All posts by Simon Rainbow

Variations to Contract

There is a new Video on the website that looks at producing a Variation to Contract on a Project/Job setup with sub jobs of Phases.

The video is less than 4 minutes long but covers most of the common questions in the process.

This Video looks at Variations to contract
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Tablet Timesheet Video

We have added a new video to the website that demonstrates one of the 2 versions of the tablet application for timesheet entry.

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Easter Holiday

We wish everyone a safe Easter Long weekend.

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A System that kept running.

Not sure if its our oldest current client but was pleasantly surprised to get a call from a client that is still running his system from us that was originally purchased in 4th of June 1987, almost 32 years ago. “A system that has just kept running” and he wanted a few updates.

We are glad that we are still here to be able to service him and his system and that its meet his business needs for all of these years.

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Why upgrade?

We are often asked why upgarde or software, most of our needs are being met and we just need to fix one element of our systems that is failing. Regardless of if its Inventory Control, Project Job costing or a distribution system, having an ERP system that meets all of your needs will reduce time and costs to your business.

As businesses expand they become more unique  and Entry Level Packages like MYOB, Quickbooks or Xero etc no longer meet their needs. Once your business passes its start-up phase you may need to look at an ERP system to meet your developing needs.

InterAcct is a highly flexible system. It can suit a variety of industries with its different combination of modules but requires professional services to implement fully, as the system itself is too complex for the most user to configure themselves. Once up and running it is very user friendly.

Personalising the software means that the business focus and flows are able to become the default when using the software. This will allow you to work with the software rather than against it. In a typical InterAcct installation only a handful of people are involved in working on a handful of key functions in the software but the changes result in a system better suited to purpose than an off the shelf package.

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Division and Department Training Video

We have uploaded a new training video on the setup of the Division and Department module. This 4:30 video covers the basics on the GL creation routine that makes the GL accounts for you. A sales Demo video on the topic will follow

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TPAR Reporting

For a number of years people working in the Building and Construction Industry have needed to report on data of who they have had working for them as sub contractors. This data was used to work out if contractors were paying the correct tax, declaring all of their income and as to weather they were really employees or actual Subbies.

 

This year it will expand to include businesses in Cleaning services, Courier Services. Next year it will be expanded again to include Road Freight Services, Security, Investigation or Surveillance services and Information Technology (IT) services.

 

InterAcct has a report that pulled this information from the database and enables you to report this data to the ATO for Subbies. The existing report will continue to be able to report the additional types of contractors that you may engage with.

 

If you have any questions Please contact us or review to the ATO page

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LED Lights

Following up on our story regarding Government Grants we spotted a grant for Energy Efficient lighting. We took it up and managed to replace all of the lights in the office with LED lights for $33. Saving money and power.

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Make it Simple

In all of our years of selling software we have yet to have the phone call from someone that says “I want the complicated system”. Most do ask for a simple system but unfortunately simple is a relative term.

 

What is simple for some is complex for others and too simple for another. The same process in InterAcct might have multiple methods based on the level of detail (Take job estimating as an example where we have 4 methods) to get around this.

 

Our goal for most clients is to pick the solution in the standard system that is closest to their needs and then tailor that solution to be the best fit for any shortfall.

 

The goal of a simple intuitive system is possible with the InterAcct Software application.

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Government Grants

One question that I get asked from time to time is what assistance is available to help them with what is a reasonable one off cost to their business. While there are finance options available, another option is to get a government grant.

Grants can be available for many reasons, a recent prospect found 24 options for their industry. While not all might be applicable to their needs, it does not take too long to see what might be available.

The following website is a link to some grants

https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/search

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