"Reports To" Field?

Looking at the contacts module, I see there is a “reports to” field that seems to be linked to Leads. What exactly does this field do?

Look more closely - the “reports to” field links

  • contacts to other contacts
  • users to other users

That let’s you express hierarchies.

I am not sure, but I think it also has some effect when managing security rights - like letting manager’s see their subordinates’ records, under some circumstances.