AP Company Parameters Form

Use the AP Company Parameters form to set up and maintain the control options for Accounts Payable processing in each company. You must define these options before you begin processing in Accounts Payable.

It is important that you take time to understand the effects of all choices for each set-up option. The options you select affect which Accounts Payable forms are used, how the forms work, and how other accounting modules are affected by Accounts Payable. It is suggested that security access to this form be restricted so only the system administrator has access to it.

Once defined, changes are usually rare to these setup options. Because changing an option may affect processing or stored information, changes should be made carefully. If you want to change an option but are unsure of its impact on existing data in the system, contact Viewpoint Support.

Note: When changing either the CM Co# or the CM Account # fields (Subledgers tab), you can choose to update all open AP transactions with these values when you save the company record.

When setting up a company, the entry of invalid data in certain fields will cause a warning; however, entries are allowed and you are able to save the record. This primarily applies to, but is not limited to, required data such as the ‘interface to’ companies and journals; it is sometimes necessary to set up the company information before you can set up the data being requested.

Click the links below for more information about company setup options.

Setting Posting Levels to General Ledger and Subledgers

Using Payable Categories

About Using Discounts

Setting Payment Information

Reporting Independent Contractors

Setting Vendor Compliance for Non-PO/SL Invoices

Checking for Unique AP Reference Numbers

Setting Credit Services Information