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I am comfortably creating and updating workitems using the API with some hacky python scripts, but I’m unable to get recipient data into the workitems for templates with client tasks-- the API includes a “ClientTaskRecipient” object and I feel comfortable assuming that its “ClientKey” field is the ContactKey and the “EmailAddress” field is the contact’s e-mail don’t know if I’m right; have no clue what to pass into the “LinkType” field and am having difficulty getting a response from support, for it. Perhaps a little niche but I would love whatever insight anyone may have Thanks!Mike
Hi all,As part of building our understanding of which e-signing approaches are used across Karbon customers, we’d love to know more about the tools (such as DocuSign, Adobe Sign, Go Proposal, Ignition, etc) you use to collect signatures and approvals and the workflows in which you use e-signing.Leave me a message below of send message if you’d like to chat.Thanks!Stuart
Hi Karbon Community! Sending to Multiple People (being able to send a client request to more than one person) is in development but I had two questions I’d love some more information on: How many people do you need to send one request to? Does the number tend to be the same or are there circumstances where you would need to send the request to more or less people? Thank you!
We’re trying to get a handle on our non-billable time, and we notice that Karbon counts 100% of the time as billable. After taking a closer look, we found that the timer has by default a task type of “none” which is billable - this is where the problem lies. There is no place where we can set up Karbon to memorize the last used option, so the timer will always jump back to “none”=billable. Is anyone using Karbon time to track billable time? If you do, how do you resolve this issue? It’s too big of a burden to ask the staff to choose every time the task manually.
I’m looking for a way to send an automated email to client IF an extension is required for planned work.The work would start on 1/1 with a planned as work status. i would like to have the client emailed after a certain number of day if the work status is still has a work status of planned. Is this possible?
We use whatsapp with our clients at log... how do others keep track of text message etc communication with clietns?
A lot of our clients respond 100% better when we use an instant messaging app like whats app… my concern is a lot of communication is not being captured agains the client/jobs in Karbon. Does anyone have a good way to resolve this?
General Info Issue Possible countermeasures More Information Code Samples** UPDATE **There’s a bug in the API that does not let us GET or PUT “UserRoleAssignments” so this project is on hold until the bug is fixed. Here’s the email from the ever helpful @StuartK.General InfoThis post is under construction… I will continue to update and add more content here based on conversation below.IssueCredit: @Tom Kneeland When using Intuit Practice Management (IPM), there are certain limitations that we will address here.Possible countermeasuresProgrammatically add or update roles using the API and Python (doable) I have programmatically added roles with Python API calls I’ll share code when I fully understand the issue Automatically add roles using webhooks and a webhook handler like Azure Logic apps or Zapier (doable at a small cost) Explore, submit feature ideas to fix issues with IPM (Subject to others)More InformationTom’s original post:...I am an IPM user, which is still Karbon. It turns
We are always looking to improve our processes and I was wondering how other people handled printing client tasks. Ideally, we would be able to use Karbon as a tax organizer but with the number of hoops we have to go through to extract the information it isn’t ideal.Currently, if we want to use a client task as part of a workpaper, we have to take a screenshot/snip of the page, paste it into Word and print that to pdf. It is inefficient, time consuming and doing screenshots can increase the file size drastically. We don’t love any of the other options available to us for client organizers and if we could do it through Karbon it would be amazing.(Yes, we have sent this suggestion in to Karbon many times through the feature request)
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
Looking for some My Week process suggestions! We are pretty new to My Week, so as we start using it we’re encountering scenarios we hadn’t anticipated!Key points of our processes:The Work Assignee for us stays consistent through the whole process of completing the piece of work Each piece of work generally has three people involved - a preparer, a reviewer, and a final senior review before the work is delivered to the client Some types of work will have a couple of touch points for the preparer and reviewer Current ownership of work is based on the status (e.g. Initial Preparation means the work is currently with the Preparer, when the status changes to Client Blocker it’s owned by our client success team to follow up on etc.)Problem:Once a preparer has completed their first set of tasks, it makes sense for them to move the card into the Done bucket, but based on this page, a change in Status is not a trigger for a card to move back out of Done and into This Week. This means that if th
Good day,I wanted to find out if anybody knows the estimated date when the new billing feature of Karbon will be released? I have gradually switched over my firm to capture time on KarbonHQ and fully switched over from Xero Practice Manager on the 1st of August. As I understand, the release will be in August but a more accurate date will be much appreciated for planning. Regards!
We’re exploring integrating Karbon and Ignition again. Is there anyone who has the integration enabled and would be able to answer some questions from a colleague? She’s got some questions about how it works with regards to budgets, billing and fixed fee vs. time and materials work.Additionally, any best practices when integrating would be helpful! We’ve integrated before and weren’t diligent with contact names so caused lots of duplicates, and ended up disabling the integration. What else should we be aware of/limitations?
We have the following roles, which all have a Standard Billable Rate and this is the rate that is used for time entries and budget estimates.Accountant Bookkeeper Manager Partner Senior Accountant Senior Bookkeeper SupervisorFrom 1 Jul 2023, these rates will change (increase).If we increase these existing roles in Settings, my understanding is that this will apply across all time entries and budget estimates, for all time.This is not what we desire.My workaround (in my head), is to change the names of the above e.g. Accountant - 2023 FY etc and create new roles e.g. Accountant - 2024 FY with the new rate.Is there any better way than this?We’re going to end up with lots and lots of roles that are no longer relevant (I don’t believe we could delete these at any stage in the future, without impacting prior years’ budgets/time entries/billing realisation), so not ideal…Anything I’ve missed or better workarounds? 🙂
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Hey Everyone, Our firm is having some difficulty determining where we should be looking to see outstanding work for our team. We are using some iteration of To-Do, My Week, and Work as each one of them some benefits as well as their shortfalls. To-DoThis is what we have everyone use as it has the ability to list all tasks at a granular level. Our work item set up isn’t task heavy. Anything that can be done in one sitting is listed as one task with multiple steps in the description. What we do not like about To-Do is that you cannot get a total time budget allocation for all tasks in a given time period nor is it guaranteed that they will all show up on the client profile as work completed for a client. Example would be small tasks that were assigned from emails and not attached to a work item are not visible as items that were completed for a client when we are assessing how much out of scope work we do for a client throughout the year. My Week We have not yet been confident enough in
Is it possible to perform a bulk change to the Create Work field in repeating work items? For example, I have 400+ work items that will be triggered into creation on 10/15 as the create work is currently set to 6 months before work start date. I would like to bulk change this to 3 Months before work start date (ideally 4 or 5, however not a choice available).Or is this something that could only be done on the back-end by Karbon support?t/y
It drives me crazy that when a work item’s budget is assigned to only one team member at a time, even when two or more team members are working on the item. It’s like karbon things the overall time budget on the work item is what’s key, where I would argue that the time budget for each team member is what’s key.In order to get around this, I am considering breaking up our work items such that each item is only assigned to one person. So our monthly close work item would be broken up into, say, three work items: Reconciliations and anything else the bookkeeper does; adjustments and sales tax and anything else the account manager does; and review reports and hold advisory meeting and anything else the advisor does. It seems to me that this will lead to much more clarity around time budgets. What am I missing?I know one thing I am missing is that since work items can’t be dependent on each other that we will need to build in a step for the bookkeeper to kick of the next stage of the a
Hello everyone,New here :) Our firm is currently using Practice Ignition to import clients once they have signed their proposal. The issue we constantly have is emails sitting in our triage from clients who have not signed on with us yet, therefore there is no client in Karbon to attach them to yet. We could create one ahead of time, but I think Karbon would double up on contacts if we do that.Wondering if anyone has any solution to this so they don’t just have emails sitting in their triage that need to be added to a work or contact.Help would be much appreciated or any advice. Thanks!
I am using a template which is called “Weekly Accounting”I can’t remember how we set it up so the title includes the date and it changes every week. That’s what a current one for one of our clients looks likeI use the template then I change the title but I can’t get the title to include the applicable week.Dan
I use Client Tasks for customised tax return and account preparation checklists, however:When we reply to client queries through the comments, the client receives a notification which takes them into the whole checklist. Numerous clients have complained that they must click through every checklist item to find which item we have replied to, which is time consuming and annoying. Clearly this renders the discussion capacity of Client Tasks practically useless due to the poor client experience, and forces us to call or email instead of replying within the relevant items, which is clearly counterproductive. We are unable to print the list of items with client responses and discussion visible in Client Task for our workpapers.In my view, without the ability for clients to be taken to the comments make and respond efficiently, and without the ability to print full checklists with discussions, Client Tasks is not finished.I’ve invested countless hours into creating various client checklists
We are a practice that moved away from time billing to fixed price billing. This means that our time is largely an internal cost control measure to ensure that the pricing was both competitive and covers the labour hours.I am currently using TSheets to record at client level and using the custom fields to record against the type of job completed for the client but would like to move to Karbon’s T&B function to streamline the number of pieces of software we have on the go.Does anyone use T&B in this manner and how have you got yours set up? I’d rather not have to record at a Job level if I can help it beyond recording time spent on the client with a relevant tag but can’t seem to figure out how that is possible?Also - I’m finding the reports a little basic (in comparison to the Email and Work Insights board). Does anyone use an additional reporting tool to give insight?
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