Further thoughts on small business features

Al Snell alaric@alaric-snell.com
Mon, 18 Sep 2000 07:17:37 +0100 (BST)

1) Accruals and prepayments could be modelled with a depreciation system,
without needing much extra code (just a UI for setting up accruals and
prepayments, probably).

My year's rental of a rack could be modelled, instead of an expense, as a
transfer of cash into an asset representing the service owed to me, but
with depreciation set up such that that asset's balance will have been
transferred (in monthly/weekly/dialy/whatever installments) into a
nominated expense account. Likewise with people paying me money for

2) The idea of providing "tax types" on transactions to automatically
transfer a part of the transaction value to a tax expense account could,
if the way in which taxes are specified is flexible enough, be used to
model bank transaction charges and the like too - which are often subject
to minimum/maximum charges, nonlinear percentages of the transaction value
(such as different rates for diferent price ranges), etc...



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