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Mapping the Trial Balance
 
Think of mapping structure as your firm's standardized chart of accounts. Chart of accounts often differ between client trial balances, so we apply the mapping structure to the client's unique trial balance to standardize it for presentation in the Jazzit templates.  Mapping links the CaseWare Trial Balance to the Jazzit Templates.  We cannot standardize the chart of accounts of individual clients, but we can standardize the mapping structure. To see how this works see the following example.
 
Because we use mapping, we do not have to design reports over and over again to accommodate different client chart of accounts. The Jazzit templates use a specfiic mapping structure and the map numbers are formatted as shown below.
 
Our map numbers follow an easy to understand format: XXX.XXXX.XX.
 
 
 
For example, for the map 221.2781.15 (current portion of due to individual shareholder #1).
 
Map number properties applied to accounts in the Trial Balance
 
Not only does mapping provide a link between the client's Trial Balance and the Jazzit templates, it also allows you to control/standardize the properties assigned to accounts on the trial balance.
 
When you assign a map number to a Trial Balance account (Account > Assign Mapping Numbers) the properties found in the map structure (Engagement > Mapping) are applied to the account on the trial balance. 
 
This facilitates consistency across your client files and facilitates your firm to setting firm standards in advance which leadsheet, GIFI number, tax code, ratio code, etc. should be applied to certain accounts.
 
 
Note: properties for individual accounts can be changed to be something different that what is specified by the map number. You can resync the properties of all TB accounts to what is specified by the map number through the Synchonize Account Properties function.