Why do we have to age Microsoft Dynamics GP Receivables?

I frequently get asked “Why is there a separate step to age Microsoft Dynamics GP Accounts Receivable?” 

Posted 4/1/2012

I frequently get asked "Why is there a separate step to age Microsoft Dynamics GP Accounts Receivable?" 

I frequently get asked “Why is there a separate step to age Microsoft Dynamics GP Accounts Receivable?”

Believe it or not, it’s actually a benefit to you.

I have a client who charges their customer a finance charge for all invoices 30 days or older; however experience tells them that many times they charge finance charges, only to receive the payment within a day or two causing them the extra work of writing off the finance charge.

We worked together and created a very smart plan. We change the aging periods from 1-30 to 1-45, then age and charge finance charges for invoices over 45 days old. We then change the aging period back to 1-30 and age again. This method, only ended up charging finance charges for invoices over 45 (even though their customer is expecting over 30)days old.

There are many reasons you may want or need control over aging, and with GP you have it!

Author: Belinda Allen

Belinda Allen (Microsoft MVP) is both a Microsoft Certified Professional for Dynamics GP (MCP) and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). She is also the co-founder of Smith & Allen Consulting, Inc. (www.saci.com), a business management software consulting firm for over 24 years. Belinda began implementing ERP systems so long ago that Windows was not an operating system, but an application. Larger businesses used old Main Frames with monitors that were Green and Black and smaller business did accounting by hand. Having seen the evolution that has taken place over the years from pieces of paper to analytics, Belinda still gets excited every time she helps a business improve. Belinda is also well known for her Blog www.BelindaTheGPcsi.com. Her blog is about sharing really useful information about the product quickly and succinctly. She has earned the nickname GP CSI because she excels at reviewing GP problems and figuring what went wrong and why. With followers all over the Globe she is able to share knowledge and achieve her mission: “To Improve the Lives and Business Success of my Followers.” In her time off, Belinda enjoys sailing, woodturning, crochet/knitting, sewing/quilting, reading and playing the ukulele (Belinda often participates in Ukulele Jams in NYC.)

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