The short answer: At least once every 60 days.
GoDaddy Bookkeeping will automatically update your accounts every 24 hours, in perpetuity, as long as you log into your account at least once every 60 days.
If you do not log into your account for 60 or more days, GoDaddy Bookkeeping recognizes your absence and stops automatically importing your data. When you do log back in, GoDaddy Bookkeeping will automatically update your accounts again.
However, please keep in mind that most financial institutions only allow GoDaddy Bookkeeping to import data for the previous 30-90 days. Given our 60-Day rule, this could produce a gap in your GoDaddy Bookkeeping data depending on when you log back in.
Here's an example:
- Let's say a user logs into their GoDaddy Bookkeeping account for the first time in 200 days.
- GoDaddy Bookkeeping had stopped automatically importing their data some 140 days before.
- When GoDaddy Bookkeeping attempts to import all that historical data, the user's bank only allows GoDaddy Bookkeeping to import 90 days worth of data.
- This results in a 50 day chunk of data missing from the user's transaction history.
- All data from day 61 of their absence from GoDaddy Bookkeeping through day 110 will be missing from their import.
While we hope that you log into GoDaddy Bookkeeping every single day, including weekends, holidays, and other days yet undiscovered, the best way to avoid the scenario above is to log into your GoDaddy Bookkeeping account at least once every 60 days.
Fear not though: If this happens to you, and you find a gap in your data, you can easily download that missing data directly from your bank's website and then upload it into GoDaddy Bookkeeping using QFX files.