The settings in Model Settings > Time create the framework for model data. This framework is called the Model Calendar. Each module and line item can have its own timescale, depending on the Calendar Type.
The Calendar Types for setting a model's timescale include:
- Calendar Months/Quarters/Years
- Weeks: 4-4-5, 4-5-4, or 5-4-4
- Weeks: General
- Weeks: 13 4-week Periods
- Changing the current fiscal year effectively starts the new year with a clean, unpopulated model. To retain the data for the previous year, ensure to either copy the model, or set the Number of Past Years to 1 in the Model Calendar tab, before you change the current fiscal year.
- Changing the Calendar Type automatically realigns all time ranges.
It's also possible to have mixed timescales within a model.
Once you've set the timescale for a model, you can also:
Additionally, you can set up Year-on-Year (YoY) comparisons with multi-year timescales or change the date format in your browser.