Greg and Dale, I prefer SQL to programs, myself, but I know just what you mean. We used 13-period accounting at my old job, and at one time had an AP clerk who could be counted on to post at least one batch incorrectly the first week of every period. It would sure be nice if MAPICS would actually default the current period number correctly on those screens when using periods instead of months. It's not as if it would be hard to do. Dave Shaw MAPICS-L Moderator Rauch Industries, Inc. Gastonia, NC -----Original Message----- From: DaleGindlesperger@fft-inc.com This is a multipart message in MIME format. -- [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ] We have a very similar situation (we use a 4-4-5 period schedule). I couldn't come up with an assured way of handling period numbers in entry (A/P check processing was our biggest issue, with invoice generation a close 2nd), so I changed our internal procedures to have the users request period specific jobs from IT operations, and that way our system operator is responsible for keeping everything straight. At least that way we have accountability. You also get good at writing little quick "blaster" programs to change period numbers in files.... (sigh) Dale @ Fleetwood Greg Wenzloff <GWenzloff@beckmfg.com> Sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org 02/04/02 10:06 AM Please respond to mapics-l To: "'mapics-L@midrange.com'" <mapics-L@midrange.com> cc: Subject: GL month problem We used be use the calendar month as a fiscal period and everything worked well. Now we are using a 4-5-4 week fiscal period and are having problems getting things posted to the correct period. How do other companies handle this problem? We tried adjusting dates to make things fit the correct period but our entry people seem to forget too often and we spend too much time fixing things. Greg Wenzloff Beck Manufacturing 717-762-9141x246
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