In Version 2020, we added the ability to link an electronic copy of a statement or receipt to an invoice, manual check, or EFT transaction in Accounts Payable Software (APS)!
When attaching a file to an invoice, a copy of the file is saved to the APS Invoice folder in the Current Working Directory. Files can be viewed by clicking the link in the Invoice/Manual Check Entry window, or the attachment icon in the Unpaid Invoices List on the Dashboard.
To attach a file to an invoice
This feature was added in Version 220.127.116.114.
The GLS amounts and APS invoice amounts can be forced to match by changing a setting in APS Customization.
To force GLS amounts and APS invoice amounts to match
Now anytime that GLS information is created for an invoice, the remaining amount must be zero or the invoice will not be able to be saved.
When voiding a check, you have the option to also delete the invoice that was paid by that check.
To delete an invoice paid by a check
Note: This option is also available in the Void/Reprint Unposted Checks utility (Checks | Void Checks | Void/Reprint Unposted Checks).
Note: Although the invoice is deleted, the check will still be shown in the voided check list.
In Accounts Payable, there is the Cash Requirements Report. This report will display all of your outstanding invoices sorted by Due Date. The GLS bank account balance can optionally be included on this report to show a running bank account balance, allowing you to see how the balance will be affected by the payables on the report.
To specify a running bank account balance be included on the Cash Requirements Report
To run a Cash Requirements Report
Recurring entries in APS can easily be placed on hold when necessary, allowing you to skip a month or more while posting other recurring entries as needed.
To place a recurring entry on hold
Invoices for this recurring entry will not be posted until the On Hold check box is cleared.
Did you know that you can change your view to see either more fields or fewer fields in certain files?
By clicking the (Detail/Rapid) button, or pressing Alt+I, you can specify whether you see all of the fields in a file or only key fields. This option is available in the Tabs3 Billing Fee, Cost, Payment, and Client Funds Entry windows, as well as the APS Invoice/Manual Check Entry window. Detail mode includes all of the fields, whereas Rapid mode simplifies the data entry process by only showing the most pertinent fields.
The following fields are not shown when in Rapid Mode:
Tabs3 Fee Entry – Hours to Bill, Rate, Amount, Category, Bill Code, Rate Code, Status, User ID, Date Entered, Sales Tax
Tabs3 Cost Entry – Timekeeper, Bill Code, Rate Code, Status, User ID, Date Entered, Sales Tax
Tabs3 Payment Entry – Status, User ID, Date Entered
Tabs3 Client Funds Entry – User ID, Date Entered
Accounts Payable Invoice/Manual Check Entry – Due Date, Voucher #, Amount to Pay, Discount Amount, Discount Date, Net Amount, Take Discount, Hold/Pay, User ID, Date Entered
Take a moment to look at these options and see if you can help streamline data entry for your office!
Yes, there is! A miscellaneous vendor can be set up for just this purpose. The Miscellaneous Vendor feature was designed to be used for “one-time” vendors so that you don’t have a multitude of vendors set up in your vendor file that you will never use again. You can enter a different name and address for each invoice or manual check that is entered for a miscellaneous vendor.
A miscellaneous vendor can be designated via the Vendor file (File | Open | Vendor) by selecting the desired vendor or creating a new vendor, and then selecting the Miscellaneous Vendor check box. Once the vendor has been set up, simply enter the desired address during Invoice/Manual Check Entry.
To enter an invoice for a miscellaneous vendor
You can use the Import Invoices function in APS to import data from an ASCII file into the APS Invoice file, provided the file is in the appropriate format and named A3IMPORT.DTA.
To import invoices, open the Import Invoices program (Maintenance | Invoice | Import Invoices) and click OK. The Import Invoices window will display the number of records that are imported, and invalid invoices will be sent to an error list.
For more information on the Import Invoices program, including the required format of the A3IMPORT.DTA file, refer to Knowledge Base Article R11505, “Importing Data into APS.”
Do you have multiple APS checks and/or GLS journal entries that need to be entered each month? Use recurring entries instead of manually entering them every time!
Accounts Payable Software (APS)
Recurring entries can be set up in APS and then added (posted) to the invoice file monthly in a batch. Rent, leases, parking, and mortgage payments are examples of recurring entries.
To add a recurring entry in APS
Once recurring entries have been added to APS, they can quickly be posted using the Post Recurring Entries program. All recurring entries are posted to the invoice file unless the recurring entry is on “hold”. The word “AUTO” (automatic) is posted to the Voucher field for each invoice created from a recurring entry.
To post recurring entries in APS
General Ledger Software (GLS)
Recurring entries can be set up in GLS and then added (posted) to the journal file monthly in a batch. Examples of recurring entries include depreciation, amortization, notes payable, fixed investment income, rent, monthly lease payments, etc.
To add a recurring entry in GLS
Once recurring entries have been added to GLS, they can quickly be posted using the Post Recurring Entries. The Post Recurring Entries program adds a batch of journal entries to the journal entry data file based on the information in the recurring entry file.
To post recurring entries in GLS
Save time by posting all of your recurring entries at once instead of reentering the same information every month!
The Tabs3 Accounts Payable Software (APS) makes paying bills easier. You can print checks, track vendors, generate 1099-MISC forms, run reports and check registers, and more!
APS lets you write checks to saved vendors as well as vendors that are not individually tracked in the software. For monthly payments, set up recurring entries to create multiple invoices in one step. Writing a check by hand? Enter a manual check that will show up in your check register.
Tracking vendors is a snap. In addition to name and address, you can save information for frequently used vendors such as the Federal ID number, 1099-MISC information, vendor discount information, and more! Month-to-date, year-to-date, and to date paid figures for each vendor are also tracked for easy reference.
APS integrates with Tabs3 Billing and Tabs3 General Ledger Software (GLS) to bring things together. Costs can integrate with Tabs3 when adding, changing, or deleting an invoice or manual check. When integrating with GLS, journal entries are automatically created when checks are posted, and voided checks will create reversing journal entries.
APS also offers many reports that can be run to determine activity in the software, including a Check Register, Pre-Check Register, Cash Requirements Report, Aged Unpaid Invoice Report, Vendor Analysis, and lists for vendors, bank accounts, recurring entries, and voided checks.
If you are not currently using APS, try it out! You can install APS Trial Software using the Tabs3 CD, or download a free trial. Contact your Tabs3 reseller or consultant, or our Sales Department at (402) 419-2200 for pricing and information.
Note: Tabs3 works exclusively with Nelco to provide you with checks guaranteed to work with Tabs3 software.