The general ledger transfer loads summary or detail accounting activity for any open period into the general ledger interface, including both inventory and work in process entries. When more than one period is open, the transfer selects transactions from the first open period, up to the entered transfer date, and passes the correct accounting date and financial information into the general ledger interface.
For example, when you transfer detail entries, the transaction date is the accounting date with a line for line transfer. When you transfer summary entries with two periods open and enter a transfer date in the second period, the transfer process assigns the period one end date for all the summarized transactions in period one and assigns the entered transfer date for the summarized transactions in period two.
For each inventory organization, Cost Management transfers transactions to the general ledger interface table, line for line. If you transfer summary information, Cost Management groups transactions by GL batch, by journal category, by currency code, and by account.
Attention: Transfer in detail only if you have low transaction volumes. Transferring large amounts of detail transactions can
adversely affect General Ledger performance.
For both detail and summary transfers, Cost Management passes the organization code, GL batch number, batch description, and batch date. When you transfer in detail, you also pass the material or work in process transaction number. In General Ledger, you can see the transferred information, as follows:
Cost Management uses the journal source Inventory for both inventory and work in process transactions.
The journal categories Inventory and Work in Process distinguish between inventory and work in process transactions.
Using Journal Import and Post Journals processes in General Ledger, you can then post this information to the general ledger.
Period Summarization Process
Summarization of transaction records for the open period is the last step in period close. You have the option to perform this process automatically or manually using the profile option, CST:Period Summary. If the profile option is set to Automatic, the period is closed and summarized when you change the period status from Open to Closed.
If the profile option is set to Manual, you can delay summarization – but you must summarize these delayed periods in accounting period order. For example, if you delay summarization for a given period, the following period cannot be summarized until the previous period is summarized. In situations where summarization is delayed, the longer the delay – the larger the number of transaction records needed for reconciliation purposes. This situation can cause summarization to take
more time to complete.
If you do not choose to summarize periods, set the period status to Closed not Summarized.
The Period Close Reconciliation report is used to compare account balances with inventory value at period end. You can run the report in simulation mode by generating it for an open period. The report can be generated at any time during the period.