Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Beezang ?
  2. What kind of expenses can I track using Beezang ?
  3. What is a group ?
  4. Do I have to enter my friend's email address ?
  5. What happends when I add an email address for a friend ?
  6. What happens when I choose to share a bill via email while entering a bill ?
  7. How does Beezang calculate how much I owe my friends or how much they owe me ?
  8. How does Beezang calculate the group standing I am part of ?
  9. How does Beezang prepare the group settlement plans ?
  10. How can I use Twitter to enter bills into Beezang ?
  11. How can I use email to enter bills into Beezang ?

What is Beezang ?
Beezang is a free web application to help you manage and keep track of your shared expenses. You can use Beezang to track bills that you split with your friends, room mates and colleagues.
What kind of expenses can I track using Beezang ?
You can track the following kind of expenses using Beezang:
  1. Informal debts and loan – money you lent to a friend or borrowed from a friend. For example say you went out shopping with a friend and you paid for something that she bought as she was out of cash
  2. Group Expenses – Say you share an apartment with room mates or you have a activity group with whom you frequently split bills, you can track all group expenses using Beezang. For example, you can track apartment rent or the common grocery you bought last week.
  3. Personal Expenses – You can also track your personal expenses using Beezang. You can enter personal bills and assign a category to it.
What is a group ?
Groups make it easier to keep track of bills you split with a set of people frequently. You can create a group for your roommates or friends with whom you are planning the next road trip. Next time you want to enter a bill, simply select the group and create the group bill.
Do I have to enter my friend's email address ?
No. Its entirely optional and upto you if you want to add an email address for a friend.
What happends when I add an email address for a friend ?
We send an invite on your behalf to your friend. If your friend joins in, she can also use Beezang to keep track of bills that you guys split.
What happens when I choose to share a bill via email while entering a bill ?
If you have provided an email address for your friend, we will send her an email in a very clean format with the details of the bill. This way both you and your friend will be on the page and know what bills you have shared together.
How does Beezang calculate how much I owe my friends or how much they owe me ?
We take into account all the bills that you have split together and then sum it up and calculate the standings as per the aggregate of the bill amounts. e.g. If you had lent your friend Sam 100 bucks last month and last night you guys went out for dinner where Sam paid 20 bucks of your share, your current standing with Sam will read 'you need to collect 80 bucks'. You can also see the exact details how we reached the amount by clicking on the friend's name and going to friend details page
How does Beezang calculate the standings of the group I am part of ?
We sum up all the bills that has been entered corresponding to the group since the last settlement, calculate the total of each person's share and how much each person has paid and then display the standings.
How does Beezang prepare the group settlement plans ?
Beezang takes into the account the current group standings and figures out how as a group you can settle up between each other in the minimum possible number of transactions.
How can I use Twitter to enter bills into Beezang ?
Please follow the following steps to enter bills via Twitter
  1. Follow beezang on twitter.
  2. Sign in to beezang, go to settings and add your twitter username.
  3. Send your bills as direct message to beezang from twitter e.g. .........."Tickets 320 for Paris.",

    .........."Petrol 100". . If you want to send more than one bills then just separate each with ", " i.e in the subject.
  4. Next time when you sign into beezang, you will see your direct messages in Notes tab. Click there and save the notes as appropriate bills.
How can I use email to enter bills into Beezang ?
  1. From your registered email address, send email to bills@beezang.com with bill details in the subject e.g. .........."Grocery 400 by cash @Total", .........."Drinks 100 lunch @Taj". . If you want to send more than one bills then just separate each with ", " i.e in the subject.
  2. Next time when you sign into beezang, you will see your direct messages in Notes tab. Click there and save the notes as appropriate bills.