Consolidations - Periods

Hello, I have 3 separate companies & all 3 are to be consolidated into my Consolidation Company. Each Company has different starting accounting periods: Comp 1 Comp 2 Comp 3 Period 1: 09/01/04 01/01/04 03/01/04 Period 2: 10/01/04 02/01/04 04/01/04 Period 3: 11/01/04 03/01/04 05/01/04 Has anyone run accross an instance where the consolidation company accounting periods should be made up of each companies respective period dates? That is to say, the consolidated companys Period 1 would be made up of the G/L Entries of: Comp 1 09/01/04 Comp 2 01/01/04 Comp 3 03/01/04 I know I can select By Date when doing consolidation. This is in a US database, Navision - 3.60 Thanks