Chapter: 3 - Configuration tools in Accounting module

Deferred Revenue Models

The next type of Management tool that is available in the Odoo platforms is the Deferred Revenue Models which will indicate the payments received by the company at first before the products are even delivered or manufactured. The Deferred Revenue is mainly associated with the Subscription-based products of the company where the subscription amount is paid in advance before the products are completely delivered for a month or year of the fixed period. For example, the Subscription charge for a Magazine or newspaper is provided in advance for the month and the payments made in such a manner will fall under the Deferred Revenue.

Odoo Accounting has a separate window to define the Deferred Revenues of the company and the Deferred Revenue Models under the configuration tab. The operational account type of the Deferred Accounts will be of Current Liability. In the operations of the business the company will be rendering service to the customer and the payment will be received for the service which is not being provided and the payment has been received in advance then the Deferred Revenue will fall under a liability for the company in Odoo. Furthermore, when the services are being rendered during each year to the customers for the advanced payment they the lability is reduced until the next advance is received. All the service rendering as pecs as well as the reduction of the liabilities of the Deferred Revenue will be clearly recorded in the Balance Sheet of the platform. Here all the Deferred Revenue Models will be depicted just as shown in the following screenshot. Here the Revenue Name, Revenue Account, Deferred Revenue Account, Number of Recognitions, and Period length will be described. As in all other menus of the Odoo platform, there are also filtering as well as Group by options available helping you to sort out the required Deferred Revenue Models.

Deferred Revenue Models

You can create a new Deferred Revenue Model by selecting the Create option available which will depict you with the window as depicted in the following screenshot. Here the Name of the Deferred Revenue Model should be initially provided. Furthermore, the Depreciation Method options such as the Number of Recognitions in terms of Months or Years should be provided. If you want the Depreciation to start from the day, the Deferred Revenue Model is being defined you can enable the Prorata Temporis option available.

Deferred Revenue Models

Furthermore, there are also Accounting configuration options available under the Deferred Revenue Models where the Revenue Account, Deferred Revenue Account, and the Journal can be selected from the drop-down menu options available. There are also configuration options to add Followers to the respective Deferred Revenue Model and the number of followers will be depicted. Additionally, you can add an attachment to the model by selecting the attachment option available. In addition, you can also Schedule activities using the help of a calendar and send messages to the followers using the Send message option available.

All the Log entries on the respective Deferred Revenue Model will be depicted in the menu and there is provision to add a Log note. As we are clear on the Deferred Revenue Models management menu of the Odoo Accounting let's now move on to the next section where the Products categories option is being defined.



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