Introduction


With MoneyWiz you can generate various reports which help you understand your financial status. Different reports are used to show you different type of information. For example, Compare Budgets report shows you the areas you spend most, while Net Worth report shows you the graph of your finances for some period. Depending on what you are interested in you can generate various reports in order to find the information that you need.


Orientation


Reports are only meaningful when you have entered transactions for at least some small period of time. You will not be able to generate an account balance report if you don’t have any transactions in this account. The same is valid for Budgets and Categories.


The screenshots in this guide are made from an iPad device. Whenever there are differences between the platforms/devices where MoneyWiz is available, these will be described. Please, do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions. 




When you land in the Reports section you will see that they are divided into 3 major parts:

  • Predefined reports - quick view of your overall financial picture, you can swipe through 3 carefully selected reports (this section is not available on iPhone & Android).
  • Templates - you can choose between 10 templates and also access the custom report feature.
  • Saved reports - you can save the reports that you want to see regularly and access them at any time you need without need to configure them again.

With MoneyWiz we made sure that you can generate any type of report you want and find any information you may need. We did that by providing you with a Custom Report - this report allows you to configure everything - we will explain it in more details later in this guide. 

In this guide, we will explain:

  • Custom reports
  • Interaction with reports
  • Ready-to-use templates
  • Save, Export & Print


Custom reports

You can access the custom report feature by visiting the Reports section, the last one of the available templates is Custom report. Click/tap on it and you will be allowed to configure everything about the report you want to generate.




We will explain each option in detail below. 


Report by

Select what is the main type of data you are interested in. 

  • Accounts
  • Budgets
  • Categories
  • Payees

Depending on what you select here some other options below will change. For example, when you select Accounts, the app lets you select which accounts you want to see a report for. Same goes for Budgets. 



If you select Categories, the app allows you to filter by accounts, then select the type of the report - Expenses or Incomes, then select the set of categories you need to see in the report. The same goes for Payees. 



Chart type


Depending on what you selected for Report by, different options for charts will be available. For example you can choose: 

  • Graph charts if you selected Accounts
  • Bar charts if you selected Accounts, Budgets, Categories and Payees
  • Pie charts if you selected Budgets, Categories and Payees


Group by accounts


This option only available if you selected Report by Accounts. If you set it to ON, the transactions below the chart are going to be grouped by accounts, then sorted chronologically. If you set it to OFF, the transactions will not be grouped and will be just sorted chronologically. 


Breakdown by


This option is only available if you selected the chart type to be Bar chart. The available options may be different, but they always include at least breakdown by Budgets, Categories or Payees (depending on what you selected for Report by) and various periods. 




Include scheduled


This option doesn't depend on any other selections - it is always available. If you set it to OFF (as it is by default), your generated reports will include only the transactions that you see in your accounts. If you set it to ON, the app will create a forecast based on your scheduled transactions and their amounts. This way you can see what will happen with your budgets by the end of the month when all scheduled transactions are paid. 


For period

 

Simply select the period you are interested in from the available options. If Include scheduled is set to OFF, the app suggests past periods (Last Month, Last 3 Months, etc), but if you set Include scheduled to ON, you can choose from future periods (Next Month, Next 3 Months, etc). 



 

You can of course select the Custom period option and then pick the exact start and end date of the report. 


Interaction with reports


Once you configure your report, you can generate it. To do that just tap the Done button (available on iOS/Android at the top right corner) or press Generate (available on Mac OS on the bottom right). 

Each report is represented with a chart and list of transactions. Everything is customizable. Let's take a look at some of the most popular reports. 


Forecast report

You can create your own version of the forecast report if you make a custom report and select Account for Report by, Graph chart for Chart type, Group by accounts ON and Include Scheduled also ON. For your convenience though, this is one of the ready to use templates. 



 

Once the report is generated, it provides you with further options that can help you do a more in-depth analysis. For example here you can: 

  • see one graph for all accounts or one graph for each account - just tap/click the plus button on the left side of the chart
  • tap or click on the chart to see what your balance is going to be on a specific date
  • expand the accounts to see the transactions or collapse them


Categories Drill-down report


One of the main benefits that MoneyWiz provides you is the ability to categorize your transactions - you can create them manually, import them or download them from your online banking, MoneyWiz always keeps them categorized. So the reports by Categories are a central part of the application too. 

You can create your own version of the categories drill-down report if you generate a Custom report with Categories selected for Report by, Bar chart for Chart type and Categories for Breakdown by. For your convenience though, this is one of the ready to use templates. 




Once the report is generated, it provides you with further options that can help you do a more in-depth analysis. For example here you can: 

  • tap on any bar to see exact amount of expenses in this category
  • change the sort of the categories - default, by name and by amount
  • expand the categories to see the transactions or collapse them


Trends report


The Trends report provides you with a quick overview of how much you spend compared to how much you earn. You can create your own version of the trends report if you generate a Custom report with Accounts selected for Report by and Bar chart for Chart type. For your convenience though, this is one of the ready to use templates. 




Once the report is generated, it provides you with further options that can help you do a more in-depth analysis. For example here you can: 

  • tap on any bar to see exact amount of expenses in this category
  • expand the periods to see the transactions or collapse them


Compare budgets report


The compare budgets report allows you to see how your money are spent in specific areas you considered for budgeting. This is a central report to understanding your finances. You can create your own version of the trends report if you generate a Custom report with Budgets selected for Report by and Pie chart for Chart type. For your convenience though, this is one of the ready to use templates. 




Once the report is generated, it provides you with further options that can help you do a more in-depth analysis. For example here you can: 

  • tap on any bar to see exact amount of expenses in this category
  • expand the budgets to see the transactions or collapse them


Statistics report


The statistics report is different from all other reports - it provides statistical information about your finances and it doesn't have a chart. You can't make it using the custom report feature. The report includes the following statistical information:

  • Daily, Monthly and Yearly average of your Expenses
  • Daily, Monthly and Yearly average of your Incomes
  • Top 5 Expense Categories
  • Top 5 Payees by expenses
  • Top Income Category
  • Top Payee by expenses
  • Current Net worth
  • Highest Net worth
  • Lowest Net worth
  • Total number of transactions




Ready-to-use templates


For your convenience we have provided you with 10 ready to use templates - their names are self-explanatory, as well as their options are. Whenever you need to quickly check on something, you can use them even on the go from you mobile devices. 




Save, Export & Print


Once you generate any report, you will see a button on the bottom right called "Save report" - click/tap button and you will be provided with 3 options - Save locally, Export and Print. 

 

Saving a report locally within MoneyWiz


If you are frequently interested in the same piece of information – like how much you spent on a certain category last month, you can save a report so you can access this information quickly. Just click Save Report from the lower right end of the screen, then select Save locally. It will be synced to your other devices.

All reports in MoneyWiz are dynamic. If you generate a report for Last month in February, the report will show you information about January, but when you access it in March, the report will start showing you data for February (considering that you selected Last month), provided that you chose one of the pre-defined periods to generate the report (Last Month, Last 3 months).


Print reports from iOS & Android


The iOS version of MoneyWiz supports printing via AirPrint - if you have an AirPrint-enabled printer, you can directly print from your mobile devices. The Android version lets you do the same via Google Cloud Print* if you have a printer connected.


Export to PDF and CSV


Export to PDF

With MoneyWiz you can export reports in beautiful PDF files if you want to share them with someone, like your accountant for example. Just press Save and select Export to PDF. You can also select whether your PDF should include any attached images your transactions may have. 

Export to CSV

You can also export them in convenient CSV format if you want to open with Excel or Numbers, or convert them to another data format. Just press Save and select Export to CSV - the CSV export is also configurable. 





Delete Locally Saved Report


To delete a locally saved report, on an iOS device you need to use a Gesture. Please your finger on the report and swipe right to left to reveal the Delete button.

 



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