Accounting Software & add-ons

I’m sure every business owner could agree that there is nothing worse than losing track of your money. It’s confusing, stressful, and detrimental to the business to say the least. We want to encourage you to get control over your cash, stop chasing payments and get paid faster. One of our first solutions is choosing an Accounting Software.

Accounting Software

Every business has unique needs, so you can use an Accounting Software on its own, or to compliment the bookkeeper and/or accountant.

Cloud-based software can be accessed anywhere, anytime. With a dashboard to summarise the most valuable information to your business, helping you to better understand your finances.

Many Accounting Software’s offer a connection to your bank feed too – so you can kiss manual data entry goodbye. Some packages will offer the service of automatic coding of receipts or take photos to file the receipt via your mobile phone.

We are aware that sometimes price is the deciding factor. But firstly, consider this… How and when do you want to grow?

Let your answer to this question help determine your choice to make the switch.

Because imagine having to start all over again down the track. Besides, the fees for accounting software can be written off as a business expense.

There are numerous software options out there which include, IRD Cashbook Template, Wave, Banklink, Reckon, FreshBooks, Intuit QuickBooks Online, Zoho Invoice, Pabbly, and plenty others. It’s important to remember however, the software you choose should suit the business, not the other way around.

Accounting software should not just make your life easier;
they should give you new opportunities for success.

This is why our trusted team of experts are committed to help you find the product that will best suit your needs. Two main software’s we use are:

Xero

Xero messing around with this one. Use this software to its full potential, and you’ll save yourself a lot of time and money (aka accounting fees). The best part about Xero is that you don’t have to be a Microsoft Technician to be able to operate Xero either. We fully support our clients through the set-up, conversions, training, and reporting until you’re up to speed. Click here to read more about our Xero services.

MYOB

From desktop software to cloud-based solutions, MYOB can fulfil your needs. From start-up to grownup, this product scales with you. MYOB tracks when clients receive and open your invoices. Manage bills and expenses, then pay staff in just a few clicks. Automatically update your tax tables, calculate your GST, PAYE and run reports. Don’t let the complex capacity of this product scare you off because we are with our clients every step of the transition and depending on what your requirements are, we can take over an existing situation and streamline it, update it, or overhaul it. Click here to read more about our MYOB services.

Add-Ons

Still feel like you need a little more, or perhaps you need different software’s to talk to each other? That’s where add-ons can be simply plugged in to extend capabilities. Just as you thought you couldn’t make ‘accounting life’ any easier, right? Whatever your requirements are, we will source the best product to fit your business.

Popular add-ons include:

  • Deputy – a workforce management system covering rostering, timesheets and more
  • EzyCollect – an automated messaging software designed to make collections easier
  • PayPal – a payment processing option
  • Receipt Bank – turns receipts into accounting data
  • ServiceM8 – a job management system for trades and services
  • Shopify – ecommerce to synchronise orders, refunds, payments, product and inventory
  • Stripe – payment processing including recurring subscriptions
  • TidyStock – a stock and inventory management system

Client Login

Gilligan Sheppard clients can access their own electronic data space, supplying the ability for us to securely send information to you and vice versa. Your financial statements, tax returns and minutes can be signed and returned electronically in a matter of minutes. All communications and file attachments are encrypted, making it far more secure than email.

If any of the items or topics on this page have interested you, please fill in the enquiry form below or contact the team directly, and we can talk about your goals, pain points and options.

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As a client Gilligan Sheppard you will have access to international networks and resources to enable optimal outcomes for your business / trust / transaction. xero logo It’s small business accounting software that’s simple, smart and occasionally magical. Log in online anytime, anywhere on your Mac, PC, tablet or phone to get a real-time view of your cash flow. 
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As a client Gilligan Sheppard you will have access to international networks and resources to enable optimal outcomes for your business / trust / transaction. smart ar logo Astute cash flow management is essential for operating a small business.
As a client Gilligan Sheppard you will have access to international networks and resources to enable optimal outcomes for your business / trust / transaction. myob logo Trusted by 1.2 million businesses, myob is New Zealand’s largest accounting solutions provider. The platform is equipped to support the needs of New Zealand organisations.
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