Leisure Networks Thrives Under NDIS

Leisure Networks Thrives Under NDIS
Strong Leadership saw NDIS as an Opportunity

AFL fans will undoubtedly be familiar with Simonds Stadium in Geelong, home to the Cats. What you may not know is that it’s also home to Leisure Networks, one of our inspirational customers. They are a growing Not-for-Profit organisation who have been providing support to the people of the Geelong region for 20 years. They provide a range of services to the local community helping sporting...

Shock! Horror! Charities Spend too much Time Reporting!

Shock! Horror! Charities Spend too much Time Reporting!
VCOSS releases report identifying $23 million cost of NFP reporting.

The Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) has just released a report into community sector charities in Victoria "More than a Charity" which documents the hours spent on reporting to various branches of government each year by finance staff. The report also covered the budget position of these charities and notes that only 21% operate a budget surplus with the majority (67%) working to...

Boards Driving Success

Boards Driving Success
Key strategic decisions are made in the boardroom.

Governance is defined as “pertaining to the direction, control and accountability of an organisation”. Within the NFP sector, the concept of strong organisational governance, is now becoming increasingly critical as more organisations deal with the complexities introduced by consumer directed funding under the NDIS.   Defining the Role With any successful organisation, there is a...

Collaboration feeds NFP Tech Ecosystem

Collaboration feeds NFP Tech Ecosystem
MYOB and Add-On Partners deliver tech ecosystem for NDIS Providers

This week, Accounting Software provider MYOB launched an initiative to assist Not-for-Profits, particularly those organisations affected by the recent roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). In establishing a technology hub for NDIS service providers, MYOB is collaborating with its Add-On Partners and Certified Consultants to bring together effective solutions which will...

While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping
Automatic Accounting Data Updates and New Reports & Charts

Stage one of our next and very exciting automation starts with this high-point of our August release. It will be our latest feature giving you the ability to pre-plan your organisation updates.   Auto-Updates Imagine opening Calxa and knowing that it’s already up-to-date with the latest information from your Xero, MYOB or whichever system you are using. Those of you with small files...

Counsellor or Consultant?

Counsellor or Consultant?
Which one are you?

So, you have reviewed the way that you service your clients, and you may well continue with the tried and tested method of charging by the hour, or you may have changed your model to a more value or fixed price arrangement. Either way, you will adopt the model that best suits you and your clients’ needs. The one thing that will remain constant though is the relationships that you build and...

Trending with Line Charts

Trending with Line Charts
More control online, easier MYOB access, new charts, filtering NDIA uploads

Online users of Calxa get a host of new features this month. First up is the ability to create new workspaces so that you can split your data into manageable sectors – this is particularly important for accountants dealing with multiple client files. Use a workspace to group related files – or create one for testing and learning to keep it apart from your normal work. Using multiple...

ERP Systems: Fit for Purpose?

ERP Systems: Fit for Purpose?

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is seeing an interest in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems by organisations looking to consolidate their Finance, Client Management and HR process into a single point. However, given the variety and complexity within the disability sector – the question needs to be asked: “Are ERP systems fit for purpose?”...

NDIS is Here - What Next?

NDIS is Here - What Next?
The roll-out started on 1 July - now we need an ongoing plan.

After months of evaluating systems, discussing strategies and implementing procedures, July 1st has come and gone and the NDIS is finally upon us, things are suddenly very REAL! Good management practice now dictates some monitoring of performance and evaluation of data is the next step. Going forward will involve establishing a reporting regime to ensure awareness of costs, how they relate to...

Sector Resourcing for Far North

Kristian Schader - Calxa NDIS Specialist
It's a Wrap: Connecting Up, Infoxchange and Calxa Roadshow

The skills needed to survive in a challenging environment tend to be things that are not generally available ‘off the shelf'. With the rapid pace of change being experienced within the Not-for-Profit sector, the chance to gain a higher perspective is something that must be taken, This month, sector resourcing organisation, Connecting Up, joined forces with Calxa (pictured is NDIS Specialist...

Proactiv Payroll Wins Business Award

Proactiv Payroll Wins Business Award
Calxa user wins at the WA Telstra Business Award

And the winner is? Drum roll please....... Proactiv Payroll Calxa user, Proactiv Payroll was recognised last night as the worthy recipient of the 2016 WA Telstra Business Awards in the "New Business" category. Mick Devine, CEO at Calxa, was excited hearing the news. "We love being part of the back-end for businesses that are at the fore-front of their industry. Proactiv Payroll's...

Memo to Board Members

Memo to Board Members
How to succeed in the new financial year

Article first published in Our Community Matters - June 2016 With the end of the financial year fast approaching, now is a great time for boards to review the year that was and plan for the next. The founder of B Cubed Management Consultants, Bronwyn Baird, offers these tips for success in FY 2016–17. Permission was given by author for this article to be published here.  Mission,...

Eliminating Double Entry with NDIA Portal Uploads

Eliminating Double Entry with NDIA Portal Uploads
NDIA Portal Bulk Claims Uploads for MYOB Users

In response to demand from our customers who are operating in NDIS launch sites, we’re introducing the ability within Calxa to eliminate some of the manual data entry involved in lodging invoices in the NDIS portal. This will fast-track the claims process to maximise cashflow to the organisation. So here is how it works: In MYOB: Enter your invoices in MYOB AccountRight 2016 as...

Community Teachings Hit the Road

Community Teachings Hit the Road
Connecting Up Workshops brings together Microsoft, Infoxchange and Calxa

Hot on the heels of the V8 Supercars, the Connecting Up Roadshow roars into Townsville on 12th July for 3 days of intensive sector building after which the show moves north to Darwin on the 19th July. With the success of their Melbourne Conference in late May, Connecting Up are teaming with Microsoft, Infoxchange and Calxa to showcase a practical and informative series of workshops and...

Changing the Game

Changing the Game
Come and see the Calxa Team at the 2016 Better Boards Conference

The last weekend in July will see the Calxa Team converging on the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment centre for the Better Boards Conference 2016. Entitled “Game Changing Moves – Governing for Maximum Impact”, this year’s conference looks set to draw a committed crowd desiring to grow their understanding and importance of boardroom leadership in the ever changing Charities and...