In the August release, we have added a number of features including
- automatic creation of cash accounts that were not previously set up and for which you receive statements
- additional opening balance and statement date information on the global accounts screen
- restrictions for editing and deleting comments
Automatic creation of cash accounts
When performing a cash reconciliation, you may sometimes receive statements for accounts that you are not currently reconciling:
These accounts can now be set up automatically.
You can enable the feature on the account settings page:
If you then receive an unknown account during statement submissions, we will automatically set this account up: This will use the account number, currency and the balance information received in that statement.
You can then finish configuring the account by adding labels, tolerances etc. as well as setting up the other side of the account and linking these together in a group.
From that point on, the transactions for the account will start to appear in the transactions view and will start matching when new statements are submitted.
Opening balance and statement date information on the global accounts screen
We have added new columns to the global accounts screen:
- Opening balance
- Statement loaded date
These will enable you to verify your internal opening balance vs your external opening balance vs the respective closing balances (already available).
You will also be able to verify that you have received statements by the date that you expect them to.
Restrictions for editing and deleting comments
We have previously allowed (and audited) editing and deletion of comments by the user who created the comment. This sometimes makes it a little harder to reason about the audit history of a record.
To help with this, we are now restricting the editing and deletion of comments to five minutes after the comments were originally made. As before, only users who have created the original comment will be able to edit or delete it.