MLS Budget Summary Report is incorrect

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MLS Budget Summary Report is incorrect

Postby rickk » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:10 pm

Hello,

I realize that things continue to move to LCR and the budget summary report is now there, but the report is MLS (as least for our stake) is incorrect. The carry forward from 2018 is correct but the allocations appear to be the full amount of the quarterly allocations and not just the stake's share. This causes the rest of the calculations and the amount in the Income and Expense Summary Report line to be wrong as well. It shows our budget balance as MUCH higher than we actually have on the finance statements. Everything on LCR is correct, so this seems to be isolated to MLS.

Given the continued move to LCR, I expect that this will not be a high priority to fix, but clerks should be aware that the report on MLS is no longer valid and should not be used.

Rick Klaus

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Re: MLS Budget Summary Report is incorrect

Postby jdlessley » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:12 pm

rickk wrote:Everything on LCR is correct, so this seems to be isolated to MLS.

Ours is correct in MLS. Have you done a send/receive on MLS?
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Re: MLS Budget Summary Report is incorrect

Postby davesudweeks » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:24 pm

Ours was correct until I did a send/receive in MLS this morning. Now we see the same thing (budget showing about 3X what it is supposed to be). LCR is still lacking capability in budget reporting (selecting which budget lines to print when you want more than a single organization on one report).

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Re: MLS Budget Summary Report is incorrect

Postby rickk » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:26 pm

jdlessley wrote:
rickk wrote:Everything on LCR is correct, so this seems to be isolated to MLS.

Ours is correct in MLS. Have you done a send/receive on MLS?


A number of times. It has persisted over the past few weeks. This is a stake budget (not sure it yours is stake or ward), but if this is not a general problem, then we can look into it for our unit specifically if needed. However, as I mentioned, I can use the report on LCR, so it really isn't critical...

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Re: MLS Budget Summary Report is incorrect

Postby jdlessley » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:33 pm

rickk wrote:This is a stake budget (not sure it yours is stake or ward), but if this is not a general problem, then we can look into it for our unit specifically if needed.

Ours is a ward. That may be a key into the issue.
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Re: MLS Budget Summary Report is incorrect

Postby davesudweeks » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:29 pm

Ours is a ward budget and is now incorrect in MLS.

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Re: MLS Budget Summary Report is incorrect

Postby rickk » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:30 pm

davesudweeks wrote:LCR is still lacking capability in budget reporting (selecting which budget lines to print when you want more than a single organization on one report).


From what I saw the detail in each category was still correct, it was just the summary at the bottom that was messed up. So I think you can still get the detail you want, but you can't get all reports in one location.

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Re: MLS Budget Summary Report is incorrect

Postby davesudweeks » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:46 pm

LCR appears to be correct as far as the numbers go, but if I want to just print part of the budget (say, YM, YW, Primary only), I can't do it without printing each organization separately on its own page. The options are:
Print one organization
Print all budget lines

I miss the MLS functionality where I can check which budget lines I want to print since we don't use some of them and there is no sense putting them on the report.

Fortunately, the problem with the MLS budget report does not show when printing the organization summary so I was still able to do that today.

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Re: MLS Budget Summary Report is incorrect

Postby MihokRJ » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:27 am

We noticed a significant "budget adjustment" addition to the MLS budget that is not reflected in the LCR. We let it ride for two weeks but no reconciliation. Anyone else seeing this in the MLS budget?

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Re: MLS Budget Summary Report is incorrect

Postby jdlessley » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:20 am

MihokRJ wrote: Anyone else seeing this in the MLS budget?

This is what others are reporting in this thread.
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