How an already running business can adopt Soft Retail Accounting?
Let’s say a Toys and Cosmetics Shop is already running. If business is to be shifted to Soft Retail Accounting on let’s say 25-05-2018, then we are in need to enter two things in system:
- Stock Positions as on 25-05-2018 and;
- Balance Sheet as on 25-05-2018.
Let’s say following is the stock position as on 25-05-2018 (Table-A):
And following is the Balance Sheet as on 25-05-2018 (Table-B):
Now download Soft Retail Accounting ready to use demo file from this link:
It takes less than 1 minute to download. Password is — mysystem
After entering the correct password, main screen will be displayed and you will press ‘Setup’ button. Following screen will be displayed.
First option ‘Company Setup’ is very simple. This form is already filled with sample data and you only have to replace it with your information. We here ignore this step and assume that sample data is your own information.
Our first task is to enter stock positions as on current date. But before feeding stocks, we are in need to tell the system regarding what are the trade items. Here we have only five (stock) items so we can easily feed these five items in ‘Items and Prices Setup’. Following screenshot shows that all these five items have been properly entered:
Note: Here we have not added item pictures. Item pictures are optional. System will work if you choose not to enter pictures. You can however anytime include pictures of items. Also note that here we have entered ‘sale price’ against each item. We shall add ‘cost price’ at the time of entering opening stocks.
After having entered all the items, now we can feed opening stock positions as on current date. On the ‘Setup’ page, this is the third option and following is the completely entered ‘Opening Stock’ form:
Now we have to enter opening Balance Sheet. It is 4th option on ‘Setup’ page. But from the setup page, we can configure Balance Sheet except for Cash, Bank and stock Accounts.
In this case, we have only stock and cash/bank Accounts in the opening balance sheet. In Soft Retail Accounting, opening stocks entry automatically debits ‘Purchase’ Account. Unsold portion of ‘Purchase’ Account is automatically reflected as ‘stock’ in the Balance Sheet. So we do not need to configure stock in Balance Sheet. But since opening Stock was basically cash purchase entry, so we are in need to bring equivalent cash i.e. Rs.19090/- as capital. Following is cash book entry for this purpose:
Note that this entry is made in date 24-05-2018 because on 25-05-2018 this cash will be ‘spent’ in ‘opening stocks’.
For Cash in hand, Bank A and Bank B, following will be the entries.
Now see that due to automated features of Soft Retail Accounting, opening balance sheet form was not even employed. We made only opening stock entry and cash book entries. After these entries, Cash Book Report (from ‘Financial Ledgers’) will be reflected as under:
See that opening stock entry is automatically reflected in Cash Book Report. And this report is telling nothing about Bank Accounts. Because in Soft Retail Accounting, we get separate Ledger Account for every bank account. Following are both Bank Account Reports:
Not only above, in fact we also have got ledger accounts of ‘Capital’ and ‘Purchase’ Accounts as well as inventory ledger accounts of all the five trade items . With simple opening stock entry and cash book entries, whole setup procedure not only has completed but we have received all the reporting up to final accounts. Following is the Balance Sheet of our newly entered business:
In Soft Retail Accounting, we feed only the minimum of input while get maximum reporting as output. But in this example, there were only five trade items. Any running business will have far more trade items and opening stock entry will be a tedious process. As an option, you can provide us your current stock list (Table-A) and Current Balance Sheet (Table-B) in Excel format. We shall import your stocks and balance sheet in Soft Retail Accounting at no extra cost.
However we clearly state here that standalone Soft Retail Accounting functions optimally with maximum stock items between 1000 to 2000. This range is suitable for many kinds of trade/retail businesses such as Garments Shop, Cloth House, Toys Shop, Paint Shop, Tyre Shop, Spare Parts Shop, New Vehicle/Motorcycle Show Rooms etc. However large super stores will have to look for other options that also include high end client server or cloud based Soft Accounting Implementations.
Soft Accounting file of Toys and Cosmetics Shop where we made these sample entries of opening stock and configuration of opening Balance Sheet may be downloaded from this link. Password is mysystem.