With the accounting software switch feature it is now possible to change the selected accounting base (in Settings>Accounting) for your file-based exports made on Bookkeep>Export tab.

Here is the way to proceed to switch your accounting base.

Access to the accounting base switch feature

This feature is accessible from Settings>Accounting. Next to the current accounting base for the file-based exports, you will find the button "edit" to start the flow for the switch.

Understand the available accounting base options:

πŸ€“ Please make sure to understand which accounting base best suits your needs! After clicking on "edit" and selecting your new accounting base, you are able to download a preview of the purchase and bank journal to verify your selection.

πŸ‘‰ If you need assistance with the selection of the correct accounting base - please do not hesitate to contact your customers success manager.

These are the accounting bases from which you can choose:

  1. Single-entry system

  2. Double-entry system

  3. Sage

  4. Cegid

Impact on the export and the purchase & bank journal

What happens with the payables in the purchase journal πŸ›’

  1. Exported payables will stay in the old format.

  2. Only new or not exported payables will be displayed in the new format.

What happens with the payments in the bank journal 🏦

  1. Exported payments will stay in the old format.

  2. Only new or not exported payments will be displayed in the new format.

Best practices for the accounting base switch

The switch is effective directly on the day of the switch. Therefore, we advise to...

  1. Finish your closing for the current period (first to last day of the month) before you perform the switch. Meaning, you should not have any payables in Bookkeep>Prepare & Bookkeep>Export.

  2. To perform the switch on the first day of the new period (1st of the month), so that you have one export per period. Keep in mind that you receive two exports for one period if you decide to switch within a month (e.g. on the 15th of August).

If you select a period during which a switch of the accounting base was performed, you will receive several purchase and bank journals.

Spendesk preserves exported data for your accounting in the format it was exported in to ensure that you have a smooth experience if you are concerned by an accounting software switch process with your company.

Some examples...

πŸ’₯ First example: You switch on the 1st of September

  • You exported all payables for August.

  • You switch on the 1st of September.

What happens if you export just August?

Purchase journal πŸ›’

  • You receive the purchase journal in the old format with all payables of August, since you exported all these payables before the switch. πŸ‘Œ

Bank journal 🏦

  • You receives the bank journal in the old format with all payments of August, since you exported all these payments before the switch.

What happens if you export the period August to September?

Purchase journal πŸ›’

  • You receive one purchase journal in the old format with all payables for August

  • You receive a second purchase journal in the new format for all new and not yet exported payables of September

Bank journal 🏦

  • You receive one bank journal in the old format with all payments for August

  • You receive a second bank journal in the new format for all new and not yet exported payments for September

πŸ’₯ Second example: You switch within the month (e.g. 15th of September)

  • You do not export all payables for month N

  • You switch in the middle of month N (15th of the month) his file-based accounting export

What happens if you export just August?

Purchase journal πŸ›’

  • You receive the purchase journal in the old format for all payables that were exported until the 15th of August

  • For new payables and not yet exported payables, you will receive the payables in the new format from the 15th of August

Bank journal 🏦

  • You receive the bank journal in the old format for all payments that were exported until the 15th of August

  • For new payments and not yet exported payments, you will receive the payments in the new format from the 15th of August

⚠️ Since you did not follow our recommendation of switching on the 1st of the month, then you will receive two accounting exports for August. As said, this can be easily avoided if you wait for the 1st of the next month to perform the switch.

What happens if you export the period August to September?

Purchase journal πŸ›’

  • You receive one purchase journal in the old format with all already exported payables (1st until the 15th of August).

  • You receive a second purchase journal in the new format for all new and not yet exported payables from the 15th of August until September.

Bank journal 🏦

  • You receive one bank journal in the old format with all already exported payments (1st until the 15th of August).

  • You receive a second bank journal in the new format for all new and not yet exported payments from the 15th of August until September.

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