A dimension is simply a classification system that is used to organize, sort, and report on your company information in meaningful ways.
Standard Dimensions: The following dimensions come available out of the box, however, may still need to be configured as not all companies will use all available dimensions.
User Defined-Dimensions: Creating additional dimensions is available for companies with subscription to Platform Services only.
EXAMPLE: Using the "Location" dimension to see how dimensions are used:
The "Location" dimension is enabled in the General Ledger configuration
A Bill from Accounts Payable is allocated to location New York and GL 6000
User can run a General Ledger report for GL account 6000 and Location New York to filter for information. Standard dimension fields appear on most Intacct standard reports.