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You can now set up custom Reporting fields to classify and track your transactions on Aspire!

Reporting fields are fields that you can use to capture details about your transactions on Aspire for your internal tracking needs and can be used across transfers, bills, cards and claims. Once filled, these values can then be easily exported or used with our Xero integration.


Please note that only Admin or Finance users have permission to create and manage Reporting fields, while any user, including Employee users, will be able to fill the values.


Create new reporting fields

  1. On your Aspire dashboard, go to "Accounting" in the left navigation bar and select "Reporting Fields" (web app). On the mobile app, go to "Menu", choose "Accounting", and then select "Reporting Fields"

  2. You can then select "➕New Field" on the top right-hand side to create a new reporting field and set the following details:

    1. Icon - choose the icon of your field

    2. Field name - place name of your field

    3. Helper text - place a description of what the user should fill

    4. Field type - choose the Dropdown option to provide users with a list of options to choose from or Free text to allow them to enter any value

  3. Once complete click on "Add a reporting field"

Once you have created a new reporting field, it will be accessible when you input information for your transfers, refunds, cards, claims, and bills.

Edit existing reporting fields

  1. On your Aspire dashboard, go to "Accounting" in the left navigation bar and select "Reporting Fields" (web app). On the mobile app, go to "Menu", choose "Accounting", and then select "Reporting Fields"

  2. Click on the field name you want to edit (note you can only edit "active" fields)

  3. Click on "Edit field" on the upper right part of the page

  4. You can edit the Field name, Icon, Helper text, and Field Type

  5. Once done, click on "Save changes", and the updates will reflect instantly

Notes: You can also filter Reporting fields by Status (Active/ Inactive) or Type (Dropdown/Free text).

Deactivate or delete reporting fields

Notes: Default fields cannot be deleted or deactivated.

  1. On your Aspire dashboard, go to "Accounting" in the left navigation bar and select "Reporting Fields" (web app). On the mobile app, go to "Menu", choose "Accounting", and then select "Reporting Fields".

  2. Click on the field name you want to deactivate/delete

  3. Click the three-dotted menu button on top, then hit "Deactivate"

  4. If you have previously utilized the reporting field in past transactions, you can solely deactivate it. If you have never utilized the reporting field in any transactions, you have the choice to either delete it from the list or simply deactivate it.

    When you deactivate or delete a field, all existing transactions where the field was already filled, will be retained.

How to fill out the reporting fields

Users can fill up the custom reporting fields when they initiate transfers, submit bills, submit claims, create new cards, and edit existing transactions.

  1. When initiating new transfers from your Aspire Debit Accounts, you will be able to view your active reporting fields on the Transfer details screen. Simply click on the fields to select and fill the value for them.

  2. Your reporting fields will also be visible when creating new Claims and Bills. When the claim or bill transfer is submitted, the values entered at creation will be automatically filled for the transfer.

  3. When creating or editing cards, you can set up default values for each Reporting field for the card. All transactions made on the card will automatically have these values filled up. You can update the values for any transaction if required.

  4. To make changes to the reporting fields on transfers that have already been sent, you can navigate to the "Transactions" tab and select the specific transaction you want to edit:

Can Reporting fields be used with Aspire's Xero & Netsuite integration?

Yes, you can set up custom Reporting fields with the same names as your Xero and Netsuite tracking categories, so that the values are automatically filled when using our Expenses or Bills sync features.

If an Aspire reporting field is edited or deactivated, your Xero/Netsuite Chart of Accounts will not be impacted. All expenses and bills that are already synced will remain in the original ledger itself.

If you have mapped the category to your Xero/Netsuite ledger account, the same will be unmapped.

How to view analytics for reporting fields

  1. On your Aspire dashboard, go to "Accounting" in the left navigation bar and select "Reporting Fields" (web app). On the mobile app, go to "Menu", choose "Accounting", and then select "Reporting Fields"

  2. Select the specific field name you want to view, and a pane will slide from the side:

  • To view analytics for the reporting field, click on the "Analytics" tab. You can toggle between different date ranges.

  • To view analytics for a specific reporting field option, select the option under the "Overview" tab. A new panel will appear, and then go to the "Analytics" tab to access data for the specific option. You can toggle between different date ranges.

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