Before you can work with Fixed Assets, you need to define a few things:

  • How you insure, maintain, and depreciate fixed assets.
  • How you record costs and other values in the general ledger.

The table below has links to more information. After you set those things up, you can start various activities. For more information, see Fixed Assets.

Note: You can record fixed asset transactions in the Fixed Asset G/L Journal or Fixed Asset Journal windows, depending on whether the transactions are for financial reporting or for internal management. Help for Fixed Assets only describes how to use the Fixed Asset G/L Journal window.

When you enable a fixed asset activity in the G/L Integration section in the Depreciation Book Card window, the Fixed Asset G/L Journal window is used to post transactions for the activity.

The following table describes a sequence of tasks, with links to the topics that describe them.

To See
Set up default G/L accounts, allocation keys, journal templates and batches for fixed asset posting, and set up fixed asset classes and subclasses, such as Tangible and Intangible. How to: Set Up General Fixed Assets Information
Create depreciation books, define various depreciation methods, integrate with the general ledger, and enable duplication of entries in several depreciation books. How to: Set Up Fixed Asset Depreciation
Enable insurance of fixed assets, set up general insurance information, an insurance card per policy, and prepare journals to post insurance costs. How to: Set Up Fixed Asset Insurance
Enable maintenance of fixed assets, set up general maintenance information, set up maintenance posting accounts, and define types of maintenance work. How to: Set Up Fixed Asset Maintenance
Learn about different fixed asset depreciation methods. Depreciation Methods

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