Characteristics of the Cash Manager (Cash book)

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The Cash Manager is a Banana accounting application, made available entirely for free. Everyone can use it, from children to adults and without any prior accounting knowledge. It is simple and intuitive, with a spreadsheet structure similar to Excel.

The characteristics of the Cash Manager are identical to those of the Income and Expense accounting, with the difference that in the Accounts table of the Cash Manager you can enter only one account, whilst in the Income and Expense accounting, similar to a Balance Sheet, as many accounts as required may be entered.

It is ideal for:

  • The keeping of the cash or bank account.
  • Home accounting.
  • Create a budget with expenditure forecasts and liquidity evolution for one or more years.
  • Keep a separate file for cash register entries and periodically import them into the general ledger file.

It is easy to use:

  • Insert and modify the movements, until everything is correct.
  • Assign a category for each entry and expense and you automatically have the total by group.
  • You have overall reports, see how much you have spent and how much you have left.
  • All receipts sorted out to be sent to your accountant.

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Instant information

In the Accounts and Categories tables, the balances of the cash account and of the categories, income and expenses, are immediately displayed.
After each single transaction, the balances are updated automatically and there is no need to call up reports to have the situation under control, but simply go to the Accounts and Categories table.

Similar to Excel

Excel-like features and commands

Table-based structure

Accounting management mainly concentrates on three tables, which are used in a similar way to the Excel spreadsheets, but which are already completely set up and programmed with everything needed to keep your accounting quickly and safely.

  • Accounts table.
    You can set up all cash, customer, supplier, etc. accounts and enter the opening balances without having to manually post them in the transactions table. You can group multiple accounts together, such as the cash, the bank or the post office in the liquidity group, so you can check the updated balances instantly.
  • Categories table.
    In this table you set all the categories for income and expense and; you will thus know all the details of each expense and each income and you will be able to evaluate where you spent the most or which income produced the most profit. In this table, you will immediately see all the updated balances and the columns of the incoming and outgoing movements. You know immediately how much you have spent, how much you have collected and the gain you have made.
  • Transactions table.
    This is the table where you enter all your daily movements. Many functions can be used for a quick entry of data, from resuming the stored rows, to copying and pasting the same transactions, to resuming repetitive operations up to importing the movements from bank statements.

Further tables to support additional functionalities can be added.

  • Budget table.
    Prepare financial budgets, with the method of income and exepenses. Complete with liquidity planning, budget and forecast income statement, projects, segments for one or more years.
  • VAT codes table.
    Set the required rates and parameters to be used in the Transactions table for the automatic calculation of VAT and the reports to be presented to the tax authorities.

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Accounting setup


File and data saving


In the same file and always with the Income & Expense method, you may also budget for future income and expense easily with the powerful Plan-Execute-Control management.

Same methodology for various purposes

Customize categories for income and expenses



Financial forecasting

Balance Sheet and Income statement

Other accounting printouts


Further management

The program also allows you to add additional information to the transaction, allowing you to use the same data needed for VAT management, for tracking customers and suppliers, issuing invoices, generating reports for projects or business sectors and to face the various corporate and tax obligations.

VAT management

Cost and profit centers


Items table

Control and closure

Error reports and accounting control

Transaction protection

Closing and new year

Exporting and storing data

Extensions and other features

Adding functionalities

Documents Table

Other additional tables


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