Forgive me if I don't accept that this is the best solution - for me.
It sound's like the best solution for making the Crunch product work around a deficiency in it's client payment recording mechanism.
Recording a cash payment is the most basic form of payment that an accounting product should be able to deal with.
As I mentioned, I have just started to use Crunch to get my accounting in order and many of the invoices I'm recording are already paid - some by cash, some by bank transfer at the time (without a generated invoice).
In this case, the work was carried out in June. The sum of money was paid on the day in cash and as it was a relatively small amount it was not paid into the bank. It would have been used for buying food/fuel etc. I'm sure that for a small business (sole trader) this is a relatively common occurence.
I'm obliged to record an invoice and a payment for tax purposes, but I'm not required to pay the money into a bank.
Your suggestion of:
TomFromCrunch The best solution, in this case, is to deposit the money into your bank account and then record it as a 'Transfer into Bank Account' (as if the client paid you direct into your account).
Would require me to go to the bank, withdraw the sum of money, then pay it back into the account and then attribute that transaction as the transaction that should be listed as paying off the invoice.
Is that what you are suggesting from an accountancy standpoint is the best way forward?
Is there no supported method at all in your product for recording cash payments that have not paid been into a bank account?