Technology & Innovation

Technology & Innovation

Software

Effective use of software and hardware can provide enormous benefits to your business. Let us help you make the right choice when it comes to accounting software.

Choosing the right system for your business is not straight-forward, there are over sixty different accounting packages available in New Zealand. We are committed to keeping up-to-date with the progression of these products; this enables us to recommend the best accounting solution for your business.

 

Our experienced team can advise on:

  • Accounting or payroll software applications
  • Data security & efficiency
  • Training you to be self-sufficient users
  • Electronic banking
For more information contact us today!
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Xero

Run your business and access your accounts from work, home or on the go.
Invite others to view your accounts and provide valuable real-time advice.
Your data is completely secure even if your computer is lost or stolen.

Collaborate online

Work together as a team on financials. Collaborate with your accountant and bookkeeper to get the advice you need, when you need it. Invite an unlimited number of people for free. You control what each person can see.

Mac, PC, mobile

The beauty of Xero online accounting is that you can work on any system – Mac, Windows or Linux. Plus there’s a mobile version designed for smartphones like iPhone, Android and Blackberry

Always up-to-date

All your invited users have access to the latest version of your financial data. You never need to worry about installing software. With Xero online accounting your data is never out-of-date.

Private and secure

Your data has never been safer. We operate multiple redundant servers at tier-one data centres, guarded 24/7/365 and we run database backups every 10 minutes.

Free software updates

Software updates are free and automatically available when you login. Every 3-6 weeks we release innovative new features and enhancements based on ideas from our customers.

 

For more information see www.xero.com/nz or contact Megan at megan@mckenzieca.co.nz

Figured

Driving the business of farming

Figured is a complete livestock, dairy and crop budgeting, production tracking, and forecasting tool that gives you accurate data in one place, in real time.

  • Financial Planning – Good financial plans are the backbone of successful farming businesses. Succession planning, expansion, diversification or just managing through the volatility of commodity prices can all be planned for in Figured. Figured puts farmers and their adivsors on the same page, with a user-friendly planning grid that can be worked on from anywhere with an internet connection, so farming teams can work together to build their vision for the future. your accounting process
  • Farm Operation Tracking – Figured makes it easy to track production quantities and volumes of milk solids, livestock and crops, as well as tracking all inputs associated with farm operations. As production rarely follows a fixed 12 month financial year, Figured makes valuation of inventory for future sale or future production easy, with inventory tracking that you can report on at any time.
  • Reporting – You can produce detailed financial, production, management and year-end financial reports. Any user can add comments to reports, export as PDF or share directly from Figured, so everyone int he farming team can stay up to date with the farm’s performance.
  • Data Intergration – Figured brings financial data in from a farm’s Xero account and intergrates with some of the world’s leading farm management systems, inluding John Deere, Agworls and stock tracking systems BCMS & ICBF.

 

For more information see https://www.figured.com/en-nz/ or contact Megan at megan@mckenzieca.co.nz

Farm Focus

With over 30 years’ experience delivering farm management software for New Zealand farmers, Farm Focus provides:

  • Autocoded bank and rural trader imports
  • GST Returns
  • Cashflows and Budgets
  • Invoicing
  • Reports that monitor your farm’s performance

It has been designed for farmers by farmers. Take a Walk through of the program to get an overview of how Farm Focus can help you.  Sign up for a 7 day free trial today https://farmfocus.nz/sign-up.

It’s so easy for us to access their file for year end accounts and answer any questions throughout the year. Online provides multi-site access – you can retrieve your Farm Focus information from any authorised computer.

Being an online programme you are always working on the most up-to-date version of the software.  You no longer need to worry about backups. Your data is stored in the ‘cloud’ which means it’s more accessible and easily restored if your pc fails.

 

For more information see https://www.farmfocus.co.nz/ or contact Abby at abby@mckenzieca.co.nz

Money Works

Get to really know your business with MoneyWorks accounting software.

An excellent software package for  any commercial business big or small.  You can have as much data showing as you like, no rolling to the next year and transactions are so easy to find.

Works on either Mac or Windows computers.

What can MoneyWorks do for you?

  • Cashbook
  • General Ledger
  • GST Returns
  • Debtor Invoicing
  • Track Creditors
  • Products and Inventory
  • Names Database
  • Custom Forms Designer
  • Reporting
  • 45 Day Free Trial https://www.cognito.co.nz/download.php

 

For more information see https://www.cognito.co.nz/ or contact Jill at jill@mckenzieca.co.nz

PaySauce

Easy-As Cloud Payroll.

Payroll calculations, payday filing and time sheets, all in one simple app for your mobile and desktop.

Supercharged Support – Wages can’t wait. Good thing our awesome support team are ready to help you out. Choose from phone or email support from our in-house payroll experts.

Fully digital, Flexible and Mobile – PaySauce comes with apps for your computer and smartphone. It’s cloud-based, so you can update things easily as your business changes and grown. Your records are safer, better organised and more accessible than ever.

Single Click Pay Run – PaySauce connects employees, managers and admins. On payday, time sheets shoot straight into the pay run and wages are calculated automatically. You just review the final numbers and top up or take out anything extra. When you’re ready, run your pay with a single click.

Automated Payments and Filing – We can connect directly to your bank to automate payments, so your people get paid quickly and accurately. Payslips are issued through the app, where they’re available anytime, even the old ones. To keep you fully compliant, we take care of PAYE payments and IR filing.

 

For more information see https://www.paysauce.com/  or to get started contact either Bex at bex@mckenzieca.co.nz or Andrea at andrea@mckenzieca.co.nz

ace PAYROLL

For anyone looking for a simple, inexpensive, easy-to-use wages package, this is it.  Even though this isn’t one of those in the “cloud” software programmes, they do offer online backup services.We can help you with installation and any questions.

  • Great pricing, excellent support.
  • Fully featured
  • Makes PAYE easy
  • Free trial for 60-days
  • Suitable for small to medium businesses

It makes filing your PAYE returns an easy task by either just printing the already calculated form or by saving an electronic format to file online with the IRD.

Another great feature is emailing payslips.  There are so many options with reports too.

 

For more information see https://www.acepay.co.nz/ or to get started contact either Bex at bex@mckenzieca.co.nz or Andrea at andrea@mckenzieca.co.nz

Hubdoc

You can finally stop chasing down missing bills and statements. Hubdoc is your electronic filing cabinet with some added extras.

Hubdoc uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology to analyse your receipts (and other scanned documents) for usable data, saving you time and data entry..

When you upload your receipts Hubdoc converts that data into digital files, ready for export to Xero.

Now your accountant can gain access to all your receipts and invoices, directly from Hubdoc. Simply grant your accountant access to your account and an email invite will be sent.

Now your accountant can stay in the loop.

Welcome to Hubdoc video – https://www.hubdoc.com/

Try Hubdoc for free – https://app.hubdoc.com/signup

 

For more information see contact Karen at karen@mckenzieca.co.nz

Team Viewer

Note: McKenzie+Co use version 13 of team viewer. To download Quick Support, click on the Team Viewer logo (to the left) then run the ‘Team Viewer’ application once it has downloaded.

The friendly All-In-One solution for:

  • Remote Maintenance
  • Support
  • Remote Access and Home Office
  • Simple, fast and secure support over the Internet

We have found TeamViewer to be an incredibly valuable tool in supporting your needs. Our customer support can talk you through a problem over the phone while demonstrating the solution on your PC from our office!

 

For more information see http://www.teamviewer.com/en/

Zoom

Zoom is for you.

We’re here to help you connect, communicate and express your ideas so you can get more done, together. We’re proud to be trusted by millions of enterprises, small businesses and individuals, just like you.

Request a demo – https://explore.zoom.us/livedemo?_ga=2.158246778.15442954.1626752209-not%2520set

Our Library

You are most welcome to borrow any of the following books from our library:

 

Get off the Grass – Shaun Hendy & Paul Callaghan

Life after Farming – Rhodes Donald

A Little Book of Financial Wisdom – phwealth

Managing Conflict in the Family Business – Kent Rhodes & David Lansky

A New Zealand Guide Family Trusts – Martin Hawes

Family Trusts – The New Zealand Must-Have Guide – Martin Hawes

Family Business Succession – Craig E Aronoff, Stephen L McClure, John L Ward

Good to Great – Jim Collins

Family Meetings – Craig E Aronoff, John L Ward

Keeping Farming in the Family – Ian Ross Blackman

Water, North Otago’s Gold – Keith Pheasant

Strategic Planning for the Family Business – Randel S Carlock and John L Ward

A Cut Above. Cooking with AngusPure – Gerhard Egger

Process Consultation Revisited – Edgar H Schein