Converting and linking an Engagement CS client with SMART workpapers into an Accounting CS Workpapers binder

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Our Support department is closed on Friday, April 28th for a company event. However, limited Accounting CS phone support is available on that date from 9 AM - 5 PM ET due to the approaching deadline for quarterly payroll tax forms.

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Use the following procedure to roll forward and link existing SMART Practice Aids workpapers from an Engagement CS client that has been converted to Accounting CS Workpapers.

  1. Use the File > Import > CS Professional Suite Accounting Products Conversion wizard to convert the Engagement CS client to Accounting CS Workpapers.
  2. Launch SMART Practice Aids and roll forward the binder to the next year that was originally linked to Engagement CS.
  3. Select Workpapers CS as the software you plan to use in the Rollforward Engagement wizard. Show me.
    Roll forward in SPA
  4. Close SMART Practice Aids and save the changes to the binder without generating any documents.
  5. In Accounting CS Workpapers, roll forward the converted Engagement CS, excluding the SMART Practice Aid documents (New documents need to be created from the SMART Practice Aids binder that are linked to Workpapers CS). Show me.
    Roll forward wizard
  6. After the roll forward is complete, engagement briefcase in the Engagement Binders Tree portlet, choose Properties, and then click the plus sign add button button on the PPC tab.
  7. Using the steps in the Linking engagements to PPC's SMART Practice Aids topic, link and generate the new engagement binder in SMART Practice Aids to the new engagement binder in Accounting CS Workpapers.

Note: At year end, you can roll forward the engagement binder that includes SMART Practice Aids. For details, see Roll forward a linked SMART Practice Aids engagement from Accounting CS Workpapers.

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Integration workflow for audit-based engagements between SMART Practice Aids and Accounting CS Workpapers

Roll forward workflow for SMART Practice Aids engagements that are linked in Accounting CS Workpapers

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