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Office Brands Readysell Ex Tax Pricing Update

The recent move to ex tax pricing on WebX has required some changes to Readysell’s integration to Office Brands. Some of those changes could not be identified until after the new WebX site went live. Office Brands and Readysell have been working over the last few weeks on identifying and implementing a few additional integration changes.

As of today, all program changes that we can identify as required have been completed and deployed. We have run a number of processes to refresh data over the last week or two. On Friday this week, we plan to run the last required refresh. We will refresh all product updates for the last few weeks to WebX over the weekend. Thanks for your patience and assistance over the last few weeks.

Using KeyPay to Process Jobkeeper payments

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Our partners at KeyPay have been extremely helpful during the recent developments with the government’s implementation of their Covid-19 support packages, and we wanted to share this information with our customers – and the wider industry.

Firstly, the following article explains the in’s and out’s of how the JobKeeper payment will be included in Single touch Payroll (STP) systems: Managing-the-JobKeeper-Payment.

One point to note is: “While most of the talk about the JobKeeper payment refers to fortnightly payments you’ll see there’s a section near the bottom of the article that explains how to manage the payment if you’re using a weekly or monthly pay schedule – the important thing to remember is that you must use the exact name (and payment classification “Allowance-other”) the ATO has requested for your new pay categories.”

The article also covers what to do if you’ve already paid your employees for 30/3/20 but want to claim the JobKeeper subsidy for those payments.

The JobKeeper-Eligibility-Report will assist you to check if an employee is eligible – please note this report is based on the data in the business for the employee and should be used as a guide only.

KeyPay is doing a great job of keeping abreast of the ongoing changes, and are updating their resources frequently. You can find more information here: https://www.keypay.com/resources/jobkeeper-program-covid-19
Questions about your business’s eligibility to receive the JobKeeper subsidy, or if an employee is eligible, should be directed to the ATO for more information 

Remember, JobKeeper is a subsidy payment to an employer to assist with the payment of wages to an employee and all the standard rules apply. It is not a payment to an employee – employees who are not eligible need to approach Centrelink directly.


An update from Readysell

To Our Valued Customers,

I wanted to reach out to you in these rapidly-evolving and uncertain times, to assure you that Readysell will be here to support you and your business through the current Covid-19 situation…and well into the future.

I apologize for the delay in getting this update out to you all, but we – like you – have been navigating through the recent turmoil, and have been unprecedently busy trying to ensure minimal disruption to ‘business as usual’ for our customers.

Several changes have happened across the Readysell team in recent months in order to evolve and grow the product. Firstly, I came on board as the new Managing Director, to oversee this new stage in our growth, and ensure we have the right team in place to continue to develop and deliver a leading solution to you.

To that end we have brought on new developers, Herman and Mohamed who, collectively, have many years developing solutions. They are both enthusiastic about the product, are building on a strong foundation, and have some great ideas for ‘where to next’

We will also be strengthening our Marketing, Sales and Customer Success functions soon, and I’ll be back in touch with more on that shortly.

While some of the names you know are no longer part of the Readysell team – with, Adam, Alisha and Stu moving on – John Nairn is still working with us and is putting in increased hours to ensure that his product and domain knowledge is available to you.

We are now even more committed to supporting you and your business, to this end we have our fortnightly webinars that will deliver ongoing learning and optimization opportunities to you and your team moving forward. We are also working to reintroduce the Readysell advisory user groups to help us grow and develop the product in a way that benefits you. If you aren’t currently booked in for one of these, reach out, and we will lock your team in.

While we are all coming to grips with the new, and hopefully very temporary, reality of ‘remote working’, rest assured that Readysell is still firing on all cylinders, 100% committed to our customers, and using this time to plan and prepare for an exciting future.

Stay safe,

Kind Regards,

Peter Drill

Managing Director, Readysell

ATO system shut down

The annual close-down at the ATO is from 12.00 noon AEDT on Tuesday 24th December 2019 until 6.00 am on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

The service outage affects all inbound services including Single Touch Payroll (STP) and Tax File Number Declarations. During this time you can carry on as per normal lodging your STP pay events in Readysell Payroll. We will queue up any/all submissions made and send them to the ATO when service resumes.

The only impact you will experience is a delay in receiving a response from the ATO about your pay event. Please note, Tax File Number Declarations will fail to lodge – you will have to wait and lodge these on or after Thursday 2nd January 2020.

If you’d like further details about this, please see the ATO website at https://www.ato.gov.au/General/Online-services/System-Maintenance/

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Readysell

Christmas and the New Year is nearly upon us and we’d like to take some time to reflect on the year that has passed, express our thanks and gratitude to our valuable customers and inform you of our arrangements for the holiday season.

The Readysell office will be closed this year from Friday 20th of December, 2019. Regular business will resume on Monday 6th of January, 2020. Members of our support team will be available during this period for critical or emergency support issues only.

Merry Christmas from Readysell

During the past 12 months we have continued to enhance the core Readysell ERP, along with increasing the functionality of our Service module with 105 new features and process improvements. As we move into 2020, we will continue to invest in the development of our core ERP, along with our service module through the direct feedback of our customers.

2019 saw Readysell deliver six new releases:

As usual, there’s plenty more planned for 2020, so stay tuned for announcements over the coming months.

Lastly, before we sign off, we’d also like to remind all of our customers that now is a good time to review your security practices to ensure you’re protecting your business in the new year. To get started, please check out the Readysell Security Guide at https://readysell.com.au/security/

Thanks to all of our customers for your ongoing business, thoughtful feedback and support. We wish you all a merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!

General Stationery is now available in our Readysell Supplier Stock Service

We’ve recently added to our growing list of suppliers.  Our latest addition is General Stationery Supplies Pty Ltd

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The Readysell Supplier Stock Service (RS3) lets you check live stock level data from a number of suppliers right from your product screen. This is a great way to ensure you get stock faster when you really need it without having to visit a bunch of supplier websites or make superfluous phone calls.

We now have stock feeds available for the following suppliers:

If you deal with any of the above suppliers, but are not seeing live stock levels on the product screen, please contact Readysell Support to help set you up.

Readysell 8.58 Umaroona now rolling out

We’re pleased to announce that Readysell 8.58 (codename Umaroona) is rolling out to all of our Readysell 8 customers. This release is focused on implementing some important backend enhancements, as well as actioning feedback from the Readysell forums.

Allow for open items to show on the accounts receivable follow up email

We’ve updated the Readysell to now show the outstanding open items that are shown on the customer’s open item tab in cards.
Should read as We’ve updated Readysell to now show the outstanding open items that are shown on the customer’s open items tab in Cards

Added the ability to now subtotal lines on sales

You can now create a subtotal product that will add a dollar value total to the products placed above it. Should read as:
You can now create a subtotal on products that will add a dollar value total to the products placed above it.

Replace kit items with the kit components on sales

Sales now has the ability to replace the kit item line with the kit components itself making it easier for staff to identify what is required to be shipped to the customer.

Improved the use of competitor prices on quotes

We have now added the ability to easily compare pricing with a competitor.
We have also created a competitors quote layout showing the customers what they are saving if they purchase with your store.

But wait, there’s more…

We’ve also made a number of other improvements and under-the-hood changes. Here’s a full list. If you’d like more details about any of the below items, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us through the Readysell Helpdesk.

  • 11276 Include original supplier invoice details automatically in supplier credit request
  • 15147 Improve the manual cost function on sales orders and quotes
  • 15148 Add on service order to product site quantities tab on breakdown drop down
  • 15260 Differentiate between “In Store” and “Onsite/External Visit” for order source
  • 15261 More tightly link credits to their original transactions
  • 15264 Create a new product status “Indent”
  • 15266 Allow for a threshold to be set before an open item shows as overdue on a statement

Reminder: free training webinars

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This is a another reminder about our remaining free training webinars. Many Office Brands dealers have participated in and made tangible improvements in their business through Readysell’s free webinar training program. We’d like to extend an invitation to all Office Brands Readysell users to participate.

Please consider whether any members of your team would be able to attend any of the following sessions. Be sure to register so that we can ensure you are correctly set up prior to the session starting.

Best Practice, Tips & Tricks

What you can do to ensure you are getting the most out of your Readysell investment.

Presented By: Geoff Kindred
Difficulty: Easy

  • Monday 21/10/2019 11:30am – 12:30pm Sydney time

Security, customisation and screen design

Hiding modules, arranging fields, settings things up the way you like it!

Presented By: Sue Michael & Geoff Kindred
Difficulty: Easy

  • Monday 18/11/2019 11:30am – 12:30pm Sydney time

Purchasing and receipting

How you can streamline your purchasing and receipting process using Readysell.

Presented By: Geoff Kindred
Difficulty: Easy

  • Monday 9/12/2019 11:30am – 12:30pm Sydney time

To register for any webinar, please enter your business, attendee name and email address on the following form:

Readysell free training webinar registration

Reminder: free training webinars

Headset

This is a quick reminder about our upcoming free training webinars. Many Office Brands dealers have participated in and made tangible improvements in their business through Readysell’s free webinar training program. We’d like to extend an invitation to all Office Brands Readysell users to participate.

Please consider whether any members of your team would be able to attend any of the following sessions. Be sure to register so that we can ensure you are correctly set up prior to the session starting.

Office Brands Integration

Are you utilising the full suite of integration features available? Lets make sure!

Presented By: Sharon Harden & Geoff Kindred
Difficulty: Easy

  • Monday 23/09/2019 11:30am – 12:30pm Sydney time

Best Practice, Tips & Tricks

What you can do to ensure you are getting the most out of your Readysell investment.

Presented By: Geoff Kindred
Difficulty: Easy

  • Monday 26/10/2019 11:30am – 12:30pm Sydney time

Security, customisation and screen design

Hiding modules, arranging fields, settings things up the way you like it!

Presented By: Sue Michael & Geoff Kindred
Difficulty: Easy

  • Monday 18/11/2019 11:30am – 12:30pm Sydney time

Purchasing and receipting

How you can streamline your purchasing and receipting process using Readysell.

Presented By: Geoff Kindred
Difficulty: Easy

  • Monday 9/12/2019 11:30am – 12:30pm Sydney time

To register for any webinar, please enter your business, attendee name and email address on the following form:

Readysell free training webinar registration

Readysell 8.57 Torrens now rolling out

We’re pleased to announce that Readysell 8.57 (codename Torrens) is rolling out to all of our Readysell 8 customers. This release is focused on implementing some important backend enhancements, as well as actioning feedback from the Readysell forums.

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Always be up to date with the latest supplier stock data with RS3 2.0

We’ve updated the Readysell Supplier Stock Service (RS3) to ensure you always have the latest available supplier data in your system. Going forward, RS3 will be able to update the supplier codes and costs in your price book and product file on a daily basis, and supplier stock levels will pushed directly into your system to expand where you’re able to surface this data within Readysell.

Automatically apply your early payment discounts to supplier payments

To ensure you take full advantage of your supplier’s early payment discounts, you can now set up multiple supplier payment terms – one for regular payment, and another for early payment. When you pay early, Readysell can automatically apply your supplier’s early payment discount to the supplier payment.

Communicate more effectively with internal line notes

Sales and purchases now have a new “internal” line notes field, which lets you add line notes which will be visible in the system and in internal documents (such as picking slips) only – not on external documents (such as delivery dockets or tax invoices). This is great when you want to call out special instructions about a specific line, but don’t want this being shared with the customer/supplier.

Automate all your recurring billing with sale run enhancements

You can now set up sale runs to automatically recur every week, fornight, month, quarter or year. This is great for generating regular invoices for services. Just set a recurrance start date, whether you wish to recur based on weeks or months, and then how frequently you wish your recurrances to occur.

But wait, there’s more…

We’ve also made a number of other improvements and under-the-hood changes. Here’s a full list. If you’d like more details about any of the below items, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us through the Readysell Helpdesk.

  • 11411 Add Start Period and End Period to sales cube report parameters
  • 14972 Wrong tab is selected when creating a new sales order
  • 15072 Allow automatic sale runs to be generated weekly and every X months
  • 15073 Log individual messages for each mail recipient
  • 15092 Differentiate “Pending” and “In Progress” stock transfers at POS
  • 15102 Update database schema reflect nullability of application properties
  • 15114 Allow customisation of the default machine status
  • 15115 Allow file attachments to be sent by email
  • 15116 Allow ETA on purchase back order lines to be modified from the purchase back order list
  • 15117 Automatically calculate and apply early payment discounts for suppliers
  • 15150 Allow for internal only notes to be added to sales and purchase order lines
  • 15153 Ability to create a case from API
  • 15154 Print service picking slip when service automatic warehousing runs
  • 15155 Improve webhook functionality to support multiple webhooks and Integromat
  • 15179 Add merge button to purchase run suppliers
  • 15180 Make stock replenishment runs work with sites
  • 15203 Import secondary supplier data directly from RS3
  • 15210 Include payment details on pro forma tax invoice
  • 15211 Update workstation settings to make configuration on Cloud easier
  • 15212 Invalid warning when entering shipments
  • 15213 Remove old RS3 button on product-suppliers