Tutorials

CLIENT ACCOUNT SETUP & ON-BOARDING PROCESS

Step 1: Account registration

Please note there is no tutorial video for this step.

Please follow the below instructions before moving to the video in Step 2.

  1. Accept Moneysoft user invitation, and login to Moneysoft.
  2. Once logged in, the temporary password can be updated by the user. This can be done in ‘MY ACCOUNT.

Step 2: Link financial accounts and assets

Log in to Moneysoft and start linking financial accounts to get started 

VIEW VIDEO: LINKING FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS 

  1. Connect all available “Linked” financial accounts.
  2. Add any “Non-Linked” accounts and other static assets (such as properties, vehicles and offshore financial assets)

Tips:

Please note Moneysoft is a read only platform. To successfully link financial accounts to retrieve financial data feeds in Moneysoft, the same online banking credentials that used to log into those accounts online are required.

Step 3: Categorising transactions and setting up rules

Now it's time to understand banking structure and flow of funds through linked accounts.

Any financial accounts that are not required for cash flow tracking should be changed to “BALANCE ONLY” where possible. 

Set up categorisations for transactions

VIEW VIDEO: Categorising Transactions Part 1

  1. Start by reviewing all possible ‘TRANSFERS’ transactions.
  2. User the  FILTER button on the transactions page to ‘FIND’ any possible transfers, then categorise them appropriately and aim for a net position of $0.

Review auto-categorised transactions and transfers, and recategorise them appropriately, using RULES 

VIEW VIDEO: Categorising Transactions Part 2

  1. Review auto-categorised transactions, and recategorise them appropriately, using RULES and aim to ensure all transactions are ‘Verified’.
  2. Continue filtering through categories using the Cashflow report as a tool to assist the process

Sanity check transaction categorisations

  1. Sanity-check the completed categorisations by filtering through each category group
  2. Conduct a final check by reviewing the CASHFLOW REPORT and looking for any category discrepancies

TIPS:

  • Try to keep the total number of re-categorisation rules below 30 so it's easy to keep track of them. 
  • Make use of the already pre-defined categories, and subcategories available in Moneysoft. Only create custom categories if it's absolutely necessary.

Step 4: Setting up a budget

Moneysoft will automatically pre-populated a budget, based on 3 months of past spending history of the linked accounts, and the auto-categorised transactions.

These amounts will need to be adjusted by the user to fit with their own budget plan. 

VIEW VIDEO: CREATING A BUDGET IN MONEYSOFT

  • Adjust the auto-populated budgeted amounts where necessary to create the monthly budget.
  • Add in any irregular budgeted income and expense amounts in the budget calendar.
  • Apply and lock the budget. 
  • Export the budget to get a 12 month view of the projected budget including expected surplus or deficit amounts.

TIPS:

  • The frequency of budgeted amounts can be changed individually (weekly, fortnightly, monthly etc).
  • If desired, you may add amounts to any budget categories that are not pre-populated.

Step 5: Creating goals & reviewing them

VIEW VIDEO: CREATING AND TRACKING GOALS 

  • Review the budget surplus and required contributions (via monthly budget report) to meet goals.
  • Review existing goals and set additional goals if applicable
  • Apply any amounts already saved to your goals
  • Review the monthly budget report and ensure there is no shortfall by checking that expenses and goals can be met with the expected budget income
  • Adjust goals or expenses accordingly to bring it in line with desired budget surplus (savings) desired.