XEROCON – 2017

Although I personally didn’t attend XEROCON this year due to the clash of the titans – MYOB Partner Connect conference coinciding the same time as XEROCON.  Some of our team who attended reported the following: “WOW over 3000 people in attendance, such an electric atmosphere, it was like one big block party including DJ and laser lights!!   You could be forgiven for thinking you were at a night club rather…  Read more

MYOB Partner Connect 2017 – Alice Springs

The MYOB Partner Connect Conference 2017 hosted international, state and a national event in a beautiful part of Australia, Alice Springs.  There was a turnout of over 1000 plus partners both bookkeepers and accountants that attended these events collectively.   Alice Springs did not disappoint, it was such a buzz with a host of activities for partners to participate in over the 2 days.  We went from cuddling snakes, to…  Read more

Bookkeepers – what are the costs and benefits?

You’ve had a great idea and started your own business.  Suddenly you are a jack of all trades – you run the business, you do the marketing, maybe design your website and business card, plus you look after the accounts.  As your business grows and you start turning a profit, you realise that it might be a good idea to call on experts to polish your website, help with your…  Read more

The hidden costs of accounts receivable and how you can reverse them

While there are obvious benefits to issuing your goods or services on credit customers love to buy now and pay later, you can’t escape the costs of managing accounts receivables. Did you know it is possible to minimise the burden on your business.  Here are some of the hidden costs and how accounts receivable software, ezyCollect, is designed to reduce them: Bad debts Bad debts happen. If you’re issuing goods…  Read more

Amazon – threat or opportunity for retailers? 7 tips to help retailers

With Amazon coming to Australia any day, there is a lot of concern among retailers about the impact Amazon will have. With its vast selection of products, low prices and fast delivery, retailers are concerned that it will wreak havoc with their markets. With predictions that Amazon will capture 5% of the retail market within 5 years, retailers need to change their traditional approach in order to maintain and improve…  Read more

Simple tips and techniques on using Ostendo

Ostendo Add-on: Tips & techniques Ostendo is an add-on for MYOB, Quickbooks and Xero that provides great inventory, jobs and project and manufacturing management. Below is a video and some tips to help you use the program more efficiently. Getting the best out of the LIST views: CUSTOMISING List views are summaries – of the stock list, customers, suppliers, orders, invoices etc. When in any list view, you can right…  Read more

Did you survive the EOFY Rush?

Here are 7 Great Bookkeeping Tips To prepare for next year Did you survive the EOFY rush?  Is bookkeeping the last thing on your mind?  Do you avoid it at all lengths?  Well, join the club!  Although managing your financial records is not exciting it’s one of the most important things to be on top of. It is so easy for business owners to neglect this aspect of their business…  Read more

How Add-Ons help me to stay efficient, connected and to maximise my work day

With the introduction of so many apps and savvy online tools, my job as an Office Administrator could not be made easier.  The world of Add-Ons has changed the way people interact not only in business but with each other and their networks.   My day starts with reviewing staff timesheets, scheduling and rostering staff to client appointments.  Ostendo has streamlined this process for our business as it has also…  Read more

Payroll Year End Tips – Step by step guide

Step 1: Process the last pays for the year – make sure that any electronic and payroll clearing accounts have zero balances.  Make sure that your bank reconciliation is completed and no payroll payments are in there as unreconciled. Step 2: Print  (or PDF and save) the key payroll reports – generally, the reports that I would print would include a payroll summary for the year, a report with details…  Read more

Cash Flow and Budgeting Made Easy

CALXA for SIMPLE and EASY creation of budgets We have been running monthly classes, teaching businesses how to use CALXA for SIMPLE and EASY creation of budgets at both organisation and job/project/cost centre/tracking level. However, we are finding that people are interested in Calxa for a number of reasons: 1. Yes, #1 has to be the budgeting, as it is so easy to create budgets. Actual figures are brought across…  Read more

Ostendo and freeway – making business more efficient

What’s all the fuss about? A client recently told us that they had scoured the world looking for a solution to their business requirements and were very surprised to find the solution in Malvern, just around the corner from their business. Freeway is a great app. that can run on your android tablet and phone, allowing users to capture information REAL TIME and have it update Ostendo via the internet,…  Read more

June Preparation for Financial Year End

Normally we do a spring clean, but with business, we need to do a winter clean. .June is the time to do a tidy up for the end of the financial year. So what things should be doing? Make sure that you have maximised your allowable deductions 1. If your business is showing a profit that is going to bring on a tax bill, then you should make sure that…  Read more

5 easy steps to streamline your business processes

If there’s one commodity a small business owner needs, it’s time. Luckily, tech is coming to the party. There’s not a single small business owner who would prefer doing data entry over actually working on their business. However, small business owners have spent way too much time in the past hunched over a laptop instead of doing anything else with their time. With the smart tools available in your online accounting…  Read more

Struggling to find the right Point of Sale solution to manage your shop?

Are you in the Fashion Industry and struggling to find the right Point of Sale solution to manage your shop? Fashion retailers face a set of very specific and unique challenges, not experienced by other retailers. Effectively managing fashion inventory is the key to success in this vertical – fashions change rapidly and inventory can easily become obsolete or be damaged, leading to significant losses. The fashion vertical is also…  Read more

4 ezyCollect Habits To Save Your Business Time And Money

Looking for ways to double your results but only have half the time to do it? You may already be acquainted with the idea of automation-software intelligence and tools that take the pain out of manual tasks. But are you reaping the benefits? With debtor management software like ezyCollect you save significant time. By automating this process your business can save staff time and divert effort to other business functions…  Read more

Is your business experiencing bad cash flow? Here are 7 easy steps that can help improve it.

You can run a profitable business, but unless you have cash flow under control the odds are against you. According to Dun and Bradstreet, 90 percent of small business failures are caused by poor cash flow management. Want to make sure you’re not just another statistic? Here are seven tips to set you on the course for improved cash flow. 1. Invest in a reputable online accounting package With a reputable online…  Read more

3 Top tips to help you get more out of your Ostendo software

1. Time Capture Did you know Ostendo has a Time Capture function in it? Ostendo allows users to record their times against jobs and manufacturing, to get costs as accurate as possible. The setting up process involves creating the employees, defining the different labour codes that might be used and defining the costs of the various staff against the labour codes. Normally, the bills of material, the task bills and…  Read more

Streamline Debtor Management with ezyCollect

Struggling to get paid by your customers? Learn how you can slash your bad debt problem in as little as 20 minutes with four easy fixes from ezyCollect. Clients come to us with an all-too-familiar story: their customers aren’t paying on time and overdue debt is suffocating their business. Our preferred payments add-on, ezyCollect, has a ready-to-go remedy that takes just minutes to sync with your MYOB or Xero accounting…  Read more

What’s New with MYOB – December 2016 Update

1. Fresh new look and same great workflow and updated MYOB logo     2. Faster insights via a powerful search yet In the Cards List, you’ll love the powerful new tools that give you more control and insight over your contacts. Here’s an overview of what’s new and improved in the Cards List window. For a detailed guide to these features, press F1 in the Cards List window  …  Read more

Merry Christmas

Pam and I would like to wish everyone a fabulous festive season and we hope your 2017 be filled with health, love, fun and success in business. Here’s a light-hearted video we’ve been working on to spread a little Christmas Cheer.  Read more