Account Usage S/L

You should use the Account Usage S/L setting to choose the default Accounts and VAT Codes that will be used as defaults in your Sales Ledger transactions (i.e. Invoices and Receipts). These defaults will be used in the absence of Accounts or VAT Codes being specified elsewhere (for example, for the Items, Item Groups, Customers or Customer Categories used in the transactions). Please click for complete descriptions of how Accounts and VAT Codes will be selected in Invoices and Receipts. The Accounts that you use here must exist in the Account register, otherwise Standard ERP will not be able to create transactions.

If you have imported the sample Chart of Accounts supplied with Standard ERP, you will find that most of the fields in the Account Usage S/L setting contain suggested values. If you have modified this Chart of Accounts or have used your own, you must ensure that you replace these values with the correct Accounts.


The Accounts that you use in this setting must also exist in the Chart of Accounts. Otherwise, Standard ERP will not be able to create Transactions. You must either add the Accounts to the Chart of Accounts (i.e. to the Account register in the Nominal Ledger and System module), or use Accounts that already exist in the Chart of Accounts.

To open the Account Usage S/L setting, ensure you are in the Sales Ledger and then click the [Settings] button in the Navigation Centre. Double-click 'Account Usage S/L' in the 'Settings' list. Fill in the fields as described on the pages that are linked below. Then, to save changes and close the window, click the [Save] button. To close the window without saving changes, click the close box.

The Account Usage S/L setting is spread over five cards. To view specific cards, click one of the five named tabs:

Please click the following links for details about each card:

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