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wat exactly Flexfield Qualifier is? [message #183706] Sat, 22 July 2006 06:30 Go to next message
amgautam
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hi
why exactly do we need Flexfield Qualifier?
In the sense that what purpose they serve for Key Flexfield?
In the Vision Instance, we hav 5 Qualifiers, of which "Natural Account Segment" and "Balancing Segment" r the most important ones. why?
Re: wat exactly Flexfield Qualifier is? [message #183763 is a reply to message #183706] Sun, 23 July 2006 07:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
agostino_neto
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Just two examples:
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There are many reports in which natural account segment plays a key role. Since those reports are not design for a particular chart of account, we can not say in general which segment represent the natural account.
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When intercompany balancing lines are generated by the posting program - it is important to know the balancing segment (each balancing segment value should be balanced).
Re: wat exactly Flexfield Qualifier is? [message #183901 is a reply to message #183706] Mon, 24 July 2006 05:26 Go to previous message
David.K.Dickson
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amgautam wrote on Sat, 22 July 2006 12:30

why exactly do we need Flexfield Qualifier?
In the sense that what purpose they serve for Key Flexfield?

The Flexfield Qualifier allows you to have different rules for the different segments of the flexfield. This is particularly important in the Accounting Flexfield.
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In the Vision Instance, we hav 5 Qualifiers, of which "Natural Account Segment" and "Balancing Segment" r the most important ones. why?

The "Natural Account Segment" is very important to the accountants, because the Natural Account is used to break down the amounts by the nature of the transaction, e.g. Sales, Purchases, Bank, Loans, etc. The Natural Accounts are grouped into 5 types which are:
Arrow Revenue:- Revenue or Income for the business, usually in the form of sales, subscriptions, rentals, grants or such like.
Arrow Expenditure:- Costs of doing business, such as purchases, manpower, premises costs, fuel, stationery, advertising, shipping, etc.
Arrow Assets:- Property owned by the business, including land, buildings, plant, machinery, vehicles, computers, stock, debtors, cash, etc.
Arrow Liabilities:- what the business owes, e.g. loans, creditors, overdrafts, etc.
Arrow Owner's Equity:- the net worth of the business, represented by share capital, retained earnings, fund balances, etc.

The "Balancing Segment" is very important, because all of the accounting entries for a Legal Entity must balance (i.e. Debits equal Credits) - it is an accounting requirement. A Legal Entity is a part of the organisation that you produce financials statements for (e.g. Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss, etc.). You must define the segment that contains the company or fund or ..... representing the Legal Entity.

For more insight into the implications in your own organisation, I would suggest that you talk to one of your own Accounting Users. For more general information, consult a book on basic accounting.

Cool HTH

David
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