Microsoft Dynamics 365
There should be a tick box when entering a journal to say that it should be reversed next period
Business Central Team (administrator)
on 9/9/2020 4:10:00 PM
Using a recurring journal to do reversing journals is fine in my opinion. The problem with the recurring journal however is it lacks functionality in the standard general journal such as Approvals and edit in Excel.
To respond to the BC Administrator's question from 1/29/2020, this seems to be the functionality most of us are talking about, but the problem is that it is only in the Recurring Journals and not in any of the other journals, primarily General Journals. The other problem is that it appears you can't choose WHEN to reverse the entry. Most times, you need a reversing entry on an "as-needed" basis as you post it in a regular General Journal. I think you should add the functionality to ALL journal types and let the user choose if they want to reverse it or not and most important, WHEN do they want to reverse it. It is not always the immediate month following the original posting.
I agree with this idea. If we compare with customers that are using Dynamics GP and think to go with Business Central, it is a choice when entering a journal entry if it is standard or a reversing entry. If it is a reversing entry we must enter a reversing date. That could be really nice to have this choice.
Reverse on date is needed.
like shown in this picture:
I completely agree. This is a MUST have and should allow the user to choose what period they want it to reverse to. It's a basic functionality like Justin said.
I agree with Justin. When reversing a journal, the user should be able to choose freely a posting date (of course only possible to reverse in open accounting periods)
Alternatively... Allowing a user to edit the posting date when reversing a journal would be ideal. I am absolutely floored that this basic functionality is not present in the system.
I'd go one further and request two new fields. The tick box to indicate the lines should have a reversing entry, and a reversing date with is populated with the 1st of the next period by default based on the posting date for the line, but editable so the user can enter their own specific reversing date if they so wish.