The Customers table contains all the customers passing orders to your business.
|name||non-empty string||Unique name of the customer.|
|description||string||Free format description.|
|owner||location name||Hierachical parent of the location.|
Setting up a good customer hierarchy is important if you are interested in the demand forecasting functionality. Otherwise, you can skip modeling a customer hierarchy.
Using the owner field the customers can be organized in a hierarhical tree structure. This allows, among other, reviewing the forecast at different levels in the Forecast editor.
Here is an example to model a tree structure with different customer priorities:
|Key accounts||All customers|
|John & co||Key accounts|
|Bill & co||Key accounts|
|Other accounts||All customers|
|Donald & co||Other accounts|