Why change? Xero have channelled over $100 million into their cloud accounting platform over the last two years, made hundreds of product updates, and added powerful new features and integrations. Because Xero lives online, these updates and new features are delivered automatically (unlike the clunky and expensive upgrades required for desktop software), and so many of them may have gone unnoticed by many. And it’s not just talk – Forbes ranked Xero as the World’s

Many bookkeepers are still using outdated bookkeeping systems that do not share information delivered by the latest technology advancements.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

As a small business owner, I know how hard it is to keep a business running while wearing ten different hats at once. And that’s to say nothing of keeping up with tech trends and identifying the ones that could impact my business. That’s why it’s not surprising to see a lot of small business owners who are resistant to trying new technology. If you’re in this boat, don’t shy

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

SuperStream aims to improve the efficiency of Australia’s superannuation system and provides a new standard for employers when making super contributions. It requires an employer to send contributions electronically in a standard format with linked data and payments. Why Is This Happening? Without SuperStream reforms, each super fund sets their own requirements with regards to how they will receive payments and contribution advice details for each member. This can often

Cash flow is a critical factor to business success. Too little revenue coming in or too much going out will cause any organisation struggle to stay afloat. For those who operate a small business in Australia, future proofing your cash flow is a crucial consideration. Without this forethought, it is likely that your organisation could become one of the 51 per cent of businesses that cease trading within the first four

More and more Australian restaurants are replacing traditional desktop accounting software with CrunchTime software. Here we will take a look at the top 3 solutions for small business.

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.