Collaborator audit trail.

NadeemNadeem Member Posts: 1

Is there a way to to know which collaborator added or amended a receipt/bill.


  • James_HudsonJames_Hudson Administrator Posts: 128 admin

    Hey Nadeem,

    There isn't currently an audit trail feature in Wave, but to work around this, I would recommend having your collaborator detail any amendments that are made in the "Notes" section of any receipts or bills that are changed!

  • CraigCraig Member Posts: 1

    Hi James. Is the collaborator audit feature part of your road map. This would be a very useful feature.

  • AlexiaAlexia Administrator Posts: 3,315 admin

    Hi @Craig.

    Can you give me a bit more detail on how you would use a feature like this, in the specific context of your business? If this feature existed, what would it look like to you?

  • audrey877audrey877 Member Posts: 1

    I would like that feature as well. with collaborators especially since if someone edited an invoice or changed any transactions amounts, I'm able to know who has done it (e.g embezzling of funds)

  • Lisa_AshbyLisa_Ashby Member Posts: 7

    I concur. Audit is very important for any accounting software. Hope this can be implemented very soon.

  • SakshiSakshi Administrator Posts: 5 admin

    Hi @Lisa_Ashby , Thank you for reaching out. We've received multiple requests for an audit trail feature and we have it in our roadmap. However, we are not sure yet when that will come up.

  • janchavsjanchavs Member Posts: 2

    Hello, wondering how far this is on the horizon, my specific use case doesn't need a fancy audit function, just a simple text log that records what has changed, when, and by whom would be absolutely fantastic :)

  • JamieDJamieD Administrator Posts: 1,122 admin

    Hey @janchavs -- still no ETA as to when this will be available to our users, but when we do have a clearer idea of what that's going to look like and when, we will be sure to let everyone know.

  • fritzel231fritzel231 Member Posts: 1

    Since Wave gives me as Admin authority to add other users to my business profile,
    how can I check who removed and corrected the payment on an invoice? How do you see who sent an estimate to the client? Who deleted the line item on an invoice,estimate, or bill? is there a way that enables me to access these logged in details of my users?

  • EmmaPEmmaP Administrator Posts: 154 admin

    Hey @fritzel231! I have merged your post with a thread that has similar questions to yours. As you can see, you are not the only one that is curious about this! At this time we do not have a feature that allows you to track or view who is making changes in your Wave account. However, we do have this on our road-map! At this stage I do not have an ETA to provide.

  • NenepilNenepil Member Posts: 1

    Hello, I’m new to wave, and I’m loving it so far… but I think it would be nice that when I invite a new user to my account, beside selecting the role of the user, I could select the editors permissions, for example, in Accounting I could select to give “full permission” (to add, edit or delete transactions) or just “mid permission” (to only add and edit transactions but no deleting) or “low permission” (to only add transactions but not edit or delete transactions).... By that last one, the user could just add incomes or expenses to the accounts but could not edit or erase operations, and if the user makes a mistake, he or she would have to notify the admin so he can correct it…. that would prevent embezzlement of funds… =) Thanks

  • EmmaPEmmaP Administrator Posts: 154 admin

    Hi @Nenepil! Thanks for reaching out and a warm welcome to Wave! I'm so glad to hear you are enjoying Wave so far! Thanks for the feedback here. It is great to see how you like the collaborator function to work and why it is important to you. At this stage we do not have any immediate plans to change this, but having the details here helps to provide us with some good insight for the future! If you have any further questions we are happy to help :)

  • chriswaygchriswayg Member Posts: 17

    Wave has been very useful and easy to use for us. We are currently running two projects on Wave and are starting on a third, but will have to shift to a different provider as Wave is lacking any kind of logging features. It is impossible to see who changed what and it is also difficult to trace my own actions, as there is no chronological change-log for any of the entered data.

    @Alexia You were asking how we (would) use that feature. On Quickbooks Online , which we use for a Non-Profit, we sometimes have to correct mistakes, when volunteers enter data incorrectly. Also we use it to check what was the last thing entered, when doing a stack of receipts for example. Without audit log, I have to be extremely restrictive on who to allow access to the system, as it is almost impossible to notice accidental deletions (for example) in a timely manner.

    Your responses here show there is no ETA for this feature even after at least 18 months of discussion about it. Can you not at least provide a raw log of user actions?

  • ChelseaKChelseaK Administrator Posts: 264 admin

    @chriswayg Thanks for sharing details on why having a collaborator audit trail would be useful for your non-profit. In a couple of weeks, when the authority on this is back in the office, we will be updating this thread with more information about whether this feature is on the immediate product roadmap. We just want to make sure we have the full scoop before we say anything! Thanks for your patience in the meantime.

  • AlexLAlexL Administrator Posts: 824 admin

    Hi @chriswayg . I can appreciate exactly where you're coming from with the need to track volunteers, and I thank you for sharing the needs and workflow of your business. With that being said, I've talked to the product team about this and to be fully transparent, we have no current plans to implement a log of user/collaborator activity in Wave anytime soon.

  • chriswaygchriswayg Member Posts: 17

    Thanks for the clear response @AlexL . The lack of logging/auditing will really limit our use of Wave.

    edited September 27, 2019
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