It’s been a few months since our last full version release with v1504. Since then, we have released some small patch updates which you may have received, but not a full version. Read on to get the full description of updates.
Whether we like it or not, the world has changed considerably in the last 10 years and it will continue to change even more so over the next 10!
We are all – to a degree – sticklers for change. We embrace the thought of change, but resist it when it appears to be thrust upon us, or when we are forced to make that ‘monumental’ shift. It doesn’t matter if it’s a change in the type of cereal from our favoured brand, or a newer version of the software we use on a daily basis. Change is change, and few of us leap forth into the unknown with enthusiasm. We do, however, often look back and think: “I can’t believe I resisted that! Imagine doing things the way we used to?”
We’re excited to announce that we will soon be launching a Bluetooth Temperature Probe that seamlessly connects with Mobileezy software. Before it’s ready for distribution, we’d love to give a couple of our customers the opportunity to test it in the field to ensure it functions to our customer’s expectations and needs.
Mobileezy8 was released late last year and has been hugely successful with our new customers. We've ironed out some initial bugs and introduced improvements that significantly enhance its usability, particularly on devices with smaller screens such as smartphones. The native Android platform has allowed us to bring in some previously unavailable functionality, and we thought it was time to let you know the details regarding the conversion process and benefits of moving to Mobileezy8.
Sales automation software isn’t anything terribly new. Nor is it that complicated. Simply stated, automation refers to a process or task that occurs using a software program that completes tasks which were previously performed manually through automatic means.
End of year means stocktake for many distribution businesses - stock on the shelves must be counted so that accurate information regarding stock levels and valuations are in the accounting system for end-of-year reporting.
Many businesses use processes that make stocktake a longer and more painful process than it needs to be. Paper count sheets, spreadsheets and data entry can extend the time taken on stocktake and increase the number of mistakes - which can be costly in terms of time and money.
Automating this process can vastly improve stocktakes by removing manual steps such as paper count sheets, spreadsheets and data entry enabling you to reduce the time taken on this task, decrease the number of errors and obtain reports on stock levels and stock losses quickly. Mobileezy has five suggestions to improve your EOFY.
We don't usually think of the Federal Budget and the Treasurer as Christmas and Santa Claus, but that's exactly how the 2015 Budget looks to small business. For those who have been too busy to read, the headline items are the immediate tax write-off, a cut in the tax rate, increased Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) exemptions and some reductions in red tape, and there are a number of other smaller changes.
The showpiece is the $20,000 immediate tax write-off for purchase of any business asset, starting right now and for the next two years. This 100% write-off is available to businesses with an ABN, earning less than $2 million in revenue, and covers a broad range of items such as cars, fridges, coffee machines, tables and chairs, printers, hot water units, computers and packaged software.
It's End of Financial Year time again and you know what that means! Yes, aside from the pain of getting your accounts up to date, doing stocktakes, rolling over the financial year and preparing annual tax returns, it means your accounting system provider will probably send you an update!
Mobileezy version 1504 packs a punch this month! We've focused on fixing a few recently reported bugs, but also on adding some handheld specific enhancements that you have requested. One of the most frequently queried features - emailing sales directly from the handheld - is finally here and is available to all customers with a current support plan.
It seems that everyone has a cloud now. The exhibition halls at CeBIT and Connect are full of vendors offering one. IBM, Microsoft, VMware, Google, Oracle, Adobe, Rackspace, and the list goes on and on.
And the reason is obviously that for many businesses it just makes so much commercial sense. Cloud computing, which basically means using computer servers located in a datacentre to allow access to software and data, continues to grow globally because for so many businesses this is so.