MEM stands for Multi-Entity Management®, a product written for Dynamics GP by Binary Stream Software. This product allows organizations to manage multiple legal entities (companies) in one single database. MEM also uses the term facility interchangeably with entity or company. The facility is assigned as payables transactions are entered or batches created.
What does the MEM Connector do?
The MEM connector provides an interface between MEM and Mekorma providing several functions:
- If you are printing checks, the facility information can be printed on payables checks. The software uses SQL scripts to access Binary Stream tables to retrieve the necessary information.
- If you are sending payments to outsourcing, the facility information can also be printed on your remittances. This works for MEM Decentralized processing only, where each facility has its own designated checkbook(s).
- If you are selecting your batches using the Payment Hub Action Board, the connector supports the ability to create MEM batches.
Depending on which version of Multi-Entity Management is set up for your company, you will find the facility (entity) fields for payables in either the MEM Centralized category, or the MEM Decentralized category. Payroll can only use the Decentralized category.
A Decentralized process uses a dedicated checkbook to pay each facility. Only one facility is reported per check. The Facility Name, ID and Address will be printed in the header area of the check or stub. Configuring this way provides an advantage because it paves the way to outsource your payment processing and have the correct entity reported on each payment.
A Centralized process uses one checkbook to pay multiple entities. Transactions for multiple entities can appear on one payables check. In this case, the Facility Name or ID will be printed on each voucher line. You can also choose to group your vouchers by facility and show sub-totals. Facility Address is generally not used in this setup. For correct alignment of columns on the check stub if using subtotals, the connector provides common voucher line fields which must be used with the Facility ID or Name when creating the stub layout.
Please note: Binary Stream has changed the process for entering and storing a legal name for entities when using MEM for Payables in Decentralized mode. The Facility Company Name should now be retrieved from the BSSIEntityLegalName column of table B3900400 starting from the MEM version listed in the table below.That is, entity description will be printed with entity legal name.
|A1||GP Version||MEM Version|
|2015||14.00.1079||506s11 (and later)|
|2016||16.00.0404||601s05 (and later)|
|2018||All Builds||All Builds|
All prior versions should use the former process, which retrieves the entity name from the GL Segment table (GL40200).