1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 7, 2018 7:07 AM by venkatram

    Defer revenue recognition until after release date?

    Matthew Marshall

      Hi all

       

      New to tableau so hopefully this is an easy solve to some wiz-kid out there

       

      My company sells digital products but these are pre-ordered by customers before the release date.

       

      Accounting rules mean that we cannot recognise these sales until the release date.

       

      I need to understand how for all products released, which have different release dates, how I can defer the pre-order sales to the launch day and then recognise daily sales each day post launch.

       

      In addition, we cut off recognising sales earlier than a calendar month end so I need to show revenues on a fiscal month basis. I presume I need to link the data to a fiscal calendar table? Can someone point in the right direction for this.

       

      Thanks for your help in advance

       

      Regards

       

      Matt