1. Turning on actuals in your reports
  2. Report & Account Structure
  3. Changing the structure


The main way to analyse your actual performance compared to your forecast is through the reporting area. 


1. Turning on actuals in your reports

Your reports just show your forecast information by default. Click the ‘Show actuals’ button at the top.



This will turn on the comparison columns showing the variance between your Brixx forecast and Xero actual data. 


2. Report & Account Structure



The default view of any Brixx actuals vs forecast report uses the following format:

  • Rows for top-level Brixx accounts

  • Monthly forecast columns

  • Monthly actual columns with variance


Report top level

A standard report might be structured like this:



Account heading 1

Account heading 2

Account heading 3

Account heading 4

Total of account headings


The headings in orange are all top-level Brixx report accounts.


Drilldown level 1 - Xero account


Each orange report heading can be drilled into to reveal any Xero accounts (in blue) matched to them from the Profit & Loss or Balance Sheet matching screens. 


Account heading 1

---Account 1

---Account 2

---Account 3

---Other account heading 1

---Total of account heading 1

Account heading 2

Account heading 3

Account heading 4

Total of account headings


In this diagram, you can see Brixx heading 1 has three Xero accounts matched underneath it. There is also a 4th row: 'Other Brixx account heading 1'. This won't contain any Xero information. It will contain any Brixx forecast components that post to that account heading which haven't been matched to a Xero account. 


Drilldown level 2 & 3 - Brixx sections & groups

Your Xero accounts can be drilled into to reveal the structure of your Brixx plan. The next two levels show your sections (from the section panel on the far left), then your Brixx groups inside each section.


Note: If you don’t have any Brixx components matched to a Xero account, you won’t be able to drill into this account any further.


Account heading 1

---Account 1

------Section 1

------------Group 1

------------Group 2

------Total of Section 1

---Total of Account 1

---Account 2

---Account 3

---Other account heading 1

---Total of account heading 1

Account heading 2

Account heading 3

Account heading 4

Total of account headings



Drilldown level 4 - Brixx components

The final level of drilldown is to the component level. 


Account heading 1

---Account 1

------Section 1

------------Group 1

---------------Component 1

---------------Component 2

---------------Component 3

---------------Total of Group 1

------------Group 2

------Total of Section 1

---Total of Account 1

---Account 2

---Account 3

---Other account heading 1

---Total of account heading 1

Account heading 2

Account heading 3

Account heading 4

Total of account headings


The entire section, group and component structure is controlled by the matching dropdowns inside each component.