What are tracking categories used for?

What are tracking categories used for?

In Xero, you can set up tracking categories to see how different areas of your business are performing (such as departments, cost centres, or locations).

This is an example of what it can look like:


In ApprovalMax, you can use Xero tracking categories to split responsibilities between Approvers. To achieve this, use the approval matrix to assign certain tracking options to particular Approvers.

This is how it's done:
Then assign a tracking option to each item during Purchase Order creation either in Xero...



...or assign a tracking option to each item during Purchase Order creation in ApprovalMax.

In this example: 
Daniel is responsible for the decision-making in requests that contain items with the tracking option Development.
Evan is responsible for the decision-making in requests that contain items with the tracking option HR.
  1. If a request contains items with both tracking options (Development and HR), both approvers will be assigned to a request (if approval condition is set to "All").
  2.  If a request contains only items with the tracking option Development, only Daniel will have to approve.
  3. If a request contains only items with the tracking option HR, only Evan will have to approve.


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