February 2016

We start the year off with some decisions to make...
  1. Do we go in the Cloud, Online or Upgrade our Server?
  2. Do we go with Office 365 or Office 2016?
  3. Do we need more training with changes in staff?

Online or Upgrade our Server?  Which is best?
We have been working with a number of clients moving across toOnlineHHA or upgrading their server and we would like to help you make  the right choice.  

When deciding on which is best for your environment here are just a few questions you need to answer:
  1. What is the bigger picture for our software needs?
  2. Is our current environment working?  
  3. Do we need to consider an alternative?  
  4. Is the capital cost an issue?
  5. Is your internet speed fast enough?
  6. Are we best to review our whole business software and hardware and work through what we want to achieve in stages or all at once?
  7. What happens in a disaster will we have access to our data?
  8. Do we need more work/home flexibility for the team?
These are just some questions that can help.

Remember this is an investment for your business to succeed so we want to be able to help you make the right decision for your team and business needs.

HHA we are able to assist with finding the right fit for you and your team.  It could be moving online giving you and your team more flexibility or installing/upgrading your server which works best for your environment.  Let us take the stress away and work with our associates to come up with a plan to move your systems forward.

Risk Management Systems - Where do we start?
For some their Risk Management systems are in place, but for some they are still working through to get it all compiled and in place by 1st April 2016.  

We all know that software is great for keeping records, generating reminders, holding all the documentation and generating fantastic reports for a risk management system, but we also know you can only achieve this if you have the data to put into the software system!

Where do you start?  Here are some resources that maybe able to assist:

HHA Finance News
Is it Training Time?
  • Are you new to finPOWER Connect?
  • Do you want to learn some Quick Tips?
  • Need assistance with daily, monthly and end of year processing?
We will be holding training in March to help you get the most our of finPOWER Connect!

Can't make it to Christchurch or Geraldine we can book an online training session as an alternative or if you require Jenny on site to train the team let us know and we can book a date.

Contact the Finance Team today for more information.

Payments under a Consumer Credit Control
Under a consumer credit contract, a borrower makes a payment the lender MUST apply the payment to the borrower's account as soon as practicable except if the contract sets out a schedule for payments.

This ensures a borrower isn't incorrectly charged interest or fees for late payments and lenders can still process payments in the way that best suits their operator.  Read More

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HHA Accounting & Payroll

We are currently making bookings for End of Year processing and if you feel you would like some assistance this year please contact the team and book in today.

We can assist either onsite or online.  

End of Year is a great time to review your payroll and processing needs.  

Contact our Help Desk today and book your appointmenthelp@hhaassociates.co.nz

IMS Online Express or IMS Online Max?
Would you like your requests for leave and payslips visible to your employees online?  If your answer is YES to this then IMS Online could be the right answer for you.
IMS Online Express:IMS ONLINE EXPRESS LOGO-470-845
  • no more paper leave forms
  • see at a glance whether leave has been approved or declined
  • view and apply for leave via yearly calendar
  • track historical leave
  • view and request changes to their details
  • view payslips and company documents
IMS Online Max:MAX IMS LOGO-766-110
You could go a step further and get all the benefits of IMS Online Express as well as:
  • Access to Smart Timesheets & Roster management
  • Managers have access to the weekly rosters which will show the standard hours and leave applied for.
  • As timesheets are filled in they automatically calculate payments based on the business rule.
  • Coloured warnings display ensuring the timesheet is completed correctly, this reduces errors, paperwork and administration time.
  • Timesheets can be approved by a manager or multiple approvals.
  • Configured to suit individual organisation requirements

For more information or a demonstration contact us today:  amanda@hhaassociates.co.nz


Giving you the flexibility to work anywhere, anytime!


Office 2016 is now available - please note that Access 2016 is a separately purchase application.  

Office 2016 is also available online or registered license.

Visit here to see some of the changes to Outlook 2016

Health & Safety
Helpful Links:

Health & Safety At Work Act

WorkSafe NZ
Information & Guidance
Notifications & Forms
Tools & Resources

Canterbury Chamber of Commerce
Health & Safety

HHA Associates Limited
Risk Management Software
Software Demonstration

Help Desk-511-310-703
Need help with your software and processing?
P: 03 693 1121 or
E: help@hhaassociates.co.nz

Please note that our team will not reply to any texts received from clients, if you wish to contact us please phone the office or email as above.
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Support Arrangement for Web Services e.g Companies Register and/or PPSR
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Postal Code Update 30/06/2016
Latest version of FreightMan V8.2.29 is now available, the team will be in contact to update you.
Leap Year:
Remember in your Financials it is a Leap Year this year!

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End of Year Payroll Processing
Remember to book early if you require assistance with your end of year processing.  help@hhaassociates.co.nz
End of Year Stock Take
Contact the team today for assistance with your stock take from:
exporting of files
importing of files


Software Support Contracts:
Contact us today to action yours:  amanda@hhaassociates.co.nz
What is the difference between Office 365 plans and Office 2016 suites?

OfficeImage-621-803Office 365 plans include the complete suite of Office applications, plus other services that are enabled over the Internet, including extra cloud storage with OneDrive and Skype minutes for home use.  With Office 365 you get the full, installed Office experience on PCs, Macs, tablets (including Windows, iPad, and Android) and smartphones.  Office 365 plans are available as a monthly or annual subscription.  With Office 365, upgrades are always included with your subscription.

Office 2016 suites, including Office Home & Student and Home & Business, include applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote; they are available as a one-time purchase for use on a single PC or Mac.  The applications are not automatically updated; to get the latest version you must purchase Office again when the new version becomes available.


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Christchurch office

Phone: 03 693 1121
Email: office@hhaassociates.co.nz

Unit 14, 40 Hayton Road
Christchurch 8042


Geraldine office

Phone: 03 693 1121
Email: office@hhaassociates.co.nz

Four Peaks Plaza
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Geraldine 7930