Hi Folks ,
Here is a quicke, the customer wants a rapid implementation without finace for the first time .
Thus Sales and Warehouse modules.
What do you suggest ?
I was thinking to set up a dummy GL and leave it as it is. Then , in the middle of the year do a new database and migrate transactional data over to the new db/company.
without finance module means what? no item cost and price? no sales revenue? no sales cogs? just record everything only quantities?please be more specific.
I suggest you spend half a day with them explaining how simple finance can be configured, get a COA, set up base posting groups, do not bother about bank etc and then implement it capturing base entries, then when they do turn finance on it will not be such a massive headache. My advice would be to convince them to implement finance for all of the immediate benefits against the relative little effort now compared to the greater effort later.
I understood , yes . No item cost . simply sales and reports so they can key data into an accounting system .
Ie. Invoice, Order, Quote, Shipment, Warehousing
This may be one of the option . The problem is that they should do a cleanup of data i.e Chart of accounts item structure etc...
this would be a pre project.
Well you are going to have to create something, why not get it right at the start and save yourself a load of hassle later.
You seems to go for a stepped implementation rather than a big-bang. Even though you will not be implementing Finance module I would recommend the creation of all the basic required accounts in chart of accounts. This will give you a option to scale up the implementation by including Finance module without creating new database/company. Moreover the postings can be use for demonsteration of financial impact of transactions.