Use Videos

The first video below was part of a 2018 training set. The template is a much older version and only the Income Statement is shown. It is still here in the intro flow because it shows the process much faster than the following two, which show a slower, but far more complete picture of the process with a far more robust template and Balance Sheet in January 2021.

5:58 - A good basic use video for introductions

This video from 2018 highlights:

  1. The bank statement header-data recording process (the statement is shown right after the fact)

  2. The manual data download, data storage, data mapping and semi-automated data transfer process to your banking journals along with the aggregated reconciliation process with the statement-header data.

  3. The transaction categorization process.

  4. The Income Statement review

All of this work will be done in just under 5 minutes.

The videos below were done 1/20/2021. They provide a short intro to the bookkeeping template and complete picture of the user process. The narrator hit a snag related to the demo data in use. He used the drill down functionality in the Balance Sheet to find those, and that makes for quite an interesting real world demo and recovery too!

15:12 - This details the entire bookkeeping process for a months worth of Checking account data in ZAP's Bookkeeping Template. The process is simple once you see it all on display. The nice part is the continuity between steps and a lack of hidden information that prevents a full understanding of the process. A basic and typical Balance Sheet imbalance is discussed at the end for entry level Balance Sheet Education.

10:59 - This is a follow on video for the credit card account. Towards the end there is a great example of how the Balance Sheet Drill down reporting tool was used to discover and correct a categorization error with ease. The special account that was accidentally selected that created the burp is a lead in to a story about suspended accounts, but we'll get to that a bit later !

This is a screen shot of the Balance Sheet from the tail end of the second video below. Column V starts an expandable drill down report that enables pinpoint accuracy of Balance Sheet imbalances.

Easily and Magically.