How Spoiled/Wasted trade items are treated in Soft Retail Accounting?

May 28, 2018
Magellanic Cloud

It is sale entry for that item with zero or reduced price. If item is completely spoiled and cannot be sold then make usual sale invoice entry right when item is spoiled or comes to notice. The listed price will come automatically. You will manually replace the price with 0. Furthermore, you will also manually edit the ‘explanation’ of that sale invoice. For a normal sale entry, there is no need to enter ‘explanation’ because it is automatically written by the system. But for a spoiled or wasted item’s entry, ‘explanation’ should be manually modified.

If wasted product is sold at reduced price then make this entry at the time of sale. The effect of sale invoice entry with zero or reduced price will be that the entry will be reflected as ‘loss’ in relevant reporting.

How records are saved in Soft Retail Accounting?

May 24, 2018
Magellanic Cloud

Standalone Soft Retail Accounting is MS Access 2010 based application. Here you will not see ‘save’ button in any entry form because everything is automatically saved once a complete row within an entry form is entered and cursor moves to the next row. When cursor has moved to next row, then it means that all the previous rows of data are saved. However current row is not saved. If the current row is completely not filled i.e. any required field remains blank and the system is shutdown or entry form is closed then incomplete entry will not be saved.

What if I do not make cash book entries?

December 25, 2015
Magellanic Cloud

Soft Retail Accounting is very flexible accounting application. If you make no cash book entry in cash book entry form … you will still get all the inventory reports in “Inventory/ Stocks Books” section. It means that you will still get gross profit against each and every sales entry (the entry you make in usual sales invoice form). You will get proper gross profit data on daily, monthly or on any period as you choose basis.

However “Financial Ledgers” section will remain incomplete. Therefore if you do not find time for making cash book entries, you only need to avoid checking “Financial Ledgers” section. However “Inventory/ Stocks Books” section will still be complete and it alone also can tell profitability position of your business up to gross profit level.

Transfer of payment from one business bank account to other bank account

November 23, 2015
Magellanic Cloud

Soft Retail Accounting’s Cash Book entry form can handle as many bank accounts as you choose. But currently the feature of transfer of money from one bank account to other is not available in cash book entry form. For such a transfer, you need to make two separate entries in cash book. In first entry you will withdraw money from one bank account. In second entry you will deposit money in second bank account.

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However the feature of transfer of money from one bank account to another bank account through a single cash book entry will be available to any client on demand at a cost of $45.

Where to record various types of Transaction?

September 30, 2013
Magellanic Cloud

Major Brands of Accounting Software in market record transactions in different modules such as (i) Vendor process module, (ii) Customer Process module, (iii) GL module etc.

Let us state that this method is neither supported by theoretical accounting, nor it is a simple process.

But this method did introduce the integration of Financial Accounting and Inventory/Cost Accounting. Such an integration is still not possible by following theory of Financial Accounting alone.

On the other hand, Soft Accounting System has achieved integration of Financial Accounting and Inventory/Cost/Management Accounting without rotating the user into the roundabouts of vendor process/customer process/GL process etc.

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In Soft Retail Accounting, transactions are not recorded on the basis of vendor process, customer process or GL process.

Here transactions are to be recorded on the basis of following types of transactions:

 
1- Sales/Sales Returns — to be recorded in Sale Form/Sales Return Form
2- Purchase/Purchase Returns — to be recorded in Purchase Form/Purchase Return Form
3- Any cash/bank transaction other than categories 1 and 2 — to be recorded in Cash Book
4- Any non cash/bank transaction other than category 1 and 2 — to be recorded in General Journal
 

In Soft Accounting, there is only one cash/bank book. In other systems, there are multiple cash/bank books like cash receipt book (AR receipt voucher), Cash payment book (AP Payment voucher) , Bank receipt voucher, bank payment voucher etc.

But … Soft Accounting gives a simplified solution.

In Soft Retail Accounting, there is only one Cash Book. It will record all the receipts/payments from/to ARs/APs whether in cash or through bank.

Please read the Cash Book section of our user-manual from following link:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/pecdhx5i9hzxrsf/Retail+Documentation.pdf

Thus in Soft Accounting:

AP payment will be recorded in cash book … whether paid in cash or through cheque. AR payment receipt will also be recorded in cash book whether received cash or direct deposit of money by customer in our bank. This cash book can handle as many bank accounts as you choose. Expense payment will also be recorded in cash book whether paid in cash or cheque. Any revenue other than sales will also be recorded in cash book whether received in cash or direct deposited in bank.

Cash book however will NOT record cash sales or cash purchase … Cash sales are to be recorded in sale form, cash purchase to be recorded in purchase form.

similarly, cash book will also NOT record cash sales return or cash purchase return. These things will be recorded in sale return form and purchase return form.

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