In the General Ledger, appropriately role-mapped users are able to see whether a period is open or closed, as is the case in the old system. Note that other modules will have separate open/close schedules.

If the GL module is closed, entries cannot post for the closed period to the General Ledger.

Users can adjust a prior period in the new financial system by generating a journal entry, and selecting the Adjustment-Entry option and the desired period of adjustment, as pictured in the following diagram. The process is very similar to the way users processed adjustments in the previous FAMIS system. If the accounting period is closed, users cannot do a prior period adjusting entries.

Authorized users are able to view all open periods through the “Open Period Display” under the general ledger: