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How to configure Journals or Daybooks
I can't find any feature like the Sales Journal (or Daybook) and others like Purchases, Sales Returns etc in Postbook.
How do I get to configure them to accounts?
If that is not necessary, then how do I go about examining the Journals before posting them? I have configured posting to Journals before G/L accounts.
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 19:40#1
If you can get to the US, you might want to consider the upcoming training classes next month, held back-to-back in Washington, D.C.:
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 02:59#2
next month is very long
Next month is very long a time. I do understand the features and the philosophy of the software, but I can only find standard journals on postbook. Will be delighted if someone can put me through. just need the concepts and I can configure it myself.
Unfortunately, I live in Lagos, Nigeria and cannot come to America for the training.
I wish someone can put me through.
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 03:29#3
Books of Accounts
We had configured Postbooks to show Books of Accounts used in Philippine setup. We have created the following books by creating filters in GL Transactiions.
- Sales Books
- Purchases Book
- Cash Receipt Book
- Cash Disbursment Book
- Inventory Book
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 07:05#4
but how did you do it?
How did you do it? Please, can you give me a thorough rundown?
I can only find Standard Journals on my Postbook. Beats me. Do help me, please.
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 07:51#5
I did a blog on this topic a
I did a blog on this topic a while back:
If you need more than that, training or a consultative support agreement really is the appropriate way to go.
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 15:26#6
no, no more
I read the blog. I now understand the logic behind Journaling. it was not initially in the earlier so xtuple programmers decided to ask user to either enable it or post straight to G/L. The confusion I was having is that, unlike other ERP programs I have tried out, I do not have to configure the Journals myself; the software does it intuitively. I only need to record transactions and query the system for Journal entries.
That's the confusion and it's cleared.
On the other hand, Xtuple is a challenge. What makes it special is that it covers the management accounting field very specially such that one feels it was made only for manufacturing which is untrue.
Well, I think I have lots to learn and no time at all.
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 05:27#7
That's interesting. As Dan
That's interesting. As Dan says, that's where our roots are, but the Accounting components are pretty generalized. They could be used without using the manufacturing or inventory at all. How do those still seem specific to manufacturing to you?
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 13:43#8
part of the answer is
part of the answer is below.
also, creating the cost categories is really daunting. software directed me to cost categories before products can be successfully implemented. I think most of the options in cost categories should be optional; according to user needs and according to when other modules need them.
well, just to say - postbook doesn't come easy. the learning curve is certainly steep.
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 16:06#9
How are things coming along? While cost categories may seem daunting, they really are necessary. One of the great advantages to xTuple/Postbooks is the ability to get a handle on your costs, ALL of your costs.
Have you looked at the demo? The demo setup might give you some good examples to get started. Did you start with the empty database or the quickstart database?
Let us all know how your progressing.
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 22:19#10
Needed to buy some package to update the quickstart database before I can move on. Doesn't matter though except I might be missing something if I don't have the package? xtsetup? will I?
IMHO, I think the user should be given the options to update cost category entries as he moves on and not all at once. that was what really made me anxious; makes the system user unfriendly if every option is required. just my humble opinion
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 16:51#11
It was originally called
It was originally called "Open MFG" - it started life as a manufacturing management / accounting package - so there's lots of residual features that still show those roots.
Xtuple has improved many aspects over the years - adding average costing, and many of the reporting filters - start playing with the "more" buttons on the various reports, and also right-click on the data areas of the screens reports...
Most of the journal reports will filter out by the source module also. When you run financial statements, right click on any number, you'll get a chance to drill down to the source transaction....
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 16:44#12
The cost categories look
The cost categories look daunting, but if you use the quickstart database you can see how to set them up / what's expected there. It's really configuring the debits & credits for all possible inventory type transactions.
The lesson on this one is that even if you're not using some of the transactions - you have to set them up anyway in the beginning.