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Client Ledger System™ II

Client Ledger System™ II

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Client Ledger System II
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CLS II is similar to the DOS version of CLS. Like CLS-DOS, CLS II is keystroke-driven.  It works with all current versions of Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10), and can use any Windows printer.  It also includes a built-in PDF-writer and a text editor for transmittal letters.

Your existing CLS-DOS ledgers and transmittal letters can be converted to CLS II using the built-in import routines.  However, the first step, extracting ledger information from the DOS version of CLS, must be performed in a 32-bit environment (e.g., Windows XP).

Financial Statement Presentation

CLS II includes a very flexible, Word-like text editor for cover pages, transmittal letters, etc. – use SI 4 to format them.

CLS II can also help you improve your financial statement presentation. Use SI 1, 2, Financial Statement Format, to apply Bold, Italics and/or Underlines to different sections of your financial statements. Use the Enforced Cosmetics menu selection to apply a specific "case-setting" to each of these sections.

Because CLS II now uses Windows fonts instead of the built-in fonts in HP-compatible laser printers, you can use virtually any Windows DeskJet, InkJet or Laser printer, but some users have found these fonts to be a bit light. To print some or all of your CLS II reports in bold, select Print Reports/Statements in Bold in SI 1, 1.

Displaying Reports in CLS II

In CLS-DOS, all reports are "displayed" using the traditional CLS Report Viewer. By default, CLS II uses the built-in CLS PDF Printer. However, the traditional viewer is still available for most reports. If you prefer to use the traditional viewer, select SI 1, 1, change the answer to Display Reports Using to 2 and select your report color: 1, White on Blue, is the color used by CLS-DOS, while 2, Dark Blue on White, provides a nice contrast.

If you decide to use the CLS Report Viewer, you may also want to run CLS II maximized (click the box in the upper right-hand corner of the CLS II screen). CLS II will then use your entire screen for displayed reports.

Batch Processing (BP), Transmittal Letters (TL), and Payroll Tax forms (TF, TW) will always use the CLS PDF Printer to display reports, regardless of your SI 1, 1 setting.

Windows Printers and CLS II

CLS II normally uses your Windows default printer to print reports. You can choose a different CLS II default printer in SI 1, 5. You may also select a different printer on-the-fly by pressing F1 when you see the "Current Printer" prompt.

CLS II includes a built-in CLS PDF Printer, but most CLS II reports can be printed directly to any PDF printer. Because of "timing issues", this is not true of Batch Processing (BP). To use an alternate PDF printer with BP, simply "display" the reports first, then "print" them.

Other Enhancements

Bank Reconciliation (BR)

In CLS-DOS, you could reconcile up to thirty (30) bank accounts per client, but you were limited to twenty numeric Source Codes that you could assign to these bank accounts. If you ran out of unique Source Codes, transaction "Batch Numbers" could be used to identify a bank’s transactions within a Source Code.

In CLS II, you can reconcile up to ninety-nine (99) bank accounts per client. The old "Batch Number" approach still works, but, because CLS II allows you to have so many Source Codes, you can establish one for each bank account if you wish.

Enter Transactions (ET)

In CLS II, the ET program now lets you Query Account Detail (QA 1) or list Current Transactions as Entered (TR 7) - while entering transactions. To access QA 1, press F10 while in the account field. To access TR 7, press F11 while in any of the five entry fields. These function keys will also work in the Edit Mode (F2).

Revise Source Code Descriptions (LI 4)

In CLS, Source Codes are used to define "journals" such as Cash Receipts, Cash Disbursements, Journal Entries, Repeating Entries, Reversing Entries, Prior-Period Adjustments, etc.

In CLS-DOS, you could define up to twenty numeric "Source Codes" (0-99). Some predefined alpha Source Codes were also available, but they were either used internally by CLS or when importing transactions from other accounting packages. A single Source Code (6) could be used for "repeating" entries, one for "reversing" entries (7) and one for Prior Period Adjustments (9). A few additional Source Codes (16, 17 and 18) could be used for transactions that you wanted to appear on Trial Balance Worksheets.

In CLS II, you may define up to 100 numeric Source Codes and over 1000 alpha-numeric Source Codes using LI 4. By default, Source Code 6 still "repeats" and Source Code 7 "reverses"; Source Code 9 is still used for Prior-Period Adjustments. However any Source Code you define can be made auto-repeating or auto-reversing, and any can be made to appear on Trial Balance Worksheets. Choose the correct Source Code "type" when you define the Source Code.

CLS II introduces a new Source Code type "C" for "credit card" journal entries. Any date may be used for these transactions, but they will "belong" to the current period; employee and vendor numbers are not allowed. Type "C" Source Codes shouldn’t be confused with Source Code "C", which is a "reversed" Source Code 7 entry.

CLS II Network Version $1295
CLS II Single-User Version $995
CLS II Limited Edition $595
CLS II General Ledger $395
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