This is a very rough draft right now. But it does give a sense of the richness of Apps.
It is hard to appreciate the importance of apps until you really dig deep into the system. What is an app? It is like a computer program. It is like a macro. But it's really like a simple plain English app. So here's a real world example because it's very hard to understand otherwise. Let's say you need to reconcile a PayPal account against your QuickBooks records. First you have to get the raw data from PayPal and QuickBooks. You can retrieve PayPal data from its site. Usually you get a CSV format. You can get all of the bank transaction detail from QuickBooks in a report. And it's easy to save that as Excel. Now you need to get that into CrushErrors.com. Here's what you do. You can drag and drop the CSV. You can copy the Excel data and paste it.
July 26- Just added new feature. Now you can add a column that converts a date into a month
Now with everything loaded into CrushErrors.com, you can press the Compare button, but the results will be a mess. It's a mess because you probably have more data than you need. You probably have many cleared transactions. You need to focus on the uncleared ones. So on the PayPal side, you need to make sure you're only looking at the rows for the month you're trying to reconcile. Let's say May. On the QuickBooks side, you may have rows for March and April. You need to compare ONLY the month at PayPal and only the uncleared records in QuickBooks.
So to look at only those rows, you need to filter on them. You can set up those filters one step at a time in Crush. With an app, you set up the app once and then reuse it. You may want to hide some columns. Again, you can do that manually, but an app let's you redo it over and over without doing much manually. So with the proper data and the proper app, you can do a reconciliation in a few seconds. That's literally true if there are less than 1000 transactions on each side. Hundreds of thousands of rows could take 10 minutes.
The above video shows a real PayPal reconciliation with app that are already set up. From paste to finding the errors is less than 40 seconds. The video shows that and then goes into detail on each line of the app.