Sage Intacct Sync - User Guide
This guide will help determine the correct way to set up the sync between your Sage Intacct and Key CashFlow accounts, and provides important details to know before syncing.
Table of Contents
- Sage Intacct Sync and Known Limitations
- Determining which integration configuration to use
- Decision Tree
- How to set up the account
- Best Practices Overview
This section covers a high-level overview of the following:
- List of objects that sync from Key CashFlow to Sage Intacct, and vice versa
- Known limitations
Sage Intacct Sync and Known Limitations
|Object||Sage Intacct to Key CashFlow||Key CashFlow to Sage Intacct||Known Limitations|
|General||Chart of Accounts||Yes||Yes||Account labels not supported|
|Departments||Yes||Yes||- Key CashFlow uses default Sage Intacct terminology, so changes to Sage Intacct terms for Department do not sync over to Key CashFlow (e.g. we always display as "Department" in Key CashFlow)
- Department Groups do not sync
|Projects / Jobs||Yes||Yes||- Projects / jobs cannot be created in Key CashFlow
- Jobs are read-only in Key CashFlow
|Currency||Yes||Yes||- Multi-currency is not supported. Key CashFlow supports only one currency. By default it's set to USD, but it can be changed in Sync Preferences.
- If the Sage Intacct account is a multi-currency account with multiple base currencies enabled, transaction currency will need to be set to USD in Key CashFlow
|Bank Account balance||Yes||No|
|Attachments||No||No||Key CashFlow does not sync attachments to/from Sage Intacct. Use Key CashFlow to directly upload attachments. If attachments also need to be in Sage Intacct, upload in Sage Intacct after each transaction has synced.|
|Approvals||No||No||Key CashFlow doesn't sync approvals to/from Sage Intacct, however, the ability to sync ONLY Approved bills and vendor credits to Sage Intacct is available|
|Payables||Vendors||Yes||Yes||- Tax1099 works differently in Key CashFlow than Sage Intacct. See best practices below to set up 1099 in Key CashFlow with Sage Intacct.
- If creating two vendors with the same name in Sage Intacct, only the first one will sync to Key CashFlow; the second one will result in a sync error
- Key CashFlow uses the Vendor Name for matching, so Name should be unique within Key CashFlow to avoid duplicates
- The sync supports Sage Intacct inactivation. The sync will inactivate the Vendor in Key CashFlow.
- The sync does not support Sage Intacct deletions. The sync will not delete the Vendor in Key CashFlow
|AP Funds Transfer||No||Yes||Only one location per Key CashFlow account is supported for funds transfers|
|Bills||Yes, fully unpaid bills only||Yes||- Partially and fully-paid bills will not sync from Sage Intacct to Key CashFlow
- When a bill with a voided payment is deleted in Key CashFlow the deletion cannot sync to Sage Intacct - it must be manually reversed in Sage Intacct
- The ability to sync ONLY Approved bills to Sage Intacct is available
|Bill Payments||No||Yes||- Payments made in Sage Intacct do not sync to Key CashFlow
- Partial payments: Payments cannot be applied to specific bill line items
- Voided payments: If a payment needs to be voided with a specific date, the best practice is to first void in Sage Intacct and then in Key CashFlow
- The memo field for Offline Payments in Key CashFlow does not sync to Sage Intacct
|Vendor Credits||Yes, fully unapplied vendor credits only||Yes||- Sage Intacct does not allow us to specify which vendor credit was used in Key CashFlow
- Neither partial nor full vendor credit applications sync from Sage Intacct to Key CashFlow
- Sage Intacct adjustments do not sync. Negative bills will sync as vendor credits to Key CashFlow
- The ability to sync ONLY Approved vendor credits is available
|Purchase Order||Yes, once PO's are converted to unpaid bills||N/A||- The original Purchase Orders can not be viewed in Key CashFlow.
PO's and Receivers can be converted to Bills and Vendors in Sage Intacct. Once converted, the bill will sync into Key CashFlow. PO Bills can then be approved and paid via Key CashFlow.
- The PO# must be in the "Reference Number" field of the bill/vendor credit in Sage Intacct. The Purchase Order number will then appear on bills and vendor credits that originated from POs in Key CashFlow.
- Bills created from PO's (and synced from Sage Intacct) should not be edited in Key CashFlow, or sync errors will occur
|Receivables||Customers||Yes||Yes||- If creating two customers with the same name in Sage Intacct, only the first one will sync to Key CashFlow; the second one will result in a sync error
- Key CashFlow uses the Customer Name for matching, so Names should be unique within Key CashFlow to avoid duplicates
|Invoices||Yes, fully unpaid invoices only||Yes||Key CashFlow supports sales tax as an invoice line item, associated with a sales tax GL account|
|Advanced Sales Tax||N/A||N/A||Invoices cannot be created in Key CashFlow if using Advanced Sales Tax. Create invoices in Sage Intacct with Advanced Sales Tax. The sync will bring them to Key CashFlow for payment.|
|Items||Yes||Yes||- The sync cannot bring the Chart of Account and Price fields of Items from Sage Intacct into Key CashFlow. These fields are not exposed in the Sage Intacct API.
- The Order Entry module must be enabled in Sage Intacct for items to sync
|AR Payments||No||Yes||- Payments made in Sage Intacct do not sync to Key CashFlow
- Payments cannot be applied to a specific invoice line item
- Voided payments: Payments that have synced, and are then voided, will generate a sync error, instructing the user to manually void in Sage Intacct. The ability to sync the void of a previously-synced AR payment is not available in the Sage Intacct API.
|Credit Memos||No||No||Credit memos need to be manually applied in both Key CashFlow and Sage Intacct|
|AR Funds Transfer||No||Yes|
|AR Payment Convenience Fee||No||Yes|
|Sales Order||Yes, after SO's are converted to unpaid invoices||N/A||- SO's cannot be viewed in Key CashFlow
- Invoices created from SO's (and synced from Sage Intacct) should not be edited in Key CashFlow, or sync errors will occur.
Determining which integration configuration to use
How to set up the account
Recommended configurations for the best sync experience
Multi-Entity account syncs must follow Sage Intacct's existing Top/Entity logic. For example, if you are syncing at the Top Level and create a Vendor, the Vendor will be managed at the Top Level, and cannot be edited at the Entity Level.
Single-Entity accounts have no permission-level issues.
Below is a table with all the configurations we support. They vary based on the complexity of the configuration.
|Configuration||A: Single Key CashFlow syncing to Single-Entity Sage Intacct||B: Multiple Key CashFlow accounts syncing to Single-Entity Sage Intacct||C: Single Key CashFlow syncing to the Top level of a Multi-Entity Sage Intacct||D: Multiple Key CashFlow accounts syncing to the Top level of a Multi-Entity Sage Intacct||E: Single Key CashFlow syncing to one Entity of a Multi-Entity Sage Intacct||F: Multiple Key CashFlow accounts syncing to multiple Entities of a Multi-Entity Sage Intacct|
|Expected Limitations||-||Purchase Orders are not supported with this configuration||Objects created at Entity level won't sync to Key CashFlow||Objects created at Entity level won't sync to Key CashFlow Purchase Orders are not supported with this configuration||Objects created at the Top level can't be edited via the sync (i.e. updates in Key CashFlow won't sync to Sage Intacct)||Objects created at the Top level can't be edited via the sync (i.e. updates in Key CashFlow won't sync to Sage Intacct)|
|Notes||-||- Must contact Support to disable 2-way transaction sync.  - Lists will shared amongst each Key CashFlow account||All transactions must be coded to Locations/ Entities||- Must contact Support to disable 2-way transaction sync.  - Lists will shared amongst each Key CashFlow account||-||-|
|Supports Inter-Entity Transfers: Due To/Due From||N/A||N/A||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Requires Entity ID to be entered in Login Info in Key CashFlow||N/A||N/A||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Where is the Key CashFlow Clearing Account/Funds Transfer bank account set up and owned?||Standard Level||Standard Level||Top Level||Top Level||Entity Level||Entity Level|
|Which sync setup guide should be used?||Standard Guide||Standard Guide||Standard Guide||Multi-Entity Guide||Multi-Entity Guide||Multi-Entity Guide|
 The sync will be limited to syncing transactions one way, from Key CashFlow to Sage Intacct. Syncing transactions from Sage Intacct to Key CashFlow isn't supported in this configuration.
Best Practices Overview
- Close date
- When syncing with Sage Intacct at the top level (configuration C or D), best practice is to manually set the Books Closed Date, as only the most recent close date from any entity will sync to Key CashFlow, possibly preventing transactions from another entity from syncing, even if the period is not closed for that particular entity.
- Chart of Accounts
- To make a Chart of Account type Bank or Credit Card in Key CashFlow, create a bank account or charge account in Sage Intacct, and associate it to the corresponding Chart of Account.
- Vendor 1099
- Key CashFlow tracks whether vendors are 1099 or not. Key CashFlow doesn't contain information about the 1099 box or type. Therefore, 1099 vendors created in Key CashFlow are synced to Sage Intacct as form1099type=MISC and form1099box=7. If this default value is not what you need for your 1099 vendors, you should always create your 1099 vendors in Sage Intacct so you can select the correct form type / box.
- 1099 Line Items
- Key CashFlow doesn't support selecting the form1099 per bill line item. Instead, you need to set the field 1099 Category on the chart of account(s) used on bills line item to any value other than "None" so they will sync as form1099=true to Sage Intacct.
- Only unpaid bills sync from Sage Intacct into Key CashFlow, so you should always initiate payments in Key CashFlow. On the Key CashFlow Pay page you can pay via Key CashFlow (check or ACH), select to print check in Sage Intacct, or record payment made outside of Key CashFlow. The sync will send the related payment or check to be printed in Sage Intacct.
- We can't update paid bills in Sage Intacct. If you plan to re-classify bills in Key CashFlow after they are paid, you need to enable Re-classify transactions in your Sage Intacct configuration to avoid sync errors.
- Any POs in Sage Intacct will sync to Key CashFlow once they are converted to unpaid bills. Once they sync, they are ready to be approved and paid.
- In order for bills to sync seamlessly into Sage Intacct, you’ll need to disable approval in Sage Intacct. This option is found under Accounts Payable > Configure Accounts Payable > Payment Approval Settings section. You’ll need to uncheck the “Disable Approval” option. If you choose to have this option unchecked, you’ll need to approve all bills for payments to be recorded.
- Vendor Credits
- Only unpaid vendor credits sync from Sage Intacct, so you should apply vendor credits in Key CashFlow. When you make a payment with the vendor credit, we will sync it to Sage Intacct where it gets automatically applied, based on the oldest available vendor credit. If you didn’t use the oldest available vendor credit when applying in Key CashFlow, you will need to manually update, in Sage Intacct, which vendor credit was applied.
- Vendor Credits can sync to Key CashFlow but the application of the vendor credit is not supported. You will need to apply the vendor credit manually in Key CashFlow.
- Sage Intacct adjustments don't sync. Negative bills do sync as vendor credits to BDC.
- Credit Memos
- Currently, Credit Memos don't sync to/from Sage Intacct. They need to be manually applied in both Key CashFlow and Sage Intacct.
- Bills/Invoices using Items
- Always code the bill/invoice with an Account. The integration doesn’t sync the Account associated to the Item.
- Sage Intacct sync - Standard setup guide
- Sage Intacct sync - Multi-entity sync setup guide
- Sync only Approved Bills and Vendor Credits
- Sage Intacct Sync - Purchase Order number limitation
- Sage Intacct Sync Guide: Install the Customization Package in Sage Intacct
- Sage Intacct Sync Guide: Create a Sync User in Intacct