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Re: Accounting Roadmap V9

ADINS sprl, Christophe HANON
- 10/13/2014 03:03:28

thanks for the roadmap.

I put below a few comments about the roadmap - thanks to all for commenting.

Again, thanks for sharing and see you tomorrow,


Christophe  Hanon - Adins

1 Analytic accounting

I have seen analytic accounting as a second priority. Anyway, I think it would be simpler to integrate multi-dimension into the base. It is quite exceptional to have analytic accounting and no distribution  (a single dimension). Having multi-dimension in the base would remove inconsistencies in modules supporting one account instead of distribution.

è - Integrate multi-axis in base

è - Re-qualify the word plans

è - Improve the user interface for distribution encoding

è - Because plan is linked to journal and drives the display – add the journal to sales and purchases (something accountants ask for long)

è - In my opinion analytic journal is a non required concept. Globally I always create one analytic journal per journal...


2. Review Reconciliation (full & partial)


“We propose to simplify partial reconciliation. Instead of using the same concept than full reconcile (link several lines together), a partial reconciliation is a direct link from one journal item to another: you can link the journal item of a payment to one and only one receivable journal item (from an invoice).”


Very strange to me, partial reconciliation is typically related to the ‘complex’ cases multiple payment vs multiple invoices / credit notes.


Note I mention payment, invoice and credit notes because it is the most common scenario. But other exists including payment to payment, invoice to credit note, invoice to invoice etc


3. Taxes

“And the following tax statement lines (linked to the journal entry, not the journal items)”


This is an over simplification of the structure.

This simplification will change a lot of import interfaces and custom reports.


 Also in my opinion it will loose the trail of audit between taxes and the accounting move.   Example in Belgium is the need to individualize VAT amounts for cars.


You can achieve better, simpler by using your idea and linking to account.move.line (journal items).


4. Expenses

But most business work with the concept of sheets (for linking receipt and managing approval), so the proposed approach does not match business.

5. Reporting Engine

Great idea – very important is to have a great xls (or other spreadsheet) export.

6. Periods management

Problem is that monthly and quarterly periods are legal concept e.g for VAT declaration. Also suppressing opening period may be cool, but an opening date is not better.

Having a separate period simplify some reporting (current exercice vs complete history)


Last but not least all financial reports we are currently using will be broken.

7. Menu items

“The number of menu items will drastically be reduced thanks to the dashboard. (kanban view of journals) Secondary features will be available from the dashboard.”

Just a remark, most accountant are searching for journals in the system, not to see the list of journals but just seeing the entries in it.

On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 3:03 PM, De Paoli Quentin <> wrote:

Hi community,

Here's the roadmap we have so far for the accounting in v9: The work is still in progress but it's a good basis of work.

You'll also find, below this email, a webex invitation to virtually attend the presentation that will be held on the 14th of October (next week) on this document, for those who couldn't attend the 2-days session in Brussels. (Please don't forget to confirm me your presence if you can be physically there).

See you there,
have a great end of week,

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