Set up the following sections:

  • In the section, set up bank accounts to use with methods of payment.

Main setup forms for Accounts receivable

Use the following forms to set up the basic functionality of Accounts receivable for each company. The forms are listed in the recommended order of setup.

To make the setup process simpler, you can create company or user templates from the first records that are created. A template typically includes entries in a large number of fields that reflect the features that the company wants to implement for a particular type of customer.

  1. Define the terms of payment that you assign to sales orders and customers, and that determine invoice due dates, in the form.

    For complete guidelines, see Terms of payment (form).

  2. Create and maintain information about how the company receives payments from customers in the form.

    For complete guidelines, see Customer methods of payment (form).

  3. Create and maintain groups of customers that share key parameters for posting, settlement and payment, reporting, and forecasting in the form.

    For complete guidelines, see Customer groups (form).

  4. Set up the way in which customer transactions are posted to the general ledger in the form.

    For complete guidelines, see Customer posting profile (form).

  5. Set up default entries, various types of functionality, and number sequences for Accounts receivable in the form.

    You can enable or disable functionality by selecting or clearing check boxes; select from system options in drop-down lists (characterized by a downward-pointing arrow); and select from options that are particular to your company in lookup fields (characterized by a small, curved, downward-pointing arrow). If the lookup fields have no options, you need to set up the options for your company: With your cursor in the field, right-click, select Go to the Main Table Form, and create the values that are agreed on for your company in the form that you have opened.

    For complete guidelines, see Accounts receivable parameters (form).

  6. Define the format of various documents related to customers in the form.

    For complete guidelines, see Sales form setup (form).

  7. Create and maintain the customer accounts that the company does business with in the form.

    For complete guidelines, see Customers (form).

Optional setup forms for Accounts receivable

The setup of Accounts receivable includes a number of other steps beyond the basic functionality.

The additional setup forms are organized by functionality.

Customer classification group


  • Set up workflow configurations for journal approvals in the form.

    For complete guidelines, see Workflow configuration (form).


  • Set up reason codes in the form to manage financial reason codes.

    For complete guidelines, see Reasons (form).


Miscellaneous charges

Supplementary items

External item description



Sales orders



Interest and collection letters



Optional setup

Inventory management

  • Set up warehouses in the form ( > > > ).

    For complete guidelines, see Warehouses (form).


General ledger