How To Upload A General Ledger Budget into MYOB Exo

How To Upload A General Ledger Budget into MYOB Exo

How To Upload A General Ledger Budget into MYOB Exo

Uploading a GL Budget into Exo

We at Acacia Consulting Services often get asked about uploading a GL budget into Exo, so here are some instructions to help you.

Sometimes it is easier to upload a General Ledger budget into MYOB Exo rather than create a brand new one from scratch.

 

Step 1) Create a blank budget template.

 

Click on the drop-down menu “Utilities” – “GL Budgets”

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Upload GL into MYOB Exo 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the screen that opens, click on the icon to create a new budget (not the button “New”).

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Upload GL into MYOB Exo 2

 

 

 

 

 

Enter a new budget code, select “Create Empty Budget” and then click “OK”.  This will create a new budget with zero values for all accounts.

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Upload GL into MYOB Exo 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confirm creating the new budget (click “Yes”)

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Upload GL into MYOB Exo 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click “OK” to the message:

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Upload GL into MYOB Exo 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2)  Export the Budget Template created so the budget can be edited in Excel

 

Click on the last icon on the screen to export the budget.

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Upload GL into MYOB Exo 6

 

 

 

 

 

Select the budget code to export (the one created at step 1).  Ensure “All Branches and “All Accounts” are ticked and “Exclude Zeros” is not ticked.  Then Click “OK”.

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Upload GL into MYOB Exo 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click “Yes” to the confirmation message.

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Upload GL into MYOB Exo 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose where to save the budget export and the name.  It must be saved as a csv file.

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Upload GL into MYOB Exo 9.

 

 

 

The export will then start and can take a little while depending on the number of branches and size of the Chart of Accounts.

The exported file will immediately open and you can complete the budget in Excel.

When ready, save the budget file as a csv file again.

 

Step 3)  Import the Budget file into Exo

Click on the drop-down menu “Utilities” – “GL Budgets” (as per Step 1 above).

Click on the second last icon on the screen to export the budget.

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Upload GL into MYOB Exo 10

 

 

 

 

Enter the budget Code in the field “New Budget  Code”.  If you enter a budget code that already exists (eg as per the code setup in Step 1), you can override the values for that budget.  If you enter a new budget code, Exo will create a new budget.

If you are uploading over the top of an existing budget ensure you tick “Overwrite records”

Click on the “Select” button to locate the upload file (remember it must be a csv file in the same template format as what was exported in Step 2).

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Upload GL into MYOB Exo 11

 

 

When you select the budget upload file, Exo will display the budget information in the lower half of the screen.  At this stage you can alter any budget records, cancel out of the screen (click on the cross at the top right-hand side) or proceed to load the budget.

The “Load” button uploads the import file in to the screen (the same as what happens when you click “Select”) only it assumes the budget file name and location.

When ready, click “OK” (at the bottom of the screen) to load the budget in to Exo.

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Upload GL into MYOB Exo 12

 

 

If you ticked to Overwrite records you will receive the following prompt.  Click “Yes if that was your intention”.

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Upload GL into MYOB Exo 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

The import will proceed and may take a little while depending on the number of branches and size of the Chart of Accounts.

 

Notes

You can skip Step 1 (creating the blank template).  This step is only needed for situations where the Chart of Accounts (or Branches) may have changed since the last time the template was exported.  If you do not complete Step 1, enter a new Budget Code in Step 3.

Be wary of decimal places.  Formatting the field in Excel, to zero or two decimal places may not show all the decimals in Excel but they may still be there.  It is recommended you use the round formula in Excel.

 

How To Upload A General Ledger Budget into MYOB Exo

If you would like a hand with your General Ledger, or MYOB Exo, or would like to discuss your business processes and software opportunities, we would love to help you.

At Acacia Consulting Services we have experienced business and accounting technology consultants, plus knowledge and expertise with powerful software solutions available to take your business to the next level. 

Please Contact Us – let’s discuss your requirements and moving your business forward.

 

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