Onion - the missing ingredient for Sage Line 50 / Sage Instant accounts packs in Excel

Onion - the missing ingredient for Sage Line 50 / Sage Instant accounts packs in Excel
Full audit trails to underlying transactions from P&Ls, Balance Sheets, graphs, PivotTables, and departmental TBs in a stand-alone Excel file. Aged Debtors and Aged Creditor files too. Free 30 day trials. Download today at www.onionrs.co.uk

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Sage Line 50 / Instant month end reporting using Onion Reporting Software's Onion product

One of the issues users frequently ask about is how they can monitor any “back postings” made in Sage since their previous monthly reporting cycle.  For example, a business may have a reporting cycle that produces reports for a month end five working days after that month end.  Using Onion as the reporting option will produce month by month spend figures for each month in the year to date as at working day five of the new month.  If, on working day six of the new month, a late posting is made to the previous month, how is the user of the Onion reporting pack next month to be made aware of the prior month posting?

The [Onion info] sheet of each Onion workbook records the “Last transaction number” at the time of workbook creation.  This identifies the cut-off point for the reporting pack.  The next time an Onion workbook is created, the user can ask to have postings made after that cut-off point identified in the new Onion workbook. The user ticks a check box, provides the last transaction number from the previous reporting pack, and runs the report. On completion the user can set the NEW_POST filter on the [TB Pivot (YTD)] sheet to Y to see what months have been posted to since the last report. Double clicks on the month totals will show the transaction detail of what was posted.

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