Many bookkeepers are still using outdated bookkeeping systems that do not share information delivered by the latest technology advancements. It may be because they are not fully informed about cloud based accounting systems or they believe that the old model still works ‘just fine’. Unfortunately many are also slow to adapt to the changing landscape of Ecommerce Strategy, and discourage the adoption of these new technologies because they are desperately
From 1 July 2015, some business owners will have their pay as you go (PAYG) withholding cycles changed. The cycle change is based on the amount you withheld under your Australian business number (ABN) in all branches during the 2013-14 Financial Year. If you withheld between $25,000 and $1 million, you will need to report and pay monthly. If the amount was more than $1 million, you will need to report and pay electronically according to the
SuperStream aims to improve the efficiency of Australia’s superannuation system and provides a new standard for employers when making super contributions. For employees using a compliant super fund, they will likely find that their employer has already updated their system with the required changes, but what if that employee uses a Self Managed Super Fund? Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF’s) need to ensure that they can receive contribution messages with information about payments in the
We recently attended one of the MYOB Roadshow sessions in Rockhampton, where the theme for 2015 was clear: Making business life easier! MYOB believe that it’s more than just a slogan, and have outlined a 5 point plan that they believe will reset the goal posts in 2015: MOBILITY – like OnTheGo and Essentials this is “the year of the mobile for MYOB” as their CEO Tim Reed recently stated PAYMENTS
Given recent global events in which sensitive financial data was stolen, it’s no surprise that people are more aware than ever about the privacy and security of their information and are trying to use new reporting systems. One of the most commonly asked questions about the use of Xero for business bookkeeping is how risky is it. Believe it or not, using Xero is not only secure, but it can
Cloud accounting has officially landed on the scene and is here to stay. While Australian organisations have been slow to adopt this new arrival, Software Advice found over 50% of small businesses are considering moving their accounting to the cloud.
Cloud-based accounting systems are paving the way for greater efficiency in your organisation. Instead of purchasing expensive, high-maintenance IT infrastructure, organisations access their accounting software via the internet, for a fixed monthly fee. This allows them to offload IT hassles and concentrate their financial and operational resources on their core business.