We gave up on using MTHACT* files for tracking orders or bookings back in 
'94.

We discovered certain transactions did not trigger proper math, I do not 
recall the specifics,
but I think price changes did not get processed properly, nor did 
reductions.  We also had
difficulty determining if a booking was new because sales liked to delete 
releases and
recreate them rather than changing the original - this gives an 'old' 
release a new create date
which is interpreted as a new booking.  So for brief time in the early 
90's our bookings were inflated.

We had to write our own program based upon comparing the previous day's 
MB* files to the current.






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Weston-

I have noticed some problems with the MTHACTE file.  We have only been 
using it for about 2 years and I haven't had the time or energy to try and 
start diagnosing and testing where and why the problems are.  A few things 
I have noticed that cause problems are below.

1.  When Sales is changing the order after the parts have been shipped but 
before they have been invoiced.  What this seems to be doing is creating 
the negative trasaction for the total quantity and $$ value.  Then, after 
the change it creates a record with positive quantity for the entire 
amount and postive sales value for only the balance remaining.  This is 
creating a net sales booking decrease by the shipped dollar amount.

2.  Sometimes when creating /changing an order in PowerLink it doesn't 
create the correct MTHACTE records (Usually the sales dollars are blank). 
I have no idea why this sometimes occurs.



-Tom Stieger 
Estimator/Engineer 
CFW/Precision Metal Components 
805-489-8750 
tstieger@xxxxxxxxxx

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date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 10:32:31 -0600
from: "Weston Wheat" <wwheat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: [MAPICS-L] Bookings Data problem

ALL
We are having problems with our bookings reporting. The MTHACTE 
continually
gets
bad data in it that doesn't make sense and is just wrong. I am having to 
fix
the data in it on a daily basis. I have talked to Mapics support on this
issue numerous times, as recent as two weeks ago. And the response I get
from them, is that it must of been be a price and/or a quantity change. 
But
then I point out that we haven't changed the pricing or the quantity for 
the
order, and yet, there is a MTHACTE entry that either de-books or adds the
dollar amount for a order that hasn't been changed!  Sales, claims that 
the
order can get de-book in the MTHACTE by just running a inquiry on it.
I just install the latest PCM , level 5132, last weekend. In hopes that
Mapics would have new code for the MTHACTE, but it hasn't help.

What are most companies that are on R7 using to get accurate booking
numbers?

Weston Wheat
Information Systems Manager
Quality Thermistor Inc
208-377-3373 ext 115
wwheat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.thermistor.com



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