What's Next For Accounting? - Issue #122

📅 Using AI To Match Up Amounts

You’ve got some big numbers and some little numbers. A combination of little numbers (might) total up to one of the big numbers, so you start hammering out different combinations.

AI to the rescue. Here’s a list of payments, and a list of deposits. The GPT clarifies the business logic here, that the date of a payment must fall on or before the date of the deposit

If you’ve tried to build this before, you’ll run into the issue there’s an astronomically large number of potential solutions:

  • 34 payments can be combined into 8 deposits 5,070,602,400,912,917,605,986,812,821,504 different ways (seriously)

  • If we prompt it to just tackle one deposit at a time, 34 payments can be combined into the first deposit 17,179,869,184 different ways

  • If we include the logic that the payment date must fall on or before deposit date, it reduces the possible solutions for the first deposit to 131,072

So this GPT chugs through the deposits one by one, and in the above screenshotted example solves for all the deposits (that had matches) in about 90 seconds 🎉

You can use this with any sort of numbers with a one-to-many relationship. Uploading a screenshot, PDF or excel file usually works, but sometimes it struggles to extract the numbers. If you’re able to just copy paste the figures, you’ll avoid that potential issue.

Here’s a link to the GPT, and a link to the example data set if you’d like to play with it. Would love to hear how it works for you!

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