Which should I use?
ProfitMaker provides you with two different ways to organize your business activities:
Why do you need multiple UNITS?
Units provide a way to track profitability of sales divisions (departments/branches) within
a single tax paying entity. The program default is set up with one unit (division), Unit "0". Up to 99 additional units may be
added. However, units 98 and 99 are typically reserved for consolidated financial reporting only. Units are
typically used for Profit & Loss Reporting. Although you may separate Balance Sheet reports, it is not recommended
due to balancing issues. Additional reports sorted by "unit" may be found
by clicking here.
Units may also be used to provide bank reconciliation for multiple bank accounts. In both Cash Receipts and
Checkwriting, the Unit # may be changed to reflect the correct bank account GL #.
Partnerships may also use units to separate individual income and expenses for tax reporting purposes.
Units can be used to allow for reporting multiple Accounts Receivables, but it is not a common practice and
requires caution on the part of the user. The unit must be assigned to the customer and cannot be modified during
order entry or cash receipts. If a customer does business in more than one unit, they must have a customer #
for each unit.
When to use multiple DIRECTORIES
Operating more than one taxpaying entity...