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

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

Get More from your Point Of Sale with Retail Express

Are you looking for a new POS system? Is your current POS software just not working for you? Are you struggling with your inventory management? Do you need more reports? Are you in need of a loyalty and marketing solution for your POS? These are important decisions for your growing business so we may have just the solution for you. Retail Express provides retailers with a cloud based solution that…  Read more

Revolutionise your business: Ostendo Freeway and Offsite Work

Freeway is a remote application that integrates with Ostendo. As such it is able to capture valuable information via tablet or phone without needing to access Ostendo. This has extended the use of Ostendo into many new areas, as it enable staff to be able to enter data while in the field, and while out of access to internet. However, because of the breadth of use of Freeway, it is…  Read more

Using Batch Numbers in MYOB Inventory

What are batch numbers and why are they used? Batch numbers typically are associated with inventory. The Items within a Batch have all been manufactured to the same standards and contain attributes that are unique to that Batch. With manufacturing, you can assign a batch number to the products that are made from the same lot of raw materials, and then track that same number through to the sale. With…  Read more

Inspiration, Awards, and Product Updates: MYOB Partners Connect 2016

Our team is now back into the swing of things after attending the MYOB annual Partner Conference 2016 on the sunny Gold Coast. We loved catching up with all our networks, partners old and new as well as the MYOB staff and crew. It is mind blowing at how fast each year rolls by, particularly when you hear some partners being awarded 10, 15 and 20 years of service! It…  Read more

6 Cloud Solutions for Cafes & Restaurants to Save Money

Working with retailers in the café and restaurant sector I can categorically say, in order to be in the forefront of your game you really need to adopt the latest technology trends. By now, it has become clear that the cloud is not simply a fad, it is a business computing model that is here to stay. Cloud applications effectively deliver multitudinous efficiencies that ensure cost savings in the long…  Read more

We Have A [MYOB] Superhero in our Midst

This post first appeared on the MYOB blog titled ‘Meet MYOB community forum superhero Renae Petersen‘. The MYOB community forum is the place where you can find support, information and advice on using your MYOB software. This online resource allows MYOB users to look for answers to questions they may have. MYOB Partners with diverse and in-depth knowledge and industry experience monitor questions and contribute their answers. Currently, we’re running a…  Read more

Tax Time Deadline: Review Your Accounts And Reconcile Now

This post first appeared on the MYOB blog titled ‘Countdown to tax time: Review debtor accounts, creditor accounts and reconcile‘. Let the countdown begin! Online accounting software has now revolutionised the way bookkeepers and business owners manage the accounts and prepare for End of Financial Year (EOFY). Products such as MYOB AccountRight and MYOB Essentials have made this all too easy. EOFY can be stressful, particularly for those who don’t…  Read more