If we only knew…

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Machine learning|

If we only had a crystal ball to give us those insights into the unknown. If we could only have that mathematical genius kid from the movies who would look at our business and see those hidden patterns and correlations, point us at the hidden gems, and move aside the distractions. What if I told [...]

3 Examples of How Forward Thinking Business Owners Eliminated Manual Data Entry

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: API, Blog, Integration|

simPRO is a powerful tool that revolutionises how businesses track, schedule, bill and analyse their jobs. Sometimes, however, a bridge needs to built to communicate with third-party applications or existing infrastructure. ‘Bridges’ between software applications are called integrations, and they are built using APIs (Application Programming Interface). In this article, we’ve shared three examples of [...]

How Data Gives Cafes the Right Staff at the Right Time

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Machine learning, Tanda|

I can’t remember the last time I bought a coffee and paid in anyway other than contactless on an integrated point-of-sale terminal. And yes, of course, I pay with my phone. I love that. There are even more exciting things happening behind the scenes at a tech-savvy hospitality or retail store. The latest breakthrough saves [...]

Keep It Clean – Avoid an ERP Implementation Mess with Data Cleansing

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, ERP|

There are few of us who genuinely love packing for moving house. It takes focus, organisation and preparation. While you are packing and preparing for the move you come across broken pens in dusty drawers, dishes you never use, and even that old chair in the corner that no one ever uses and has to be [...]

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Bother Moving Data to a New Accounting File

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Are you planning to move to a new accounting package? If the answer is yes then you will need to make an important decision. How much historical data should you bring across to the new accounting file? The answer can have major implications if you are moving from one cloud accounting program to another. As [...]

ERP Implementation: Plan to Succeed

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog, ERP, JCurve|

Today's blog post comes courtesy of Inbal Steinberg from Convertworx - an independant cloud advisory and implementation consultancy based in Melbourne, Australia. Inbal and the Convertworx team take the time to understand client requirements and match the right cloud ERP software solution to individual business needs. Planning Your ERP Implementation Moving your business to a cloud ERP software [...]

Xero Projects vs Workflow Max – what’s missing?

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Xero|

Xero has released an early version of Xero Projects, a lightweight project management module that businesses can buy with a Xero subscription. Xero also sells a heavier duty PM tool called WorkflowMax. Wondering what you will miss out on with Xero Projects? Here’s a list I have compiled from playing with the module and talking [...]

6 Things You Should Know about Xero Projects

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Xero|

The introduction of Xero Projects came with great excitement as job costing was one of the most awaited features in Xero. In Xero’s feature request area, Job Costing is high up there at fifth place out of all requested features. Both when looking by vote: And by number of replies: If you want to use Xero Projects [...]

Need a Second e-Commerce Website? Make Sure You Plan It Right

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Online retailers sometimes choose to run multiple e-commerce sites to cater for different audiences or provide a different experience. This is often the case with sports apparel retailers where one website is used for the season’s collection and a second one handles custom apparel orders for clubs and corporate clients. The custom apparel site usually [...]

How to Add Reporting to Your Cloud Business Apps

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Integration|

Plenty of smart businesses are building great operational systems using the latest cloud apps. But it can become very difficult to see information about your business when it is contained within multiple interfaces. How can you analyse the information hiding inside? The good news is that with most cloud apps, you actually can. With a little [...]

Hitting the limits of Xero? Don’t Give Up Just Yet

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Not sure whether a small business accounting app like Xero is big enough for your business (or your client’s)? With a little lateral thinking you can avoid moving to an expensive ERP. Every app has its limitations and Xero is no exception. There is the publicised limit of 200 employees and lesser known soft limits on invoices, bills [...]

No App for That? Then Try Doing it With an API

By | October 17th, 2016|Categories: API, Blog, Integration|

Today you can choose from literally hundreds of cloud apps to plug into your cloud accounting program. But what happens if you can’t find the app that does exactly what you need? One of the secrets about cloud apps is that you can make them do things they weren’t built to do. Want to take [...]

Your App Won’t Do What You Want? Try Using the API

By | October 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Today you can choose from literally hundreds of cloud apps to plug into your cloud accounting program. But what happens if you can’t find the app that does exactly what you need? One of the secrets about cloud apps is that you can make them do things they weren’t built to do. Want to take [...]

How to Unleash Greater Control over your Global Goods and Suppliers

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

In today’s truly global economy, there’s a good chance that – at some point in the journey of your business – you’re going to have to source and deal with suppliers and manufacturers on the other side of the world. While factors such distance and language barriers can be cause for concern, a Xero Add-on [...]

Three Ways to Connect Desktop Software to the Cloud

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: API, Blog, Integration|

Many businesses who love their online accounting software still use desktop software for their job management. This is often the case with industry-vertical systems which provide very specific functionality and are therefore very hard to replace. This may be because incumbent systems in niche markets have less competitive pressure to go cloud or because [...]

Changes to Xero Payroll

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Xero|

Xero have recently made some fantastic updates to the way payroll operates. Now that these changes are in place there are a few things that you might need to look out for. What you should expect When you next process a pay run you will not have the option (or need to) create the draft bill. Once you [...]

Can Xero Bring Clarity to the Chaos of Add-Ons

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Xero|

Xero has 314 add-on programs with nine new ones added in the past three weeks. That is three new programs each week! It is virtually impossible for accountants to keep on top of new add-ons and have time left to do their accounting too. The updated marketplace and a better search option are a welcome addition, but [...]

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