Special attention has been paid to offering features that save accounting and data processing effort. The Data Design user language, consisting of English words, is used to control reports, forecasts and allocations. The user language consists of common accounting terms organization and account names and words defined in the User Dictionary.
|Accounting Terms:||1ST 6 MONTHS, NEXT YEAR|
|Organization and Account Names:||DIVISION-A, XYZ-PLANT, INCOME|
|User Dictionary:||PROFIT = INCOME – EXPENSE|
Companies can share a common set of options, account controls and report definitions. Once a company is set up on the system, additional new companies can use a part or all of the controls already established for the prior company. Because controls are organized in logical groups, companies can share those groups of controls they have in common (such as calendar, patterns and accounts) while maintaining other controls independently.
A new company can copy a part of all of the controls from an existing company and then modify those controls to meet its own needs.
These capabilities offer significant benefits. For instance, a company has the flexibility of having its own unique or modified reports, chart of accounts and so forth. At the same time, the effort of setting up and maintaining identical controls for like companies is eliminated.