Calxa and MYOB Special Edition

March sees the official release of the Unit Costing for Dummies book. We’ve written this book to help the many Not-for-Profits transitioning to a customer-directed care funding model like the NDIS. The guide steps the reader through using MYOB and Calxa to calculate the cost of their activities – something that is critically important to the sustainability of any organisation undergoing a major change. It’s clear and concise as you’d expect a ‘Dummies’ book to be but gives you what you need to get started with understanding your costs.

We have reserved some eBooks for our customers and friends of Calxa – so make sure to get your free copy.

Latest Feature – Metrics

This latest software update brings you Metrics. It’s the ability to put non-financial numbers into Calxa. You’ll then be able to use these in KPIs and from there on reports and charts. For those of you in the Not-for-Profit sector, we’ve published Unit Costing for Dummies to explain in simple and clear terms how to use Metrics to calculate the costs of each of your activities – perfect for those of you transitioning to the NDIS and similar schemes.

Metrics could be anything from the number of products you have sold (or plan to sell), the number of staff you have, the number of clients you’ve seen or the floor area of your shop. In this first stage (you may have noticed that many of our new features are released in stages) you can enter actuals and budgets for your Metrics (through the Edit Budget screen) and use them in KPIs. Some examples of useful KPIs are:

  • Cost per participant (vital for the NDIS)
  • Sales per square meter of shop space (important for retailers)
  • Average sale per customer (critical for retail or hospitality)
  • Profit per employee (useful for any business)

To get started check out the relevant help noteWe’ll build on the Metrics feature over the coming month and you can guide that development by emailing our CEO, Mick Devine, ([email protected]) and letting him know how you are using Metrics and what improvements you’d like to see.

The next couple of updates will also be full of useful advancements like the integration to Intuit’s QBO online accounting app and some general bug fixes. So stay tuned.