Commerce data must be transformed (mapped) into an accounting format, ready for insertion into accounting software.
Variance in accounting software
Differences in functionality between accounting packages means that the synchronisation below might differ across the range of software supported. Codat works with each accounting software vendor to ensure data is synchronised in the correct format for each package.
Invoices are created to represent merchants sale transactions.
The invoice is raised against the Sales Customer set in the merchants configuration.
The number of invoices created and the breakdown of line items will depend on the Grouping Configuration set by the merchant.
Grouping can be configured on an invoice or line item basis by variables such as currency, tax rate, store location, product type or department.
Tips / gratuities are recorded separately on invoices so they can be linked to a dedicated account for gratuities in the merchants accounting software.
Payments are grouped by payment type and recorded as payments against the corresponding invoices of the sale transaction.
Credit notes are created to record refunds made by merchants, with corresponding linked payments of the type refunded.
Some commerce or payments providers charge a processing fee which is subtracted from any monies before they are sent to the merchant. These fees are recorded in two possible ways, depending on the accounting software support and the type of accounts configured by the merchant.
A bill (purchase invoice) is raised to reflect any fees collected. A payment is recorded against the bill which debits the fee account configured by the merchant and credits the payment account for which the fee has been charged.
A transaction is recorded which debits the fee account configured by the merchant and credits the payment account for which the fee has been charged.
Updated about 1 year ago