A client is a database that is displayed as a document in the Finder. As a private user, you probably only need one such database and can create and manage payments for all your postal and bank accounts.


A client document contains different types of data records:

Debit accounts: Debit accounts are the accounts from which the amounts to be transferred are debited.

Payments: Payments describe the transfer of an amount of money from a debit account to a creditor. Depending on the type of transfer, the creditor’s financial institution’s data must be entered in addition to the creditor’s data.

Payment files: Payment files contain a set of payments for one debit account each. Payment files must be transmitted by the user to the financial institution via online banking.

Payment templates: Payment templates contain the fixed data for payments. Normally PayMaker 2 creates a template for each new creditor, so that only the variable data has to be entered for the next payment to the same creditor - primarily the amount and the execution date.

Tags: Tags are freely definable labels that can be added to payments and payment templates to categorize them.

Client-independent data

PayMaker manages data that is independent of client databases. The app updates this data from the Internet when the program is started. The master data includes the list of all Swiss and Liechtenstein banks, the postal codes and the list of bank holidays.