Assets Transactions

The Transactions menu within the Asset module of the SapphireOne ERP, CRM & business accounting software is a comprehensive tool that allows complete control of your company’s assets. Assets transactions store all changes that are made to an asset and the creation of monthly depreciation transactions.

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The two key features of SapphireOne Assets Transactions module are


Depreciation - Automated Transactions

SapphireOne automatically create depreciation transactions on all assets in your registry with the click of a button or depreciate individual assets manually. SapphireOne allows the user to calculate depreciation instantaneously for both tax and company reporting purposes.

Asset Control


— Asset Disposal, Purchase & Revaluation —

Update your General Ledger with an easy to use process for the part/full sale, purchase or revaluation of your company assets.

— Repair, Service & Loan —

Take full control of your asset registry by tracking assets that are being repaired, require servicing or are out on loan.

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Explanation of Assets Transactions module
Assets Module > Transactions Section 

The Transaction menu provides data entry functions which assist with asset control, data entry functions affect general ledger (GL),  allows viewing of asset transactions, Auto depreciation function, post transactions within assets, reversal of disposal and reversal of depreciation. 

  • Depreciation Tax

    This function allows the manual entry of depreciation into the primary method of depreciation. (Usually the official taxation allowed rate of depreciation) for tax purposes.

  • Depreciation Company

    This function allows the manual entry of depreciation into the secondary method of depreciation. (Usually the Companies specified rate of depreciation).

  • Disposal

    Allows the recording the disposal of an asset.

  • Purchase

    Allows the recording the purchase of an asset

  • Revaluation

    Allows the revaluation of an asset.

  • Repair

    Allows the recording of when any repairs are being done on an Asset is being repaired for some reason.

  • Service

    Records any servicing done to an Asset.

  • Loan

    Records the date the asset was issued on loan and the date returned, with a note facility.

  • Notes

    Allows the attachment of notes as a transaction entry.

  • Transactions

    This inquiry lists all the transactions in a standard Inquiry Screen.

  • Post Transaction

    Locks the transaction selected from any modification. Transactions must be posted within Assets prior to sending them to the General Ledger.

  • Auto Depreciation

    This function will automatically create depreciation transactions for the current period.

  • Reverse Depreciation

    This function will reverse the last Auto Depreciations function last operation. Conditions apply check with SapphireOne support before running this procedure

  • Reverse Disposal

    Allows the complete reversal of the disposal of an asset.

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Depreciation Tax
Depreciation Tax allows the manual entry of a depreciation value, instead of using the auto function. If a Project is entered and depreciation is run it will then be linked to the Depreciation Expense Account.
Depreciation Company
Depreciation Company allows the manual entry of a depreciation value, instead of using the auto function. Enter in the particular method of depreciation to be used.
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Asset Transactions - Data Entry features

Data Entry features inside transaction module includes Disposal, Purchase, Revaluation, Repair, Service, Loan, notes. 
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This allows for the disposal of an asset.

The system will then automatically create the disposal journal for posting to General Ledger.

  • The %Sold data entry point, allows for the partial disposal of an Asset. The maximum allowable percentage is based upon the Current WDV. It should also be noted that any a value of for example 50.00879%, will be rounded to the second decimal place 50.01%.
  •  Selecting the ‘do not transfer transaction to Financial’ checkbox tells SapphireOne that this transaction is to be retained in Assets and that a Journal for this transaction is NOT to be created in Financials.

TIP: Once the disposal procedure is complete if you do not wish the Asset to continue to appear in any inquiry lists go to an Asset Inquiry and mark the Asset as Inactive. At a later date you may still view these inactive assets by going to the tools menu and selecting Include Inactive.

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This records the Purchase of an Asset and sets the historical values to be used.

Before an Asset maybe purchased it must be created by going to an Asset Inquiry selecting the button on the main tool bar to create a new asset.

The ID that is entered for the new Asset is the ID that is entered here for the purchase of that same asset.

The system will enter in most of the details for the user as follows but to create a purchase transaction an asset please read the details below –

  •  ‘In date field’ The system will enter the current date but this may be altered by the user if required
  •  The system will also enter the next ‘int ref’ number and this may be altered by the user if required.
  •  The system will enter the current ‘period’ but this may also be be altered.
  •  The Tax Code and rate are entered by the system and it is not recommended that they be altered.

Both the Bank and the Asset general Ledger accounts
are entered by the system and are set by going to:
Sapphireone > Utilities \ Company Inquiry \ Control Accounts Page under the Assets Tab.

  •  The “vendor” data entry field is very important. If nothing is entered the system will create an MP when this transaction is saved. If a valid vendor ID is entered the system will create a PVI for that vendor.
  •  Next enter in the Total for this purchase Including any Tax. The system will calculate the tax that is in the purchase and display it in the Tax field just above the total as seen to the right.
  •  Selecting the “do not transfer transaction to financial’ checkbox tells SapphireOne that this transaction is to be retained in Assets and that a Journal for this transaction is NOT to be created in Financials.

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The Revaluation facility enables an alteration in value of an asset, including the updating of the General Ledger.

Selecting the “Do not transfer to financial” checkbox tells SapphireOne that this transaction is to be retained in Assets and that a Journal for this transaction is NOT to be created in Financials.

The Change data entry field requires the movement in the Historical Cost, i.e.: the Historical Cost of the Asset was $35,000 and has now had an improvement of $5,000.

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This function enables the tracking of an asset when it is sent for repair and the expected date for the return of the asset, through Asset Management Reports.

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This assists in the tracking of assets, which require servicing as part of their normal usage.

TIPS : If the Next Service is given in “units to Next Service’ units, Assets will use the estimated usage to calculate a service date. When the asset is due back and when it is due to be next serviced, can be tracked in the Asset Management Reports.

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This records when an asset has been released on loan for asset control. The asset can then be tracked through Asset Management Reports, on the basis of date due.

Asset Transactions Inquiry
Transaction Inquiry provides a list of all transactions in the system.

Once transactions are posted they are automatically transferred to Financials. You may see this in the Transfer Column as transactions that have a posted status of Transferred.

Types of transaction within Assets mode:
Depreciation General Journal(DGJ), Purchase General Journal (PGJ), Sale General Journal -Disposal (SGJ), Depreciation Company (DCO), Revaluation General Journal (VGJ), Reverse Sale General Journal (RGJ),
Depreciation Note(DNT), Depreciation Loan (DLN), Depreciation Service (DSR), Depreciation Repair (DRP), Depreciation Company (DCO)

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Process Section

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Post Transactions

Normally most transactions from assets mode are now automatically transferred to financials and then posted by the system.

This will then lock these records from any further modification.

However there are other transactions that may be conducted within Assets mode so the Posting function is provided here so that these transactions may be posted manually by the user when required.

For example a reversal of some type of transaction or the Sale or Purchase of an Asset.

In the example above a vehicle was disposed of. This was not a normal transaction during the month so the resulting transaction will have to be manually posted.

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Auto Depreciation

This screen will create the transactions required for the selected depreciation schedule, for the current period on all assets in the database.

For the Primary Method, (In Bondi Blue the Tax rate), transactions will be created here in Assets and then transferred to Financials where the appropriate journals will be created.

For the Secondary Method, (In Bondi Blue the Company rate) transactions will be created here in Assets and no further action will be taken on them.

The system as seen above will select the Tax rate only to run this Asset depreciation function on. The user must remember to also select the Company depreciation option to tell the system to run that depreciation process as well.

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Reverse Depreciation

This function allows the reversing of the last Auto Depreciation function that was executed.
This function would only be used if the Auto Depreciation function was executed by mistake.

The system will only display Asset depreciation transactions for any months that have not yet had the End of Month procedure executed for Assets.

When the Reverse Depreciation function is selected the system will display a small pop up displaying a list of transaction that meet the criteria.

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Reverse Disposal

This screen allows the recording of the reversing of the sale or disposal of an asset.

Once selected, SapphireOne Assets will create all the correcting journals required to reverse the sale/disposal for the Marked records only.