Daniel James

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Voice conferencing just got better

Voice conferencing just got better

Traditional voice conferencing systems are pretty average, but Dolby is applying its audio quality tech to this seldom-acknowledged problem.
Jun 26 2015, 3:50PM
Attack of the EOFY: Tweak these numbers in your accounting software

Attack of the EOFY: Tweak these numbers in your accounting software

The end of the financial year is almost here, but there's still time for some last-minute tweaks.
Jun 26 2015, 3:40PM
Should you use video to promote your business?

Should you use video to promote your business?

Yes, and the sooner the better, says one PR professional. How's that for uncommon clarity?
Jun 26 2015, 3:33PM
eWAY simplifies payment processing for Shopify stores

eWAY simplifies payment processing for Shopify stores

New integration between Shopify's ecommerce software and Australia's eWAY payments processor provides several benefits for etailers. And yes, etailers is a word now.
Jun 26 2015, 3:27PM
Now Xero notifies iOS users of new transactions

Now Xero notifies iOS users of new transactions

The latest version of Xero's iPhone app includes notifications when new transactions arrive from bank feeds.
Jun 24 2015, 1:55PM
Your Essential Cloud Toolbox

Your Essential Cloud Toolbox

When BIT interviewed Receipt Bank country manager Sophie Hossack, we asked for her thoughts on essential cloud accounting and bookkeeping tools for small business. What's the toolbox every small business should keep on hand, to maximise the potential of the cloud? Here are the elements to consider.
Jun 22 2015, 1:45PM
NetSuite ready for SBR

NetSuite ready for SBR

The NetSuite financials, ERP and commerce cloud software is now ready to use Standard Business Reporting (SBR) for lodging returns with the ATO via a new application.
Jun 19 2015, 2:38PM
Reckon SyncDirect makes it easy for your accountant to access your data

Reckon SyncDirect makes it easy for your accountant to access your data

Reckon's SyncDirect allows accountants and bookkeepers to automate data collection, regardless of the SME accounting software used by their clients.
Jun 19 2015, 2:35PM
Xero puts returns into the cloud for tax agents

Xero puts returns into the cloud for tax agents

Just as Xero's accounting software allows users to work on their accounts from practically any modern computer, tablet or smartphone, the new Xero Tax product provides tax agents with similar flexibility to work on their clients' returns, lodging them completely online with no need to install software on the agent's computer or device.
Jun 17 2015, 4:56PM
One year until SuperStream deadline - but why wait?

One year until SuperStream deadline - but why wait?

Businesses with less than twenty employees aren't required to use SuperStream to make superannuation contributions until 1 July 2016, but they can already reap the benefits.
Jun 17 2015, 4:47PM
Xero cloud accounting gets even more features

Xero cloud accounting gets even more features

Xero has announced new and forthcoming features for its cloud accounting product, including a business performance dashboard. That means automatic delivery of industry-standard business metrics in a dashboard to provide insights on performance.
Jun 5 2015, 11:36AM
An easy new way to accept mobile payments

An easy new way to accept mobile payments

Merchants who use Tyro Payments for payment processing can now let their customers pay from the PayPal app on their smartphones.
Jun 5 2015, 11:33AM
5 basic but effective Google Drive tips

5 basic but effective Google Drive tips

If you're new to Google Drive, here are some suggestions for getting the most from the service.
May 27 2015, 3:49PM
10 EOFY tips from a real life accountant!

10 EOFY tips from a real life accountant!

"Cash flow can become one of the biggest problems for small and medium businesses at the end of each financial year," warns David Henderson, chief executive of accountancy group ROCG Asia Pacific. Fortunately, he has some advice on how to mitigate these problems. But first...
May 27 2015, 3:39PM
How cloud accounting helps small businesses keep on top of their financials

How cloud accounting helps small businesses keep on top of their financials

"We didn't start a business because we love the financials." That could be just about any small business owner speaking, but in this case, it's actually pantree.co co-founder Josh Chittick.
May 27 2015, 3:28PM
Working late? If so, you're not alone

Working late? If so, you're not alone

Long hours are par for the course for many of us who run small businesses, and the need to prepare for the end of the financial year can make things worse.
May 25 2015, 1:50PM
PayPal integration just got easier

PayPal integration just got easier

If your online store runs on Bigcommerce (or you're thinking of setting up such a store) but you don't accept PayPal payments because it's too difficult technically, that's about to change.
May 25 2015, 1:19PM
11 File-Sync Services Compared

11 File-Sync Services Compared

The ability to keep one or more folders of files synchronised across multiple computers and mobile devices has become a staple facility for small business users. Dropbox is probably the best-known service of its type, but there are several to choose from. Here is BIT's summary of the major players.
May 20 2015, 3:47PM
A New Shipping Service to Help Small Business

A New Shipping Service to Help Small Business

If you're an online retailer or you take orders by phone or mail, Australia Post can be a cost-effective way of sending parcels. But low-volume users need to take the items to the post office, post shop or whatever your nearest facility is called these days, and even between capital cities the expected delivery time is up to four days. Now there's a better way.
May 20 2015, 3:43PM
How to Use Cloud Backup But Keep Your Data Onshore

How to Use Cloud Backup But Keep Your Data Onshore

Some small businesses don't like the idea of their data being stored overseas, and so choose not to use cloud backup services. But there is a way to get all the advantages of cloud backup, while keeping all your stuff within Australia's jurisdiction.
May 15 2015, 10:12AM

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