ALERE sales and purchasing documents have the unique distinction of being able to be saved in a “pending” condition. In that state they can be fully modified and accepted at a later date providing you with many advantages. Manually entered General Ledger journal entries share that capability. Being able to save them, in any condition including unbalanced, instead of releasing them immediately brings a great deal of flexibility to the posting process. These “pending” entries can be completed at a later date, reviewed and approved by someone else, and queued up to be posted en masse on a specific date. The process to create a pending entry is easy. Simply save the journal entry instead of posting it. Assigning a pending ID is done so that the entry can be readily identified on the Pending Journal Entries screen when it is time to release the posting.