The LT/ST reclassification process can be started by using the LT/ST Reclass menu option in the Zuora Revenue UI. After this process is completed, LT/ST schedules are created for the eligible transaction lines and are downloadable for review. Then, you can also choose to create MJE for these LT/ST schedules directly in the UI.
37.014.00.00 onwards system automates LT/ST Reclass process for the entire month. To Close the Period for the month, you must trigger the LT/ST batch from the UI and create MJE.
Before you begin
Before you start the LT/ST reclassification process, make sure that the following requirements are met:
The LT/ST reclassification related profiles are specified according to your business needs. For more information, see Configuration overview.
The setups of account types, user security, and revenue books are ready in the system. For more information, see Configuration overview.
If the netting functionality is enabled in the system, the netting process must be performed before the LT/ST reclassification process when all the revenue release is complete for a given period. Otherwise, the LT/ST reclassification process cannot be started correctly. If the netting functionality is not enabled in the system, it is not mandatory to the complete the netting process before LT/ST reclassification. For more information, see Netting process.
Complete the following steps in the UI to start the LT/ST reclassification process:
Navigate to Accounting > LT/ST Reclass.
Click Reclass. The Reclass For Books window is displayed.
From the Available Books list, select the book for which you want to run the LT/ST reclassification process, and then click the right arrow to move your selection to the Selected Books list and proceed to step 5 if you are using the version prior to 37.014.00.00 else proceed to step 4.
Only one LT/ST reclassification process can be started for one combination of revenue book and organization in the given period.
From the Available Books list, select the book for which you want to run the LT/ST reclassification process, and select the applicable job option. (37.014.00.00 and onwards)
|Only compute (Computes LT/ST entries)||
|Compute and Create JE (Computes and creates Journal Ledger entries)
Click . The LT/ST reclassification process is started. You can close the window.
On the LT/ST Reclass page, wait for a few minutes for the process to complete and then click the Refresh icon .
|Results||What to do next|
For Only Compute - This process will create a batch for each combination of org and company codes in a Ready for Manual Journal status. This option is the same as the existing behavior before 37.014.00.00.
For Compute and Create JE (37.014.00.00 and onwards) - This process will create a batch for each combination of org and company codes. This process generates manual journals and updates the status as Approved if Auto Approve is enabled or generates manual journals and updates the status as Manual JE Created if Auto Approve is not enabled.
Review the LT/ST schedules and MJEs that are created.
Approve the MJEs if Auto Approve option was not enabled.
If the status changes to Error, it means the LT/ST Reclass process failed.
Navigate to Reports > Scheduled Jobs to find more information about the process. If there is no LT/ST Reclass process or its associated threads started, it might be because the required netting process has not been started for the current period or some required fields for the transactions are not populated (for example, the SOB ID field is empty).
FAQs on automated LT/ST process
Q: What is the frequency of the automated LT/ST process?
A: The system triggers the automated LT/ST computation once a day during non-peak hours of the PST time zone.
Q: Which reports are impacted during the period with the automated LT/ST process?
A: While there is no impact on the RC RollForward report, the Netting / LTST report will display the output based on the last automation execution.
Q: What is the impact on month-end user steps of LT/ST?
A: You will run the same jobs and processes. The execution time will be faster as it now runs in incremental mode.
Q: How do I validate the completeness of LT/ST execution?
A: Optionally run the
select * from rpro_rtp_wi_header_g where status = 'NEW'; query from Data query utility before closing the period to ensure no RCs are showing up in the queue
Q: During period close & open, will the automation still run?
A: No, the automation is incompatible with the Period Close and Open Summarization. The automation will run only when the period status is Open.