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4th Quarter

A full ERP system designed by Braided Matrix.
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Braided Matrix, Inc. markets 4th Quarter Accounting Solution (4Q), an integrated, multi-user accounting system specially engineered for the development and support of small to mid-sized custom business systems. 4th Quarter’s patented “accounting engine“ provides GL, AR, AP, Checking, Order Entry, Inventory, Financial Reporting, and DB Administration functions to any custom-written 4D-based business application.

The 4th Quarter family of products include:

  • 4Q Shell: programming tools for building 4D-based 4th Quarter system.
  • 4Q Core: full suite of accounting services extendible to any business model.
  • 4Q Full: core services extended to support light-manufacturing and wholesale.
  • 4Q Job Costing: multi-level project analysis in an easily customized source code form.
  • SuperReport: custom report writer from ASG Software.
  • Payroll: link to CheckMark’s Payroll program.
  • eCommerce: link to MDG Computing’s Web Server 4D program supporting shopping carts, email, and document management.

All versions run ”out of the box,“ without modification, on PC, Mac, and mix-platform systems, in single or multi-user configurations. Source code, training, and custom programming is available.

Braided Matrix offers installer- and programmer-level certification to interested VAR’s.

Braided Matrix has been a leader in the design and development of custom accounting system since 1989.

4D Server

4D Server is the client/server database engine which powers the 4th Quarter Accounting system. 4D Server is sold separately by 4D, Inc. 4D Server and priced according to the number of simultaneous users.

4Q Business

4Q Business is a light manufacturing, wholesale application built on 4th Quarter’s patented core accounting engine.

In addition to the full suite of back-office functions supported by the Core, the 4Q Business application provides:

  • Clients
  • Vendors
  • Inventory with multi-level BOM
  • Sales Orders
  • Purchase Orders
  • Sales Reps

4Q Core

4Q Core is 4th Quarter’s patented core accounting engine unmatched by any other accounting software product. The Core provides complete back-end services for AR, AP, GL, Cash, Auditing, and Financial Reports. 4Q Core provides the essential business services drawn upon for all 4th Quarter installations and customizations. The core’s unique and patented feature is its modularity. This enables it to support any type of business or business accounting system without modification.

4Q eCommerce

4Q’s eCommerce module interacts with the Store-Secure.com shopping cart system 4th Quarter’s eCommerce extension receives Store-Secure orders and updates Store-Secure’s inventory.

Store-Secure provides an HTML-based shopping cart system for the display, purchase, charge, and reporting of web-based purchases:

  • 128 bit encryption
  • Immediate order notification by email
  • Sales reporting
  • Customizable discounts
  • Flexible shipping charges
  • Flexible sales tax support
  • Customizable shopping cart
  • Easy on-line account configuration
  • Off-site hosting available

4Q Financial Reports

All 4Q applications link to and extend 4Q’s patented core accounting engine. The Core provides complete back-end services for AR, AP, GL, Cash, Auditing, and Financial Reports.

4Q Inventory

4Q’s Inventory module is an integrated component with in the 4Q Business application, which provides support for multi-level assembled inventory, clients, sales orders, vendors, purchase orders, and sales tax.

4Q supports LIFO, FIFO or Average costing, serial and lot number tracking, multiple warehouses, multiple quantity specification, Just-In-Time assembly, Assemble to Specification, USA and VAT taxes, tracking of item levels available, in stock, and on order, and revenue and expense tracking by customer sales / vendor purchase accounts, or by inventory sales and purchase accounts.

There is extensive support for multiple price levels, pricing and discount formulas, contract pricing, specific vendor pricing, and sales rep commission schedules.

With the optional foreign currency module 4Q also supports multiple currency product pricing and costing.

4Q Job Costing

4Q Job Costing provides an integrated costing system developed for construction and other large-sized project tracking needs.

This comprehensive costing system integrates with 4Q’s accounting system providing allocation to jobs directly from invoices and purchase orders. It also allows the entry of revenue and expenses not specified in accounting. The system supports:

  • Multi-phase, multi-task jobs,
  • On-screen, interactive cost analysis
  • Multiple profiles for a single job
  • Independence from the GL and chart of accounts
  • Use of 3rd party payroll systems

4Q Multi-Currency

4Q’s Multi-currency (MC) Module extends 4Q’s patented accounting engine. The system provide high-level support for an unlimited number of foreign currencies, each with an unlimited number of currency rates (Buy, Sell, etc.), a data base of time- and date-stamped exchange rates, rules for the use of foreign currencies based on the age of the exchange rates, and rules for individual users’ ability to change these rates.

Applied to the 4Q Core system MC provides a multi-currency chart of accounts, tracks both the system’s base and each accounts’ foreign currency balances simultaneously, and allows you to create financial reports in single or mixed currency formats.

Applied to the 4Q Business system MC provides multi-currency pricing, costing, and commissions for the sale and purchase of inventory items.

4Q Web Services & API’s

4th Quarter products can communicate with a host of applications using the following services:

  • Web Services: any web-service-enabled application,
  • * 4D Open:* any 4D-based application
  • * ODBC:* any ODBC-compliant data base

4Q’s Web Service and 4D Open API’s require no knowledge of 4Q’s internal workings, and provide a complete middle-layer audit trail.

4th Quarter AP

All 4Q applications link to 4Q’s patented AP module. 4Q’s AP options include:

  • Allocation to open items from cash, sale, purchase order, and invoice entry screens
  • On-screen management of individual AP accounts and all items related to them
  • Assignment of up to 10 levels of debt seniority
  • Modification of all past allocations whether posted or not
  • Review and payment of all outstanding items by due date, debt priority, or other criteria
  • Creation of recurring AP items on various schedules
  • Unlimited number of separate AP journals
  • Administrator control over what users have access to which AP accounts

4Q’s AP system does not require the use of 4Q’s Vendor module. Using 4Q’s Web Service & API’s you can create your own add-on Vendor Procurement System, linked to 4Q’s AP module without needing 4Q’s source code.

4th Quarter AR

All 4Q applications link to 4Q’s patented AR module. 4Q’s AR options include:

  • Allocation to open items from cash, sale, purchase order, and invoice entry screens
  • On-screen management of individual AR accounts and all items related to them
  • Assignment of up to 10 levels of debt seniority
  • Modification of all past allocations whether posted or not
  • Review and payment of all outstanding items by due date, debt priority, or other criteria
  • Creation of recurring AR items on various schedules
  • Unlimited number of separate AR journals
  • Administrator control over what users have access to which AR accounts

4Q’s AR system does not require the use of 4Q’s Client module. Using 4Q’s Web Service & API’s you can create your own add-on CRM system linked to 4Q’s AR module without needing 4Q’s source code.

4th Quarter GL

4Q’s patented GL module is part of 4Q’s Core accounting engine. The Core provides complete back-end services for AR, AP, GL, Cash, Auditing, and Financial Reports.

The GL, and its associated chart of accounts, enables you to create an unlimited number of journals, and to control what users have access to the accounts on each. In this way 4Q supports both separate operations of related companies, and their consolidation on financial reports.

With 4Q’s optional Multi-currency Module you can define an unlimited number of foreign currencies, track both the system’s base and each accounts’ foreign currency balance simultaneously, and create financial reports in single or mixed currency formats.

Web Server 4D

Web Server 4D/eCommerce links to the 4Q Full links to application to provide complete back-end accounting for eCommerce operations.

WS4D/eCommerce is an all in one application that includes: full featured web server, shopping carts, storefronts, customer tracking, order tracking, credit card authorization, virtual domains, guest books and database publishing.

WS4D can be purchased and used as a self-contained, front-office system independent from 4th Quarter accounting.

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