Ability to Create Transaction Rules for Amounts and Accounts [edited] (7 Merged Vote)

Luis
Luis Member ✭✭
edited August 11 in Feature Requests
As a user, I need to enhance Rules to support payee Keywords AND Amount of a transaction, so Simplifi can recognize transactions made through money sending tools such as Venmo.

Use Case: Money sending tools such as Venmo is used to pay monthly bills, I would like to setup rules where the amount of the payment (in addition to keyword) are used to rename the pay. For example, If keyword is Venmo and Amount = $140 Then set payee to Cleaning Service, vs. Venmo + $150 = Music Lesson.
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  • Yes, I am doing the trial of Simplifi and that is something I need too.  I have two payments a month come in from Social Security, one for my wife and one for myself.  Both with the same Payee name.  Different amounts and dates.  Not sure on how to handle that.  Thoughts>
    Thanks for listening.
    Bob
  • MCHAMMER8292
    MCHAMMER8292 Member ✭✭
    edited September 2021
    It would be great if we could apply category rules based on amounts and payees. 
  • Rules for payees should allow other criteria besides Original payee name:

    i have several credit cards with the same bank, their payee text is always « thank you - mobile ». Insufficient to create a rule distinguishing between accounts. If I could use the info in the « account payed to », it would allow creating a rule that would rename the Payee in an useful manner.
  • WWi
    WWi Member
    edited October 2021
    Being able to create rules based on amount (especially if it can also be based on payee) would be great. I’ve used this in Buxfer and Copilot to make it easier to categorize recurring payments made by check. 

    [removed] let’s you set a mini/max which also looks helpful
  • woodsy
    woodsy Member
    edited October 2021
    Yes! [removed] does this well. The kids monthly gymnastics fee is a recurring charge but the snack shop purchases are dining and one-off charges. 
  • I agree. I would like the option to categorize differently based on the account I am paying from. We have a main account plus discretionary spending accounts. 
  • barjohn
    barjohn Member
    I am in need of expanded category rules to include account and amount.  The current rules are too simple as the banks and or other accounts frequently don't include actual payee in that field but use a generic value.
  • jaytek
    jaytek Member
    Renaming payee based on keywords isn't enough. I want more options such as what account it is in. I have numerous cases where the same payee name is used in different context, in different accounts. For example a store credit card where the store transactions have the store name, but the payment to the card from the checking account also has the store brand but is not a shopping transaction. Simplifi isn't smart enough to realize these are two very different transactions.
  • JDNYUS
    JDNYUS Member
    I agree with this suggestion.  I generally pay the same 3 or 4 people using Venmo. If I could create a rule that applied to Venmo when the amount is X, or in the range of X  to Y, it would save me a ton of time reclassifying. 

    My other problem is with Amazon, from which I buy a ton, and it would be good if the app would somehow be able to identify the purchases rather than just say "amazon".   
  • Norm6257
    Norm6257 Member
    edited April 4
    Right now we have the ability to create renaming & categorization rules to transactions. I would like to have transaction amounts added to the rule conditions.

    Consider if I have two different bills from ATT - one for cell phone service for $100 and one for internet service for $50. I want to clearly and automatically identify them in transactions so for the renaming I would set "ATT Cell" and "ATT Internet" respectively. Likewise I would set for the categories "Utilities->Cell" and "Utilities->Internet" respectively.

    Right now I don't know of anyway to do that as any rules would apply the same criteria for both of the downloaded transactions.

    However, if I could add the transaction amount into the rule conditions then the automation could properly name and categorize the transactions.
  • Norm6257
    Norm6257 Member
    I just posted this same request before I found this idea.  Yes, adding amount (or amount range) into the rule criteria would greatly help out automatic categorization.
  • Theo
    Theo Member
    I would also love to have additional flexibility with the rules including amounts for such transactions like Venmo transactions that are recurring and of set amounts to be able to organize them.
  • chelseacam21
    chelseacam21 Unconfirmed, Member
    Using the rules seems to be messing up my accounts and transaction categories. I have ALOT of accounts and money get transferred to different places and transactions might come from one account one month and another account the next. It would great if you could make a more detailed rule and include account, amount (but maybe have a range and specify a certain amount?). Also when you delete a rule does that mess things up? 
  • dwarwick
    dwarwick Member
    I would like to be able to create a rename rule based on keywords and amount. I have the same payee that charges different amounts for different services, i.e. Prime Video. One is a subscription, and one is on demand rentals. There is no way to distinguish them based solely on keywords, but the ability to add transaction amount to the rule would help.
  • I just went through a support chat on this same issue. Given how transactions are consolidated into different payment systems, this is a must have feature. How has this not been fixed since Sept of last year?
  • Murphybp2
    Murphybp2 Member
    Ditto
  • I would like to see more criteria for auto assigning categories to transactions. ex: I buy gas and snacks at a gas station. Both transactions get assigned same category. Maybe add price filter. Above $20 = Gas Below = Fast Food.