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In any accounting system, you want to be up to date with accurate records. Here's where the Smart Inbox comes in.
At a glance, you will know if you have the most recent data, and which transactions in your business have not yet been addressed. The yellow badge tells you how many new transactions need attention; if there are more than 99, the number will change to an asterisk.
When your Inbox is empty, you can move onto other business functions knowing that you are up to date, and the financial status you see in your reports and accounts is truly accurate and current.
The Smart Inbox
We recommend checking your Inbox at least once per week, reviewing your transactions for completeness. With each successive login, you will see that TrulySmall Accounting has been trained from your previous session, and will apply categories and contacts to newly received transactions. This, in turn, lessens your work load each time you use TrulySmall Accounting.
Connected Bank Status
At the top of the screen, you will see your connected bank accounts, current bank balance, and connection status. Scroll over the Bank Balance to see the date your account was last updated.
A green check box means you are connected and up-to-date.
A yellow warning indicator means there is a delay in service. This could stem from your banking institution, or the service used to connect the accounts. These warnings will usually disappear and go back to green during the course of the day.
A red error symbol lets you know there is a problem to be addressed, such as outdated banking credentials. This should be addressed immediately to keep the stream of transactions flowing into your TrulySmall Account.
Related Article: Connecting Bank Accounts
Importing Transaction Data
In addition to your connected Bank Accounts retrieving transactions for your review, transactions can also be imported from Bank Transaction files via the Accounts screen. These transactions will also be displayed in the Inbox for your review.
Related Article: Importing Transaction Data
The Inbox table, displays the transactions from your bank accounts that need to be reviewed. You can collapse the left menu for more space to view the table.
Once categorized and posted, transactions are moved to your Transactions folder. Transactions that are not reviewed and posted, will not be used in your Dashboard or reports.
Tools for Reviewing Inbox Transactions
TrulySmall Accounting makes the review process easy, by providing tools that make it quick and painless to clear transactions from your Inbox. Read more about editing, sorting, searching, bulk editing and more capabilities below.
Clicking on the ↓ or ↑ arrows on a column header, allows you to sort the table by the data within that column. You can sort by Date, Description, or Category columns.
There is no need to open a dialog box to make a quick edit to a transaction's description, category, or taxes. These edits are available inline, and you can easily tab through multiple records while editing.
Automatic Tax Calculation:
If you are responsible for tracking taxes, there is no need for you to check every receipt, as TrulySmall Accounting makes the calculation for you in real time.
For additional grouping of transactions, you can filter by bank account, date ranges, amounts, and more.
TrulySmall Accounting has a powerful search tool that can help you hone in on that one transaction with a distinct name, or filter your transactions to a select group for bulk editing.
Multiple Items and Bulk Editing:
Once you've paired down the records to a group of similar transactions, simply select all on screen, or all in the result set, to edit the entire group at once. Apply the changes to the fields available for editing, and choose apply to update all records. Once updated, remember to click the ✓ Post check mark at the top of the table to move the records into Transactions.
You can also click on the ✓ Post checkmark to the right of any given transaction, to move that individual record to Transactions. TrulySmall Accounting will not allow you to move any item to Transactions if it has not been reviewed and provided a category.
For large sets of data, page navigation is available to inform you how many pages of records are in the Inbox. You can jump to various pages directly from the Page Indicator.
Automatic Record Matching
When you have transfers between bank accounts, or receipts that need to be paired with expense records, TrulySmall Accounting identifies these matching items in the Inbox.
TrulySmall Accounting identifies each potential match and allows you to review and post. This tool provides what is, in essence, real-time reconciliation of your accounts.
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