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New features in Gobbill

January 6th, 2020 Posted by Financial Management, Gobbill News, Payments, Product Features, Time Management 0 thoughts on “New features in Gobbill”

New feature update as of 6 January 2020

We are listening to clients’ feedback and implementing features almost every business day.  You can imagine there would be plenty of small and large changes being made daily.

Here are a few key ones:

  • Click through to bill details from the Bill Calendar. Client requested to be able to click through from the calendar to the bill details.
  • Additional options to override the payment date. A client asked to have more control over when specific Billers are paid.

Click through to bill details from the Bill Calendar. A client requested to be able to click through from the calendar to the bill details.

Additional options to override the payment date – A client asked to have more control over when specific Billers are paid, and this new feature is now available on our Premium and Business Plans.

Benefits:

  • Set payment time frames for individual billers – ‘pay x business days before due date’ or ‘pay x calendar days after issue date’
  • Set and forget, once you select the payment time frame it will automatically apply to any future bills received for that biller
  • Better supplier relationships, give suppliers more certainty about exactly when they will be paid, particularly those who manage a tight cash flow

Other recent features prior to 6 January 2020 ———–

Pay ASAP is a preference switch to enable the payment of invoices as soon as possible (ASAP) when a bill arrives in Gobbill. This feature was requested by one of our bookkeeper clients to clear invoices and bills as soon as they are received instead of paying before the due date or paying late.

[BETA] Payroll Sweep and Pay is the ability to clear payroll payments for any client and any Australian bank account through Gobbill. Instead of having to manage multiple Internet Banking login access authorities, logins and passwords, our accounting and bookkeeping partners can access one point trigger payroll approval and to clear payroll payments. Performing it through Gobbill doesn’t affect your clients’ Internet Banking daily limited which can alleviate a big issue on certain days when many payments have to be made on the same day.

[BETA] Bill and Payroll approval flows is the ability for small business users as well as accountants and bookkeepers to trigger approvals for bills/invoices and payroll. Authorizers can simply respond via email to approve without the need for logins or apps.

New dashboard designed for bookkeepers and accountants to manage their clients’ bills/invoices within Gobbill. Working with AAT members and our Partners, we’ve listened and developed a new dashboard to help support the work activities of bookkeepers and accountants. The dashboard helps to collate and group all clients’ accounts payable invoices and manage the timing and cashflow of payments. It is currently being trialed by a beta group.

NDIS dashboard for Plan Managers and households with NDIS self-managed participants. NDIS Plan Managers and Self-Managed Participants are able to see their invoices relating to NDIS all in one area. Their Gobbill account can support the whole bookkeeping practice (portfolio of clients) or whole-of-household with all bills and invoices. We see Gobbill as a whole-of-household solution for bills (including NDIS invoices) making life admin easier for those who are participating in the NDIS. A new dashboard is available to users on the Premium and Business Plans. Just ask gobbill@gobbill.com.au to activate it for you. There’s no extra charge or fees because it is all part of your existing Plan.

Bank statements can be uploaded directly for account verification and setup. A request from a Partner, you can now link a new bank account in Gobbill and upload bank statements for verification immediately. This is in addition to emailing  your bank statement to your own @gobbill.com email address.

Gobbill can now pay over 40,000 Australian billers and uses robots to fetch bills stored online. Some billers will send a notification that a bill is ready online. Instead of clicking on the link, forward the notification to Gobbill to do it for you. Gobbill currently has robots which will safely and securely fetch from online sources bills/invoices from their associated portals. E.g. City West Water, Sydney Water, Energy Australia, AGL Energy, Xero invoices and more..Robot automation saves you time and also helps to prevent you from clicking on malware or being directed to a fake website.

Gobbill is now able to accept multiple invoice/bill attachments and multiple types of documents in an email. Previously, Gobbill required each invoice to be on its separate email.

Documents awaiting processing by Gobbill due to fraud check or text recognition are displayed as in Gobbill as “Pending documents”.

Bill payment cutoff time is now midnight instead of 6pm. This is the cut off time for bills to be included in the next business day’s payment processing. If  a bill is sent into Gobbill and accepted before midnight, it will be included in the payment processing the next business day or scheduled before the due date depending on the circumstances and preferences.

Getting your finances sorted for the new year.

December 22nd, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Getting your finances sorted for the new year.”

Getting healthier, giving up a bad habit, or spending more time doing the things you love are all great New Year’s resolutions.

But what about your finances? Here are a few of our top tips:

#1: Build an emergency fund
Try setting aside a small amount on a regular basis to help you manage any emergency expenses and reduce the risk of needing to borrow or access credit. An emergency fund can give you peace of mind, and is one of the best steps you can take towards financial wellness.

#2: Reduce interest charges
Credit cards and installment plans can offer great rewards and flexibility when used well, but if you’re not careful the repayments and interest can add up. If you are paying interest, consider rolling any small debts into one and consolidating them in a single account. Some credit providers offer interest free periods on balance transfers which can help you catch up. 

#3: Make a budget
Setting a budget (and sticking to it) is a great way to relieve financial stress. The first step to making a realistic budget is understanding your income and your expenses. When it comes to expenses, Gobbill can help.
Gobbill automatically summarises, categories and digitises your expenses, so you can keep track of what you are spending each month on household bills. You can also use Gobbill to digitise receipts for other expenses, just be careful not to exceed the document quota on your plan or additional fees may apply. 

#4: Make sure you’re on the best deal
Understanding your bills can also help you make sure that you’re still on a good deal. If your rates are no longer competitive, it can pay to spend a few hours shopping around, it may take a few hours but the saving you could make a real difference over the course of the year. Gobbill stores copies of all your previous bills in one place, so it’s easy to see what you’re paying

#5: Automate your payments
This is another great way Gobbill can help you maximise control over your finances, with minimal effort!
Gobbill can save you time paying bills by automating the payment process, and protecting you from fraud. When bills are paid through Gobbill we check every invoice to ensure it is not fraudulent, and you retain control over your payment methods. There’s no need to contact all your providers one by one if you get a new card or bank account, simply log in to Gobbill and update them all at once! Using Gobbill is a great way to save time and take the stress out of accounts payable, whilst knowing you are staying protected from fraud.

Contact us to find out how we can help.

Email gobbill@gobbill.com.au

Microsoft extends its sponsorship of Gobbill helping the company to grow throughout 2020.

October 16th, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Microsoft extends its sponsorship of Gobbill helping the company to grow throughout 2020.”

Microsoft has not only continued but increased its level of support for Gobbill on its Microsoft for Startups program until late 2020. Gobbill runs extensively on Microsoft’s Azure cloud and also utilises Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning) services within the platform and eco-system. Since launching several years ago, Gobbill has maintained high availability in its Production environment as well as using Azure for it Research and Development infrastructure, Testing and Quality Assurance environments that the company has maintained since 2015.

At this stage of the business, it makes sense for Gobbill to join the Microsoft Partner Network Support (Australia) and commence initial co-selling activities which is all part of the strategy of Microsoft’s $500m investment in its startup program. The investment allows startups to piggyback on Microsoft’s existing sales force. Gobbill has benefited greatly from its support from early days of proof of concept through to today, being used commercially by businesses throughout Australia. Microsoft says it loves startups, and well the feeling is mutual.

CEO & Co-founder of Gobbill, Shendon Ewans said “Without Microsoft’s sponsorship and support especially in the early days, we would have struggled to get Gobbill off the ground. Looking back, it was a great decision my CTO and co-founder Quentin Marsh made by selecting Azure and pitching the idea of Gobbill to the 2015 Microsoft BizSpark team in Sydney.”

Thank you Microsoft (Australia and Singapore). You know who you are that have helped us on our journey.

 

Gobbill appoints Michael Pollitt as Business Development Manager

October 3rd, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Gobbill appoints Michael Pollitt as Business Development Manager”

*** NEW STAFF ***

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Pollitt as Gobbill’s Business Development Manager focusing on the company’s UK growth.

Michael is a veteran startup and scaleup CxO in the UK and Australia. He has over 20 years of ICT experience working in London for Deutsche Bank, Hewlett Packard, Compaq and startups in the field of robotics, payments and data analytics. He is also a passionate blues musician and singer! Welcome onboard Michael.

 

 

Meet Erica Gilmore, Customer Manager for Gobbill

September 24th, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Meet Erica Gilmore, Customer Manager for Gobbill”

We are very pleased to welcome Erica Gilmore to the Gobbill team.

Erica will be helping to care for our customers and partners, assisting them to make the best use of Gobbill. She has joined us after 9 years at Expression Australia (formerly Vicdeaf), which is the peak organisation for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Erica managed the Auslan interpreting service including invoicing and payroll, and implemented NDIS services across Expression Australia.

Welcome Erica to Gobbill!

Gobbill appoints Andrew Jaworski as General Counsel

September 5th, 2019 Posted by Alerts, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Gobbill appoints Andrew Jaworski as General Counsel”

We would like to welcome Andrew Jaworski, Gobbill’s General Counsel. Andrew is an amazing Australian and UK solicitor having worked as a director at KPMG (legal), special counsel at K&L Gates and King & Wood Mallesons, Technology Lawyer at BBC Worldwide…now in the startup world. Welcome Andrew to Gobbill!

Gobbill NDIS featured in Accounting Technician magazine

August 23rd, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features, Time Management 0 thoughts on “Gobbill NDIS featured in Accounting Technician magazine”

The disability sector has been shaken up since the introduction and continual roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Australia’s first national scheme to support people with permanent and significant disability. The purpose of the NDIS is to allocate funding to participants so that they have more control and choice over where they direct their spending.

There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Currently, there are 277,000 NDIS participants and the number is expected to double next year as the scheme rollout continues. The 2019-20 Federal Budget estimated that $23 billion in annual payments will be processed through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

This has created a myriad of challenges and opportunities – one of which is to assist NDIS participants to manage their claiming and payment of their services related to NDIS funded support activities. Find out more how Gobbill supports self-managed participants and plan managers in managing budgets, invoices and payments.

Read more at  Accounting Technician – The Official Publication Issue July / August 2019 

Entitlement to Foundation Partner and complimentary accounts for new partners ends 31 July 2019.

July 24th, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features 0 thoughts on “Entitlement to Foundation Partner and complimentary accounts for new partners ends 31 July 2019.”

We’ve reached our target  We’ve had bookkeepers and accountants across Australia join our partner program in the last three months. Partners that sign up before 31 July 2019 receive great benefits such as a complimentary Gobbill small business account to use. We have now exceeded our target number of complimentary accounts and will not be offering this benefit to new partners as of 1 August 2019.

Our Foundation Partner status has also been extended until 31 July 2019 to align with the benefits program.

If you are a member of AAT Australia, ICB Australia, Australian Bookkeepers Network, CPA Australia, Institute of Public Accountants and/or Chartered Accountants, now is the best time to join Gobbill at https://gobbill.com/partner

Entitlement to Foundation Partner and complimentary accounts for new partners ends 31 July 2019.

How Gobbill manages and protects its buckets of consumer data

June 14th, 2019 Posted by Case Studies, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “How Gobbill manages and protects its buckets of consumer data”

Laneways by LaunchVic featured Gobbill’s data stewardship policy in a recent article.

Toeing the line of profit-making and protecting customer data is a difficult tightrope for any startup, but Gobbill has made it their mission to put people first, writes Ruth Thomas

Protecting our consumers’ and our own data within Gobbill is a very important to us. We’ve developed everything on-shore in Australia and we process and support our customers in Australia as well. As we look to expand into new territories, the same ethos will remain to up hold data sovereignty and to employ locally benefiting surrounding communities.

The article contains a number of tips for other startups.

Read more at Laneways.

 

 

 

Become a Foundation Partner of Gobbill before 30 June 2019

June 3rd, 2019 Posted by Financial Management, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Become a Foundation Partner of Gobbill before 30 June 2019”

Gobbill recently launched a partner program which is available to bookkeepers and accountants. Partners that join Gobbill before 30 June 2019 will be recognised as our Foundation Partners. This status will be unavailable from the 1 July 2019, hence it’s a limited time to be part of something new, exciting and game changing.

We are looking for early adopters of emerging technologies that are willing to work with us to shape things. We’re not perfect but with your help, you’ll see the product evolve and be proud to support Australian tech innovation.

Why become a Partner?

Let’s start with a complimentary Business account to make your life easier.

(*) Available to a limited number of partners. Complimentary Small Business Plan for each Partner.

  • Access to wholesale pricing
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Priority Australian based support
  • Shared best practices
  • Influence the product roadmap
  • First to know what’s happening
  • Gobbill Foundation Partner (signup before 30 June 2019)

 

If you’d like to know more or to join the Partner Program, visit https://gobbill.com/partner

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