A vendor is a person or company that the entity is purchasing goods or services from. The vendor record contains basic biographical information as well as 1099 and New Hire reporting information. The 1099 fields are based on the IRS guidelines. The New Hire Reporting flags are used for vendors that need to be reported to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
The vendor number will be automatically assigned to the next available number on file unless you override the auto assign by entering a desired vendor number.
Check name and address location are used if payment should be sent to a different name/location than the purchasing information.
Enter in desired information for the vendor
Vendor primary name and number are required. The number will be automatically assigned for you unless you enter in a vendor number.
Default Payment Type options include:
Separate Locations can be added if the vendor has separate purchase order, check and 1099 addresses.
4. Click on to post the vendor to the system, click on Cancel to not post the vendor and return to the Vendor grid.
Vendor Grid allows the user to search for existing vendors. Click on to view a particular vendor. The vendor grid also allows you to sort vendor information by typing specifics within the Column Title blank fields or selecting a Column Title to sort all vendors in ascending/descending order for example.
Only fields that are allowed to be edited will be displayed.
When viewing a vendor, you have the option of editing the Vendor FYTD and YTD amounts via the option. This option may be useful in making adjustments to the amounts reported for 1099 purposes or for startup districts with no classic USAS data to import.
It is not recommended to delete old vendors since this might destroy an audit trail. If the vendor number is re-used, reports from prior fiscal years will not match current vendor information. We recommend changing the status from "active" to "inactive" instead. Vendors will only be able to be deleted if they are not used on any transactions currently in the database.
If the ACHProcessing module is installed (using the System>Modules menu option), then a set of ACH fields will also be available for the vendor. USAS-R does not currently support the creation of ACH files, but these fields may be used with third-party vendor software that support vendor ACH submission.
The Reportable Status for vendors can be manually set to Reportable or Not Reportable when adding the vendor. For Vendors that are set to Reportable, the "Reported" check box and "Last Reported Date" will be updated when the vendor exceeds $2,500.00 for the year and is included on the Vendor New Hire Report (run as actual). When the Posting Period is changed from December to January of the next calendar year, the Reportable check box will automatically show as cleared (not reported) for the new year.
By default, the system does not allow you to change vendor numbers. However, this is controlled by an optional rule which can be disabled or customized to be a warning instead of a fatal error. This rule can be found in the System>Rules option with the name org.ssdt_ohio.usas.model.vendor.VendorNumberChanged.
In SYSTEM/Configuration, the Transaction Configuration option allows the district to track the highest transaction number instead of the system using the highest number retrieved from the database. Please click here for more details.
Since requisitions and purchase orders can be posted without a vendor in the redesign, the use of multi-vendor vendor numbers is no longer needed in the Redesign. When importing Classic's multi-vendor vendors, they will be automatically set to inactive. Custom fields can be used to track requisitions/purchase orders paid to multiple vendors.
By default, the TIN Type field must be set to SSN or EIN if the Taxpayer ID is entered and the vendor is flagged with a 1099 type. However, this is controlled by an optional rule which can be disabled or customized to be a warning instead of a fatal error. This rule can be found in the System>Rules option with the name org.ssdt_ohio.usas.model.vendor.VendorTaxIdRules.
In addition to all 50 US states, codes for the following US Territories can be used when entering the vendor location.