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Distribution Codes - view which one was used on any given transaction

When reviewing transactions  where a Distribution Code was used, there is no way to for the reviewer to verify that the right code was used.  When reviewing entries, there is a link for "distribution code information", however that just opens up to the where I can access of all distribution codes, not the specific one that was used to the transaction in questions. 

This will be helpful for our auditors or for staff reviewing accuracy of transactions before posting, especially if our company has many DCs set up or if the reviewer is not familiar with the codes.

  • Adriana Sandoval
  • Oct 18 2018
  • Will not implement
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  • Tom Donelan commented
    04 Feb 17:01

    But MIP designed the system to create transactions based on distribution codes.  Without being able to know that a transaction was created with a distribution code and which one, means Abila is not allowing the transaction to be completely reviewed. 

    There is no way confirm the correct code was used to create the transactions, other than manually reviewing the allocation.  I have had to make so many huge corrections, because there was no way to confirm the distribution codes that I do not recommend using them any more .  A good idea and needed function, but very poorly executed. 

    This is not a good answer and leaves in place a needed tool that is only partially implemented.  Yes, you probably do need to increase the field size to incorporate tracking the distribution code.  But this should have been on the radar for sometime when there is an opportunity to do that.  To say never is not acceptable.

  • Patricia Krasensky commented
    04 Feb 16:45

    Our work around is using a segment that we have named DC. When entering Distribution Codes, we put the code in that segment and can then  choose when running reports.

    Not perfect - but better than nothing

  • Cherith Greenwood commented
    04 Feb 16:33

    Aren't all of the suggestions given to make system "design" changes? Besides, distribution codes are already part of the system.  This ability would be extremely beneficial.

  • Allison Lee commented
    04 Feb 16:18

    From MIP Product Management: The system is designed for the review of transactions and not distribution codes.

  • Andrea King commented
    October 28, 2019 17:52

    Our department feels it would be a very useful tool and has been on our "wish list" for years. 

  • Connie Gomez commented
    October 08, 2019 20:19

    Would love to see this enhancement

  • Susan McCarthy commented
    October 07, 2019 18:02

    This would be very helpful.

  • Todd Suler commented
    October 03, 2019 13:50

    I completely agree with this and this goes way back.  We use a ton of distribution codes and it would be great to see them on the AP run reports so that I know they used the correct code when making the selection.  This would be an enhancement that will benefit all your clients and one that is way over due. Thank you, 

  • Lee Hunter commented
    October 03, 2019 13:26

    I vote for the enhancement.

  • Wendy Kowalski commented
    October 02, 2019 12:39

    This would be extremely helpful to us as well!