Accounting - Product Description
4th Quarter® Accounting Solution is a
set of multi-user accounting applications
designed for mid-sized businesses.
All 4th Quarter products run "out of the box'' without
modification, but are specially designed to support extensive
The 4th Quarter Core system is based on our
patented accounting engine. 4th Quarter is the first system to
successfully separate business from accounting. 4th Quarter's
Multi-Function Modular architecture provides five
different levels of customization that offer you unrivaled
power to modify rules and data to your particular needs. These
distinct and separately supported levels are:
- Developer, Administrator,
and User level reconfiguration through the Graphical User
- API's and Administration
tools supporting access to 4Q by other systems through 4D
- Source Code
API's and toolbox of programming hooks for custom queries
4th Quarter's technology provides levels
of unequalled control and flexibility.
4th Quarter runs on MacOS
and Windows computer networks
and in mixed platform configurations. All versions support
powerful Administrator tools for the control of user access
to the system.
It is written in the 4th Dimension
(4D) language. 4D is a 4th generation programming language
that is unique in providing true client/server technology
optimized for desktop systems. Server software and development
tools are licensed by 4D
Refer to the documents 4Q
Product Description and 4Q
Specifications for additional details.
4th Quarter is licensed in Core
or Businss forms.
Products may be licensed in either configurable form as compiled
applications, or in a fully modifiable and compilable source
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4Q Core provides
general, back-office accounting services that include:
- Journals (Income,
Expense, Cash, etc.)
- General Ledger
- Accounts Payable
- Financial Reporting
- Custom Report
- Multiple Currencies
- Payroll Links
- Database Administration.
The Business product extends the functionality
as the Core product beyond basic accounting to Sales, Purchasing,
and Inventory management. Built on top of 4Q Core's general
accounting framework 4Q Business provides front-office features
- Sales Entry,
Invoicing, and Shipping
- Purchases, Purchase
Orders, and Receiving
- Inventory with
multi-warehousing and multi-level BOM
4Q Business provides
a complete light-manufacturing sales and inventory system
that supports the sale of labor, tracking of sales commissions,
multiple taxes, pricing, costing, contract pricing, and quantity packaging.
This module is optional for closed code versions
only -- it is provided with all source code versions of the
product. 4Q's high-powered multi-currency system is designed
for businesses doing extensive trade in multiple currencies.
- Integrated currency
- Complete exchange
- Buy, sell,
average and an unlimited number of rate type for every currency.
- Separate allowable
time periods, rate age limits, rate change limits for each
realized and unrealized currency gain/loss accounts.
- Full dual-currency tracking.
All foreign currency account balances
and transaction details are stored in both foreign
and system base currencies through all areas of the system
including inventory, sales, GL, and financial reporting.
and services include:
- Source code licenses for
either the Core or Full version that are built to facilitate
the addition of your own 4D database, or the modification
of the 4th Quarter products to your standards.
- Payroll data import from
3rd party payroll software. 4Q can be configured to support
any GL Payroll system.
- 4Q Application Program Interface
enabling separate programs to pass accounting data into
- Custom reporting through
the 4th Dimension programming environments.
- Web Extension can be accomplished
using any of several strategies and programming tools.
- Additional User Licenses
are available to extend the basic 2-user license. Quantity
prices are available.
- Installation, customization and
project management done by our 4Q Certified
us for details.