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Ability to create a transaction from a Reminder (edited)

dougieINFJ Member
edited August 4 in Feature Requests

From the Upcoming section of the transactions screen, add the option to "post" or create a new transaction based on the reminder.

Additionally, when editing the series there should be an option to "post" the transaction automatically for series that are automatically paid, but might not show in the account for a few days.

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  • chouser10
    chouser10 Member
    Definitely a must have!  The desktop quicken had that ability to place recurring transactions in your register on the pay date. I would like to see a similar feature like this on SIMPLIFI.
  • Jeppedy
    Jeppedy Member
    I have mixed feelings. This *isn't* Quicken, and for the most part, isn't meant to be. So creating transactions in advance of them clearing the bank seems antithetical for Simplifi.
    On the other hand it would make the balance projections much more timely and accurate. 
    I'd likely not use this, opting instead for the paradigm of waiting for it to appear in my register from the source. 
  • cpence
    cpence Member
    edited June 2022
    For reminders can we get the ability to add a transaction from the reminder.  I would envision this working in a similar fashion as the reminder in Quicken do.  Click Reminder -> Click Enter Transaction -> adjust amount and date as necessary -> click Enter.  Now a transaction has been added to the account from the reminder information.  

    This would be a time savings step when entering payments that need made by ACH like credit card and mortgage payments by not having to enter all the details we set in the reminder and then having to go back and link the reminder to the transaction so that the reminder goes away.

  • For those of us that use manual entry, this would be HUGE. I am new (August 2022) to Simplifi, and am still learning the tricks, but I do think that this would be a super helpful feature to everyone. As I understand it, I create recurring items for the spending plan which creates reminders, and then I still have to manually enter the item manually.
  • RobWilk
    RobWilk Superuser ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is something I'm constantly expecting to be there, and always find out it's not.  So, I instead must manually create and then link a transaction when transaction date arrives (a lot of extra manual work for a recurring reminder).


    Rob Wilkens

  • TommyMac
    TommyMac Member ✭✭✭
    It would be great if you could add a transaction as completed from the ellipse on the upcoming scheduled transaction card above the register similar to the "Enter this scheduled transaction" in Quicken. Right now you have to add the new pending transaction, then "Link to existing reoccurring" and scroll through the scheduled transactions to find the one that matches the pending transaction.
  • DannyB
    DannyB Superuser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi @TommyMac, in my experience, Simplifi will automatically connect the completed transaction to the recurring scheduled transaction and mark it as Paid in the bills or subscriptions section of the spending plan.  Is this not happening for you?
    Simplifi user since 01/22
    Budget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.” ~A.A. Latimer
  • TommyMac
    TommyMac Member ✭✭✭
    It will as the transactions are cleared by the bank. My bank doesn't send Pending transactions (at least they're not getting picked up), so I have to wait a few days or over the weekend and usually a day or two into the following week for the transaction to move off the pending list, and it affects the cash flow forecast. If I paid it today, I'd prefer to make it paid right now and know my forward looking cash flow is accurate. I do that by entering the pending transaction manually, then linking it to get it moved off the forecast.
  • DannyB
    DannyB Superuser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Got it.  I hope you don't my asking questions along the way. It helps to hear what others are doing.

    Recurring bills and subscriptions already show up on your cash flow timeline so are the transactions your talking about those that fall into your planned spending categories?  I know there is a bit of discussion about having a way to include planned spending in the cash flow graph.
    Simplifi user since 01/22
    Budget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.” ~A.A. Latimer
  • TommyMac
    TommyMac Member ✭✭✭
    Yes.  The way I look at my cash day to day is to review the cash flow timeline, this allows me to determine if I can throw a little extra cash at some debt or some other unplanned expense, and it's effect on my future cash flow. I use the snowball method of debt reduction, so for example I have $400 every two weeks going toward a loan, plus the actual planned loan payment. I may not want to wait till the due date, and just pay it today, so I do and enter it today and it's marked pending till it clears. Now, to the cash flow forecast graph, I have the upcoming transaction on the scheduled transaction list due in three days, *and* the pending transaction for that same amount in the register. So until it clears the bank, it counts both debts and throws off the forecast graph unless I link the pending transaction to the upcoming debt today, then it only counts the pending.  
  • Coach Natalie
    Coach Natalie Administrator, Moderator admin
    Hello @TommyMac,

    Thanks for posting your suggestion to the Community!

    I went ahead and merged your request with a similar request for the ability to create a new transaction based on an upcoming Reminder. We also have another request available here for the ability to mark Reminders as "Paid" in advance that you may be interested in adding your vote and feedback to. 

    I hope this helps!

    -Coach Natalie
  • In manual accounts you can create recurring billing or subscription notices. However, since they are manual accounts they will never have auto generated official transactions. Simplify needs to create a button or a function that will allow you instantly post the notice that is in the manual account as a valid transaction. This saves the user from having to reenter all the data that is already listed in the recurring notice. One click of a button and this is auto entered for the user.