Workshop: GP 2013 – Overview of Accounts Payable

Please find the details of the ” GP 2013 – Overview of Accounts Payable ” workshop below. Agenda Accounts Payable Setup Key Master Information In Accounts Payable Vendor Master Vendor Address Master EFT for Payables Information…( read more )

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March 30, 2013 · Sivakumar V · No Comments
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Kuntz Consulting Inc. – Update on Account Number error in …

The good news: both my client and the person who contacted me through the blog comments found the same common issue, and it resolved this error: The company setup (Canadian Payroll Control window) had “Allow 

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Update on Account Number error in Canadian Payroll

A couple of years ago around this time of year, I got a call from a client of mine with a strange error in Canadian Payroll.  At the time, I ran into other significant issues in trying to help with said error, and at the time, I blogged/ranted about it here.

Fast forward to last month, when I received an email from another customer who was asking me “did you ever find out what the issue was with that error? We are having the same problem now!”.  We exchanged emails and I researched what notes I had taken at the time, and in the end, she confirmed for me that what worked for my client also worked for her.

So, this post is just an update on the issue and at least one resolution, in case it helps someone else out there. Some of this is a repeat of the rant blog, without the rant!

The Issue

The client’s error message was “Account Number does not exist”.  This occurred when they were creating the poster file in Canadian Payroll, after running their payroll successfully that week.  They’d been live for several years so the fact that now of all times a new random error came up was a little odd.

The Resolution

The accounting in Canadian Payroll is fairly straight forward: each paycode has an account number and in the main Setup window, you can identify if you want to “mask” the account number, say, to go to an employee’s department segment in the GL. The biggest complication is usually forgetting to set the masked value in the department setup or the combination of the paycode’s account and the masked value doesn’t exist. Those are pretty easy to spot.

The other most common source of Account Missing types of errors usually you figure out immediately upon running your first payroll tests after configuration: some default account in a setup window wasn’t populated with the default GL account.

This error was strange and random.  The good news: both my client and the person who contacted me through the blog comments found the same common issue, and it resolved this error:

  • The company setup (Canadian Payroll Control window) had “Allow Banked Leave GL Accrual” set to No while the employee in question had their field set to Yes.
  • In both cases, this only popped up when the employee was taking vacation, and it was looking at the account setting to identify where to reduce the accrued vacation.

So, sounds simple but annoyingly random! Hopefully if anyone else finds the same error, this may help them resolve it too.

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March 29, 2013 · jen@kuntzconsulting.ca · No Comments
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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of On-premise vs. SaaS – Derek Singleton @ Software Advice

This is a guest post, authored by Derek Singleton at Software Advice.

As Cloud technologies continue to evolve, more and more software buyers are seriously evaluating software as a service (SaaS) solutions against on-premise offerings. While there are many factors that influence which deployment model is best for any particular business (e.g., ability to manage IT internally and speed of deployment) the cost of the system is often a key factor. But comparing the true cost of a Cloud-based system against an on-premise system can be time-consuming and is often a complex undertaking.

For instance, most buyers understand that on-premise licenses are typically purchased with a large, upfront investment and SaaS licenses are purchased for a relatively cheaper subscription price. But many forget to consider the total cost of ownership (TCO) of their investment. That is, they don’t look beyond the licensing costs to consider how other factors such as the need to customise the software and integrate it with existing applications can influence the TCO of their software purchase.

Even then there are intricacies like maintenance and support and training requirements that can make creating an apples-to-apples comparison of the TCO on-premise and Cloud software difficult. If you’re not a seasoned veteran in modelling all these costs, comparing them can become overwhelming.

To help buyers ballpark the true costs of each software model, I recently created an interactive TCO calculator at Software Advice–where we help buyers with software pricing–that buyers can use to compare SaaS against on-premise software over a 10-year ownership period.

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The calculator models annual and cumulative costs over this time period and shows buyers at which year of ownership the TCO of a SaaS system will equal that of an on-premise solution, based on user inputs. Although the data comes pre-populated with an example case, users can override every value to see the impact that changing any particular value will have on the TCO as a graph at the top of the calculator automatically refreshes after each update.

While the calculator is useful for getting you in a ballpark, it’s important to note that any business will still have to perform their due diligence to come up with an accurate figure that reflects their unique needs and situation. And there are several influencing factors (e.g. organic business growth) that no general calculator can accurately model. In any case, it’s worth checking it out to get an idea of which system seems right for your business. Check it out here.

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SmartView Provides Fast & Flexible Reporting

Company

The SSI Group is leading the healthcare industry in claims management technology, EDI Platforms and networking. They provide a wide range of provider/payer/physician services and technologies for managing the revenue cycle.

Project Scope

Processing over 350 million transactions annually and relying on SmartList in Microsoft Dynamics GP as their reporting tool, The SSI Group, Inc. began to search for a solution that would provide flexible reporting. They found with SmartList that the reports were “antiquated and inflexible” and that most reports required “manual” work anyway – exporting to Excel to do totaling, subtotaling and adding more filters.  At a training class hosted by the eOne team, Jason Jones, Financial Analyst at SSI, found the solution.

“I was looking at many other tools to speed this process up but once I saw SmartView with its ability to add more than 4 filters, drag and drop columns, subtotaling and more, I knew it was exactly what we needed.”

Solution – Flexibility & Speed

Before SmartView, Jones and his team would “pull their hair out” trying to find reports and wait for SmartList to load. “Once SmartView came in we started seeing thousands of records in just a second or less, whereas with SmartList we would wait for a long time and sometimes wouldn’t even get any results back!” Continuing, Jones shared: “SmartView is very straightforward and intuitive. You just look at the guide and you’re done.”

When asked about recommending SmartView, Jones’ boldly claims “you would be stupid not to have it!” explaining that: “just the flexibility of it gives you the information that SmartList does not give you. It makes it faster, easier and you can drill it down to exactly what you need, right there insite the tool!”

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Workshop: GP 2013 – Overview of General Ledger

Please find the details of the ” GP 2013 – Overview of General Ledger ” workshop below. Agenda General Ledger Setup Key Master Information In General Ledger Posting Accounts Unit Accounts Allocation Accounts Transaction Processing…( read more )

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Workshop: GP 2013 – Management Reporter 2012

Please find the details of the ” GP 2013 – Management Reporter 2012 ” workshop below. Agenda Overview of MR 2012/ Features of MR 2012 Building Blocks of Management Reporter Report Designer Row Definition Column Definition Report…( read more )

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