The Report Definition maintenance document is used to define the effort reports you want to generate at your institution. Every batch of effort reports created must first be represented by a row in the Report Definition table.
The rows in this table define several important values for the effort reports being created including the beginning and ending fiscal year and periods as well as the type of employees and object codes for which reports should be generated.
After a set of reports for one fiscal year has been created, report definitions would normally be populated as part of the Fiscal Year Maker batch job (responsible for populating many core Chart of Accounts values into a new fiscal year). Entries for the new fiscal year are based on report definitions from the previous fiscal year. This maintenance document allows users with the KFS-SYS Manager role to manually update (or even add) new entries to the Report Definition table.