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I noticed that in My Week work is categorized by work type, but sometimes there’s an “Other” category. “Other” includes a variety of different work, and in our case, it is not because of Default work types. Can someone explain why (or How) My Week chooses which work types each colleague is able to filter by- seemingly regardless of how much work they have to do in that category?
Our firm has a client where paint sub-contractors paint apartment units. The general contractor gets the bill from the subs and forwards that to us, we take the information and key it into QBO and our client’s vendor portal for invoice payment.I would like a little app that receives the information from the painters and spits out an import file for QBO and an import file for the vendor portal.Has anyone done something like this? Do you have this capability in-house or have you worked with a contractor to get something like this up and running?
Two current issues with Notes and My Week:When creating a Note, there is no way to add it to My Week. In My Week, the three dot menu button for an inactive Note gives a dropdown menu to move it in My Week; however, when you make a note active by clicking on it, that same exact three dot menu button gives the Add/Assign/Rename/Delete dropdown menu. It seems in My Week, those two menus should be merged, so that the menu options to move an item in My Week are also in the Add/Assign/Rename/Delete dropdown menu.
I would like to see how other peer firms here use Work Type and Task Type, What scenario are each of these two types used for what purpose? and how to setup these two types to avoid overlapping. I currently set up more than more than 10 internal work type (non-chargeable, for internal management, like marketing, HR, finance etc.) and more than 10 internal tasks type (similar to work type). I want to cut task type to “chargeable” and “non-chargeable”. not sure if that will cause any useful report having less data.
Hi there!I’m new here to Karbon Community. I’m trying to figure out how to make a preferred email for a client be set as the default. Meaning, if a client has multiple emails saved in their details tab under their contact card, is there a way to make one email set as default? I tried playing around with it and it appears that Karbon’s settings are set as the first email you’ve entered in the client’s contact card is set as the default email and not being able to alternate the default email without erasing both the emails and re-entering them. (This is under the assumption that multiple emails are saved under the same contact card) Does anyone have tips or knowledge for this?
I know Karbon encourage to use note for internal communication. However, I noted that if a colleague send note to another colleague, the note is visible to all colleagues. I hope there is something I don’t know so that colleagues can confidently send note to each if it is a bit more privacy information/communication. If no way to get around, I will lodge an idea to the feature Idea. Another thing is the comments under a work/contact which is a private contact. I think Karbon needs to be fix is that, if I @ some colleague in that note/following comments. The colleagues should only see that specific comments/note I @ them. They shouldn’t be added to the contact/work as they will see all future Commnications not as intended. (I know when I @them, there is a reminding message from Karbon, but this is not helpful, especially when someone is careless or overlooks it). Currently, to avoid that, the only way is to send an email to the colleague separately, that will break the intuition and dec
Staff Training Platforms - LinkedIn Learning (formerly lynda.com)? Other platforms for standardized US Bookkeeping and Accounting Training?
I am starting a trial of LinkedIn Learning next week to see if it meets our needs, but I’m looking to give our staff a baselineIntentionAll staff trained the same way without drawing resources form existing staff members.RoadblocksIn the past, staff training is sometimes really good if we are organized and the people with the knowledge are available to train. Other times, we hire staff and are already behind on capacity, so the training isn’t handled well and new staff are left floundering.I’ve looked to the AICPA and other groups for standardized training for things like sales tax, bookkeeping, etc., but have come up empty handed.We will still do hands-on over-the-shoulder training, so no need to convince me of the importance of that. I’m curious if anyone has used and likes a standardized training platform or has any suggestions for how I might standardize my training without pulling away my highly skilled staff to train fundamental concepts.Other IdeasWe are also working to develop
I’m making a serious effort to familiarize myself with My Week. My team is new to Karbon in general and I juuuust taught them how to manage their To-do, but since that’s getting replaced, I want to tell them to abandon that and get started using My Week ASAP. However...I can’t figure out how to solve a few problems. Two of the issues are actionable Notes and Emails. I encourage my team to be Inbox Zero, so I’ve drilled that they need to put reference info on appropriate Timelines and actionable items in as To-do (if it’s short term, like within the week) or as Work if it’s a long-term or repeat project. So, if a client emails an updated ACH form that needs to be applied to their recurring invoice from us, then that email gets assigned as a To-do item, so I will remember to apply that change in the very near future. Where on Earth would I find that if I don’t have To-do? Also, with To-do I can assign the To-do date for tomorrow if, for example, I know I am slammed with meetings today an
Best practice for work items: I would like to understand the best way practises setup tasks for clients to manage clients and internal staff. i.e. Bookkeeping (do you create the tasks split or in one job) i.e. Bank reconciliation, DEXT, VAT, CIS etc or run these as all separate jobs which will clog the jobs board up very quickly however dates won’t get missed. How is the task tracked again time and budget if these are separate jobs but one costing to do the worki.e. Payroll (collate and run payroll and then file EPS) but with different deadline dates to process payroll and the file EPS. I would welcome and thoughts and support. Many thanks, Jeremy
Let me start by saying that I love Karbon… I’m constantly defending it while having discussions with my team, but with the immense growth we’ve experienced during the past couple years it’s getting more and more difficult to plan adequately. At the moment we’re very “project based” with our work, that means tax returns, monthly bookkeeping, attest, one-off projects, monthly CFO work is all contained within its own project, from start to finish. The issue we’re running into now, is that multiple team members may have a function within one project. Those functions may overlap or be staggered in time. As an example, a tax return project may have time inputs of: scanning - 30 minutes, preparing - 1 hour, reviewing - 30 minutes, assembling - 15 minutes, etc.. Now we could budget based on roles at the time we create the project, but that only leaves us with a view of the overall time necessary by the statutory deadline, it doesn’t help while trying to capacity plan on a daily, or weekly bas
Hi there, I have an issue with date format which seems to have changed for me when I view works in karbon. For me the format is MMM DD YYYY but the same works on my colleagues Karbon shows as DD MMM YYYY.I can’t see where this setting can be changed or why it should be different for meCan anyone please point me?ThanksRob
Hi Karbon Community,We have started doing some marketing, and I’m not sure that our marketing firm understands how to market for accounting firms. I’m looking for someone who will outline what we need to do to build a marketing engine.I’m curious if anyone is using a marketing firm that has really figured out how to market accounting/bookkeeping services.
As my firm tries to transition from using the Todo to using My Week we’ve run into a pitfall: members with the most tasks/work items due are struggling to find a practical way to keep up with their work in the My Week format. It seems as though we’d have to go and change all of our Work Items to unique Work Types in order to somewhat minimize the clutter, but other than that we are at a loss.What is some advice on a seamless transition to My Week?
Hi Everyone. A quick question regarding bookkeeping pricing. We are finding our current method inefficient, in terms of 1, actually calculating what the fee should be, and 2, trying to ensure the price is a true reflection of the work undertaken. We use GoProposal, and our fees are set up using the following line items:Invoice processing fee - Fee based on no. of invoices processed.Bank rec fee - A fee for reconciling the bank rec each month.VAT return fee - A fee for producing and submitting the return. Could anyone share how they price these services and any tips you have found when pricing bookkeeping?Thanks in advance.
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