Accounting Seed leverages the use of several of Salesforce’s standard objects to avoid duplication of data in your organization.  Salesforce’s Account object is where both a Customer and Vendor record in Accounting Seed are stored.

Set up a Customer or Vendor

  1. From Accounting Home, navigate to Accounts (Customers & Vendors).

  2. Click the New button.

  3. In the Account Name field, enter a Customer or Vendor.

  4. Set the Accounting Type as Customer, Vendor or Customer and Vendor. The Accounting Active checkbox will auto populate.
    • Accounting Seed uses List Views and filters on these category types to filter relevant accounts when performing certain applicable accounting functions (i.e. Billings and Cash Receipts from Customers; Payables and Cash Disbursements from Vendors).
    • You can disable these filters at any time by clicking Show All Results.  (For example, when you have to pay a refund to a customer when you would normally not create a Payable or Cash Disbursement to a customer).

  5. Complete optional fields as needed.

  6. Click Save.

 

Customer Field Descriptions

ACCOUNTING INFORMATION

GL Variable 1 - 4
Values, used to represent business segments, that will automatically populate on the Opportunity Product, Billing, Recurring Billing, Cash Receipt, Sales Orders, and Journal Entry. These values can be edited on specific line items.

 

BILLING INFORMATION

Billing Terms Name
The text you want to appear to represent the billing terms. (Example: Net 30)

Billing Days Due
The number of days from the billing date that the invoice is due within. (Example: 30) If populated, this will calculate the due date for this customer when creating billings.

Billing Discount Days Due
The number of days from the billing date that the customer would have to pay within to receive a discount. (Example:10) Used in calculating payment discounts.

Billing Discount %
The percent discount the customer will receive if they pay within the number of days entered in the Billing Discount Days Due field (Example: "2" would give a discount of 2% if paid within 10 days).

File Import Match Name
This works in conjunction with the Bank Direct Connect. If the bank/credit card statement shows a description that doesn't match with the account name, then enter that description here so that it automatically maps in the Bank Direct Connect screen.

Alternate Account Name
If populated, this will flow to the customer invoice PDF. This is useful in a multi-company environment if duplicate customers are setup with the account name "Coca-Cola Company A", but the name that flows to the customer PDF is just "Coca-Cola." 

Billing Format
Overrides the default PDF Billing template set in Accounting Settings when creating a Billing for this specific customer.

Outstanding Statement Format
Overrides the default PDF Outstanding Statement template set in Accounting Settings when sending an Outstanding Statement for this specific customer.

Activity Statement Format
Overrides the default PDF Activity Statement template set in Accounting Settings when sending an Activity Statement for this specific customer.

 

ADDRESS INFORMATION

Billing Contact
Flows through to the billing and will be the default email address when emailing billings.

Shipping Contact
Will flow to a customer Billing PDF and to a Drop Ship Purchase Order.

 

Vendor Field Descriptions

ACCOUNTING INFORMATION

GL Variable 1 - 4
Values, used to represent business segments, that will automatically populate on the Payable, Recurring Payable, Cash Disbursement, Purchase Order, and Journal Entry. These values can be edited if necessary on specific line items.

 

ACCOUNT PAYABLE INFORMATION

Payable Days Due
The number of days from the payable date that the invoice is due to the vendor (Example: 30). If populated, this will calculate the due date for this vendor when creating Payables.

Payable Discount Days Due
The number of days from the Payable date that the you would have to pay within to get a payment discount (Example: 10). Used in calculating payment discounts.

Payable Discount %
The percent discount you will receive if you pay the vendor within the number of days entered in the Payable Discount Days Due field (Example "2" would give a discount of 2% if paid within 10 days).

File Import Match Name
This works in conjunction with the Bank Direct Connect. If the bank/credit card statement shows a description that doesn't match with the account name, then enter that description here so that it automatically maps in the Bank Direct Connect screen.

Default Expense GL Account
This will automatically populate during the Payable entry process. This value can be edited if necessary during the Payable entry.

1099 Vendor
Select this checkbox if this is a 1099 Vendor.

Default 1099 Box
Select the applicable value to be reported on the Form 1099 relating to the type of payments to this vendor. Consult with your CPA.

Taxpayer Identification Number
If this vendor is a 1099 vendor, enter their Tax ID number here. You may also want to attach the W9 to this account. It is highly recommended that you have this field encrypted by Salesforce support or restrict the visibility of this field by profile using field level security.

Alternate Account Name
If populated, this will flow to the vendor check. This is useful in a multi-company environment if duplicate vendors are setup with the account name "Coca-Cola Company A", but the name that flows to the check is just "Coca-Cola."

Default Packing Slip Format
Overrides the default value set in Accounting Settings when creating a shipment for this specific vendor.

Default Purchase Order Format
Overrides the default value set in Accounting Settings when creating a purchase order for this specific vendor.

 

ADDRESS INFORMATION

Billing Contact/Address
Flows through to the Vendor Contact/Address of a Purchase Order and Payable.

 

 

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