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Best employee gift ideas this Covid Christmas

Posted by Sharnee on 02/11/2020

Choosing a unique and personalised Christmas gift to show your staff appreciation can be challenging enough. Throw Covid into the mix and it’s another kettle of fish. Christmas is all about togetherness and fun. And in these times of social distancing and when many people are still working from home, now more than ever it is important to look after our employees, support our customers, and aid our communities.

We’ve put together a list of personalised gift pack ideas you could arrange to be delivered to your amazing staff’s door to say a very special thanks this Covid Christmas.

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Topics: In the workplace

Why Your Business NEEDS Job Management Software

Posted by Sharnee on 08/10/2020

We all know time is money, so what if I told you your business could be missing out on over 30% of possible revenue every year without any increase in your business costs?* That's one heck of a pile of cash you're missing out on. And it would go straight to the bottom line.

But more importantly, what can you do about it?
The answer – unleash the benefits of a quality job management software package.

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Topics: In the workplace, Money Management, Staff Management, Project Management, Job Management

The most important things in business management

Posted by Edward - CEO on 08/10/2020

Everybody knows where you’re most likely to be told “Say ahhhhh”. For a routine medical check-up you go to the doctor. They’ll use tools to measure your temperature, check blood pressure, listen to your heart and check your lungs. The big ice-cream stick comes out and you’ll be told “Say ahhhhh”. Doctors always start by properly checking out our body’s vital signs. Everything else depends on them working properly.


They actively go through a standard series of measurements and observations. Only then can they give feedback and advise on any actions that need to be taken.

Businesses are in need of routine check-ups just as people are. It’s part of business management. And whatever the scale of your business, getting the right stuff, the stuff your business needs to have working properly, comes down to one thing, understanding the current condition.

This means business information systems to help you measure, and thus manage, the business. So what to measure.

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Topics: In the workplace, All, Money Management, Staff Management

A real success story of linking Abtrac with Xero

Posted by Edward - CEO on 03/09/2020

Abtrac Integrating With Xero: A Xero Users Success Story with Abtrac


As part of our research for this article, we called several of our Xero users in New Zealand and Australia. Many gave us both a verbal response and followed up with a more thoughtful email.

One was from Janine at a professional services firm of some 30 staff in Wellington, New Zealand. It really covered all the things every one of our respondents had raised. We print it here with her permission.

Janine writes:

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Topics: In the workplace, Money Management, Staff Management, Xero, Accounting Software, MYOB, Project Management, Job Management

How to manage your Business Advisors

Posted by Edward - CEO on 09/07/2020

 Abtrac CEO Edward O’Leary gives his thoughts on How to Manage Business Advisors

Someone called into my office to see me the other day. She was quite frustrated. She knew I’d worked for an accounting firm in my past. She’s been a user of Abtrac for a long time. And she was in the neighbourhood. She’d had problems with some of the balances in her accounting system. She went to see her local accountant for help to sort things out.

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5 Things to Help You Focus on Business Management

Posted by Edward - CEO on 25/06/2020

You’ll be hard put to find a news site today that doesn’t have a bad forecast for the global economy.

Even locally we read that the majority of people in our lovely lands are inexorably falling behind economically. “The decline of the middle classes.” Indeed we probably all know people who are struggling right now, trying to keep up, trying to live within tight financial constraints.

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Topics: In the workplace, Money Management, Staff Management