The Inventory Item File contains eight running totals (accumulators), which need to be cleared, from time to time, such as at the start of a new period or a new year, and this application performs that function. This procedure also updates the current period field in I/M Setup.
If you use Clear Item Accumulators application to clear period‑to‑date accumulators then you may not use the Recalculate Reorder Fields application to do forecasting.
When you clear the period-to-date fields, it will move the current period amounts in the Inventory Item File to the Inventory History File, and update the current period. By clearing these period-to-date fields during your period ending procedures, a history report and a history graph may be created which depicts PTD quantity sold, PTD Sales Amount, PTD usage and PTD cost amount.
Select Clear Item Accumulators from the pull down I/M Processing window. The following screen will then be displayed:
Clear Item Accumulators Entry Screen
The following options are available:
* Select the desired mode from the Clear Item Accumulators menu bar
* Enter the data requested on the screen
To return to the menu bar, press the ESC or F10 key. To leave this application, press X for EXIT when positioned at the menu bar.
Entry Field Descriptions
Clear Item Accumulators