Financial Report Writer Enhancements
Sage Intacct’s Financial Report Writer also got some new bells and whistles that many users will find extremely useful.
First, Sage Intacct added normalized columns, which indicate whether negative or positive variances are favorable or unfavorable. In the past, these columns could be misleading because of an account’s normal debit balance or credit balance. This is especially useful for columns that show budget-actuals for revenues and expenses.
While we’re on the topic of improving readability, they also added the option to insert spacer columns. Keep in mind these spacers still count as a column when you’re figuring out your formulas for computation columns.
Additionally, the QuickStart Library now features a preview link so users can see a report’s layout and its contents before installing it.
Finally, when a new financial report is created, the report now uses the “Other books” selections if they were set in the GL configuration. If you use GAAP or Tax books, or user-defined books, this ensures you are including your default books in new reports.