The Process Vendor Name Change program is used to process the Vendor Name Changes that have been submitted using the Submit Vendor Name Change program. The Process Vendor Name Change program updates the transaction and other data that is tied to each vendor. The Process Vendor Name Change program goes through the various data files in the system and it looks for any data that is linked to the old vendor name. It then updates the appropriate records with the new vendor name .
The Process Vendor Name Change program also updates the name of the vendor in the vendor file from the old to the new company name. The Process Vendor Name Change program is normally run after hours due to the fact that it can modify a lot of data, and to ensure that the vendor information is not being modified as the program is running. The program is normally run in the job processor or VDF Jobber once each evening. This setup allows you to submit name change requests during the day, and it allows the system to process the name changes each evening after hours – so that the vendor and vendor history are updated at the beginning of the next day.