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Calculations changing from one system to next...

Hello. (posted 2x's, once here and once under Navision forum) Big Smile

I would like to know how you have handled these types of situations in the past. I am converting a legacy system that has been highly modified with reference to posting Job Revenue Recognition. The new system (Navision) #1 doesn't calculate the same way & #2 Customer has many open Jobs that will span the conversion/cut over date.

Customer is leaning towards running both systems simultaneously: 1 - Legacy for Open Jobs, until all have been closed, 2 - Navision for new jobs that "open" after the cut over date. Due to the spider-web effect the Job related entries have on the sytem, this option posses many issues: errors, double entry, time consuming, Tie both systems together would then be necessary on a regular basis until all jobs have been completed in old system (6-12 months).

There's got to be another way to handle this situation!! I have dealt w/ Inventory Costing Changes and the client will usually "agree" to change the way they calculate inventory: do the cutover, make an adjusting entry to Inventory accounts as necessary, but then move forward allowing Navision calculate how it wants to from that point forward. I feel that this is our only option at this point.

BUT how to handle the Job Recognition for open entries prior to cutover . My thoughts are run periodic activities prior to cut over. Post entries to G/L. Cut over. All entries made to Jobs after cut over are recognized the new way.

Suggestions, thoughts, ideas??

Thank you very much.

  • Would it be feasible to close all jobs on the old system and then reopen them as new jobs on the Navision system? That would also help GL postings as theoretically it would be a clean cutover.