Calxa Clubs telling the Online Story
If you missed the recent round of Calxa Clubs - here is a recount.
Calxa Online was the main topic of conversation during our Calxa Club tour at the end of 2017.
We had everyone intrigued as to what functionality was available, how the transition process would work, what it looked like and when would it be complete.
Across the country Calxa users mingled, asked a ton of questions, enjoyed a PowerPoint presentation – as well as some live demos - and ate a biscuit or two.
Here are the destination highlights.
Sunny Queensland was the first port of call with a great turnout of not-for-profits, small businesses and accountants eagerly waiting to get started. We had Report Bundles working online and the promise of more to come. Ann Morris from Mamre Association Inc summed up what she saw in Calxa online:
She followed by saying, “Corporate governance heads my wish list along with automating financial reporting that is in line with current cloud-based standards and that also meets the demands of Board Members and Management. What impresses me most is the CEO and developer Mick Devine’s commitment and approach to building a working relationship with his clients and in fostering a supportive relationship with other uses of his software”.
Half way through the day in Perth an excited Liza Crossing, sitting in the front row, couldn’t contain herself as she ran her online reports from her mobile phone. The app hasn’t been fully optimised for phone yet, but it’s good to know it can be done and you can run reports from anywhere.
By the time we got to the Customs House Library in Sydney, extra functionality had been released and we were able to see live how to select, configure and run reports.
We headed south to one of our long-time partners, Pam Chilman from AMC Training Centre. We met many customers, both old and new, and there was particularly good feedback on the workflow functionality and the ability to schedule delivery of reports.
At our regular venue, Ross House in Flinders Lane, we had a gathering of mostly accountants and not-for-profits and a couple of business owners, keen to actively engage in a discussion on the best way to move online and the best timing for different scenarios. We asked Mick Devine what stood out the most from the trip and it was one word “Baklavas”.
Our Adelaide customers were reminded of the perils of live demonstrations when we had internet issues but they were quickly fixed by the Town Hall staff. The sound of Christmas carol rehearsals kept everyone in good spirits as we worked our way through the new reports in Calxa Online.
The final leg was Calxa HQ where we met some of our local customers and introduced them to our team. We had intelligent questions on consolidation of multi-entity reports and praise for the speed improvements over the desktop software.
Whilst the Calxa Clubs are over, the transition from desktop to online is continuing. If you missed us, watch the Web Chat from early December to get a preview of what’s coming up next.