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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

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

Is Your Business Throwing Away Money,  Rekeying Data?

Posted by Edward - CEO on 05/05/2020

In any business, the ability to efficiently collect and analyse data is widely acknowledged as key to its success. But incredibly, the widespread use of spreadsheets for data manipulation and storage is alive and kicking. Reports are delivered with much effort and often collated from data that let’s face it, is old.

I took an enquiry recently from someone. How could they better manage their costs in a firm of 40 staff. She started by saying their team of 10 full time administration and accounts people, “do everything for us”.

Since many of our clients run at ratios of 10:1 or 8:1 billable to non-billable staff I was staggered to hear of a ratio of 3:1. Upon further discussion it became clear.

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

5 Essential Working From Home Tips

Posted by Sharnee on 08/04/2020

With the coronavirus pandemic, a policy of home-working will be new for many businesses. Which means a lot of us are dealing with an unusual challenge of, for the first time, working from home, full-time.

Even if you’ve done the odd day here and there in the past, this is different. It’s sudden. And for an undefined period of time where potentially, your whole company is involved.

These 5 tips will help ensure you’re successful both in getting through your workload and maintaining your mental wellbeing.

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Topics: In the workplace

Managing Employee Resistance In A Professional Services Firm

Posted by Edward - CEO on 11/03/2020

Edward O’Leary, Abtrac CEO considers how many professional services firms could future proof their business by over-riding people suffering from change resistance.

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Topics: In the workplace, Staff Management

MORE TIME, MORE MONEY, BETTER LIFE!

Posted by Edward - CEO on 25/11/2019

 

Edward O’Leary, Abtrac CEO considers how many white collar professional services firms could make some simple changes for the better, freeing up time, literally making more money, and bringing with both of those a bit more peace of mind.

 

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