SapphireOne’s Jack Adams competes at the 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships – Round 2!

Watch Jack Adams 2nd run for New Zealand in the Slalom event at the 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Watch Jack Adams 2nd run for New Zealand in the Slalom event at the 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Congratulations again to SapphireOne sponsored athlete Jack Adams who has just competed in the 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina, Italy. The event is held every second year and showcases the best alpine athletes from around the world.

In the Giant Slalom Jack placed 32nd in the Qualifying race, just missing out on the finals, and achieved an impressive overall ranking of 50th.

In the Slalom Jack fought hard in Run 1 on a course that challenged the best in the world, with 30% of the field being a ‘Did Not Finish’ (DNF). Jack moved from 71st to 35th after the first run and was ready for Run 2.

In Run 2 he was on track for a top 20 result, and just a few gates from the finish line hit one bump too many and joined the 70% of athletes that had a DNF.

Check out the below interview with Jack written by SnowSports New Zealand for the February Alpine Newsletter.

Spotlight on: Jack Adams!

Hometown: Bondi, Sydney but Coronet Peak is his home mountain in New Zealand. 

Currently Located: With Race Center Benni Raich in Austria

Skiing goals for 2021: Make a top 30 result in Europa Cup next Northern season.

Top three skiing results of your career:

  1. 25th in Slalom at the 2018 World Junior Championships
  2. Overall New Zealand Alpine Champion 2020
  3. 43 FIS points in an Austrian FIS Race in Slalom

Most memorable skiing moment: 

Definitely competing in Super G at the Junior World Championships in 2018 in Davos Switzerland. I have never spent much time training or competing in Speed events but I was able to enter the Super G based off my GS points at the time and so I figured why not. I have never been so scared in a start gate in my life…I was completely terrified.

The start gate was on top of a ridge which was only about 4m wide and had B-netting on both sides so you felt like you were in narrow tunnel and on both sides of the fencing was a very steep drop. The course began with about 20m of dead flat skating before dropping into one of the steepest faces I had ever raced down, it was completely injected with water to make the surface rock hard ice and the way the gates were set meant that you dropped into this pitch and then tucked in a straight line for about 20m before turning, there were then two turns before hitting a flat compression and going straight off a jump, which was also the biggest jump I had done in a Super G race before.

That was just the first 10sec or so of a 1.10min course. I didn’t achieve any sort of impressive result in that race but skiing that course was one of the highlights of my life, it was so much fun and one of the races I will never forget. 

Three fun facts we didn’t know about you? 

  1. When I’m not skiing or at uni you’ll find me in the water, I absolutely love the ocean and love surfing
  2. A random hobby of mine is juggling, always carry juggling balls with me as I travel around Europe. Recently got 4 balls pretty down pat and now trying to figure out how to juggle five. 
  3. Huge fan of old school music, Elton John, Van Morrison, INXS to name a few.

How did you get started in ski racing?

My parents are super keen skiers and so I was on skis from day 1 and have always loved it. When I started at school I did some races for school and then I started doing some training and one thing led to another and suddenly I was travelling all around the world to train and compete.

Interview by SnowSports New Zealand.
Video edited by Steve Kantarelis and Adam B.
Blog by Suzie Adams and Maddie Kent.

Access your integrated SBR Software via Management Mode

Access your integrated SBR Software via Management Mode

As SapphireOne has all Standard Business Reporting rules of the ATO built-in within its Management Mode, it is a SBR software.

In this capacity, it collects the required information for each individual government report directly from the client’s business records.

Standard Business Reporting is a standard approach to record-keeping that was introduced by the Australian Government back in 2010 to simplify the obligations of companies regarding business reporting. When a report is required, our SBR software pulls the required information from the data file and fills it out automatically via the functionalities contained within the Management Mode. Consequently, our clients spend less time collating information, filling in forms and submitting reports to participating government agencies.

Standard Business Reporting within SapphireOne Management Mode

The Management Mode not only offers access to all the benefits of using an SBR software, it also incorporates various other helpful items such as:

  • Run all End of Month and End of Year functions, either in one go or separately for Financials, Assets and Payroll
  • Create all Standing Transactions
  • Access Cash and Accounts Movements Reports, Payroll Tax and Monthly Activities for Payroll Reports, a Statement of Equity and GST Summary Accrual Reports for review
  • View Statement of Position Reports, Business Activity Statements and Bank Reconciliation Reports
  • Produce By Period Reports of all Records changing the values in the General Ledger
  • Print Audit trail Reports for any transaction files in Accounts Mode (Receivables, Payables and General Ledger)

Businesses that use an SBR software are able to easily report using information already recorded as part of running their business. With this option, the use of the Management Mode saves a lot of valuable time of the accounting staff and it ensures that the reports are error free.

If you would like to find out more about the simplicity and ease of use of our SBR software via Management Mode, visit our blog.

Assets Software to manage your Assets Depreciations

Assets Software to manage your Assets Depreciations

Our Assets Software functionality is integrated into all other modes, which enables users of SapphireOne to easily keep track of its company’s assets and their depreciations.

Entering new data in the equivalent Mode of the Assets Software creates a number of transaction types that can also link through to the financials mode:

There are two groups that Transactions in our Assets Software can be divided into:

Transactions which are transferred to Financials as a GJ, VI or MP:

  • DGJ – Depreciation General Journal
  • PGJ – Purchase General Journal
  • SGJ – Disposal Sale General Journal
  • VGJ – Revaluation General Journal
  • RGJ – Reverse Sale General Journal

Transactions which are retained within Assets:

  • DNT – Depreciation Note
  • DLN – Depreciation Loan
  • DSR – Depreciation Service
  • DRP – Depreciation Repair
  • DCO – Depreciation Company

The Assets Software is based on two principles:

Assets Depreciations

This is the calculation of multiple depreciation schedules in relation to the company assets. Only one depreciation schedule may be transferred to the General Ledger. This covers the ATO Standard, plus the Company required value. For example: Your company may wish to retain a record of the WDV tax value, plus the potential WDV sale value. We suggest that only the transactions relating to the ATO Standard are transferred to SapphireOne, while the company transactions are kept within Assets in order to give a true reflection of the assets worth.

Asset Control

The Assets of your company can be purchased, sold and controlled with ease in SapphireOne. It includes the ability to record locations of assets and the specific staff responsible for each. Further, you can keep a record of all asset details, including the warranty period, any repairs that were done and loans that were taken. This enables the tracking of the life of any asset in the company.

If you would like to find out more on how to manage and control your Assets Depreciations etc. with our Assets Software, have a look at our website.

Eliza Grigg and Jack Adams crowned New Zealand Alpine National Combined Disciplines overall champions.

Author : Britt Hawes

Jack Adams
Photo Courtesy : Ross Mackay

Eliza Grigg and Jack Adams were crowned the Alpine National Combined Disciplines Overall Champions at Coronet Peak today.

Jack Adams / Eliza Grigg
Photo Courtesy : Ross Mackay

Today was the third and final day of the National Alpine Championships, National Para Alpine Championships and the National Alpine Junior Championships with the athletes competing in Slalom today.

Eliza Grigg, a Team Hutt athlete, has had a stellar Alpine National Championships, earning a medal of each colour this weekend finishing first in Super G on Friday, second in Giant Slalom yesterday and third is Slalom today. Her achievements over the last three days resulted in her being crowned the women’s Overall Combined Disciplines Champion. “This is my first time winning the overall which I am super excited about, it’s been a lot of work”.

Jack Adams, a Coberger Academy athlete, won the Slalom race today and finished second in both Giant Slalom yesterday and in Super G on Friday. Off the back of his fantastic results this weekend, Jack was awarded the men’s Overall Combined Disciplines Championship trophy for his first time. “It is nice to get the overall, it’s a beautiful trophy”. Winning the Slalom today, Jack explained that “It’s been a good competition with Willis this weekend and I prefer slalom, I know he prefers Giant Slalom, so I was hoping for a good race between us but unfortunately he straddled on the first run”. Willis Feasey, 2018 Winter Olympian, who won both the Super G and Giant Slalom this weekend had a DNF on his Slalom landing him in second place overall.

Olivia Flight and Harrison Messenger are the Junior Alpine National Combined Disciplines Overall Champions. Olivia, a Coberger Academy athlete, finished second in both Super G and Giant Slalom this weekend and finished third today in Slalom. Harrison, a Wanaka Ski Team athlete, had a fantastic weekend winning all three races, resulting in him being the clear winner of the men’s Junior Overall Championships.

Piera Hudson, World Cup Slalom athlete, blew the competition out of the water today when she won the women’s National Slalom Championships over four seconds ahead of the second place time. Piera enjoyed the Slalom course today, explaining that “first run, there was a little bit of a whoopsie, but I managed to recover and get back in there and then just had to go full charge to make up for it”.

Jack Adams
Photo Courtesy : Ross Mackay

Adam Hall and Corey Peters, Paralympians and World Cup Para athletes, both continued to carry their momentum from the past two days. Adam won the men’s standing National Para Slalom, his third gold medal this weekend. Corey won the men’s sitting National Para Slalom race, also his third win of the weekend. Kirstie Fairhurst is the women’s sitting National Para Slalom Champion after completing two successful runs on the course.

The race today was also a National Points race for under 14 and under 16 athletes, whose national champions will be crowned at the Snowvision National Youth Championships held at Cardrona starting on the 25th of September. View Results

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Status Codes for Accounts Transactions

Status Codes for Accounts Transactions

All accounts transactions in SapphireOne have a status code making it easy for the user to understand where in the system they are currently located and what still needs to happen before they can be processed successfully.

This “status” is displayed as a column in any Inquiry window and it changes automatically upon saving, posting, reconciling and printing etc.

In a Standard Inquiry, the name of the status code will be displayed in the status column, such as Yes or No.

If you swap the window to Custom Inquiry (or in some Standard windows in the system as well) the number of the status code will be displayed instead, such as 0 or 1.

The most important status codes names and numbers are:

  • (Ent) ( -2 ) = Transaction has been entered and saved correctly, but not yet posted
  • (Yes) ( 1 ) = Transaction has been processed and posted successfully

However, there are various other status codes that can appear before or after these two codes. Some just serve a procedural function whilst others show that the transaction has an error in it. If this is the case, you can enter the transaction in order to view a detailed description of the error code which makes it easy to understand what the issue is that prevents the transaction from being posted successfully. Remember that a transaction can be still modified at any time until it has been posted successfully.

The below is a list of all status codes that exist for accounts transactions:

If you are experiencing issues during the processing of your accounts transactions, please book a support call and our customer support team will happily assist you with your query!          

HR Software with Payroll functionality

HR Software with Payroll functionality

SapphireOne offers an integrated HR software which includes a Payroll functionality enabling any HR team to easily and efficiently process their payrolls and pay employees.

The HR Software component of the entire programme is designed to complement the Financials Mode. If you already use Financials, you will experience that Payroll operates with all the same standards and methods, including the layout of the reports etc. As it is an integrated HR software, the transfer of data from the Payroll functionality to other required areas of the Financials Menu takes place automatically.

SapphireOne Payroll provides a normal Pay Run during each financial period, with all default details set up to go. A Pay Run can be as short as a week, a fortnight, or a month. When necessary, this ‘ready to go’ condition can be quickly altered, either permanently, or temporarily for that Pay Run, without affecting any subsequent Pay Runs. In this way, many easy to use features are available together with quick-change areas for use when required.

The five menus of the Payroll functionality within the HR software are outlined below:

1) Payroll:

  • Access to all regular data activities required during a Pay Run.
  • Permanent & Temporary alterations to employee records.
  • Set up & execute a Payrun.
  • Management of Superannuation settings.
  • Functions to assist in executing Pay Runs.

2) Reports:

  • Access to all reports before during and after a Pay Run.
  • Transaction Reports.
  • PAYG Payment Summaries.
  • Reconciliation Reports.

3) Administration:

  • Main setup area for Payroll.
  • Create and Maintain different items e.g. Employee, Job Projects, Tax Scales etc.
  • Payroll Reports.

4) Roster:

  • Shortcut to Location Inquiry
  • Roster Scheduler Tool

5) History:

  • Inquire about various historical information.
  • Print reports on historical information
  • Estimate leave liabilities for entry to the General Ledger

Have a look at our other blogs in which we regularly release instructions, information and updates that are relevant for an HR software offering a Payroll functionality.