Automate Loan Account Entries: IY Multi Database Tutorial

In this tutorial, we will configure Inter-Entity Transactions between several Sage 300 databases.

We will process an AP Invoice entered in ORCLTD, 50% to be allocated to Entity 1, 30% to be allocated to Entity 2, and 20% to be allocated to Entity 3. All entities are separate company databases and the Expense accounts for the target entities exist in the source database.

When the relevant G/L batch is posted in ORCLTD, Inter-Entity transactions automatically creates the loan account entries between Entity 1 and Entity 2 and Entity 1 and Entity 3.

Requirement! Inter-Entity Transactions Multi Edition

The entry we want to process in ORCLTD

Entry 1: We will enter an A/P Invoice for $2,000 - $1,000 to an expense account for Entity 1, $600 for Entity 2 and $400 for an expense account for Entity 3.

Entry 2: Inter-Entity Transactions balances the entities

Entry 3: Inter-Entity Reverses those transactions which belong to other databases (if auto-reversal is selected in IET Options)

Entry 4 and 5: Inter-Entity creates those transactions which belong to other databases.


Expense - 1
1. AP Invoice $1,000


  Expense - 2
1. AP Invoice $600
3, IET Reversal



  Expense - 3
1. AP Invoice $400
3. IET Reversal



AP Vendor Control Account
1. AP Invoice $2,000


3. IET Reversal $600
2. Due to 1 $600


Due From Entity 2 (-1 asset)
2. Due From 2 $600


3. IET Reversal $400
2. Due to 1 $400


Due From Entity 3 (-1 asset)
2. Due From 3 $400


In the target entities

In Entity 2 (ORCIN2)



  Expense - 2
4. AP Invoice $600


4. Due to 1 $600



In Entity 3 (ORCIN3)



  Expense - 3
5. AP Invoice $400


5. Due to 1 $400


Visual process flow for setup

Tip: Assign the Visual Process Flow in Administrative Services

General Ledger Setup

This has been done in the ORCLTD, ORCIN2 and ORCIN3 databases in Orchid Sample data.

Inter-Entity Options Setup

For details on each option, refer to the detailed screen guide. Inter-Entity Options Screen Guide and Field List.

Tip: You only need to activate Inter-Entity in the companies where Source transactions are entered. In this example, ORCLTD.

Define the Entity segment/s to be used by Inter-Entity

In this tutorial, the Entity segment is segment 4 and Entity 1 is the default entity.

Default Entity is used for complex transactions, where Inter-Entity cannot determine which route(s) to use. In cases like this balancing takes place via the default entity.

Inter-Entity Options > Processing Tab

When entities are in separate Sage 300 database, you need to tick "Use Inter-Entity Processing" and "Allow Inter-database processing" . Select a Source Type for the entries created by Inter-Entity and for reversal entries. In most cases, select "Perform auto-reversals".

There are additional options depending on your requirements. For details on each option, refer to the detailed screen guide. Inter-Entity Options Screen Guide and Field List.

Define the Transactions Routes

Define one route between 1 and 2 and one between 1 and 3.

You only need to define one route between 1 and 2 or 2 and 1, not both.

Define your linked accounts

This is only required to run the IET Account Balance Inquiry and to populate mirror accounts in the Transaction Routes screen. It isn't used for ongoing transaction processing.

Define Entity database mapping

This is used to configure log on details to create transactions in target databases.

Process transactions

Enter an A/P Invoice and allocate the expense to 3 accounts, one with Entity 1 and one for Entity 2 and one for Entity 3.

Tip: Use Distribution codes to facilitate data entry and expense allocation.

What it looks like in the General Ledger

When you post the G/L batch created by the sub-ledger, Inter-Entity creates the Reversal entries, and Due to and Due from entries with the AP-IY Source code in the target databases. The Inter-Entity Audit log is populated with details of the transactions created.

Note: If the transaction does not balance by entity and a G/L Error batch is created, review the G/L Posting Journal > Posting journal errors for details, amend the error batch created by G/L and post again.
Note: If Inter-Entity cannot create the entries in the target databases, detailed error message can be found in the IET Audit Inquiry.

In the target database (Entity 2 )

IET Audit Inquiry Inquiry buttonInquiry button

Tip: If you want to see what Inter-Entity will do with a transactions but you don't want to post it, then go to Inter-Entity Transactions > IET Transactions > Generate IET Entries, select the range or batches you would like to check and click Process. Inter-Entity Transactions will create the balancing entries for you but won't post the batches. Great for testing.