Can anyone provide a reason why using the budgeting portion of MLS rather than transferring allocated funds between (sub-)categories is strongly preferred, if not mandated? By using actual balances we can keep our organizations to spending what they have, rather than spending what they might have. Carry-overs from year to year already happens without additional calculation. etc., etc., etc.aebrown wrote:MLS 3.3.1 is not anywhere near as big a change as the CUBS conversion. The only reason you are getting advance notice is so that you won't waste time doing transfers between budget subcategories as you were told to do in the previous communications. Other than that, you can just wait until you see the actual release. At that point, the release notes will explain the changes and you can implement your changes to the View/Edit Budget at your own pace.
It seems simple enough to use budget categories and subcategories as separate registers with their own debits and credits rather than adding a layer of complexity. Is there something about the soon-to-be-released budget screens that brings this level of simplicity? If not, then it just seems like a lot of extra work to undo what we have been doing for weeks now. What is the penalty or disadvantage to using the transfer approach?