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Advanced General Ledger

What is Advanced General Ledger?

Advanced General Ledger (AGL) is the product of many years experience working "at the sharp-end" with users of Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains).

Whilst Dynamics GP features the ability to create a chart of accounts up to 10 segments in length, in practice, this requires many hours of manipulation of data in Excel and manual imports into the system. In addition, this process typically needs to be repeated in turn for each company created. The end result is often a large Chart of Accounts with many redundant codes including irrelevant segment combinations presenting a huge burden for operators to code transactions using the standard windows of Dynamics GP.

For this reason, many companies resort to using fewer segments to reduce the size of the Chart of Accounts and are therefore under-utilising the true power of the system.

Advanced General Ledger is Dynamics GP enhancement module that allows you to rapidly create and then easily maintain multi-segmented Charts of Account, which with the standard GP General Ledger system - boasting up to 10 segments and 66 alphanumeric characters - can be very onerous and time-consuming.

Users can easily and accurately code transactions even for large charts, containing many segments and millions of codes. Applying rule sets of relevant segment combinations also makes for more consistent reporting whether by Product, Customer, Cost Centre, Project, Employee, Location or any other dimension.

Solution Highlights

Advanced General Ledger (AGL) was developed to fully utilise the segment base structure of Microsoft Dynamics GP and complement the segment based reporting capabilities of Management Reporter and Frx.

AGL provides the tool you need to create, manage and operate a large Chart of Accounts easily and effectively:

    • Dexterity based application - Enables full system integration with Microsoft Dynamics GP. The results of full system integration are an unaffected standard GP data tables, forms and reports ( without losing existing data or history)
    • Quick to implement and easy to adopt - look-up of complex multi-segment codes using ID and description look-up fields for new or existing Dynamics GP users.
    • Also available on a latest version of Dynamics GP (Great Plains)
    • Ability to preview new Chart of Account ranges before committing to Dynamics GP
    • Flexibility to import segments from an Excel template - Users can import segments from an existing template and also export existing segment value for easy updating of values.
    • Segment (cost centre) ID and description look-up fields - look-up complex multi-segment codes.
    • Rapidly lookup GL codes by segment values with mid-string search capabilities
    • Approval process based on user ID for account creation
    • A multi-segmented Chart of Accounts in minutes based on logical segment combinations.
    • "Rules" for logical segment combinations to preserve the integrity of your CoA
    • Delete or inactivate GL codes - en-masse based upon "Rules"
    • A master Chart of Accounts to control GL Codes across all companies (perfect for a group of companies). You can also copy charts of accounts between companies
    • New cost centres or divisions in seconds
    • A Master Company Chart of Accounts for streamline reporting across multiple GP companies
    • Budget Amounts can be entered against individual segments - a new way of analysing data within GP where Budget vs. Actuals analysis can be completed at GL segment level
    • Segment Attributes – allows additional information to be tracked against individual segments
    • Powerful rules and templates can be defined based on segment range combinations to create logical groups of accounts
    • Predefined – truncated account description length allows you to easily view the whole account description
    • User-defined fields to be stored at segment level
    • Consistency of segment descriptions and full GL code descriptions
    • Security Set-up to enforce security at a user, group or intercompany level. If additional approval is enabled, approval can be used for account creation.

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Customer Speak

  • Smart Kids Ltd"SAGlobal consultants go above and beyond what is required both with impressive knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Dynamics GP. Compared to previous experience with other partners - SAGlobal consultants are second to none.”


    Ceri Stone
    Managing Director
    Smart Kids Ltd
  • London Stock Exchange"The implementation of Advanced Recurring Billing has had a massive and positive impact. Streamlined processes and reduced costs have paid for the solution several times over."


    Laurence Freeman
    Head of Sales Invoicing
    London Stock Exchange
  • Logicalis UK"SAGlobal had proven success within Logicalis. When we moved the support of our Dynamics GP solution to them, the improvement in the level of service was both immediate and impressive."


    Natasha Towns
    Business Applications Manager
    Logicalis UK
  • Cassa di Compensazione e Garanzia S.p.A."We are a complex business, there was potential for many things to go wrong. The project would have been a challenge for any supplier; I firmly believe that it was a combination of the approach, along with SAGlobal’s determination and belief in the project that made it a success."


    Franco Pozzi
    Chief Financial Officer
    Cassa di Compensazione e Garanzia S.p.A.
  • The Mayflower Theatre"SAGlobal is like a member of the family! Supporting and enhancing the Theatre’s Microsoft Dynamics solution for over 10 years, they provide an efficient and professional service. Confidence in their capabilities allows us to focus on what’s important - the business. They understand our processes and requirements – talking with the team at SAGlobal is like talking with colleagues."


    Alison Harrison
    Finance Manager
    The Mayflower Theatre
  • Charles M Willie & Co. (Shipping) Limited"SAGlobal demonstrate a practical approach to problem solving, We find them accessible, up to date, technically excellent, and responsive."


    Donald Pearson
    Charles M Willie & Co. (Shipping) Limited
  • Quartz Publishing & Exhibitions Ltd"The upgrade to Dynamics GP Version 10.0 from version 6.0 has made it possible for us to do our own accounts and have more control and access to reports and the system setup. We particularly appreciate the link in GP 10.0 to FRx within the Dynamics Financial Screen. Overcoming challenging circumstances, the upgrade fully met with our expectations and we were very satisfied with the upgrade service provided by SAGlobal, both in terms of quality and timeliness of delivery."


    Sandra Holland
    Financial / Management Accountant
    Quartz Publishing & Exhibitions Ltd
  • The Co-operative Life Planning“The business relationship with SAGlobal is about as good as it gets. SAGlobal was extremely thorough with what was a highly complex implementation that has transformed our capacity to expand our business and accept new channel partners.”


    Simon Wiseman
    Project Manager
    The Co-operative Life Planning
  • Welsh College of Horticulture"Over the past two years SAGlobal have helped the Welsh College of Horticulture develop Dynamics GP into a seamless system from requisition to commitment reporting. Dynamics GP enables effective budget planning and with the use of Vision, an ease of reporting seldom delivered. In budget meetings with non-finance managers Vision can be used interactively to aid their understanding. The development is continual and we look forward to SAGlobal’s support in the future."


    Graeme Lavery A.C.C.A.
    Director of Corporate Services
    Welsh College of Horticulture
  • South East Water"This is just phase one of our project. We have taken the opportunity to review all business processes with the aim of streamlining the way we handle our information. By switching to Microsoft Dynamics GP and with the additional functionality supported by SAGlobal we anticipate many improvements in our finance function by shortening the process cycles and by automating transactions."


    Jo Hurley
    IT Project Manager
    South East Water


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