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Client task but only with email
I’ve got an idea where when a work item hits a certain stage, such as:Books closed each month; Tax return in for review; Tax return ready for signature; etc.That an email automatically sends to the client.Currently for our month-end close work item, I’ve got a client task as the last section so that the bookkeeper can send an email to the client saying their books are now closed. On top of this, even if it’s not possible to automatically send this when the last internal task is completed, it would be awesome to send the notification but without an actual client task. More like an email being sent but associated with a specific work item. That way the client doesn’t need to login and mark off the task. I was looking through the API documentation to see if there’s a way to send an email but it doesn’t look like it. That might’ve worked because the email would be associated with the work item it’s being sent about to notify the client of a change in the work item status that they may wa
Karbon Side Menu
Before yesterday afternoon the side menu was always visible and I had the option to click on the X and hide it. Now the menu never appears and in order to see it I have to click the 3 bars at the top left. I don know what happened that changed it and I don’t see a way to change this. Can anyone help. Thank you.
Triage - autotag contact and organization
I’m aware when a contact or organization is set up with an email address, and someone emails from that address, that Karbon auto-tags with the contact or organization.We can have multiple people from an organization email us. The way we currently have things set up is the contact is associated with the organization but when they email in it doesn’t tag against the organization. I’d like to see it tagged to the organization because then it consolidates all communication under the organization. Especially because in almost all cases for bookkeeping, the work items are created under the organization, not the contact. I know that when you add a contacts email address under the organization, Karbon wants you to associate which is the primary for that email address - the contact or organization.So, i’m wondering if anyone has a best practice for that auto-tagging of the organization if an email address is associated with a contact. I’m finding I have to manually add the organization for cert
"Other" Work Type in MyWeek
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?
Simple Custom App - Any firms offering this service? - Looking to have some work done.
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?
Notes and My Week
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.
Multiple emails for client
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?
Note visibility and confidentiality
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
My Week: Assigned Notes & Emails
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
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
Capacity Planning... Hitting a Wall
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
Date Format Issue
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
Marketing Firm for Accounting Firms
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.
Is My Week Practical with High Volume Work?
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?
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