Discrepancy Dangers: Why You Should Only Use A System With Two-Way Sync
With the development and subsequent launch of Web Portal and mobile application for iPad, iPhone, Blackberry and Android, we’ve learned a whole lot about expense-tracking and the specific requirements needed to keep an accurate set of books. However, even to this day, we see other expense-tracking systems exhibiting a fatal flaw; they don’t do two-way sync!
What is Two-Way Sync?
Two-way sync gives us the ability to read/write information on both sides of the aisle, so to speak — any changes made on the the mobile will reflect on the Web and vice versa. When a solution has one-way sync, it is only able to send information in one direction. This means that you can add expenses on your mobile, but you can’t view any past expenses or make changes to them. This seems like such an obvious feature to have in your expense-system, but most solutions do not have this capabiliy.
What’s Wrong With One-Way Sync?
The problem that one-way sync systems will come across is that if you happen to make any corrections to your expenses inside your expense system, those changes will never propagate out to the mobile application. When this happens you embark on a dangerous journey; keeping two sets of books that don’t match. Which one is real? Isn’t that a fun game you want to play?
ProOnGo Here to the Rescue
By now you’re probably feeling like Lois Lane falling from a skyscraper. Have no fear, ProOnGo is here! You didn’t think we’d just tell you this problem and leave you hanging (or falling), did you?
We made sure to implement two-way sync when we developed our Web Portal coupled with our mobile application, so that any changes you make to expenses on the mobile devices or Web Portal will update on all of your devices/systems.