Blog categorized as Product

Time to chip away the Xero and MYOB Duopaly?

When it comes to accounting packages, there are two names that stick out in Australia: Xero and MYOB. MYOB has been the accounting package for small businesses in Australia until Xero started their push towards accountants as their market channel. A brilliant strategy, brilliantly executed. Now for ...

Matt Koopmans
09.01.24 05:14 PM - Comment(s)
The multi-platform collaborative note taking app Zoho Notebook is released as Flatpak

While Zoho is best know for the incredible value Zoho One bundle, or Zoho CRM - the company has had a cloud productivity suite in the market since before Google and Microsoft released their online productivity offerings. 

One of the applications in the cloud productivity suite is Zoho Notebook -...

Matt Koopmans
18.01.23 10:33 AM - Comment(s)
Integrated email - the productivity enabler on steroids

Email has been part of business communications for a long time now. While in the mid-90's it was predominantly FAX, now the joke is not being the "first person with a fax machine", it is the "last person". Email brings many advantages. A few decades ago it was predominantly cost,...

Matt Koopmans
09.02.21 03:20 PM - Comment(s)
Service as a service - why it is the only sensible model for Cloud Applications

Have you ever rented a car, and then went to the shop and got yourself a new car stereo, fancy alloy wheels, and a new coat of paint? Most likely you wouldn't consider such a thing. You would not even put the rental car through the car-wash. Topping up the fuel, but that is about as far...

Matt Koopmans
02.11.20 12:49 PM - Comment(s)
Managed services, 3 reasons why small business should consider it

Many small business owners have not heard of the option "Managed Services" - and those that have think of either a "rent-the-IT-guy", or a service only for the very large companies. None of this is true, at least, not any more. Aurelian Group has introduced a comprensive managed ...

Matt Koopmans
28.09.20 05:42 PM - Comment(s)
Legal compliance stressful and expensive? It doesn't have to be

Running a small business in Australia is not without its challenges. Add to that the compliance requirements, and you have good reason to feel on edge. It is not that there is not enough information out there - we are practically drowning in policies, procedures, guidelines, requirements, and templa...

Matt Koopmans
09.09.20 09:37 AM - Comment(s)
Payroll in Australia -Single Touch Payroll Compliant and JobKeeper Ready

Payroll in Australia has some unique requirements. Single Touch Payroll has been a requirement for two years now, with the final exceptions expiring by July 1st prior to Covid19 - if you are not on a STP compliant payroll system by now, you only have weeks to get this arranged. An...

Matt Koopmans
03.06.20 07:41 AM - Comment(s)
Increase output by improved collaboration, at the office or remote, with Zoho Connect

At the time I am writing this, we are coming out of the most severe lockdown as a response to Covid-19. While many have lost their employment, others have come to terms with working from home. Now that we are preparing to go back to our offices to work, there are some lessons to be lear...

Matt Koopmans
25.05.20 09:27 AM - Comment(s)
Essential software for your agile delivery

All you need to deliver an Agile project is sticky notes, and a place to stick them... So far, this has been true - sort of. The daily stand-up is a great way to provide updates and ask for help - but agile has morphed beyond the small team that is co-located. Products are divided into multiple smal...

Matt Koopmans
06.01.20 05:59 PM - Comment(s)
Zoho One - the gift that keeps on giving

Zoho One was released in 2017, and at the time it was a revolutionary way to deliver business applications to any size business: an "all you can eat buffet" of software applications you need to run your business, for the admission price of AUD 50 per employee per month (USD 35, EUR 35) - i...

Matt Koopmans
23.12.19 02:01 PM - Comment(s)