HHA News January 2020

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Welcome to a New Decade 2020

Make a start to the new decade with a great product that offers fun, flexible reporting and graphs!   Can reports be fun and exciting?   Yes!!!  and you can do it. And if this doesn't make you smile, have a read of the last article.

Microsoft Power BI 
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Think of rich, interactive reports and diagrams at your fingertips!     
We've had a lot of fun with Power BI and you will too!

What is Power BI Desktop?
Microsoft describe it as "Power BI Desktop is a free application you install on your local computer that lets you connect to, transform, and visualize your data. With Power BI Desktop, you can connect to multiple different sources of data, and combine them (often called modeling) into a data model." 
  • Quick to setup!
  • Easy to publish and share
  • Can be viewed on phone, tablet and laptop as well
  • Easy to work on larger Sets of data 
  • Customized reports for your business
We highly recommend Power BI for finPOWER Connect reporting.
Contact us below for further information.

Here’s a sample of what you can do: 
Percentage / count of current loan profiles from each Geographical area in NZ as a graph or pie chart.  


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Date formatting - 2020

GoodIdea-211Its been suggested that this year we should not abbreviate 2020. NZ Police have even put it on their Facebook page....
There is a lot of “is this a legal requirement?” and “scare tactics” out there, but when you think about it – its possibly just a good idea.
If we write 13/01/20 – it could be easily changed to 13/01/2021!!! 

My thought – now someone’s suggested it someone else will try it!! 
So let’s protect ourselves – when adding a date to a document write it as DD/MM/YYYY.
If any of your financial system generated legal documents need amending, and we can help, please don’t hesitate to call.

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Integration to Accounting Packages

The Logistics team are working to improve your paper trails. They, in partnership with AMS are making piles of paper for processing a thing of the past. Mobile devices are instead the note books of today. They send updates from onsite projects or Trucks directly to the software in your offices for processing. This reduces time delays and assists in inventory control, dispatch and delivery notice, and therefore accounting.

As a bonus it saves paper and therefore trees.

If you have a process that could be automated, contact us today and see how we can help!

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Upgrading your Operating system
Windows 7 OS End of Life

As of 14 January 2020, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Therefore, these operating systems no longer meet our minimum systems requirements.
Installing Office 365/2016 or even newer versions?
If you are using emPOWER, finPOWER or other applications that integrate with Office; you need to install the 32 bit version of MSOffice on 64-bit machines. The read more article gives more information.
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IMS Payroll: Holiday Rates

Version 6.42 of IMS Payroll should now be running on your system. 

Have you used the "Leave Rate Report" in Sundry Reports? It is full of useful information.

If you are using the ADP (Average Daily pay) setting, suggest you tick ADP Rates &  tick - Use ‘average daily pay’ employees only?
The layout of the report is different for these employees.

Use these settings to generate it for individual employees:
  • Report type – Detail
  • Rate type – Holiday rates
  • Annual leave Payment method – select Hourly or Daily (as applicable)
  • Select an employee
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Something to make you smile

A woman walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she’s going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer tells her that the bank will need some kind of security for such a loan, so the woman hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce that’s parked on the street in front of the bank.

Everything checks out, and the bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. An employee drives the Rolls Royce into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there.

Two weeks later, the woman returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41.

The loan officer approaches her and says:”We are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we’re a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked out your accounts and found that you were a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”
“Well, where else in Manhattan can I park my car for two weeks for fifteen dollars?”

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