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Loving the new Email Task feature.Two quick questions:ONE: One of my team needs to create an email task which defaults to an email address which isn't the main contact for the work item.I cannot find how to change this in the repeating work item. It always reverts back to the main contact email address.TWO: How can an email task be marked as complete (aside from clicking the elipses and selecting Change status) to show the email has been sent?I would like to use a simple automation, but I have to create a new section below the email task and get the team member to tick a box to automate the completion of the work item.Maybe I am over thinking it - is there a simpler way to achieve this? Any help would be gratefully received and thank you in advance.Adam
Hello everyone, I have noticed for quite some time that many, if not all, of our Work Items show “Karbon Support” under visibility section as an entity that can see details related to the Work Item on which they’re listed. I’ve got three questions related to this: 1. Do all users see this “extra” user on Work Items?2. Why is this the case?3. Does this mean that Karbon support has access to this level of detail within our work products? Thank you and be well,Angeline
My boss wants me to have access to his email account in Karbon (as well as mine) so that I can take over the admin tasks from him and create work for both of us so that he isn’t bogged down with this side of the business.I have read the best practice suggestions to create an alias and add that to the MS 365 settings - my concern is that we don’t want a general/alias email. We want clients to still be able to send emails to him rather than an alias address. Is there a way to do this other than adding his email to my Karbon account.
Hi Everyone - we are about to being our Karbon implementation and have been discussing how Karbon integrates with QBO for time and billing purposes. Our thought was to track and input time in Karbon then use the QB time integration to be able to actually do our billing in QBO. We are wondering if this is currently the best approach and if there are any best practices or pitfalls we should avoid here? We don’t necessarily bill according to the time but do track time on a project basis and plan to continue that in Karbon. We are a tax heavy firm but also have a lot of fixed fee monthly or quarterly billing. All our other accounting for our firm is already being done in QBO. We also use Ignition for proposals but may not use that integration at first. We were also curious of any overall tips or potential things to avoid as we work through out implementation to avoid any headaches down the road. Any insight would be appreciated, thanks!
My team is new to Karbon. I have set up all of our clients and the primary contacts for each (usually the owner and an office manager). This is based on our old client database and my email contacts (imported from Gmail). I added my team to each organization as “other colleagues,” so that they can see communication, work etc for each of our company clients. We are running into an issue and I’m hoping there are solutions even though I can’t find any other topics that cover this: My People contacts are not visible to the rest of my team. The People contacts don’t have the same field to add colleagues, and I don’t see any setting where I can make my contacts universal.
Can Karbon add the date range to any date range like what we can select in utilisation report in Karbon?Currently, we only has month to month for last 6 months, but if we do the performance tracking on a half-year or annual period, we to manual add up and calculate. This should be a simple thing for Karbon to improve.Thanks,Mike
Hi All! I’ve received two great questions from @HOAFinancials that I thought I would share here for Community input. Does anyone have any resources or input on how staffing for virtual bookkeeping companies might be organized. Also, what percentage of virtual bookkeeping practices has anyone seen using 1099s vs W2 employees located in the US? We would love to hear your thoughts or review any resources you might have to share with us and@HOAFinancials
We are looking to switch form our current software to Karbon, but the time and billing is hard for me to grasp. Right now we have several flat rate billed clients. We book WIP to the flat rate invoice and keep an eye on our margins. I cannot seem to find a way to do this in the Karbon to TSheets to QBO integration pathway. Maybe I’m missing something?
We just launched out our annual tax packets to 400+ 1040 clients through the Karbon Client Task feature in the work items. Two things we are struggling with:Clients completing the task by clicking the check box from the email directly and NOT reading what they are supposed to do. Clients not receiving their original task email.Anyone else struggling with this? Any suggestions?
We are using the Karbon <> TSheets <> QBO sync to get our time from Karbon to QBO. Our goal is to book time against individual work items, but they come across as sub-clients in QBO, and when we go to generate an invoice, each sub-client (work item) comes through on the invoice with its own heading and subtotal and there is no way that I have found to shut it off.I’m wondering how others get time and materials invoicing done through QBO. We love the payments feature in QBO and have seen our AR go way down, but the invoices are so ugly that we have decided to just book time against clients instead of work items, which comes with it’s own set of issues (it’s much harder to track budgets etc.)Looking for any non-flat-rate billers out there who have come up with a simple way to get this done.
So I have a subcontractor that I’m compensating based on how well he does budget to actual and we’re trying to find an efficient way to track through Karbon.I’m trying to find a way to easily export the budget to actual time for 1 employee over a certain time frame across all jobs they worked on that are now completed. I think we’d have to set it just for jobs that closed during the period so we’re not double counting across periods. I’m not sure if just creating a custom work view could yield this, since he isn’t always the assignee at the end of a job, and it doesn’t break down budget to actual for that particular assignee. Is there an easier way to do this than just hand-downloading the budget to actual data on each work item he works on and aggregating in an excel workbook?
Hi all!!! This is a two part questionI know that you can automate a workflow to set a due date and status, is there a way to automate the To-do date of a section/task in a workflow? To give you and example of what I want to achieve - there is a section in a monthly workflow that is assigned to a colleague - I only want this section to show in my colleagues To-do on the 29th of the month, and change the status of the tasks in this section to “in-progress” at the same time, using automators. I have a couple of monthly clients and their workflows start on the first of the month, but have approximately 10 - 15 tasks each - so you can imagine what my To-do list looks like on the 1st of every month. again - is there a way to automate the to-do date of a task in a workflow. If not - have you encountered the same issue, how have you negated it - apart from moving 300+ tasks to the desired To-do date on a monthly basis?
Looking for a report that can be sorted by colleague on amount of emails received and the response time for those emails. Trying to measure the response time for customer service (rec’d email then how long did it take for that colleague to respond to the email) ….using as a training tool.
When it comes to time charging against a specific work, the role available for selection in the drop down list should be limited to the role pre-set in the work. Same concept should be applied to the task types as well when charge the time to a work. This way will save time of staff to select from a long list with irelevant items, and most importantly, it will prevent staffs from mistakenly selecting wrong role etc.
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