A few weeks ago, I posted an article about a tool I’ve created that makes it easier for EnterpriseOne and World users to balance their general ledger (GL) against perpetual inventory. I also posted a screen shot of the solution, which all of us at Andrews Consulting Group call RapidReconciler. The problem is, that screen shot is now obsolete! I’ve just completed work on a new interface for RapidReconciler that is much easier to use. Today, I’m going to share parts of that interface with you. I welcome any questions or feedback you might have about what I’ve done.

If you read my previous post, you know that I’ve been wanting to make RapidReconciler easier to use and make navigation between screens more intuitive. The following screen shot illustrates what I’ve done to accomplish that.

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As you can see from the screen, I’ve added company, business unit, and account filters that make it easy for users to limit their views to the data they are responsible for reconciling. I’ve also added tabs that separate the various reports by areas of responsibility. For instance, accounting teams will typically focus on the “Accounts Summary” and “Period End Close” tabs, while systems analysts will use the “Analyze Variance” and ‘Data Integrity” tabs to find any systems issues. Speaking of the “Analyze Variance” tab, here is a look at a typical screen shot for that tab.

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This screen shot illustrates another enhancement; RapidReconciler now includes visual controls that highlight problem areas in key places. By the way, the new screens also make it easy for users to group data by specific columns. In many cases, this can eliminate demands for the IT department to generate multiple reports for different groups.

I hope you agree with me that this new interface could really help JD Edwards professionals to slash the time they spend reconciling inventory against their GLs. If you have any questions about RapidReconciler or suggestions for how we could make the interface even better, leave a comment below or drop me a line at egutkowski@andrewscg.com.

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