A Raiser Edge user does not have to be set up as a Financial Edge user or have rights to The Financial Edge in order to post to the General Ledger. Likewise, a Financial Edge user does not have to be set up or have rights in The Raiser's Edge database when The Raiser's Edge is posting to The Financial Edge. When the batch posts to The Financial Edge, it is posted as an open batch which must be approved and/or posted by a Financial Edge user before the activity is actually posted to the account's Activity tab.

However, when The Raiser's Edge user posts to The Financial Edge the system uses a Financial Edge database user license to create the batch in The Financial Edge. The FE user license actually has to be used by RE at the time of posting because a direct database connection is being made during the RE/FE integration when data is exchanged between the two databases. This is a necessary connection.