Simplify the Financial Reporting Process to Improve Visibility and Allocation of Resources

Simplify Financial Reporting Process

The financial reporting process to keep internal decision makers and external stakeholders informed is becoming more and more complex every year. Businesses have data coming in from multiple departments and systems, often leaving the financial reporting teams with only half the picture. 

Investing in processes through systems and tools can significantly improve their accuracy, process time and results. Automation and software integration benefits the entire business by collating the company data in a single data file, allowing visibility from administration, operations, payroll/HR to finance. Visibility is critical for making informed decisions and allocating finances for resources and project management. Inefficiencies in key financial processes can disrupt operations and cause significant setbacks to your business. 

How to simplify your business processes for financial visibility


  • Create process maps. This helps to understand how they work and identifies timing and schedules, roles of individuals and teams, functions and organisations, systems and tools, business units, locations etc.  

  • Once you’ve settled on process maps and highlighted systems to improve, build a management team.  This should comprise of a cross-section of dedicated stakeholders who are influential for buy-ins across other departments. 

  • Examine how to automate your workflows from start to finish to increase efficiency. Once the processes are automated, visibility is increased by having access to real-time data. This helps monitor and analyse performance by identifying inefficiencies and fixing them as they occur. Secure your data by role-based access and look at standardising the recurring and identical processes to simplify replication. 

  • Identify risks that may result from a breakdown in a process. Investigate how these can be eliminated from multiple data sources, manual steps and any additional steps in a process. Identify opportunities to reduce complexity and increase efficiency through automation, visibility and collaboration. 

  • Lastly define business rules for decision making. These should be simple and direct so they bypass workflows without delays. 

Organise data for a seamless financial reporting process


  • Collect and normalise your data by creating flexible templates that enable contributors to submit structured and unstructured data in a consistent fashion. Outline a collection process that facilitates the standardisation of data from all departments. Once the data has been collected, organise the information by developing reporting guidelines, permissions on who can view and edit specific documents, pages, or spreadsheet cells to help preserve data integrity. 

  • Organise a single source of truth, store your data in one place. This establishes links and an audit trail between source data and all related destinations so any changes are visible and can go through all departments. This ensures, if an error is detected, one person can correct it swiftly and in one place only. Everyone will have the same view and are checking the same data for quality and inconsistencies. 

  • Store all final reports in a single location. This will simplify the process of searching for the most current data to compile for customised or standard reports, dashboards, workbooks and presentations. 

For more information on the benefits for financial management of an ERP System in simplifying the reporting process – SapphireOne ERP, CRM, DMS and Business Accounting Software Application Alternatively, contact our office on (02) 8362 4500 or request a demo.

Why do your organisation needs ERP accounting software?

SapphireOne ERP Accounting software is designed to help companies introduce accounting accuracy to achieve peak financial performance

It is vital for managing all financial aspects of your day to day business activities.

You can perform basic accounting tasks such as generating financial reports, invoicing, tracking income and expenses. Accounting software manages your financial data and analyses sales performance and cashflow which ensures you make informed decisions.

All organisations have to perform a number of tasks to make their company financially successful, ERP Accounting software is an essential investment for any business large or small

SapphireOne ERP CRM DMS Accounting software is designed to help companies introduce accounting accuracy to achieve peak financial performance. SapphireOne ERP CRM DMS is built to comply with international accounting standards and principles, providing comprehensive reporting functionality to assist in reviewing company performance. SapphireOne ERP CRM DMS is a unique accounting software.

Managing Cash Flow

One of the biggest challenges for any business is to manage cash flow efficiently, organisations and business owners need to keep records of all the cash coming in and going out of the business. SapphireOne ERP CRM Accounting software enables business owners to manage their business cash flow management of expenditure and keeps track of the financial status of the company easily.

Invoice Tracking with DMS

Invoice tracking is very important for any organisation’s success. SapphireOne’s in-built document management system (DMS) allows you to attach all supporting documentation by simply clicking on SapphireOne’s paperclip in any related transaction and ensures easy invoice tracking. 

Time Saving and Accuracy

SapphireOne ERP Accounting software quickly performs different tasks such as invoicing, sending payment reminders, paying vendors, reconciling bank accounts and generating reports. SapphireOne ERP accounting software provides fast and accurate information. SapphireOne provides a clear and accurate view of the financial standing of your organisation to assist you in managing your business and making informed decisions.

Accounts Receivable

The Accounts Receivable module in SapphireOne’s accounting software is for the entry of all transactions that are involved with Income for the organisation. This may be through Cash Sales or Client Invoices etc. Client accounts are managed efficiently with customer tracking, invoice management, activity analysis, receipt and cash receipt processing.

Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable module in SapphireOne’s accounting software handles all transactions that are involved with the payment of vendor invoices for the company, this includes the tracking of cash, credit card and eft and other types of payments.

Financial Reporting

SapphireOne ERP CRM DMS accounting software has comprehensive reporting functionality which allows you to analyse all aspects of your financial accounts. Designed with flexibility in mind, SapphireOne reports can be designed to meet your requirements and can be sorted by multiple criteria with numerous levels of details to choose from. Strong reporting tools are essential to your organisation and are fully integrated within the SapphireOne ERP CRM DMS Accounting Software application suite.

For a sneak peek at the full capabilities ERPCRMAccounting SoftwareHuman ResourcesPayrollAssets and Document Management,  check out SapphireOne and request a live demo, it is everything you’ll ever need to make your company management a success. Know more about us.

 

Lodge your Tax Return effortlessly and spend time on your big idea

Lodge Tax Return effortlessly and spend time on your big idea with SapphireOne

At the end of financial year whether you are in Australia, New Zealand or anywhere in the world, all companies have tax obligations. The requirement to produce your Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet at the end of the financial year is mandatory for all businesses and organisations.

A financial year (or fiscal year, or sometimes budget year) is the period used by governments and their tax agencies for accounting and budget purposes, which vary between countries. It is also used for financial reporting by business and other organizations. Laws in many tax jurisdictions/countries require company financial reports to be prepared and published on an annual basis, but generally do not require the reporting period to align with the calendar year. The End of Financial Year (EOFY) is the date that marks the end of the financial year.

The calendar year is used as the financial year by about two thirds of publicly traded companies in the United States and for a majority of large corporations in the UK and elsewhere, with notable exceptions being in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. In Australia the End of Financial year generally falls on June 30th, New Zealand ends their financial year on March 31st. Some organisations and companies follow the USA end their financial year which is often on the same day of the week each year, for example, the Friday closest to 31 December. Under such a system, some fiscal years will have 52 weeks and others 53 weeks.

Taxation laws generally require accounting records to be maintained and taxes calculated annually, which usually corresponds to the financial year used by the government. The calculation of tax on an annual basis is especially relevant for direct taxation, such as company income tax. Many annual government fees and levies—such as Council rates, licence fees, etc. are also calculated on a financial year basis, while others are charged on an anniversary basis.

Many educational institutions have a financial year which ends during the summer to align with the academic year (and, in some cases involving public universities, with the state government’s financial year), and because the university is normally less busy during the summer months. In the northern hemisphere this is July to the next June. In the southern hemisphere this is calendar year, January to December. Some media/communication-based organisations use a broadcast calendar as the basis for their fiscal year.

Whatever the size of your business and tax obligations, you must report and pay any amount due to the ATO, this includes Superannuation and GST, VAT or Sales Tax reporting. It is essential to lodge tax return accurately in order to achieve the maximum business offset and possibly even receive a tax refund.

By managing everything from Financial Reporting, Inventory Control, Assets, Job Projects, Payroll/HR to Bank Reconciliations, SapphireOne ERP CRM DMS can give you more time to do the things that matter, such as developing new strategies and thinking in your business or organisation.

SapphireOne helps you to prepare and lodge tax return

SapphireOne helps you calculate GST and seamlessly lodge your Business Activity Statement (BAS) Standard Business Reporting (SBR2), pay employees and track your PAYG and Superannuation.

SapphireOne ERP CRM DMS can generate comprehensive reports to help you prepare and lodge tax return. Effortless reporting of SapphireOne can help you to get the right data at the right time including Year to Date (YTD) financial reports, PAYG payment summaries, Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet reports. That’s why Alison Phillips from Moyle Bendale Timber said in her testimonial that “SapphireOne is a RocketShip because of its excellent reporting.”

For a sneak peek at the full capabilities ERPCRMAccounting SoftwareHuman ResourcesPayrollAssets and Document Management,  check out SapphireOne and request a live demo, it is everything you’ll ever need to make your company management a success. Know more about us.

Simplifying the concept of end of financial year

The Australian financial year typically starts from 1st July and ends on 30th June
The Australian financial year typically starts from 1st July and ends on 30th June. The 30th June is also known as end of financial year when businesses start preparing their financial reports in order to submit their financial position to the Australian government. In New Zealand the end of financial year is on 31st March, in the United States of America the financial is typically the last Friday of December.

Documents needed for end of financial year

A range of documents are needed to assess the tax obligations of your business such as Income Statement, (also known as the Profit and Loss P&L) and Balance sheet.

The objective of financial statements is to provide information about the financial position, performance and changes in financial position of an enterprise that is useful to a wide range of users in making economic decisions. Financial statements should be understandable, relevant, reliable and comparable. Reported assets, liabilities, equity, income and expenses are directly related to an organization’s financial position.

Countries over time have developed their own accounting methods and principles, making international comparisons of companies difficult. To ensure comparability and uniformity between financial statements prepared by different companies, a set of guidelines and rules are used. Commonly referred to as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), these set of guidelines provide the basis in the preparation of financial statements.

SapphireOne ERP CRM DMS can support unlimited number of companies in unlimited tax jurisdictions in one data file. SapphireOne also support multiple foreign currencies and unlimited number of foreign bank accounts, supporting all your foreign exchange (FX) requirements.

Income statement / Profit and Loss (P & L)

The Income Statement or Profit and Loss (P & L) measures a company’s income and expenses during a specified period of time. A profit and loss statement provides information on the operation of the enterprise. These include sales and the various expenses incurred during the stated period.

The Income Statement is one of the most important financial statements a business or organisation issues annually, along with the balance sheet and the cash-flow statement.

SapphireOne ERP CRM DMS has the ability to run the current year versus last year reports, or if required up to ten years historical data on the one report.

SapphireOne also has the ability to copy last year’s actual general ledger balances into the current year’s budget.

Balance sheet

The company Balance Sheet represents company’s financial position, which is important at the end of financial year. The Balance Sheet outlines the total assets, liabilities and owner’s or stockholders’ equity at a specified point in time. Assets the business owns, such as vehicles, plant and equipment, property, intellectual property and cash in the bank are included on the Balance Sheet, depreciation of these assets is included on the Income Statement (P&L). Liabilities include your creditors, payroll obligations such as employee’s annual, carer and long-service accrued leave.

SapphireOne ERP CRM DMS financial reporting has the ability to export data to spreadsheet and also import data to the general ledger budget via the Sapphire API gateway.

For a sneak peek at the full capabilities ERPCRMAccounting SoftwareHuman ResourcesPayrollAssets and Document Management,  check out SapphireOne and request a live demo, it is everything you’ll ever need to make your company management a success. Know more about us.