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Re: Upgrading and COGS

On Wed, 2010-02-10 at 11:02 -0800, Chris Travers wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 10:34 AM, Dan Brow (Mail Lists only)
> <..hidden..> wrote:
> > Hi Everyone,
> >
> > I'm very much considering the switch to LedgerSMB and was hoping someone
> > could answer me on the following questions.
> >
> > Will I be able to move my SQL-Ledger data from 2.8.28 to SMB ledger? I'm
> > willing to use the beta version.
> I expect to have migration scripts done shortly.

Great! Can't wait.

> >
> > Will I still be effected by the COGS re-posting issues that has pledged
> > me for years with SL?
> There are some rather significant issues with COGS and re-posted
> invoices.  Because accountants don't accept reposting invoices as a
> valid approach (because it interferes with auditing the financial
> records), there is no correct answer to how COGS should be handled
> when reposting an invoice.
> There are a number of specific problems which affect COGS when an
> invoice is reposted.  Because these have no accepted answer, we have
> to address the problem differently.
> Instead we have been putting the time and effort into addressing COGS
> on reversed invoices (which was also buggy).  If you experience
> problems in this area please let me know and we will get those
> problems fixed.

I was not able to reverse an invoice in SL or I would have, maybe it was
just not obvious and it was possible. If it's possible in LedgerSMB then
I will be using this approach for sure. 

> The rule is:  don't repost an invoice if you can avoid it.  If you
> absolutely must, talk with us about why this is necessary for you and
> let's see if we can work out an alternative.