Unlocking Efficiency: Discover Employment Hero’s Latest HR & Payroll Innovations In the ever-evolving landscape of workforce management, staying ahead means […]

Unlocking Productivity: A Deep Dive into Office 365’s Lesser-Known Gems In the extensive universe of Office 365, certain apps like […]

Stocktake Improvements in Sybiz Vision V24 Sybiz 24 introduces a range of time-saving features aimed at enhancing the efficiency of […]

What’s New in Sybiz Vision Version 24? This article outlines a sub-set of the Sybiz Vision Version 24 new features.  […]

What’s New in Sybiz Vision Version 24 for Mobile Apps? Sybiz Vision Service Mobile Service App is here The new […]

New email address for user accounts Previously, Intacct operated with a single primary email address shared between contact records and […]

PBT Newsletter – March 2024 Welcome to the latest edition of our Client Newsletter. Our commitment to keeping you abreast […]

Version History for Financial Reports Version history for financial reports offers a valuable resource for troubleshooting unexpected results in report […]

Submitters now receive approval notifications Users who submit purchasing transactions for approval are now notified when the transaction is approved […]

Sybiz Visipay V24 is now available Important Information STP2 for child support requires new deduction types Support for reporting child […]

What is new in the Sybiz Vision Version 24? Important Information Minimum supported version of Microsoft SQL Server: Sybiz Vision […]

Swag has now replaced WorkZone Earlier this year, we reached out to inform you about some exciting changes coming to […]

Dimension now available on Employment Hero Timesheets The Employment Hero Payroll Dimensions feature is now available on timesheets. Many ERP […]

Bank Transaction Assistant in Sage Intacct Effortlessly allocate customers to bank transactions and efficiently process multiple payments from various customers […]


Unveiling Sage Intacct’s Next Release: New Grids Revolutionize User Experience In the upcoming release of Sage Intacct, a transformative feature […]


Discover the NEW “My Alerts” Grid in Sybiz Vision In the fast-evolving landscape of organisational management, the traditional inbox and […]


Protecting Your Microsoft SQL Servers: The Rising Threat and How to Counteract It Microsoft SQL servers are integral components of […]

Microsoft’s Co-Pilot is being Released on November 1st 2023 – What is it and how can it help you? Microsoft […]

PBT Newsletter – October 2023 Welcome to the newest edition of our Client Newsletter. We are committed to keeping you […]

PBT Newsletter – March 2023 Welcome to the March 2023 edition of our IT company newsletter. As always, we are […]

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? In Sybiz Visipay 23, the minimum supported versions of Microsoft SQL […]

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

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

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

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.


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.


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

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? Sybiz Vision V22 is focused on mobility, customisation and automation.  With […]

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.

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


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

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 As you already know, Version 21 of the Sybiz Vision is focused […]

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.

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.

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.


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.


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

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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.

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.


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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.


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

Recommended SQL & Remote Desktop Server Specifications for Sybiz Vision.

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


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

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


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

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