Deltek Costpoint Chat - July 28, 2022

Wow! It’s hard to believe half the year is already over. Summertime brings great outdoor time in the sun, much needed vacations, and a slowdown period of accounting deadlines. Hopefully, the hustle and bustle of year end closing, audits and Incurred Cost Submission are now complete and the summer months can provide valuable work time to catch up with any back burner projects, as well as an opportunity to get a head start on upcoming year-end needs. Here are some suggestions for your third quarter focus:

  • Reconciliations
  • Backlog
  • Training
  • Government Fiscal Year Preparedness
  • Schedule FUN Time!
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Topics: Deltek Costpoint, Deltek Costpoint CP Chat

Deltek Costpoint Chat - April 29, 2022

Now that year end and quarter 1 is behind us, what is next? If you guessed Incurred Cost Submissions (ICS), you are correct. June 1st is fast approaching and there are a few housekeeping items you can do to ensure that your accounting team has an efficient and painless process ahead of them.

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Common Deltek Costpoint Questions and Complaints (Part 2)

Heather Stroud is a Senior Consultant in the Deltek Costpoint group at Redstone Government Consulting. She works primarily in the Accounting, Projects, and Planning modules. The Costpoint Group works with our clients to implement Costpoint, create customized Costpoint training, and assist with day-to-day processing. Redstone’s President, Asa Gilliland and Heather Stroud are going to sit down to go over some common Costpoint questions and complaints we hear from our clients.

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Topics: Vlog, Deltek Costpoint

Common Deltek Costpoint Questions and Complaints (Part 1)

Heather Stroud is a Senior Consultant in the Deltek Costpoint group at Redstone Government Consulting. She works primarily in the Accounting, Projects, and Planning modules. The Costpoint Group works with our clients to implement Costpoint, create customized Costpoint training, and assist with day-to-day processing. Redstone’s President, Asa Gilliland and Heather Stroud are going to sit down to go over some common Costpoint questions and complaints we hear from our clients.

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Topics: Vlog, Deltek Costpoint

Deltek Costpoint Chat - October 28, 2021

The Redstone GCI Costpoint group recently attended a Deltek partner meeting to learn more about the changes coming in the latest 8.1 version release. A highly requested feature from our client base, this update contains real time integration of data between Costpoint and Time & Expense. The system will no longer need to pass data back and forth for UDTs (User Defined Tables) 1-11, which include the major master data of Account, Project, PLC, Pay Type, and Organization.

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Overview of the Deltek Costpoint Planning Module

Deltek Costpoint Planning provides access to up-to-date, accurate information for developing, adjusting, auditing, approving, and re-forecasting project budgets and annual operating plans. We usually see three types of users in the Planning module: Business Development, Project Managers, and Project Control/Financial Analysts. Business Development users have access to develop new business budgets. Project Managers can create project budgets and run meaningful reports allowing them to make real time decisions and properly manage their programs. Project control/financial analysts can develop organization budgets and reconcile corporate and project budgets more accurately to better forecast their indirect rates.

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Topics: Compliant Accounting Infrastructure, Cost and Pricing and Budgeting, Accounting & Billing System, Deltek Costpoint

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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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