The order in which modules are closed is very important. Some modules maintain buckets of data by year (year-to-date, prior-year, etc.). These data receptacles are re-initialized during year-end processing. The period-end and year-end processes performed in one module often write data to another module, so to close the modules out of order may cause damage to your data.

Note: Before you begin any year-end closing procedures, ensure that you have a complete and verified back up of your data.

Modules should be processed or closed in the following order — after you back up your data:

  • Bill of Materials
  • Work Order
  • Bar Code
  • Purchase Order
  • Sales Order
  • Inventory Management
  • MRP
  • TimeCard
  • Electronic Reporting
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Job Cost
  • General Ledger

If you are running modules not on this list, for example e-Business Manager, one or more Sage MAS 90 ERP Extended Solutions, or a third-party product, there may be special considerations involved in year-end closing.

For more MAS90 & MAS200 information= Clients First Business Solutions.