The RAP system is designed to model your company’s business structure as closely as possible, so that users can associate risks and issues with the most appropriate part of the business. The hierarchy employed should reflect that used within your business processes during day-to-day operations.
The top level is known as the root of the hierarchy which may represent a single company or a group of companies,depending on your licensing agreement for RAP. The next level down within a typical company are directorates or departments. Each node of the hierarchy within the system is referred to using the generic term 'organisation unit' and can be used for any sub-division within your organisation. Consequently, whether you want to manage risks at a corporate, departmental or individual project or team level, you can use organisation units in a hierarchical manner to create the necessary structure.
The hierarchy is the central basis for access control allowing users to be given access at various levels to specific nodes of the hierarchy.