Costpoint Payroll Year End Preparations

As we approach the third quarter of the year, now is a good time to review your payroll setup and wages for accuracy. I often find that whether the client is a seasoned payroll processor, or new to Costpoint and payroll in general, there can be errors in wages that are not obvious in day-to-day processing. There are numerous actions you can take to prepare for a smooth year end. For example, start by ordering forms early in the last quarter of the year. Many sources for W2s, 1099s, ACA forms, etc. will sell out in January. Also, be sure to register for access to the Social Security Administration for W2 upload since this process can be time consuming waiting on the access codes to be snail mailed.

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Topics: Deltek Costpoint

Deltek Costpoint Early Adopter Program 8.1 Part 2

The Redstone GCI Costpoint group finalized participation in the Early Adopter 8.1 testing program at the end of June. In this wrap-up we want to focus on the Projects and Contracts modules of Costpoint, as well as some additional highlights for Time and Expense. We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with Deltek on this program and are excited to see the new release of the update in the future.

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Topics: Accounting & Billing System, Deltek Costpoint

Deltek Costpoint Early Adopter Program 8.1

Redstone GCI has been pleased to be a part of the Early Adopter testing program for Costpoint version 8.1. There have been numerous changes and improvements within the system in all modules, but we would like to highlight the below areas that our consultants found most useful.

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Topics: Accounting & Billing System, Deltek Costpoint

Understanding Deltek Costpoint Unbilled Receivables

If having unbilled receivables is a new concept based on your experience with other software systems, you may find it a relief that having an unbilled balance is not necessarily bad or wrong. Unbilled Receivables is the offsetting account for billing and revenue postings in Deltek Costpoint. When a billing is posted, the Billed Receivables account is debited, and Unbilled Receivables account is credited. For the revenue posting, the Unbilled Receivables account is debited and Revenue account credited. Hence, if the billing and revenue posting amounts are the same, the offsetting Unbilled Receivables account will be zero. That sounds great, however, there may be situations where billing and revenue do not or should not match, which then creates a balance in the Unbilled Receivables account. So, when is it okay to see an Unbilled Receivables balance?

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Topics: Accounting & Billing System, Deltek Costpoint

Costpoint: Detours to the Road of Overall Success with the System

Thinking about running a utility in Costpoint to correct an issue? Proceed with caution and consider contacting Deltek or a Redstone consultant to assist. These utilities can sometimes purge, overwrite, or change master database information that cannot be recovered. Access to these screens should be carefully restricted.

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Costpoint: Detours to the Road of Success in the Project Module

Understand how rate changes and revenue adjustments can wreak havoc on your system when done incorrectly in this path to Costpoint Project success. These issues can be time consuming to correct and can affect all users, even down to the employee level.

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Topics: Accounting & Billing System, Deltek Costpoint

Costpoint Year-End

As year-end approaches, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do ahead of time to prepare. Here we’ve outlined some quarter 4 checks and processing steps so you don’t land in jail! Find an issue on your FICA recon report or have trouble getting your 1099s to align? Redstone Costpoint consultants are here to assist and support you all the way through the year end process.

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Costpoint: Detours to the Road of Success in the People Module

Problems with timesheet corrections or payroll variances? Follow the road to skillfully detour around these frequent People Module issues.

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Costpoint: Detours to the Road of Success in the Accounting Module

Learn how to avoid the seven most common pitfalls in the Accounting module on your path to Costpoint success. Timing of AP check reversals and posting costs in the wrong accounting period can have serious impacts on accuracy of reporting and productivity within your organization.

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Topics: Accounting & Billing System, Deltek Costpoint

The Costpoint Road to Success

Have you ever wondered how to be successful in Deltek Costpoint? Follow these ten best practices and you’ll be on your way.  From the initial submission of the employee timesheet to month end processing, there are many components along the road to being paid and closing out the accounting period.

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Topics: Accounting & Billing System, Deltek Costpoint