Timeley for bookings

Kelly Migro - Tuesday, March 31, 2015


We are now supporting Timely which is a great app which integrates with Xero and allows you to do the following:

  • Timely is a new, super easy to use, appointment scheduling system
  • Runs from the cloud on any device (desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone etc)
  • Automated SMS & email reminders will reduce your no-shows
  • Let customers book online, reduce your admin and attract new customers
  • Easy to use features like recurring appointments, one-click rebooking, drag-and-drop changes
  • Integrates with Xero - for painless accounting
  • Optional point of sale (POS) module, powered by VendLow monthly prices starting from $19/month + one month free trial + free support

Quoting now in Xero

Kelly Migro - Thursday, January 22, 2015

The latest release of Xero now has quotes! In the past if you wanted to do a quote you had to create a Draft Sales Invoice and set up an invoice template for quotes so that it would print with the word "Quote" on it.  So now along with Purchase Orders, Quotes can be created, sent and managed direct within Xero.

Once a quote has been created and accepted by the client, with a couple of clicks it can be turned into an invoice, so no rekeying of information onto the invoice.

Quotes can be accessed from the Sales Dashboard. Xero is still working on refining the quoting system even more so that in the future the customer will be able to view and accept the quote online. You can read more on the release from the Xero Blog.

Xero Setup & Training

Kelly Migro - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

As we are drawing to the close of the 2013 financial year, before the year end it is a good time to look at planning for the 2014 financial year.  One of the biggest things that a small business owner will be thinking about is how their bookkeeping was done this year and how far behind they are, and that they want to be on top of things for the next financial year.

It is this time of year which is the best time to look at using a new accounting system, and we recommend using Xero. Whether you were using Microsoft Excel or MYOB to maintain this years accounts, we can help to setup Xero and convert your existing account balances and transactions across.

If you have heard about Xero and want to know more about it and how it can help you to manage your business contact us and we can get together for a free no obligation "Coffee & Chat" to discuss how Xero works and how it can make your bookkeeping easier.

Check out our Xero Setup & Training Prices to get you up and running and also our Monthly Pricing Plans which include your monthly Xero subscription and take all the hassle out of doing your books yourself.

ShoeBoxed now comes with our packages

Kelly Migro - Friday, May 25, 2012

From 1st May 2012 all new clients who sign up to Xero with us will include ShoeBoxed as part of their monthly charge on Bookkeeping + or higher packages.

So what is ShoeBoxed and what does it mean for you?

Vinsight - Wine Making Software

Kelly Migro - Monday, April 30, 2012

Vinsight is an online cloud based app for wine makers, which helps to report on the vineyard, winery and warehousing operations, with monthly pricing plans to suit your needs.  Vinsight integrates with Xero, so no doubling up of work, as invoices and purchases can integrate automatically in Xero.

Paycycle integration with Xero - update from Xero Road Show

Kelly Migro - Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Xero Roadshow came to Perth on Friday, I have been to the previous two events they had where it was held in a small room with about 20 Xero Partners, this time the room was at full capacity bringing in extra chairs with over 120 people.  This shows how more and more accountants and bookkeepers are embracing Xero and there will be more business using it.

Did you realise that Xero have not done any advertising in Australia, it has all been via social media and the uptake of the software has been amazing.  This shows how social media, twitter, facebook and blogging really do work! If you need help with social media make sure you contact e-assistant. However you will start to see advertising of Xero soon through banner advertising, so next time you talk about Xero and how much you love it more people will know what it is.

The main reason for attending the Xero Road Show was to find out about the Paycycle Integration into Xero.  Any of my clients requiring payroll I put them onto Paycycle paying a separate subscription for this, but mid last year it was announced that Xero had purchased Paycycle and were going to integrate it into the Xero software, and then better yet it would be included for no extra cost with the medium or large subscriptions.  This is on track to be fully integrated at the end of April and in the meantime have had to pay separately for Paycycle.  The great news is that from 1st March if you have a Xero and Paycycle subscription the Paycycle subscription will now be free! You may have to upgrade to a new pricing plan for Xero, but you will still be ahead financially.  See below to see which pricing plans suits you best with payroll:

If you are wondering why Paycycle is such a great payroll software then read more on my blog Why I am Loving Paycycle.

Streamtime - Total Studio Management

Kelly Migro - Sunday, February 12, 2012

Streamtime is a cloud based application designed for the advertising, interactive and graphic design industries. It is a complete traffic and production management software for studio management including:

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Resource Planning
  • Calendars and Diary
  • Quoting and Estimating
  • Customised Stationery
  • iPad & iPhone Application
  • Manage Work In Progress in real time (WIP)
  • Easy to use interface
  • Time Sheets
  • Invoicing and Accounts Integration with Xero
  • Reporting
  • Client Web Application
Best of all is the integration with Xero, so your invoices sync to the Xero for all of your financial and management accounting needs.  Streamtime offer a 30 Day Free Trial so that you can see how it works hands-on.

RightSignature - Electronic Signatures

Kelly Migro - Sunday, February 05, 2012

Xero posted a blog about a new add on partner of theirs RightSignature which is an easy and fast way to get your documents filled out and signed online, including being able to get your customers to e-sign documents while traveling using the free iPhone and iPad e-signature apps.

Using RightSignature with Xero allows you to:
  1. Send Xero invoices and draft invoices for e-signature from the RightSignature Send screen
  2. Sync your Xero contacts in RightSignature for quick document sending.
  3. Your customers review, fill out and sign online in any web browser, or even on an iPad, iPhone or Android
  4. Signed documents are legally binding.
If you want help with this and integrating it with Xero or using it by itself contact us.

Xero now handles Overpayments and Prepayments!

Kelly Migro - Wednesday, November 23, 2011

One of the biggest problems I have faced with Xero and clients is when their customers pay them too much for an invoice, until today Xero has not allowed for this and it has caused a lot of frustration as payments could not be allocated to a customer until another invoice was issued hence then it looks like the customer hasn't paid!

With todays new release of Xero it finally allows for overpayments and prepayments! Check out Xero's demo video below.

Also in this release:

  • Ability to change your xero login email address
  • Address lookup feature using sensis, not sure of the postcode don't worry it will look it up
  • Warning for duplicate invoice numbers, so no double paying of expenses
  • Profit & Loss report can be prepared with a variance amount

Still to come which will only make Xero even better are: Discounts on invoice line items and remittance advices.

The best thing about using a Cloud Software like Xero for your accounting is that you always have the latest version of the software without having to do any software upgrades, and this all happened while we were asleep in Perth!

Does your POS stand for Point of Sale or Pile of s**t?

Kelly Migro - Saturday, October 08, 2011

Do you love your POS or think it is a Pile of s**t? The team behind Vend POS an online POS system have setup a new website www.welovepos.com for you to share your horror stories about your current POS system, in doing so you will get a free month of Vend to switch over.

Vend POS is so great because there are no large hardware or software cost outlays, you can use your existing computer, laptop, tablet, your phone or even your iPod to to run the software.  This is means it is totally mobile and affordable.

Best of all it is easy to setup, use and maintain.  It fully integrates with xero which means no double entry of transactions!

Get in touch:

Phone Kelly on:
08 9467 2528

Software we recommend

Xero Bookkeeping Perth  Vend POS Unleashed online inventory