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Can anyone provide a workaround regarding work repeating at the beginning of each month? As number of days vary between each month, when the repeating work is created, it falls within the existing month instead of the new month. For example, month end process - created on 1/10/21 but when repeating, it appears on 31/12/21 instead of 1/1/22.The Help desk have advised that I will be unable to set a fixed date which will give me consistent results and to add this as a feature request.What are other people doing instead?
Hi, we are a new user, still working on our configuration and learning. We had in mind that we could attach a live document to a work item. But, I am now realizing that any time we want to update the document (like adding this week's payroll to an annual based payroll workpaper file) we would have to download the document, update it and then upload the changed file back. So, it seems that karbon is not meant to work efficiently with live documents. Am I missing something? I hope I am stating my concern clearly and apologize if not. For example, as we are doing payroll work, in our current system we would have a payroll prep workpaper pdf file. Each time we prepared payroll we would add bookmarks and the next payroll prep workpapers to this same pdf document. Now it seems we would not so efficiently be updating the workpaper pdf file, if it is stored in karbon. Documents that are stored in karbon seem like they are best if static?How do other firms incorporate the information that is co
We have set up a few internal clients such as ‘Evolve HR’ and ‘Evolve Software’ then we have work items named such as ‘John Smith Annual Review’ (for adding notes through the year) and ‘Xero’ (for general correspondence with our account manager, for example). For things such as a stationery supplier, is it worth having a ‘Evolve Suppliers’ contact with each listed and tagging in the work item for that supplier or area of the business (e.g. stationery), or are you relying heavily on the search function and simply clearing these emails (e.g. a order confirmation email)? I’ve heard the search function has changed recently and perhaps isn’t as useful as the last search function. We’re very new to Karbon and don’t want to create work for the sake of it! Guidance appreciated on how your admin department are working this. I’m finding internal work isn’t as straight forward as the client work so am trying to guide our highly organised Practice Administrator as best as possible! Many thanksEmil
I’m curious how y’all are using Zapier?We are currently using it to in conjunction with TypeForm to collect and add client data to Karbon and QBO and create a client file in our file system.We’ve run into some issues, so I’m curious who else is using it and how you’re dealing with some of the problems.
Hi all,We’ve recently signed up to Karbon and are getting into setting up our processes in the appWe currently send out documents, such as VAT returns via E-Sign software and are considering whether to continue with that approach or switch to sending the VAT return out as a Client Task, to be ticked when approved.E-Sign feels to have more of an audit trail and legality behind approval, whereas Client Tasks feels to be making the process easierAnyone been through the same though process?
We struggle with this issue across any platform that we have to enter client names- both individual and business clients. For our tax software, we have to list the client legal names for the tax filings. But a lot of clients don’t go by their legal names, so we have struggled over the years on how to capture both the legal name and “known by” name in our CRM.Ex: Client goes by Scott and wife goes by Rebecca (both their middle names). But their first names are entirely different.How does everyone handle this in Karbon? When emailing clients or calling them, we want to use their “known by” names. Not every person in the firm will know who goes by what. On the Contact types in Karbon, the Person type does have a field for Preferred Name, but I don’t see this appear anywhere other than the detail tab of the contact’s card. On the Organization type - there is no field for a dba so we have issues here with our business clients where they have a legal name and dba. Any suggestions on
Does anyone know if there is a way to download a list of inactive clients? I can go to the contacts list and do the dropdown and choose only inactive clients to generate a list, but I can’t seem to download the list as only inactive. The only options I see are to download all clients, People or Organizations. I tried this feature and it contains all contact types even when I select only inactive. I really would like to generate and download separate lists like only inactive clients or only business clients. Any help would be appreciated?
We do a fair amount of bookkeeping and are looking to expand that part of our business.We discovered that if we create a distribution list, the email comes through to Karbon as one email on two people’s triage lists. We use this for department-level email management. If one person clears the email, it still stays on all other triage lists until cleared, so it’s a little cumbersome in that regard, however, any notes, comments, and assignments are visible to all when made by one.Next what we did is we created aliases in our system for that distribution list.Example: email@example.com is a distribution list that gets sent to three of our firstname.lastname@example.org is an alias of email@example.com so all emails sent to the first come through the second.We use this alias email when setting up online logins to that client’s online banking and vendor portals.What is really cool is that when we list this email address as one of the client’s email address
We are going live tomorrow after using Karbon as managers for a few weeks. Our work has been bulk uploaded and the team will be trained tomorrow morning. I knew that everyone can see one another's to do list (which I would like to restrict ideally), but we’ve just realised that everyone can see each other’s notes and emails too, for example HR issues. How are you handling this? I assume via work items in hidden clients? Any advice appreciated, please!
Hi Karbon Community!I had a weekly bookkeeping client setup to start on Tuesday and to be due on Friday, but I just want it to start and be due on Friday.Is there a way to update the repeating schedule without deleting and starting over?I thought I could change the start and due dates of a work item and the repeater would take over from there, but that hasn’t happened.Does anyone have experience with this? The help articles and community topics mostly deal with setting up recurring work for the first time. -- Edit --Alternative answer from @LD7E:An add on to this option if there are a lot of recurring work items that need to be deleted. Set an end date on the current repeating work item that is a day or more before the next work item that has already been created. Once you save this it will automatically delete all future work items. Then you can go in and change the work start date of the last work item completed to the new day of the week you want the work to start and create the new
Hello Karbon Community,I have a fairly new team member and am wonder if there is a way for me, as the admin, to set up auto sharing of his emails or is that a setting that only he can control. I am hoping that this is something that someone here has dealt with before.Thanks in advance.
Hi all, I’m new to Karbon and have been using it for a few months now for job tracking - going well. We are now about to venture into the next phase which is recurring jobs, particularly for Quarterly BAS and monthly IAS. So I have a job in the system for the September 2021 BAS for a client. Job starts 1/10/2021 and finishes 29/10/2021 (being the end of the month on a weekday). I go to create a recurring quarterly job using this job and selecting “quarterly” as the repeat settings. Looking at the repeat preview the first BAS job is Jan to March 2022 (completely ignore December BAS) and the job dates are starting 31/12/2021 finishing 28/04/2022. So the problem is the job can’t start 31/12/2021 as the month hasn’t even begun then - the job should start 01/04/2022 but I can’t for the life of me find a way of changing the start date on the recurring jobs? I’m clearly missing someting - HELP!!! :)
We now encourage a lot to use comments for internal communication. There is an indicator in the pane to show how many staff can see the message. But when I click that, I cannot see which staff has the visibility.I am wondering, what is the quickest way to do that in current version of KARBON? And quickest way to remove those staff who is not required to be notified. and I would be happy to see if this feature can be added directly to show the staff name when I click on the visibility number. I am wondering if other peer firm may have the same need.
I am wondering if other peers have the same feeling that the it is not convenient to locate and find the past emails, communications, notes easily. I am wondering it will be good if following can happen:Current search doesn’t show up the comments, but comments is now a very important communication internally Karbon encourage to replace emails for internal communication, so the search should cover comments to enable us to find past comments easily. When we search something, Initially, it should show up all the results no matter it is email, note, work or comments. the tab for emails, notes etc. can still be there, but it will serve as filter function.
I was trying to add an email signature in Karbon with some images on it to make the signature fancy and look more professional. However, I noticed that some of our clients whenever they are receiving my email, most of the images on the signature are not showing or even just a box with no image on it. I also find it complicated to paste or create a graphical email signature in Karbon compare to Outlook. Anyone who has a workaround or having the same issues?
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