October 2018




Registrations are NOW open:

Monday 5 November 2018 - 10.30am-2pm

AUCKLAND Ellerslie Racecourse
Wednesday 7 November 2018 - 10.30am-2pm

Bringing together leading heads of finance, technology specialists and project managers along with regulators and key service providers in an informative FREE session to include recent regulatory updates. 

Come along and see what the team at Intersoft Systems and HHA Associates can do to implement, manage, train and support
"Working Smarter" systems and processes for you!

Complimentary lunch included


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Project-Leader-Figure-1Benefits of a Project Leader

Why do you need a project leader for your business changes?
We have worked with many companies over the years, the implementation of software and business changes to meet the market and legislation changes and we have found that you need to have a project manager in place with the time, energy and skills to run a project whether it is big or small.

The same project manager must be available for the duration of the project and monitor the steps and execution to the end.  The project manager must be supplied with the authorisation to call on resources from all parts of the organisation, both senior and junior.

Larger projects can be broken into small projects, so that you can achieve your goals and time frames.  All communications are challenged through the Project Leader, this ensures that all parties are satisfied and the items are ticked off as completed/re-investigated e.t.c.

Leading a project towards success requires the manager to get the work done by the team members efficiently and effectively.  It requires the person to have a clear vision, clarity in reason, practical in scheduling and the ability to attract a talented and efficient team.

project manager is a person who has the overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project.  Most of the issues that impact a project result in one way or another from risk.

The key ingredients are to;
  1. Clearly define the scope of your project
  2. Carefully select the members of your team
  3. Outline your goals and keep them SMART
  4. Manage your data
  5. Monitor progress daily/weekly with all participants in attendance
  6. Maintain motivation in your team
  7. Manage your resources wisely and prudently.
Celebrate your successes, but remember, that computer software is only a tool, we are providing you with a mechanism, to get your job done, if you wish to achieve your companies goals, you need to put the right resource in place for the job. 
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Project rPPSR

The New PPSR commenced on Monday the 1st October 2018 with the following to be completed.
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  • Setup of an individual RealMe login
  • Subscribe to the API
  • Configure Global Settings
  • Run the NZBNCUP Script
  • Setup the PPSR User and Organisation
  • Setup Direct Debit Authority

Contact us

E: support@hhaassociates.co.nz
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Project rPPSR reviewed

  • Our approach towards the project included contacting the clients through email updates with a checklist and rPPSR guide and then calls to confirm if the process was initiated.
  • Setting up of the Real me login for individuals was the first successful step which included providing certified id of an individual.
  • A Major step was to configure the API subscriptions and receive relevant authorisations.
  • Initial hitches included updating the test keys instead of production keys for consumer key and consumer secret and incomplete subscriptions on API website.
Post Go-Live:
  • The first successful end to end project was complete on 2nd October 2018.
  • The major update is the NZBN script which updates the New Zealand business number for all company clients.
Big advantages!
Yearly renewals are no longer necessary
NZBN is updated with all companies using finPower Connect
Despite a few initial challenges the project is now successful and the clients are able to amend, view and register financing statements.

We encourage all clients that use PPSR and have not yet committed to converting to finPOWER Connect from finPOWER to do so as soon as possible. 

We are now moving to update all other clients to finPower Connect.
To convert your lending and investment software;
E: jenny@hhaassociates.co.nz | P: 03 693 1121
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Centrix Updates URL's
Centrix is retiring some of the URL's currently in use for finPOWER Connect. The changes have been made in the current version of finPOWER Connect, Ver 3.1.5, and will be applied when clients update to the current version. URL’s affected are:
  • Address Trace
  • Monitoring
  • Defaults
These URL's will be retired at the end of February 2019, so before the end of February 2019 all Centrix users using the Address Trace, Monitoring or Defaults need to upgrade to 3.1.5 or higher.
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emPOWER Address Interface
Recently we found that some of you are having difficulties downloading the address database file from within emPOWER. This is caused by a fault in the application's path to the website where the downloads are held.  The error presents itself with an error message that looks like this;

.    or this 

Cannot be reached

The solution is to manually download the file from our website, https://www.intersoft.co.nz/Download/DownloadDetails.aspx?id=AddressListFull.NZ , save it, to the emdata software folder, unzip the archive, and then use the "Import File" button to bring the resulting file into emPOWER.
We appreciate that you will need a hand with this in the first instance; please contact us on 036931121 Option 1 or email robyn@hhaassociates.co.nz

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Office 365
2016 Upgrade- October 2018

We've seen several cases of customised stationery from emPOWER, where Narration Lines and Comments are being repeated several times.

This may have started happening after recent upgrades to Microsoft Office.

We can arrange for the affected templates to be modified, but this will incur a small charge.


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Amanda Taylor - Office Manager
After 11 years we say goodbye to Amanda and wish her well in her new venture.

Amanda has purchased a business of her own here in Geraldine, which means we will still get to catch up with her and enjoy the happenings and achievements of her three boys.

For all account queries 
P: 03 693 1121 opt 4 | E: accounts@hhaassociates.co.nz


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Fuel Adjustment Factor (FAF)
The Fuel Adjustment Factor or FAF is a surcharge added to your freight rates to cover the fluctuating cost of fuel.  This is becoming a major consideration in your freight pricing. 

FAF charges in FreightMan are posted at the time of emPOWER upload and are specific to your Companies requirements.

Customer and item exclusions are possible and these can be at varying steps. 

Your invoices display a line explaining the percentage value of the FAF applied.

Before making this change in FreightMan, you will need to advise your customers.  Letters can be sent from emPOWER at the same time you send statements or separately.  Both of these options are available for use.

For more information make contact with Robyn E: help@hhaassociates.co.nz

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Payroll Outsourcing

Why would I outsource my payroll?

  • Cost Effective
  • Free up Resources within your company
  • Keep your Payroll Compliant
  • Keep your Payroll software up to date
  • Bank Direct credit file generation
  • IRD reporting and end of year processing generated ready for you to upload to IRD
  • Pay runs are processed by our experienced team of Payroll Processors

How does it work?

All you need to do is contact us to discuss your requirements and we can tailor an outsourcing package just for you.
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Payroll Health Check
Have you booked yours?
Our Payroll Health Checks are conducted onsite or online.
What involves a Payroll Health Check?
Payroll Health Check looks at your payroll data across the following tabs;
Company Controls Employee Controls Payroll Processing
Time Sheets
Leave Types
IR Filing
Book Today Payroll Health Check-122-190We also review your current and future payroll needs are;
  • do you have a back up process in place?
  • are you uploading your bank file electronically?
  • are you exporting to your general ledger or job system.
  • do you need to integrate to other software systems from your payroll?
  • do you want flexibility to go online?
  • do you need time and attendance?
  • are you wanting to outsource your payroll processing?
  • ​do you need a hand to process your payroll while you take a holiday?
If you would like a Payroll Health Check contact the Payroll Team today.

HHA Associates Limited and it's employee are working in an advisory capacity only and therefore should any dispute, either verbal or written, arise between an employer and employee, legal advice must be sought.


Compliance-450Keeping you Compliant

To keep you in the loop of all things legislation here a few things happening:
  • Parental Leave Employees may be entitled to 22 weeks of government-funded parental leave payments. Employees who’ve worked for you for six months (for an average of at least 10 hours a week) are also entitled to take up to 26 weeks of unpaid parental leave. - Read More Here
  • Pay Day IRfiling - We've heard a whisper that IMS Payroll pay day filing feature is not far away. Do not tick this option in your IRD website until you know we are ready.


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