Financial Accounting Packages: From Sentinel Hill Software

By: Sentinel Hill  09-12-2011
Keywords: financial reporting, Accounting Systems

Sentinel Hill, as a software developer, is marketing it's Series 5 Suite of financial reporting applications.  These software systems will satisfy corporate accounting needs of medium and large size companies at cost effective rates.  Solutions are available both to companies that are developing their own specialized applications, or to those that need only standard packages with minimal customization.

All tools and products are written to operate on most operating systems, including assorted implementations of UNIX and the latest Microsoft Windows platforms.  All products are available as either compiled runtime libraries or with source code.  Onsite training and Annual Software Subscription Services,(SSS) are also available for all products.

Data files are built as simple ISAM, or can be defined for Oracle, Informix, Sybase, DB2 or MSSQL.   The ISAM files are ODBC compliant and can be easily proceesed with a variety applicable ODBC report writers and utilities such as MS Excel, MS Access and Crystal Reports.

These Accounting Systems have evolved over the years.  They were initially developed in the early 1980's for mid sized companies utilizing Data General mini computers.  In the early 1990's they were ported to UNIX for a "green" screen environment.  Since the year 2002, they have been totally re-engineered to Microsoft Windows graphical environments.  Today, these systems can be run on Windows NT sever based systems, Linux, SCO UNIX, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Linux on Power PC and others.

All Accounting Systems are modular in nature, and interact with one another where applicable.  They each offer a consistent look and feel, and exploit the use of all Windows graphical controls where possible.

Keywords: Accounting Systems, financial reporting

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These can be used to group selected components together to study what if scenarios or to create financial reports,, for the various aspects of the company. The Series 5 General Ledger system captures all the financial Journal Entry transactions that have been generated from your subsidiary accounting systems. These are then summarized by G/L Account to report changes to assets and liabilities for determining profit and net worth.


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The Inventory Management system may be used in conjunction with the Series 5 Customer Order Processing system in providing goods for sale to customers. A master inventory record is created for each item and an item-location record is created for each stocking warehouse. The Series 5 Inventory Management system is used to define those products that a company markets to it's customers.


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The Series 5 Class Registration & Invoicing system would be used to manage the registration, and optional invoicing for, of training courses and lectures that a company might hold. These might be classes that are conducted either for internal staff training, or as a source of revenue. Courses are entered into the system, and may be scheduled, repeatedly, as a class session.


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The Series 5 Order Processing system, basically provides for the on-line entry, maintenance and control of your company's customers' orders of goods. Orders may be entered manually, or interfaced from 3rd party capture systems, such as the Web. Pick Tickets can be printed, orders billed, and invoices printed. Printing of Pick Tickets and Packing Slips.


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The Series 5 Fixed Assets Management system offers maintenance and control of your company's Fixed Assets. It provides for the tracking of Assets for up to five different reporting entities.


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Invoices are automatically loaded from other Series 5 applications, may be interfaced from a user provided sequential file, or manually keyed by an entry clerk. The Series 5 Accounts Receivable system basically records your customer's invoices and their subsequent payments. A variety of related reports may be generated, along with inquiry functions for current and historic records.


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The Series 5 Accounts Payable system, basically accumulates your suppliers invoices, manages the generation of checks, generates related reports, provides historic inquiry, and produces distributions that interface to the General Ledger system. Each A/P company may be interfaced into it's own G/L, or into a corporate G/L system. Automatically or selectively mark Vendor Invoices to be paid. Enter supplier Invoices and/or Employee expenses.