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Latest news about cloud accounting including Xero, WorkflowMax, Class, Sage Handisoft, and integrated POS software from Billings + Ellis, experts in cloud accounting.

Billings + Ellis, Accountants South Melbourne

Billings and Ellis, Xero Gold Partner

Billings + Ellis strikes Gold with Xero!

For many businesses, Xero doesn’t need an introduction. But if you’re not familiar with Xero, it’s cloud accounting software that allows access to your business finances anytime from anywhere via your internet-connected device. Xero lets you collaborate with your accountant, bookkeeper, and staff in real-time. Billings + Ellis is proud to be a Xero partner and even prouder to have recently achieved Xero Gold Partner status. So how does an accounting firm become a Xero Gold partner and what are the benefits?
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Single Touch Payroll, Xero Gold Partner

Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2018 – are you ready?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting affects employers with 20 or more employees (known as a substantial employer) and commences 1st July 2018 in accordance with new Australian government legislation. So, what is Single Touch Payroll? How do you prepare for STP? What changes do you have to make? The following should help you better understand Single Touch Payroll reporting and how to get ready for the transition.
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Receipt Management Software

Receipt Bank works like magic for entering bills and receipts

How much time do you spend entering data from supplier bills into Xero? How about sorting those crumpled receipts for expenses? If you’ve got better things to do with your time than sifting through paperwork and entering data, you’re going to love Receipt Bank. Receipt Bank reads the data from bills in any format – even camera shots of receipts. Receipt Bank enters the data into Xero for you, and saves a PDF of the original document in Xero.
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Vend POS for clothing stores

Vend integration with Xero ideal for typical retailers

Vend POS for clothing stores

Vend POS can handle inventory and loyalty programs, making it a popular choice for retailers like clothing stores.

Vend is suitable for many different kinds of retail trading situations where a modern POS system system with powerful features is needed. Vend integration with Xero provides a seamless, end-to-end POS and accounting solution, and has proven ideal for many businesses such as:
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Class software infographic

Cloud SMSF software that’s all Class

Billings+Ellis is using Class software exclusively for handling the superannuation and self-managed superannuation funds of the firm’s clients.

What do we like about Class for SMSFs?

Class allows us to administer and audit SMSFs with greater efficiency, which in turn helps us to keep costs down and our services and fees more competitive.
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Cafe point of sale software

POS and Xero integration for small business

xeroPoint-of-sale (POS and also EFTPOS) software integration with Xero cloud accounting can now bring the benefits of a complete end-to-end accounting system to small businesses including retail stores, restaurants and cafés, hotels and bars, all manner of service-based businesses such as hairdressers and car repairers, and even highly mobile businesses like market stalls and pop-up stores. Some POS systems are also suitable for use with online stores.
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Online job management software WorkflowMax

Many businesses have successfully made the transition to cloud accounting with Xero, the most popular cloud-based accounting system. Another cloud solution that is being widely adopted by service businesses is WorkflowMax, the job management software from Xero.

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5 things for business owners to review before 2015

Now the end of the calendar year is fast approaching, and many businesses shut down or partially close over the Christmas and New Year period, it is a good time for business owners to focus on areas they would normally put to the bottom of the pile. These may include:

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Cloud-based accounting takes off – are you on board?

A recent study by Xero, a cloud based accounting software provider, showed 14 percent of small businesses in Australia are already using a cloud-based accounting package. Also, the study showed almost half of small businesses who do not currently used cloud-based accounting packages are considering doing so.

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Sage Handisoft – New Point & Claim App

Sage Point & Claim App

Billings & Ellis have been using Sage Handisoft accounting software since 1998 and we prepare both financial statements and tax returns for our clients using this software.

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