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Online payments options for your invoices. A special offer for PayTraq clients from Swipe Gateway

The benefits of the online payments options for your invoices were described in details earlier, so we would like to just remind you what the key points were.

By enabling the option to accept online payments straight from the online invoice link you give your clients the way to pay instantly and with ease. The more payment options you display on your invoices, the higher the chances your customers will pay you on time.

Statistically, by offering the option to pay online the invoices are paid twice as fast as those without it.

Accepting online payments is great for companies working with international clients. It helps to avoid waiting for international wire transfer.

It's worth mentioning that the number of corporate credit cards has been growing. So the client can pay using the card’s available credit, which comes in handy when there are not enough funds in the current

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Posted in business, online payments, invoicing

A new release of PayTraq Mobile App

We are excited to announce that the new major release of PayTraq Mobile is available for download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

The app has been completely redesigned from scratch and now has a new and fresh look and feel. We have improved the overall user experience and made the UI more clean and understandable.

The main goal of the App is still the same - to let you get a clear picture of your business while you’re on the go. The application provides convenient access to the major business data including sales, purchases, expense claims, contacts and products. Activity Stream and Notifications will give you a quick view to all business activities at a glance.

Mobile POS

Mobile POS has also been redesigned to make the overall process more straightforward and simple and of course it's still an easy way to create sales orders

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Posted in updates, mobile, ios, android

Counterparty in bookkeeping. Who are debtors and creditors? How to work with them?

Most of the business operations recorded in books require the indication of the other party of the transaction – counterparty.

Counterparty is a third party entering into any contractual relationships with your company. These relationships are somehow related to the company’s business activity, for example, services received or provided, goods purchased or sold, incurrence of financial commitments, payroll accounting, cash inflow or outflow, etc.

Based on the operation, a counterparty can be your customer, vendor, employee, bank, or tax agency.
Records are kept individually for each counterparty, for this reason, the counterparty shall be indicated in the accounting entries.

Separate counterparty accounting allows to find out at any time who owes you and how much they owe you, as well as whom and how much you owe, to reconcile payments with a counterparty at any date to confirm the amount due, and to get a counterparty’s account statement over

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Posted in PayTraq U, 101, accounting

General Journal and General Ledger

When someone unfamiliar with modern accounting faces such terms as "general ledger" or "general journal", they imagine giant dusty books, complicated and totally confusing. Of course, such vision of modern accounting is absolutely wrong. Meanwhile, the general ledger is essential for any company’s accounting system.

Historically, journals and ledgers were constantly bound notebooks in which a clerk hand wrote entries right after a sale was closed, a cost become incurred, revenues were received, or any other event took placed that affected the company's records.

Nowadays, of course, journals and ledgers are completely implemented in accounting software. As a result, transaction data are entered manually through onscreen forms or even more often automatically (through bank feeds, point of sales systems). Moreover, software automatically register journal entries to ledger so the don’t need to be transferred manually.

The general journal is a list of all business transactions of a company

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Posted in PayTraq U, 101, accounting

Debit and Credit in Accounting Entries: Is It So Complicated?

Most people know debit and credit outside the context of bookkeeping.

Bank cards, for instance, are commonly used almost by everyone. There are debit and credit payment cards. The former allows us to spend money directly from our current account; credit cards, on the other hand, offer an opportunity to use a bank credit line, thus giving a free hand to spend borrowed money. Debit in this context is the money received from the bank account, and credit is the money available on a bank loan.

Debit and credit are also commonly known through the bank statement where the write-off amounts are specified in the debit column, and the charged amounts are indicated in the credit one.

Nevertheless, bookkeeping double entry implies a different role and idea of debit and credit.

For you to use debit and credit to trace economic operations under various types of business accounting records, you

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Posted in accounting, PayTraq U, 101