Hello again DONATION beta testers.
Further to my blog about DONATION integration with the new ACCOUNTS program or QuickBooks, at http://www.software4nonprofits.com/blog/2012/07/accounts-integration/, I have now added features for configuring and creating bank deposits into DONATION, and released that is version 3.44 Beta1.
You get to specify which accounting program you are using (ACCOUNTS, QuickBooks, or “other”), which accounts in your accounting program correspond to which donation categories, and which donation Paid By values should be included and excluded from bank deposits.
Then you can create bank deposits, specifying a starting donation date to search from, and you can see all donations that the program thinks should be included in the bank deposit, and check or uncheck a checkbox to say which ones are really included. Then you can print a report on the bank deposit, and export a summary bank depost transaction file for importing into ACCOUNTS or QuickBooks. (For ACCOUNTS, this requires the new version 0.31, also released today.)
I know that some of you have let me know that you don’t think many users really need or want this, and while overall I agree, I do feel it is a necessary selling feature for ACCOUNTS, and I would feel guilty about not also including it for QuickBooks (the most commonly used accounting program when I did my survey earlier this year).
So, if some of you could test this out and let me know what you think, I would very much appreciate it.
There were actually also a number of small fixes in previous minor versions that I released, without notifying either you beta testers or all of the other users, because they were quite minor. You can read about them on the Pretest page from which you will download this beta test version.
As always, you can download this beta test version from the Pretest page at http://www.software4nonprofits.com/pretest.htm. If you have also been testing ACCOUNTs, and want to test the importing of the bank deposit into ACCOUNTS, you will need to upgrade to version 0.31 of that, either from its pretest page at http://www.software4nonprofits.com/accounts/pretest.htm, or via the Tools -> Check for Updates menu option.
You can comment on the changes via the blog, or by email, as usual. Many thanks!