The Farmer’s Co-op Society (FCS) integration allows FCS clients to track accounts receivable when Paladin is the point of sale.

FCS clients can manually generate a daily export file of all invoices to upload. FCS clients can manually browse to a customer update file and process it to add new customers and update existing customers in Paladin.

To set up the FCS integration:

  1. In Paladin, from the main menu, select File > Setup.
  2. Select the ExternalSync
  3. In the External Sync Configuration pane, select FCS from the Select Type list.
  4. In the FCS pane, check FCS Enabled.
  5. Click Save, and then click Close.

Note: FCS does not allow multiple tenders/split payments involving store credit. If this is done, accounts receivable will be incorrect in Control Sys.

To import customer data:

  1. In Paladin, from the main menu, select Maintain > Data Viewer.
  2. In the Data Viewer window, select the Customers tab.
  3. Select the Import tab, and then select FCS from the File Type list.
  4. Click Browse to find your customer update file (PTSTMT006.IBM)
  5. Click Import.
  6. A taskbar at the bottom of the window runs giving the status of the import.
  7. When import is complete, the information pane will show that the import/saving of customer data is “Done.” On the bottom of the window, a message states Import Complete.

    Note: If the file/data doesn’t match the specs, the Customer Import pop-up message stating “Data in this file does not correspond to the published standard for this file type or contains data that is not allowed” appears.

To export invoices:

  1. In Paladin, from the main menu, select Maintain > Data Viewer.
  2. Select the Invoices tab.
  3. Select the Export tab.
  4. Select FCS from the Export File Template list.
  5. Select a Beginning and End date.
  6. Click Export.
  7. In your browser, navigate to the location to save the file.
    Note: The file name is PTSTMT006.IBM
  8. Click Save.
  9. In the Progress pane of the Data Viewer window, the upper box provides the message “Writing data to file”.  The lower window runs giving the status of the export.
  10. When complete. the Progress pane clears. 


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Printed on: 7/01/22