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PBT Newsletter – January 2023

PBT Newsletter – January 2023 Welcome to our January newsletter.  We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are […]

What is new in the Sybiz Visipay Version 23?
What is new in the Sybiz Visipay Version 23?

What is new in the Sybiz Visipay Version 23? In Sybiz Visipay 23, the minimum supported versions of Microsoft SQL […]

What is new in the Sybiz Vision Version 23?
What is new in the Sybiz Vision Version 23?

What is new in the Sybiz Vision Version 23? In Sybiz Vision 23, the minimum supported versions of Microsoft SQL […]

Forecast.Live
Forecast.Live

Give Finance a Debtors Management Tool with Forecast.Live With direct integration to your accounting package, Forecast.Live is a unique web-based […]

STP2 Extension for Sybiz Visipay
STP2 Extension for Sybiz Visipay

Sybiz Visipay STP2 Deferral Extension Sybiz has just announced that the ATO has extended Sybiz Visipay’s STP2 deferral until 31 October […]

Sage Intacct R2 2022
Sage Intacct R2 of 2022 Highlights

Sage Intacct 2022 Release 2 Highlights Sage Intacct 2022 R2 is now available!!  With this release, Sage is also launching […]

Please note that in addition to these changes, Microsoft is increasing the general pricing of all Office 365 Plans from March 2022. This will only affect new plans at this point in time, not existing subscriptions. Due to some recent changes made by PBT, existing subscriptions are unlikely to be affected until Dec 2022.
Important Changes to Microsoft Office 365

Please note that in addition to these changes, Microsoft is increasing the general pricing of all Office 365 Plans from March 2022. This will only affect new plans at this point in time, not existing subscriptions. Due to some recent changes made by PBT, existing subscriptions are unlikely to be affected until Dec 2022.

IT Security Recommendations 2022
IT Security Recommendations 2022

In 2019, we wrote an article for our clients highlighting the need to implement IT security requirements to address the […]

Phase 2 of STP aims to reove the requirement for manual reporting to multiple government agencies.  There are some modifications required to the settings of KeyPay in preparation.  You may need assistance from PBT to do this.
Prepare for STP Phase 2 with KeyPay

Phase 2 of STP aims to reove the requirement for manual reporting to multiple government agencies. There are some modifications required to the settings of KeyPay in preparation. You may need assistance from PBT to do this.

Sage Intacct 2021 release 4 is now available.  This release provides a range of new enhancements.
Sage Intacct Release 4-2021 is out!

Sage Intacct 2021 release 4 is now available.  This release provides a range of new enhancements.

Sybiz Visipay V22 is now available!
Sybiz Visipay V22 is now available!

Sybiz Visipay V22 is now available This release is focused on connectivity and flexibility. There are many new features and […]

What is new in the Sybiz Vision Version 22?
What is new in the Sybiz Vision Version 22?

What is new in the Sybiz Vision Version 22? Sybiz Vision V22 is focused on mobility, customisation and automation.  With […]

Cochranes Transport Implements Sage Intacct
Cochranes Transport Implements Sage Intacct

Cochrane’s Transport together with Progressive Business  Technologies (PBT) implemented Sage Intacct to transform their Financial business operations to improve efficiency, […]

Sage Intacct 2021 release 3 is now available.  This release provides a range of new enhancements.  Check out our post to see a list of notable functions.
Sage Intacct Release 3-2021 has arrived

Sage Intacct 2021 release 3 is now available.  This release provides a range of new enhancements. Check out our post to see a list of notable functions.

Be ready for the EOFY 2020/21 with KeyPay
Be ready for the EOFY 2020/21 with KeyPay

Be ready for the EOFY 2020/21 with KeyPay The End Of The Financial Year is getting closer and we encourage you to […]

VLRS Implements Sage Intacct ERP Software
VLRS Implements Sage Intacct ERP Software

The Victorian Land Registry Services (VLRS) together with Progressive Business Technologies (PBT) implemented Sage Intacct to transform their financial business […]

Sage Intacct Release 2-2021 has arrived
Sage Intacct Release 2-2021 has arrived

The Sage Intacct Release 2-2021 has arrived Sage Intacct 2021 release 2 is coming out this weekend, May 21st.    […]

What is new in the Sybiz Vision V21.05
What is new in the Sybiz Vision V21.05

What is new in the Sybiz Vision V21.05 As you already know, Version 21 of the Sybiz Vision is focused […]

Sybiz-Vision
Sybiz Visipay V21 is now available!

Sybiz Visipay V21 is now available This release is focused on connectivity and flexibility. There are many new features and […]

Sybiz-Vision
Sybiz Vision V21 is now available!

Sybiz Vision V21 is now available 2020 has presented the business world with a myriad of challenges and has highlighted […]

Sage Intacct Non Profit Finance Leaders Forum
Sage Intacct Non Profit Finance Leaders Forum

About the Nonprofit Finance Forum Sage Intacct has a brilliant on-demand virtual series for the nonprofit section. The sessions focus […]

Sage Intacct Marketing Award win by PBT
Sage Intacct Marketing Award win by PBT

PBT wins Marketing Excellence Award At the recent Sage Partner Conference, PBT won the Marketing Excellence Award for Sage Intacct.  The […]

KeyPay Cloud Payroll
PBT now a KeyPay Cloud Online Payroll Partner

PBT now a KeyPay Implementation and Support Partner PBT is excited to announce that we now sell, implement and support […]

Star 21 takes a Snapshot
Star 21 takes a Snapshot

Star21 Implements Dashboard BI Star21 enjoys the reputation of being one of Telstra’s most successful channel partners, winning the Victorian […]

Sage Intacct
Plus Software Implements Sage Intacct

Plus Software, a cloud SaaS company, has migrated it’s ERP system to Sage Intacct.  The key drivers for this move […]

Sybiz-Visipay
Sybiz Visipay – Assistance with JobKeeper/Stand Down Arrangements

PBT are here to assist you where needed to help make the best of this difficult time. We can assist […]

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Nunkuwarrin Yunti chooses Sage Intacct

We are pleased to announce Nunkuwarrin Yunti has made the decision to implement Sage Intacct as their Core Financial / […]

Sybiz-Visipay
Changes to Sybiz Visipay Super Export

To provide customers with greater protection, Sybiz have recently “disabled” the use of the Sybiz Super Export capability for customer […]

office
Office 2010 End of Life October 2020

Microsoft ending support for Office 2010 Microsoft Office 2010 will reach its end of life on October 13, 2020. While […]

Sybiz-Vision
Sybiz Vision V20 is now available!

This release of Sybiz Vision is packed with great features that improve the user experience and functionality.  The major new […]

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Sybiz Vision Classic – End of Life Information

IMPORTANT: This DOES NOT APPLY to Vision.NET – Only to Sybiz Vision Classic A Little History If you had been […]

Sybiz-Visipay
Sybiz Visipay V20 is now available!

Sybiz Visipay Version 20 continues to make functional improvements, fixes and enhancements to the Visipay package, including Single Touch Payroll, […]

Windows 7 Out of Date
Windows 7 End of Life

As we advised in the last quarter of 2019, Windows 7 was planned to be ‘end of life’ by Microsoft […]

Business Systems Upgrade
Sybiz Vision & Visipay V19 is now available!

Sybiz Vision V19 and Sybiz Visipay V19 have now been released You may have missed it but Sybiz v19 of […]

US City District Pays $500,000 To Get Their Data Back.
US City District Pays $500,000 To Get Their Data Back.

You have heard of, and possibly experienced the rash of ransomware attacks taking data hostage across the world. This software […]

How we saved $20,000 on our corporate phones?
How we saved $20,000 on our corporate phones?

As many of you know we run about 25 staff, with offices around Australia. While we have never been a […]

Windows 2008 Server and Windows 7 End of Life
Windows 2008 Server and Windows 7 End of Life

Microsoft has announced that from January 14th 2020 Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 will no […]

Database
Running your Business Software Directly over a VPN.

Many organisations need to have people access their applications remotely, over slower connections than they would otherwise have in the […]

Notifiable Data Breach Scheme Information
Notifiable Data Breach Scheme Information

Awareness of the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme is starting to grow among Australian business, and our clients are starting to […]

Bits & Bytes Background
Sybiz Version 18 – What’s new for you!

Sybiz Vision version 18 has now been released, and we have broken down the key benefits and changes for you. […]

Anti Virus Solution
IT Security Recommendations

Over the last few years, the threat to small and medium businesses around data protection has increased dramatically. Organised Cyber […]

Single Touch Payroll Seminar - Sybiz Visipay is ready, are you?
Single Touch Payroll Seminar – Sybiz Visipay is ready, are you?

If you are a company of 20 or more employees, then you need to be prepared for Single Touch Payroll. […]

Read this article to see what tasks you need to perform to become Single Touch Payroll ready in Sybiz Visipay.
Get Ready for Single Touch Payroll

Read this article to see what tasks you need to perform to become Single Touch Payroll ready in Sybiz Visipay.

Online Backup Solution
Sage Evolution Batch Invoicing, Printing or Emailing Documents

If you process, email or print large volumes of invoices, you will appreciate how time consuming and inefficient it can be. Depending on how you provide goods and services to your customer, a lot of customers find that you can batch process your Sales Invoices & Email or Print them to all customers in one or two steps.

Business Solutions Design
What is Single Touch Payroll All About

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is an initiative being introduced by the ATO to provide real visibility over the accuracy and timeliness of organisations’ payroll processes.

Systems Integration
Sybiz Vision V17 & Sybiz Visipay V17 Now Available!

Sybiz Vision V17 and Sybiz Visipay V17 have now been released. Please contact your BP to discuss your upgrade as there are lots of things to consider before upgrading.

Powerful Servers
Sage Evolution and Microsoft SQL Server Compatibility

The below table shows information on which versions of Microsoft SQL Server are compatible with Sage Evolution. If you have any […]

Rack Mount Servers
Sybiz Vision.Net and Microsoft SQL Server Compatibility

The below table shows information on which versions of Microsoft SQL Server are compatible with Sybiz Vision.Net. If you have any […]

Ransomware Protection
Educate & Test Staff on Suspicious Emails to reduce Ransomware

Worldwide Cybercrime is increasing rapidly, with email being the most common avenue of threat. All of our customers are aware […]

Job Write Offs
Sybiz Vision 16.22 (Vision.NET) is now available.

Sybiz Vision 16.22 (Vision.NET) is now available. As always though, please check with PBT to ensure there are no issues related to your site before upgrading. Contact PBT 1300 720 767 to discuss upgrading.

Sybiz Vision Job Cost Pre Invoice
Raising a Job Cost Pre-invoice before any costs have been incurred?

The following video demonstrates how you can raise a pre-invoice in the Sybiz Vision Job Cost module and then match the pre-invoice against the actual costs when they occur.

Job Write Offs
How to write off Job Costs in Sybiz Vision

This video demonstrates how to write off residual costs in Sybiz Vision Job Costing.

Mobile E-Commerce
Sage Evolution Mobile App Compatibility

Sage Evolution Mobility applications and a list of which devices they are currently compatible with. Speak to PBT for more info.

Important Information
Changes to TPAR Sybiz Vision

As of 2017/18 financial year, there accepted file formats are set to change. It is important to understand that Sybiz Vision Classic will not accommodate these changes. So, if you are using Sybiz Vision Classic (V12.80 or earlier) and need to lodge a TPAR, you will need to upgrade to the new version of Sybiz Vision (Sybiz Vision.NET) before June 30, 2018. Please contact PBT to make discuss further.

Payroll Solutions
Important Visipay Information for Working Holiday Makers & FBT exemption under s57A

Please be advised that for customers on Sybiz Visipay that have any of the following scenarios, you must be on version 16.10 before commencing EOFY procedures.
1. Have you employed Working Holiday Makers during the 2016/17 financial year?
2. Are you claiming an FBT exemption under s57A of the FBTAA?
3. Do you pay Pension or Annuity recipients through Sybiz Visipay?

Warehouse Software Solutions
Ostendo Freeway Warehousing Available in Update 225

In Update 225 of Ostendo, Ostendo Freeway now has Stock transaction templates available which includes Stock Picking & Receipting. In addition to this Stock Adjustments, Stock Counts and Transfers can also now be performed. This extends the mobile functionality of Ostendo.

Business Systems Upgrade
SQL Server 2008 R2 and Windows XP No Longer Supported from Version 17 of Sybiz Vision & Visipay

Sybiz has announced that from version 17 on wards of Sybiz Vision and Sybiz Visipay versions of Microsoft SQL Server from 2008 R2 (including 2008 R2) will no longer be supported. In addition for this both Vision & Visipay will also no longer operate on PC’s running Windows XP. Microsoft ceased support for Windows XP more than a year ago now.

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TimePlus introduces Finger Print Scanning for Sybiz Vision & Sybiz Visipay

Version 3 of TimePlus (electronic timesheet capture module) has been released and now includes finger print scanning for employee identification. TimePlus is the time capture solution for Sybiz Vision and Sybiz Visipay from Plus Software Solutions.

Systems Integration
Sage Evolution to be Rebranded Sage 200 & Sage 100

Sage Evolution, the mid market ERP solution that PBT has supported for more than 10 years now is being re-branded world wide. It will now be known as Sage 200 for the enterprise version, and Sage 100 for the standard version.

Database
Recommended SQL & Remote Desktop Server Specifications for Sage Evolution

Sage Evolution runs on Microsoft SQL Server. The supported versions are: SQL 2012 Server SQL 2014 Server SQL 2016 Server SQL […]

Cashflow
Cash Manager Adds Reminders on Upcoming Due Invoices

Cash Manager now sends reminder emails to customers for invoices that are coming due. You can set the number of days out from the invoice due date that you want to send upcoming reminders for.

Business Intelligence Reporting
Advanced Business Intelligence for Sybiz Vision

Snapshot BI is a dashboard based business intelligence and reporting solution that delivers significant insight into all operational areas of the business. Directly linked to Sybiz Vision and Sybiz Visipay, you get real-time, intelligent data to make informed business decisions.

Software Development
Microsoft Licensing Options Explained (in simple terms)

Anyone in our industry can tell you Microsoft Licensing is just not simple. PBT shed some light on the different licensing options.

Powerful Servers
Sybiz Vision Recommended Server Specifications

Recommended SQL & Remote Desktop Server Specifications for Sybiz Vision.

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Have you outgrown your business software?

Ageing or ineffective ERP software often sends out warning signals that it is not as efficient or effective as it […]

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Why a Hybrid Backup Solution (Cloud & On Premise) is a must for the SME Customer

In this day and age Cloud backup solutions, or Managed Online Backup solutions as we refer to them, are very […]

Business Solutions Design
Measuring Employee Productivity in a Job Workshop Environment with Sybiz Vision

Online timesheet entry direct to sybiz vision job cost module and Sybiz Vision payroll modules.

Cash Management
Automate your Debtors Collection with Cash Manager in 30 minutes

Get control of your cashflow and debtors management process. We can help you automate this. Call us at PBT to find out how.