The Brave new world of Bookkeeping!

From traditional bookkeepers to business advisors Traditional bookkeeping was a matter of recording lots of data and then reconciling it, to make sure it was accurate. With more artificial intelligence (AI) appearing in our accounting software, the traditional role of the bookkeeper is being replaced by automation. At 2 Peas, we embrace the changes to the industry. We see our role changing from being traditional bookkeepers to being advisors to…  Read more

Are you ready for STP yet?

STP Reporting STP (Single Touch Payroll) is not too far away now for those employers with fewer than 20 employees. The Australian government is forging ahead with plans for employers to report STP come 1 July 2019. “Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4) Bill 2018” has been passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate – and although it needs to go back to the House of Representatives, it…  Read more

MYOB AccountRight Latest Update

Have you upgraded yet? MYOB’s latest update of AccountRight 2018.4 has some amazing enhancements for users. You now have many more benefits with these enhancements and new features. Some of our favourites are: Attach Documents They have just released the feature we have all been eagerly waiting for! Attaching a document to “Spend Money” transaction and “Card List”. This is a fantastic new feature to help your office go completely…  Read more

What’s new in Xero plus our latest hot tips

With the New Year just around the corner, we have decided to reflect on the latest Xero update. If you are still getting your head around the new Xero layout, don’t worry we have a few tips for you! Navigation menu Xero gave us all a big surprise when we opened the updated version of the navigation bar last month. The bar is now compressed into six columns; Dashboard, Business,…  Read more

Accounting Apps and Add-ons – Where do I start?

How to Choose Your Accounting Apps or Add-Ons Finding and implementing the right accounting Apps or Add-Ons for your business can be an overwhelming task. The technology landscape is so fast moving and sourcing the best apps or add-on software is no way an easy task. At 2 Peas our passion is to help guide our clients to ensure they have the right information systems in place to effectively support…  Read more

Is your business experiencing bad cash flow? Here are 7 easy steps that can help improve it.

You can run a profitable business, but unless you have cash flow under control the odds are against you. According to Dun and Bradstreet, 90 percent of small business failures are caused by poor cash flow management. Want to make sure you’re not just another statistic? Here are seven tips to set you on the course for improved cash flow. 1. Invest in a reputable online accounting package With a reputable online…  Read more

Streamline Debtor Management with ezyCollect

Struggling to get paid by your customers? Learn how you can slash your bad debt problem in as little as 20 minutes with four easy fixes from ezyCollect. Clients come to us with an all-too-familiar story: their customers aren’t paying on time and overdue debt is suffocating their business. Our preferred payments add-on, ezyCollect, has a ready-to-go remedy that takes just minutes to sync with your MYOB or Xero accounting…  Read more

What’s New with MYOB – December 2016 Update

1. Fresh new look and same great workflow and updated MYOB logo     2. Faster insights via a powerful search yet In the Cards List, you’ll love the powerful new tools that give you more control and insight over your contacts. Here’s an overview of what’s new and improved in the Cards List window. For a detailed guide to these features, press F1 in the Cards List window  …  Read more

Merry Christmas

Pam and I would like to wish everyone a fabulous festive season and we hope your 2017 be filled with health, love, fun and success in business. Here’s a light-hearted video we’ve been working on to spread a little Christmas Cheer.  Read more

Get More from your Point Of Sale with Retail Express

Are you looking for a new POS system? Is your current POS software just not working for you? Are you struggling with your inventory management? Do you need more reports? Are you in need of a loyalty and marketing solution for your POS? These are important decisions for your growing business so we may have just the solution for you. Retail Express provides retailers with a cloud based solution that…  Read more

Revolutionise your business: Ostendo Freeway and Offsite Work

Freeway is a remote application that integrates with Ostendo. As such it is able to capture valuable information via tablet or phone without needing to access Ostendo. This has extended the use of Ostendo into many new areas, as it enable staff to be able to enter data while in the field, and while out of access to internet. However, because of the breadth of use of Freeway, it is…  Read more

Using Batch Numbers in MYOB Inventory

What are batch numbers and why are they used? Batch numbers typically are associated with inventory. The Items within a Batch have all been manufactured to the same standards and contain attributes that are unique to that Batch. With manufacturing, you can assign a batch number to the products that are made from the same lot of raw materials, and then track that same number through to the sale. With…  Read more

Inspiration, Awards, and Product Updates: MYOB Partners Connect 2016

Our team is now back into the swing of things after attending the MYOB annual Partner Conference 2016 on the sunny Gold Coast. We loved catching up with all our networks, partners old and new as well as the MYOB staff and crew. It is mind blowing at how fast each year rolls by, particularly when you hear some partners being awarded 10, 15 and 20 years of service! It…  Read more

6 Cloud Solutions for Cafes & Restaurants to Save Money

Working with retailers in the café and restaurant sector I can categorically say, in order to be in the forefront of your game you really need to adopt the latest technology trends. By now, it has become clear that the cloud is not simply a fad, it is a business computing model that is here to stay. Cloud applications effectively deliver multitudinous efficiencies that ensure cost savings in the long…  Read more

We Have A [MYOB] Superhero in our Midst

This post first appeared on the MYOB blog titled ‘Meet MYOB community forum superhero Renae Petersen‘. The MYOB community forum is the place where you can find support, information and advice on using your MYOB software. This online resource allows MYOB users to look for answers to questions they may have. MYOB Partners with diverse and in-depth knowledge and industry experience monitor questions and contribute their answers. Currently, we’re running a…  Read more

Tax Time Deadline: Review Your Accounts And Reconcile Now

This post first appeared on the MYOB blog titled ‘Countdown to tax time: Review debtor accounts, creditor accounts and reconcile‘. Let the countdown begin! Online accounting software has now revolutionised the way bookkeepers and business owners manage the accounts and prepare for End of Financial Year (EOFY). Products such as MYOB AccountRight and MYOB Essentials have made this all too easy. EOFY can be stressful, particularly for those who don’t…  Read more

End of Financial Year Preparation – Key Dates to Know

Here we go again…another financial year end. Here are some important dates to help you manage your way through the minefield of payroll and financial year end.   During May Your accountant should have a look at your financial data, to help with any tax planning strategies for year end. If you are using MYOB AccountRight Live, MYOB Essentials, Xero or Quickbooks Online (QBO), your accountant can be given access…  Read more

Reduce Your EOFY Stress With These 7 Tips

We are counting down to end of another financial year, and we all know how much work is looming in July. So here are some tips to help you get ready in advance to reduce your stress levels and your work levels. If you need any extra help around financial and payroll year end, you can call on us. Speak to your accountant and send your financial statements to them…  Read more

MYOB Pay Superannuation: Take The Stress Out of Super Obligations

This post was first published via the MYOB website titled ‘Managing Superannuation Obligations ‘ and written by our own Renae Peterson. There are many good reasons why businesses should be taking advantage of a fully integrated online accounting and payroll system, such as MYOB AccountRight Live, or upgrading their old AccountRight Classic files to AccountRight Live. One of my favourite features is Pay Superannuation – seamless, easy to use, and…  Read more