Chart of Accounts Masking in QAD
Posted on: April 12, 2023 | By: Emily Aro | QAD Business Process
Chart of Accounts (COA) Masking in QAD is a tool that allows businesses to limit the information that you can point to a Sub-Account, Cost Center, or Project, ensuring that account strings make sense and are free of unnecessary information. Overall, COA masking verifies Account combinations for transactions to ensure that the Sub-Account, Cost Center and/or Project combination is valid. If the combination is not valid, an error will be issued, and the user will be prompted to correct the account combination on the transaction or to make the necessary changes to the Mask to allow for the combination.
Within the account string, there are different ways to use COA Masking. Firstly, in the Sub-Account, users can limit information regarding what Accounts are valid for that specific Sub-Account. Here, COA masking will filter out Accounts that are not valid for that Sub-Account, reducing the possibility of extraneous information in the Account string.
Cost Center Masking
In the Cost Center section of the account string, COA masking can also limit information regarding what Accounts are valid. In addition, Cost Center masking can limit information based on what Sub-Accounts are valid.
COA Masking in the Project section of the Account string can limit what Accounts are valid, what Sub-Accounts are valid, and what Cost Centers are valid for that specific string.
Overall, COA Masking in QAD helps businesses keep their ledgers accurate and trial balances clean.
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