Welcome to Write-Up CS

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Write-Up CS comprises the following modules within the Creative Solutions Accounting application:

  • General Ledger module - Handles GL write-up work for weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, or 13-period clients.
  • Financial Reporter module - Provides a powerful tool for creating custom financial reports and graphs.
  • Payroll Compliance module - Provides after-the-fact payroll capabilities, including the forms and reports for payroll tax processing.

Features & benefits

Client setup

  • Enjoy the benefits of using the Microsoft Windows standard interface and menus, which will help shorten the learning curve for new employees.
  • Take advantage of the flexible options for setting up multiple clients. You can copy charts of accounts, tax codes, transmittal letters, employee templates, departments, journals, account groups, financial statements, report profiles, and so forth.
  • Set up automatic adjustments for gross profit calculation for inventory variance, reversing entries, recurring entries, percentage allocations, and provision for income tax.
  • Set up a user-defined Chart of Accounts mask matching your new client's existing Chart of Accounts or using sophisticated new numbering structures.
  • Set up user-defined account number types to track special information in units or dollars, such as gallons of gas, number of beds, industry averages, and so forth. Enjoy the opportunity of being able to provide profitable business consulting by tracking both financial and non-financial information. For example, you can compare the current industry averages with your client's financial ratios or the cost per patient.
  • Set up an unlimited number of clients and record an unlimited number of transactions.
  • Set up weekly processing of client data when needed, or set up for monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, or 13-period processing.
  • Enter balances quickly from another application either by month for each general ledger account or by account number. You can save time when changing from another general ledger or write-up application to Write-Up CS by using its built-in options to quickly enter data for an existing client or for a newly acquired client.
  • Use or modify the sample financial statements already set up for easy copying to your client. Save time when setting up new clients by copying existing sample financial statements or by using the ones provided with the application.
  • Prepare cash-flow statements quickly and easily, without having to maintain separate acquisition and disposal accounts. The application stores debits and credits separately to enable clear analysis.

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Data entry and processing

  • Store up to 10 years of history for GL balances and transactions in active status. You can make changes at the transaction level within any year and then re-run general ledgers, transaction listings, financial statements, and trend reports.
  • Enter vendor or after-the-fact payroll transactions at the same time you enter cash disbursements. You don't need to use a separate payroll/1099 application or area of the application to enter this information.
  • Save time with the application's automatic posting of transactions. No need to wait for posting or un-posting. When you finish data entry, you may print reports immediately.
  • Add account numbers, employees or vendors "on-the-fly" during data entry.
  • Sort transactions by date, account number, reference, or order entered for quick review and editing.
  • Enter prior-year journal entries and re-run prior-year journals, general ledger reports, and financial statements. There is no need to keep a year open or keep multiple versions of files for the same client.
  • Make temporary journal entries to convert a cash-basis client to accrual-basis, or vice versa, without having to maintain two sets of files for the same client.
  • Design your own preferred sequence to make data-entry columns and fields match the order of information in your source documents. This can help make data entry easier and help to reduce both operator errors and frustration.
  • Use a single general journal or set up multiple journals for data entry and printing. This permits you to keep items such as cash receipts, purchases, sales, general journal entries, and so forth, in separate journals.
  • Use either numeric or alphanumeric characters in Reference fields.
  • Set your own preference for entering amounts - either with or without the decimal.
  • Use the application's autofill feature to save dozens of keystrokes per transaction by entering just the first few letters in any list field.

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Powerful reporting capabilities

  • Choose from a variety of print options for the standard reports - General Ledger Report, Journals Report, Trial Balance Report, Trial Balance Worksheet, Transaction Listing, and Financial Statement Setup Listings report.
  • Design your own statements and reports using the powerful Financial Reporter module, with its easy-to-use, row-and-column matrix that is similar to the Windows-based spreadsheet tools you are already familiar with using. The Financial Reporter gives you virtually unlimited flexibility in report design and makes it easy for you to add financial notes and comments, correct alignments, modify font settings and color selections, and add your own logo or other bitmaps.
  • Add a new dimension to your statements and reports by creating your own customized, full-color 3-D charts, line graphs, bar graphs, and pie charts.
  • Choose your own preferred collation sequences and quantities for the standard reports, customized financial statements, and transmittal letters, and set up an unlimited number of customized report profiles that include all of the reports and statements that you run for each client.
  • Set up a report profile template that will include all reports to be printed at one time for a client. When you print reports each period, save time by simply selecting one or more report profiles one to print all of the reports and charts for that client.
  • Preview reports in true WYSIWYG format, so you can see exactly how they will print on paper. No need to guess how a report might look when you are designing it. The application will allow you to view it exactly as it will print out.
  • Do multi-level consolidation reporting with the option to print each job, division, or department side-by-side on the same report.
  • Design a professional presentation that includes letters, cover sheets, footnotes, and table of contents with your financial statements using any of the standard Windows fonts.
  • Print reports that tie out general ledger accounts to Tax Codes that correspond to lines of the tax return, then transfer the data to UltraTax CS or GoSystem Tax RS. The Tax Code Report helps save you time at year-end by allowing you to quickly audit the account balances that will be transferred to the tax return automatically.
  • Print an unlimited number of columns on a report. You can print a two+ year trend analysis, or other comparisons. The only limit to the number of columns is the width of the paper.

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Related topics

Write-Up CS Getting Started guide (PDF)

Write-Up CS Tutorial (PDF)

Financial Reporter Tutorial (PDF)

Sample Statements and Charts (PDF)

CSA Guide to Working with Location/Department Clients (PDF)

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