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Small Business - The Eternal Optimist

Small Business - The Eternal Optimist
Despite evidence to suggest otherwise, business owners remain confident

To go into business, you have to be something of an optimist. You have to believe, with some level of confidence, that you can change your future and make it better. What happens after you’ve been in business for a while? The latest Sensis Business Index suggests that we (well, most of us) remain optimists, despite what appears to be significant evidence to suggest that optimism...

Updated Calxa Terms

Updated Calxa Terms
General Data Protection Regulation will take effect from 25 May.

You’ve probably heard this story from dozens of websites and software suppliers lately and it’s all down to the Europeans. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect suppliers who deal with the personal data of anyone in the European Union from 25 May 2018. Now, while you might not be in the EU, some of our customers are and we think it makes sense to apply the best...

The Budget Factory Make Over

The Budget Factory Make Over
Next week's release will sport one of our favourite features - newly invented.

Creating a budget takes time and, just like the early industrialists, sometimes you need a factory to create or modify many of them at once. We’ve taken the Budget Factory you’ve known for years and given it a facelift in Calxa online – not just a cosmetic one but one that will put more power at your fingertips We’ve streamlined the flow so there are fewer steps and made some of the...

ATO's STP for QBO, MYOB and Xero

ATO's STP for QBO, MYOB and Xero
IMPORTANT: New payroll obligations from 1 July 2018

If your head is spinning after reading this headline and you have no clue what we’re talking about but you employ staff, you best read on. There are some important legislation changes coming up regarding payroll, called Single Touch Payroll (or STP in short). Whilst payroll is not a core functionality of Calxa, we do understand it’s importance for our customers. Here are some key points...

Not-for-Profits are Top Innovators

Not-for-Profits are Top Innovators
CBA Study uses 15 core drivers to gauge organisational innovation.

A recent Commonwealth Bank study shows that Not-for-Profits are often more innovative than the average business with around 95% of organisations either innovating or actively working on improving how they do things. Faced with pressure of funding restrictions, competition and some profound changes in the sector (such as the NDIS), organisations are “rising to this challenge and finding...

Catching Up with First Class People

Catching Up with First Class People
First Class Accounts National Workshop and the Accounting Business Expo Wrap Up

At the end of March, we had the privilege of sponsoring the First Class Accounts National Workshop in Sydney and it was a great opportunity to meet many of their franchisees – some for the first time and some to renew acquaintance. On the way there our CEO, Mick Devine, popped into the Accounting Business Expo to see what the fuss was about. Here is a recount of his experience.  ...

Prep for Next Year's Budget

Prep for Next Year's Budget
A guide to preparing your budgets for next year.

Budgets are all about preparing for the expected and the unexpected as realistically as possible in the fastest time possible. You need to create a budget that is based on past performance and future projections. The best results will come from a good mix of strategic and tactical planning that will in turn give you greater confidence in your decision making. Once you’ve been using Calxa...

Online Budgets are Just Around the Corner

Online Budgets are Just Around the Corner
Handling changes to NZ Provisional Tax and doing budgets are coming up next.

We have a surprise in store for you when you come back from your Easter break. You’ll be able to edit and create budgets online, in the browser app. And we are making some cool changes that we think you will like, very much. While there are more features to the budget builder to come, this first release contains some goodies to whet your appetite.     How Online Budgets will...

NDIA Capped Pricing Reviewed

NDIA Capped Pricing Reviewed
Summary of the 2018 Independent Pricing Review.

You may think the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme does not affect you but if your not-for-profit operates mostly grant-funded, you may want to take heed of the transition in the disability sector. In reality, ‘bulk funding’ as we know it has already made way for ‘fee-for-service’ in other sectors. Earlier this month the National Disability Insurance Agency...

Calxa for Large Accounting Practices

Calxa for Large Accounting Practices
Introducing new pricing levels for large accounting and bookkeeping practices

We’ve listened to our accounting customers' feedback and have now introduced 2 new pricing levels. More and more accountants and bookkeeping practices are using Calxa to provide reports for all of their clients and we want to make that practical and easy to manage for you and your practice. Here is how the bulk subscriptions work and how you can apply these to your practice.    ...

Calxa Online - All the Reporting you Need

Calxa Online - All the Reporting you Need
All reporting functionality available online - 122 Templates and counting

Thanks for all the great feedback from those of you who have been running reports in the online browser app for the last few weeks. This week we’ll be ticking off the final pieces to reporting and all functionality will be available online. Anything you can do in the desktop, you can now do from your browser, wherever you are, on almost any device. You can now edit business unit lists...

How to Heal Cash Flow Crunch

How to Heal Cash Flow Crunch
Dealing with cash flow headaches requires a long-term approach, not short-term fix-ups

Article first published by CCI WA - Business Pulse Magazine in February 2017. Setting goals is the starting point of knowing where a business stands. It then is important to put good tracking systems in place to check in on the goals. Tracey Loubser, a Calxa Partner and the founder of multi-award winning This is the story of Sam as told by Tracey Loubser, a Calxa Partner and the founder of...

Bookkeeper: The Modern Advisor?

Bookkeeper: The Modern Advisor?
Increased demand in reporting translates to industry opportunity.

Two recent surveys provide interesting insights into the changing demands from business owners and the steps bookkeepers are taking to satisfy them. Younger business owners are more than twice as likely to want budgeting and forecasting services as their older counterparts and there has been a 50% increase in bookkeepers providing this service in the last 12 months. The first survey, the...

Online Transition easy with new Workspace Transfer Feature

Online Transition easy with new Workspace Transfer Feature
Long awaited new feature to help transition desktop users to Calxa Online

Many of you already store your Calxa data in an online workspace – it’s been the default option since 2016 – but we have several hundred users who have been with Calxa for much longer than that and use a local or network database. Our longest-running customers started on MoneyManager back in early 2001 and transitioned to Calxa in 2010. In the next few days we will release a Workspace...

A Great Money Story for a Great Meeting

A Great Money Story for a Great Meeting
How financial data makes for better decision-making during Board Meetings.

There is an art to running a good board or directors’ meeting. Quite a few elements must come together to make it a productive time and achieving the goal of good governance. The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) recently wrote out some tips on Planning and Holding Directors’ Meetings. Of course, no board meeting should go without a good money story – the essence...