Opening Balances

It does not come up that often that people need support on Opening Balances in the system, but we have recently added a new training video that covers this topic. It is available to all existing users of the software under the training videos link.

New Menu Structure

Feedback over the years has been that sometimes we have too much in the software. I find it interesting that people want less out of a system but can understand that having 80 different reports and transactions under the job might be more than you would use.

In the past we jump behind the scenes and remove the links that are not needed and it only takes a few seconds to do this.

But now you have aNew Menu with the option to change a the links yourself. Not only can you remove them in general but you can have them changed for each user (separate to the security controls in the system but it still will not let you get to things that you dont have permission to see).

Here is a video on the topic and what has changed.

Best of Breed

Sir Alex Issigonis once said that “A camel is a horse designed by a committee”.

Sometimes people looking for software try to find the “best of breed software” for each department of their company, based on current needs. There is a hope that this will then mean that each is working at maximum efficiency.

The reality is for many that there is a sometimes a lot of work and cost to have these packages talk with each other automatically or even worse a lot of duplication of work to keep each of these packages manually updated. As well as gaps or overlaps

Does it feels like you are making your own Camel sometimes? Looking at each part of your systems they look great but it’s just not getting the speed and efficiency that you are looking for?

ERP systems are designed to start life as a horse, and a good ERP system will also allow for growth and change as your business changes.

While your business may not need all of the features today that InterAcct offers, as things change you may find that you do need more. With InterAcct you can purchase at any stage additional modules to suit your needs.

InterAcct Video updates

We have many InterAcct Video updates on the website with new branding as well as in many adding in notes so that they can be watched without speakers.

Videos on Accounting reports, CRMProject Management and ERP have been added

The standard software now has 68 Videos linked in it to help users navigate the software and processes, many of these videos are also on the website to help potential users get a clear understanding of what the InterAcct Software application can do.

If the videos are not showing you what you need to see, let us know and we can organise an online demonstration.

Single Touch Payroll

From July 1st 2018 all Australian Businesses that employ 20 or more staff will be required to report through Single Touch Payroll (STP). This will affect around 3% of Australia’s 2 million businesses.

The cut off for your headcount to find out if you will require STP is April 1st 2018. There are some exceptions being given to businesses with large swings in staff numbers or where they have little to no Internet access.

STP will report digitally, information regarding your payroll transactions directly to the ATO. This will mean that other reporting requirements (such as Payment Summaries) will no longer be required and also that Employees through their MyGov account will be able to see information during the year on their total Pay, PAY-G and Super. This will link through to help them with their tax returns as well.

Smaller Businesses may elect to take up STP if they wish, and there are plans to make them also comply perhaps as early as 2019.

Medium term it’s going to be a good change for businesses but in the short term it’s going to mean that you will require STP compliant software and that in some cases there may be charges for processing these transactions, and/or costs in getting new software.

The details of what and how the process will work are still being finalised, let’s hope that the ATO and their partner Gateways are all up and ready in time for their deadline less than 8 months away.

More info can be found on the ATO website.




Quick Construction Video

Many people have asked for shorter video presentations. Today we uploaded a Quick Construction Video that is a  cut down version of the construction profile video that covers most of the same topics in 6 minutes to what was taking 43 minutes. The detail is not the same as it’s jumping through topics at speed but it’s a great start to see a broad range of topics if you dont have time to view the full video.

Personal Client Training Videos

We have had some instances where a client will want their system personalised to better suit their specific needs. In most cases these changes are minor, just moving data around or adding and removing fields from data entry. But where the changes are more significant one option open to clients is to have a training session after the changes to cover how to use the new system.

This is great when it’s fresh in everyone’s mind, but another option is to have your developer create a specific video training session on your changes so that new staff in the future can have the training in the same level of detail or that you can refer back to it at any stage.

We have created these Personal Client Training video’s using Techsmith’s Camtasia Studios. They can be stored on your server or viewed online with a password.

Contact your Project Manager if you wish to take advantage of this service.