Recently, I was typing in a journal entry and it had 100 lines of data. (I am not exaggerating!) The accounting software I was using was Sage Peachtree Complete 2010. I couldn’t set up the entry as recurring because the entry didn’t fit those rules but what I did do was save it in Excel so that when I needed these lines again I could just copy from Excel. The problem with this is that I still had to review and complete 100 lines of data entry.
The other day I just found out that you can copy journal entries using Sage Peachtree 2012! No more 10-key data entry for me – well at least its cut down by 50%. I can copy transactions from the entry screen or list view of Quotes, Sales Orders, Proposals, Sales Invoices, Purchase Orders, Purchase Invoices, and General Journal Entries.
Easily create a new sales invoice when a customer calls and says “give me the same thing I got last month but make it 10 widgets instead of 8.”
- Just find the sales invoice from last month.
- Open it.
- Click Copy.
Change the number of widgets – or anything else – and save. It’s just that easy!
Great news for me – and anyone who enters this much data! If you haven’t yet done so, check out Sage Peachtree 2012.
Anita Johnson – Sage Accountant Advocate