Transactions in Standard ERP

Standard ERP features a high level of integration between the different modules and the Nominal Ledger, where all transactions are recorded.

Whenever you process a transaction in the Sales or Purchase Ledgers in Standard ERP, an equivalent Nominal Ledger Transaction will normally be created automatically. For example, when you tick the OK check box in an Invoice and save it, a Nominal Ledger Transaction will be created automatically to post amounts to the Sales, Debtor and VAT Accounts. Simultaneously, the Sales Ledger and all reports will be updated. Similarly, when you receive a payment, you will update the Sales Ledger, and an automatic Nominal Ledger Transaction will update the Debtor Account and the Bank or Cash Account as appropriate. In general terms, a record that causes a Nominal Ledger Transaction to be created (e.g. an Invoice or Stock Movement) is usually referred to as a "Sub System record" or "Sub System transaction" in Standard ERP and in these web pages.

Through a large number of settings and parameters, you can set up the accounting environment so that the correct Sales Accounts, cost centres, Cost Accounts etc. are updated when necessary. The level of automation available is extensive, but Standard ERP also allows you full manual control over the accounting environment. By default, when you install Standard ERP and import the Chart of Accounts supplied with the program, full integration will be in operation, but you can partially or wholly switch this off as required.

The more common Sub System transactions are described on the following pages:

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