Using Payable Category
Select this check box to enable payable categories. If you implement multi-divisional accounting, this allows you to define separate expense, job, subcontract, and retainage pay types as well as discount accounts for each division (i.e. location, region, division, office, branch, etc.) that requires separate GL accounting. It also enables the Payable Category Default field (below), allowing you to specify the default pay category to use when entering transactions in AP (and Purchase Order Entry if the PO Company flag is set to do so). Additionally, posting forms that prompt for pay type also prompt for pay category.
Leave this check box unselected if you are not using payable categories. Pay category prompts will not display in posting forms and pay type prompts default from the company payable types specified below.