Calxa Express can provide a great start for your Practice. More and more bookkeepers are starting their “advisory” journey with Calxa Express. With its simple focus on one organisation at a time and a wide range of flexible reports, it gives you the ability to craft a unique set of reports for each client with minimal effort.
Management Reports with Calxa Express for your Practice
Express gives you quick and easy budgets, cashflow forecasts and management reports at the organisation or company level. You get the full range of reports (except for a handful that are specifically for cost centre reporting), including the ability to bundle them and automate delivery. You can even add a cover with your logo to make them yours.
Calxa for Small Business Clients
If you’re looking for some reports to help your clients, Express is a great starting point for most of your small business clients – a full 3-way forecast and a range of reports to compare budgets to actuals. Here are a couple of examples.
Easy Start with Calxa Express for your Practice
The trial sign-up process steps you through connecting to your accounting system, asks a couple of questions for your basic cashflow setup and then creates your first report bundle. After that you can set up budgets using the Budget Factory wizard or import existing budgets from a spreadsheet. If you’re in a hurry to present something to your client, skip this and use the Auto-Budget, based on last year’s actuals. It will give you numbers that are reasonable and you can fine-tune them later.
Create a bundle of reports for your client using one of the pre-set Bundle Kits and schedule delivery of it each month. Make it early enough in the month to give the client timely information but allowing you to complete your normal checks and balances. Then, and this is the most important part, schedule a call with your client to start a conversation about what’s in the reports.
Once you’ve discussed your first bundle of reports with your client, you can modify it to more closely suit their needs. Take out any reports they don’t need and add in charts or reports that suit them better. Remember you can use any of the built-in KPIs and they make great charts to show progress towards goals.
For AU$99 a month (US$69, NZ$99, GB£49, €59, respectively), you can run as many reports as you wish for a single company. Each additional organisation is only AU$11 extra – though if you need consolidated reports you should consider upgrading to Calxa Premier. For a bookkeeper or accountant wanting an easy entry to the world of business advice, Calxa Express is the perfect tool.
There is no minimum term to your subscription. Add organisations whenever you need them. If you lose a client, remove that organisation and stop paying for it.
How to Get Started with Calxa Express for your Practice
Getting started with Calxa Express for your Practice is easy: Start with a free trial so that you can fully evaluate the application and make sure it does what you need. The sign-up process will guide you through connecting to your MYOB, Xero or QuickBooks Online. It then asks a few questions about the timing of your GST or VAT and other payments.
Lastly but most importantly, it then creates your first bundle of reports. Now, spend some time exploring, edit your budgets, look at the range of reports and find the ones that suit you best. You get choice and flexibility in setting up your reports but once you’ve worked out the best fit for your client, add the reports to a bundle and then schedule delivery every month directly into their inbox.
Once you are trying Calxa, use this evaluation checklist to help you make a decision on the best add-on tool for you practice.