Support Files


The GDZ-ISIS™ Shipping software package is a fully integrated traffic/accounting system.  Due to the integration, there are a number of support files and/or tables, which are completed prior to commencing operation.  They include:


In the Accounting module


Company Setup, containing key company information. Located under Accounting\Ledger\Utilities


The G/L Chart of Accounts  including beginning Balances, as created through journal entries; located under Accounting\Ledger\Accounts\G/L accounts


Charge setup table is a table that shares both traffic and accounting information. Located under Traffic\support files\rating parameters\standard charges


In the General module


Contact Management System, company/line accounts, containing name, address and contact information.  Additional companies, such as customers, vendors, and other business contacts, can be set up in the CMS from the start, or it may be set up ‘on the fly’; entering new companies as traffic/accounting documents are created. The CMS is located under General\Contact Management System


In the Traffic module, under Support files, the following tables need to be set up:


Line defaults, specific traffic information pertaining to a Line, located under Traffic\support files\Lines and Line default


Traffic System File, includes basic setup, such as numbering for documents, default container yard, special charges/concept numbers that are used in the posting procedure. This is usually set up by gdz support group, as well as the Line defaults File. Located under Traffic\Traffic Utilities


Ports Master table, located under Traffic\support files


Container Yards Table,


Line Port Master Table


Vessels Master Table


Jobs Master File


Standard Charges Table


Rating Defaults Table (if fixed tariff used)


There are other tables that are common to all customers, such as, units table, conversion factors, rating types. equipment types, and equipment transaction codes; these last two tables located under the Container Control\support files section. All these are populated by GDZ Support, as part of the initial setup


While having to complete all these tables/records may seem like a time consuming task, it will save countless hours when running the program.  A second advantage: Should you decide to change some piece of information – like the name of a standard charge, or the A/P account – you need only access one screen and make one change – all other modules will automatically be informed of the change, thus becoming effective immediately.