I’m completely new to ErpNext.
The company needing it will probably not adopt the full accounting aspect of ERP until 2021.
In the meantime we need handle only: products, customers, invoices & delivery notes, suppliers and payments. This data will be exported to our third party accounting firm.
I’m an experienced software developer, with a very poor understanding of accounting. My role will be to develop some specialised CRUD for product management and be the in-house problem solver for ErpNext.
Even though we won’t be making use of the accounting side of ErpNext, there are tasks that won’t work properly unless certain settings are correct. For example, when creating a first stock item I get "Please enter Difference Amount ".
For that, Muzzy said “Make sure all the default accounts are setup in company before starting to upload/create any information. Go to Accounts> Company to fill it.”
So I looked into that and, at this point, after Googling a fair bit, I still don’t know which default account maps to “Difference Amount”, how to find that out or even what a difference amount means for a stock item.
Is there somewhere I can find, or would someone kindly provide, a list of the initially undefined default settings that will trip me up (as I evaluate ErpNext for our needs) and some suitable settings to use for them?