilized for summary, activity, detail, trial balance and net asset reports among others.  Have a look at the video below to get a better idea of how group defaults work!

Did you notice a little surprise in the video?  My previous blog talked about creating new range groups to limit the amount of information you prefer to see on a report.  Imagine combining the range groups with group defaults?!  If you’re looking to get the most out of our RDA reports, you would hard pressed to find a better combination than this.

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