Expenses are now called Disbursements in Smokeball

After extensive research and feedback, we have decided to rename Expenses to Disbursements to align the language in Smokeball to what is used in your firm.

Changes to the Smokeball desktop app

Expenses will be renamed to Disbursements in Version 8.9 of the Smokeball desktop app.

  • The Time & Expenses tab is now the Time & Disbursements tab. All mention of Expenses within this tab have now been updated to show as Disbursements. 
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  • Expense entries are now called Disbursement entries. 
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Changes to Smokeball Billing

  • Invoices sent from Smokeball Billing that contained expense line items now show as disbursement line items. 
  • The Expenses tab in the Time & Fees section will change to Disbursements. All mentions of expenses within this tab have now been updated to show as Disbursements.
  • When you enter a disbursement or anticipated disbursement into Smokeball Billing and toggle the Payable to Supplier or Supplier Paid option, you will be presented with fields to enter the supplier's payment details.
    • This option marks the disbursement as paid, so a journal entry dated to today's date will be sent to Xero or MYOB (if your firm uses these integrations).
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  • Learn how to add disbursements/anticipated disbursements in Smokeball Billing.
  • The Time and Expenses report has been renamed to the Time and Disbursements Entries report.
  • The Unbilled Time and Expenses report has been renamed to the Unbilled Time and Disbursements report.
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