Divisions, departments, and profit centers are often used interchangeably. The division is usually the top level, followed by departments and profit centers. Our help topics typically use the word “department” to refer to all of these possibilities.
Total Office Manager is very departmentalized. Every transaction offers the ability to select a department. Transactions that have multiple line items (such as a bill or invoice) offer the ability to select a department for all rows or select a different department per row. Income statements can be printed by the department and even include complete overhead allocation by the department.
The Department (Division) List is used to manage the various profit centers in your business. “Residential Service” and “Commercial Installation” are two examples of common departments.