Docyt AI Settings in Reconciliation Center of Docyt

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How to Setup DocytAI in the Reconciliation Center

  1. Navigate to the Reconciliation Center by following these instructions: 
    How to Access Reconciliation Center.
  2. To access the Auto Pilot settings, scroll down to the bottom of the left-hand panel in the Reconciliation Center module and click on 'Settings'.

3. Click' Edit' to choose the 'Books Lock Date'. This is the date the books close in Docyt. The reconciliation center will only surface transactions after this date in the uncategorized transactions section. Prior to this date, invoices cannot be paid, and receipts cannot be approved. Docyt will restrict any ledger modifications before the book lock date.

4. Also, ensure Auto Pilot status is 'ON'. If the autopilot is 'ON', Docyt will automatically categorize banking transactions after the 'Books Lock Date'. Docyt will ignore all transactions prior to the 'Books Lock Date'.


Additional Items to Consider:

a. Ensure that all banking accounts linked to the business are properly connected within the Banking Accounts module of Docyt.

b. Make sure that the chart of accounts displayed on the Chart of Account page in the Reconciliation Center is synchronized with your ledger.


DocytAI Settings

  1. Autopilot settings enable users to create custom rules that define actions for transactions that match specific conditions. These rules are applied to all uncategorized transactions.
  2. To configure Auto-Pilot Settings, click the "Add an Auto Pilot setting" link in the Auto Pilot Settings section.

  3. This opens up a section on the right side where you can set conditions and predefine actions based on those conditions.

  4. There are two types of settings for conditions in Docyt: Transaction Type and Vendor Type.                                                

  5. Select the setting type from the drop-down list. The available condition types will vary depending on whether you choose the Transaction or Vendor type. For visual references, please refer to the screenshots provided below.


6. In the transaction type section, you can choose from various transaction types in the drop-down list.


7. When the transaction type is 'Income', an additional condition called 'Payment Processor' is displayed.



8. In the Vendor Type section, you can choose the vendors that are associated with your business from the drop-down list. This feature allows you to customize actions for specific vendors involved in the transaction easily. You can choose not to auto-categorize, not push to the ledger, or not require any documents for these vendors. 


9. In Auto-Pilot settings, you have four options for the 'has' condition: Amount less than, Amount equal to, Amount greater than, and any transactions.


      10. Choose the action you want to take from the three available options: 'Do not auto-categorize', 'Do not push to Ledger', and 'No Document Needed'.

AutoPilot Settings Examples

  1. Enable Do not push to Ledger for payroll transactions (another payroll system may already be pushing payroll transactions to the ledger).
  2. Enable No Document Needed for expense transactions less than $50.00 (As per business policy, if applicable). For example, an employee isn’t expected to send receipts for expenses under $50.00 from 
  3. Do not auto-categorize deposit transactions over $50,000.00 (high-dollar transactions may be investments in the business and may need in-depth consideration).
  4. For vendors with recurring monthly charges, set No Document Needed to streamline processing for expected charges (As per business policy).
  5. As you are manually verifying a transaction, you can enable Do not learn on this specific transaction (as per business policy). Auto-pilot will not learn its categorization. 
  6. Under the conditions area, you can create an Auto Pilot setting for a specific Banking Account (also referred to as Payment Method).

DocytAIAction Setting: Do not auto-categorize

The 'Do not auto-categorize' setting allows you to establish specific transaction amount limits that align with your business requirements.

  • For instance, if a business wants to review income transactions exceeding $5,000 carefully, it would need to enable the 'do not auto-categorize' setting. In this scenario, any transactions over $5,000 will remain in the Uncategorized Transaction area, allowing for manual verification. Please refer to the screenshot below for step-by-step instructions on setting this up.
                                            Screenshot 2023-06-09 at 6.32.45 PM

DocytAI Action Setting: No Document Needed

No Document Needed is used when the business knows it won’t need documentation for specific events. 

  • For instance, if your business has recurring vendor charges that are billed at the same amount every month, you can easily set up the Auto Pilot feature to handle these transactions. Add the vendor, enter the exact amount charged, and then select 'No Document Needed' as the action. This is particularly useful when you know there won't be an associated receipt for these recurring monthly service fees. Take a look at the screenshot below for step-by-step instructions on how to set this up.
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DocytAI Action Setting: Do not push to Ledger

Do not push to the Ledger prevents specific transaction types, like payroll charges, from being automatically pushed to the ledger.

  • For instance, if you use a popular payroll service like ADP that integrates with QuickBooks, enabling the 'Do not push to Ledger' setting in Docyt is important. This is because, without this setting, Docyt may inadvertently push payroll charges to the ledger, resulting in duplicate entries if another payroll system is also in use.
                                          Screenshot 2023-06-09 at 6.35.28 PM

WARNING: Do not enable this setting if the business requires Docyt to push payroll transactions to the ledger.