Accounts Payable can be installed as a stand-alone application, or as part of a system that can include General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Inventory Control, Order Entry, Sales Analysis, Commission Accounting, Purchase Orders, Fixed Assets, Budget Analysis, and/or General Subsidiary. In a multi-application system, data can be exchanged between applications.
Depending on system configuration, Accounts Payable receives postings from the following applications:
- Customer Refunds
- Calculation Liabilities
- Commission Transfers
Although Accounts Payable can potentially receive postings from Accounts Receivable, Payroll, and Commission Accounting, its presence is not required for operation of those applications. Operation of Purchase Orders, on the other hand, does require Accounts Payable.
Information from Accounts Payable can be sent to General Ledger, Inventory Control, and General Subsidiary. However, none of these applications are necessary for the functioning of Accounts Payable. If General Ledger is not installed, however, account verification will not be performed within Accounts Payable.