The latest version V20.2.77 has enabled control accounts for Fixed Assets thus allowing the Balance Sheet to group fixed assets by type eg Land, Plant & Machinery, Furniture and Fittings and the P&L to split depreciation by the same groups, if required, which is a great new feature
I use straight line depreciation using different % depending on the life of the asset, so the Depreciation Worksheet is of no use to me.
I have setup custom control accounts for my Balance Sheet accounts and allocated each asset to the appropriate account.
I do not need to split my P & L Depreciation into separate accounts, so I have not created any custom P & L Depreciation accounts but use the built-in Depreciation Account
I calculate the annual depreciation and then fill in the Depreciations entries form
It is very easy to fill in the form as the identity of each fixed asset is selected and displayed.
The total depreciation charge for the year is 9904.50
This is the value shown on the Summary page
If I drill down on this amount, I get a breakdown of the depreciation charge as expected. However the Description column contains the Description header field from the Depreciation Entry form (in my case “Annual Depreciation 2019-20”). I would prefer to see the name of the fixed asset as it appears in the Depreciation Entry Form or better still a combination of the Header Description and the Fixed Assed name eg “Annual Depreciation2019-20 - Freehold Land & Building” so that the origin of the value is explicit