Calxa Voted Partner Choice in MYOB Community

Calxa Voted Partner Choice in MYOB Community
And the Winner is...

Last week Calxa was voted in as the MYOB Partner Choice when it comes to add-on solutions. A nice piece of crystal was presented during the gala dinner at the National MYOB Partner conference in Alice Springs. More than 180 delegates attended the 2-day event to collaborate, learn and share. For many it may have not come as a surprise as Calxa has been connecting to MYOB from its inception and...

MYOB Conference: Alice - You Beauty

MYOB Conference: Alice - You Beauty
Wrapping up the 2017 MYOB Partner Connect Conference in Alice Springs.

180 plus MYOB partners showed up for the conference (many with partners and families for an extended stay in the region). Many friends caught up to share last year’s experiences and business practices as well as reminisce over bygones. Catching up with old friends was as frequent as making new acquaintances. The place was abuzz with excitement and a great mix of old and new CCs with...

Calxa Integration with ReckonAccounts to End

Calxa Integration with ReckonAccounts to End
Calxa no longer to support integration with Reckon Accounts.

From 15 September 2017, Calxa will no longer support integration with Reckon Accounts for new customers. Calxa will continue to integrate with Xero, QuickBooks Online and a variety of MYOB products.   It is important to note that current Calxa users integrating with ReckonAccounts are not left high and dry. Calxa CEO, Mick Devine, reassures Reckon users: "We are still committed to...

Timing Debtor & Creditor Payments

Timing Debtor & Creditor Payments
Accurate forecasts rely on getting inflows and outflows right

How does Calxa manage timing? Timing is at the heart of all cashflow forecasts. How do you predict when money will be received and payments will be made? We all know that relying on agreed payment terms isn’t realistic. You might dictate 30 day terms to your customers but, unless you have a direct debit authority, they won’t all pay exactly on day 30. Some will pay early, some on time....

Are Leaky Buckets Draining Your Growing Business?

Are Leaky Buckets Draining Your Growing Business?
Managing cashflow to grow your business

Article first published in REIWA's PERSPECTIVE magazine - March 2017. With cashflow forecasting being one of the main pain points for many small businesses, here is a great perspective from Tracey Loubser, a Calxa Partner and the founder of multi-award winning business, Confident Cashflows. Tracey's experience in working for small business has provided her with the insights to help...

Metrics and KPIs for Hospitality

Metrics and KPIs for Hospitality
Brewing your output to perfection

Simply knowing the net profit of your hotel, café or restaurant does not provide you with enough information to successfully run your business. There are other numbers and indicators that can help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your business. KPIs (as we like to call them Tools for Success),  are the perfect performance measures to ensure your business maximises efficiency....

New AIS Hub to Help Australian Charities

New AIS Hub to Help Australian Charities
Find out How the ACNC has Improved Annual Reporting

The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) requires not-for-profit organisations to submit the Annual Information Statement (AIS). The recently released 2017 AIS needs to be lodged by the end of December for charities with a 30 June year end. The purpose of the statement is to provide greater visibility and transparency to members of the public, so that anyone can clearly...

Top Reports for Multi-Company Consolidations

Top Reports for Multi-Company Consolidations
Save Time Preparing Consolidation Reports

Consolidating reports for several companies can be quite daunting and time consuming. On top of that, it’s difficult to track what reports will be needed. To help you, we’ve identified 6 key reports that will provide you a clearer picture of your organisation’s accounts to simplify the consolidation process.   One Click Away Before we get started, you're probably wondering how you...

KPIs for Dairy Farms

KPIs for Dairy Farms
How to create KPIs for your dairy farm

Running a dairy-farm is hard work. Natural forces such as rain may reduce your output. Bright sunny days may yield faster production. So how do you measure the success of your dairy farm? How do you know if it’s going well or not? The simple solution is to check that you have some money in the bank (but we all know that doesn’t tell you a lot). Having cash saved away, is certainly no great...

Measuring the Value of your Bookkeeping Business

Measuring the Value of your Bookkeeping Business
Calculating the Lifetime Value of your Clients

Traditionally, the value of a bookkeeping business has been based on recent profits. Maybe it’s time for the bookkeeping industry to take a lesson from the software industry . OK, not every lesson from the software industry is applicable (remember the dot.com crash anyone?) but there are some lessons to learn, including those of valuation. At Calxa, we don’t run a bookkeeping or an...

Simple and Automated

Simple and Automated
Calxa’s new Cloud Product

At Calxa, we’ve delighted in making the difficult and complex stuff simpler and easier. It gives us a thrill when customers say “I can now do in a couple of hours what used to take me 4 days” or “My 67-page report comes at the click of a button”. We make a difference for many people. But, we’re also aware that some of the businesses out there start at the other end, with nothing...

KPIs: Tools for Success

KPIs: Tools for Success
How to use KPIs to achieve success

Simply hoping to make or save more money is no guaranteed way of achieving financial success (as much as we wish it were the case). However, working towards incorporating Key Performance Indicators (KPI) can turn those hopes into reality. KPIs are a performance measurement tool designed to help you reach your organisational targets. Whether you are aiming to set financial targets or make...

Meet The Invisible Accountant

Meet The Invisible Accountant
Introducing Calxa's new small business product

Tipping a Hat in Greeting The Invisible Accountant has been in the making for a few years and talked about for the past few months but has never been seen in public until this week. We now welcome him (or is it her?) to the world. The mystery is all revealed over on the new home.   If your clients are short on time and seeking an effortless means of reporting, then look no further than...

Reports: from Xero to Calxa

Reports: from Xero to Calxa
A comparison between Xero and Calxa for financial reporting

We often get asked why do I need Calxa? What does Calxa have that I cannot do in Xero? Our reply usually starts with a return question: “What is it you are trying to achieve?” For many businesses, using their in-built reports in their accounting system is enough. But, when do you need to look outside and find more depth? This article will help you along the way of answering some reporting...

EoFY Reporting: Tips & Tricks

EoFY Reporting: Tips & Tricks
A Time to review the past year - let's look back and look forward.

Like the Roman god Janus, the end of financial year is when we both look back and look forward. It’s a time to review the past year, see what’s worked and what hasn’t and then to plan for next year. Here are our suggestions of some useful reports to help you do that in Calxa. So to get started, let's get our settings in Calxa right. For the purpose of these examples, we’ll assume you...