Soft closing a fiscal period prevents posting to that period. This solution explains how to open or close a period.
1. In Configuration, select Fiscal Years 2. Select the appropriate Fiscal Year 3. Unmark the Closed checkbox for appropriate soft closed period to open it or mark the Closed checkbox for the appropriate soft closed period 4. Click Save and close to save the Fiscal Year 5. Exit and Sign out and Sign back in for changes to take effect