Archive for September 30th, 2009
MAS90/200 utilizes various date references throughout; in all, there are four different dates the astute MAS90/200 user must be aware of at all times:
1. The Accounting Date - Each module has an accounting date, and the system uses this date as the default document, transaction and posting date. This date displays as the Application date on most of your reports.
2. The Document Date – This refers to the actual date of the actual document you are actually imputting (is that a word?) into MAS. Some reports (most notably ageing reports) base their output upon this date.
3. The Transaction or Posting Date – This represents the date you want the document to post to the system, and some reports use this date, rather than or in addition to the document date, during output.
4. The Run Date – This refers to the current system date (as reflected in Library Master) and appears on many reports, although it has no bearing on the data. It merely shows the date that the report in question was generated from the system.
And there you have it! As long as you keep these dates straight in your head, your job of producing timely and reliable data becomes that much easier.
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