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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.
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?
Every year, we bring together a panel of industry leaders, all-stars and influencers to review the year in accounting, discuss the top trends, and share their top actionable tips for the year ahead. It’s usually our most popular webinar by far.My question for you: Which panelists would you like to hear from this year?Go wild! No suggestion is too big or too small. If you could learn from anyone, who would it be? Someone from your own firm doing amazing things? A peer who you admire? A leader or influencer you’ve never met but are constantly inspired by? You can even suggest yourself!Our aim is to bring you an amazing and diverse panel from across the globe who you can learn from and be inspired by as we finish up another huge year.
There are some processes each year in our tax practice that are done in bulk and are not attached to a specific client. The task in question is software updating and data rollover, although there are several more that I would like to be able to schedule in Karbon.When I create a new work template or item, the Client field must be filled in order for me to create the work. I have tried selecting different Work Types, and that has not helped.
Hi all. So I’ve setup a client task, sent the email to the the client requesting information and then noticed a further query. I’ve now updated the client task with the new item. Do I need to resend the email or will the client see the new task automatically? TIA
Hi, all, I wonder if anyone has stopped using Tsheet and started using Karbon Time exclusively. I have both sync at the moment, but I would like just use Karbon going forward. When I disconnect Tsheet, I cannot clock on Karbon Time. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks,Joy
How would you handle a template that offers more than one possible outcome? For example, if we have a 1099 work item and in the early stages we either determine no 1099s are required or the client tells us there are none required, how do we define the tasks? In such a case, we want the conclusions and workpapers of the staff member to be reviewed before the project is completed. In this case I would not want the next section, “Prepare 1099s,” to be triggered. But I do want the work item to be documented in karbon. We also prepare 1040s for a client that sends us their clients’ returns, several of whom do not have to file, but we make that determination as a part of our service to them. This would be a similar case. I’m new to Karbon and this is challenging!In summary, the early steps of the work item follow one path, but then depending on whether or not the returns are required to be filed it can go one of two ways.Thanks to anyone who can help!
How do others tackle overall work assignee’s when it’s a long project and there’s multiple people involved?. Our Annual Financial Statements work can last up to 9 months and involve 4 different people, in different roles (Accountant, Client Manager, Partner & Admin). Currently we assign the overall work to the Client Manager. However, that means that lots of stuff appears in their My Week, when they don’t actually have to do any tasks on that project until it is already substantially started (Admin & Accountant take care of everything up to work review stage) I have seen on a webinar the use of dummy team members, using fake email addresses, and wondered if that was a solution. When looking back, I can’t find the webinar now...I think it was something mentioned in a Sara/ Andii webinar. Anyone use this facility or can point me in the right direction, please?
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.
Best practice advice please… I’m fairly new to Karbon and looking for tips to better organize. For recurring work like month end close or biweekly payroll, is it better to create a “work” template for each of these and have them repeat or create one “work” template with 12 (or 24) tasks within that have monthly/ biweekly due dates for each task? Which way is easier to manage?
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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