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3 Key Takeaways from our First Good Business Get Together

Posted by Nick Phelps, Marketing Communications Manager In early September, I was fortunate enough to host our first ever Good Business Get Together event. Held in Melbourne, it was a food and beverage exclusive session aimed at educating and inspiring business owners and decision makers through lively discussions and shared experiences. We enliste ... Read More

  September 28, 2019     

Xerocon Brisbane: Shining a Spotlight on Good Products

We had so much fun seeing all of you at Xerocon and chatting away — thanks for making our community such an amazing space to be in. Your enthusiasm is contagious and so many of you got to network with other potential partners to grow our partner tribe. If you stopped by our stand at […] ... Read More

  September 26, 2019     

Pinjarra Bakery: How we saved $30k-$40k a year with the B2B Store

One of the biggest benefits of upgrading to Unleashed is the flexibility you get: from the software itself, our range of integrations and the B2B Store. So we were excited to hear about how one of our customers, Pinjarra Bakery, took the flexibility they achieved with Unleashed one step further by using the B2B Store […] ... Read More

  July 22, 2019     

How Can Accountants Keep Up with the Latest Developments?

Accountants and bookkeepers need to keep up with the latest developments, trends, and products that will affect the way they work. The Accounting Business Expo is the best place for you to discover the best software solutions, learn from over 120 speakers, participate in talks, make new connections with industry peers and more. Armed with [… ... Read More

  March 12, 2019     

Accountech.Live brings together open-minded accountants

Cloud technology is continually growing and evolving, and new software solutions are entering the market. Accountech.Live welcomes open-minded accountants, bookkeepers and advisors who want to deliver value to their clients and bring about positive change for a digital future. This year, accountants and bookkeepers can expect to interact with produ ... Read More

  November 6, 2018     

Emerging eCommerce Trends in Australia

The Asia-Pacific region has seen an online boom over the past decade, particularly in eCommerce. This part of the world has the largest online market globally and high levels of growth in the Australian eCommerce market have had a lot to do with this. With global eCommerce sales set to reach $4.5 trillion by 2021, […] ... Read More

  July 6, 2018     

What e-Commerce Trends Australian Businesses Need to Know

Global e-commerce, surging from high to high, continues to outpace most Australian businesses. Intelligent online inventory management is the trick to help ensure your business is a success and taps into the benefits of the next decade. Get online and take orders Australians firms typically have a low online presence compared to online peers in [&h ... Read More

  June 30, 2018     

An SME’s End of Financial Year Checklist

As the financial year in Australia comes to a close, businesses are rapidly trying to tie loose ends together. Here are some of the key tasks you need to complete in order to start your new business year with a bang! Finalise sales orders Outstanding sales orders should be completed prior to a stocktake. If […] ... Read More

  May 25, 2018     

The Fall and Rise of Australian Manufacturing

Some commentators would have us believe the Australian manufacturing industry is dying a slow and predictable death. It’s true, manufacturing’s share of total employment has experienced a steady drop since its peak in the 1970’s, and many of the countries traditional manufacturing industries have experienced a significant decline. Such iconic ... Read More

  February 1, 2018     

The Xero Road Show Down Under

Are you going to be at the Xero Road Show in Australia? This year, the Xero Road Show will be in 20 cities across Australia. With Xero leaders and local peers, you can expect to see the latest tools and find better ways of working! You’ll find our great Implementation Partners, Cloudsolve and Business Continuum, […] ... Read More

  January 29, 2018     

Wrapping up 2017 for Australian SMEs

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) play an important driving role in the Australian economy, creating more than 7 million jobs. Fortunately, recent research suggests that Australian SMEs are experiencing promising growth, and business owners are feeling confident. However, some challenges to growth remain. This article explores the key posit ... Read More

  December 28, 2017     

Amazon in Australia: Formidable Amazon and the Threat to Intermediaries

Welcome to the final installment of our Amazon in Australia series! This series of articles explores e-commerce in Australia, and how Amazon will affect Australian wholesalers and distributors. In our third article, we discuss what intermediaries like wholesalers and distributors can expect from this retailing juggernaut. Amazon is finally up and r ... Read More

  December 19, 2017     

Amazon in Australia: Can Local Businesses Stand Up to Amazon Business?

Welcome to the second of our Amazon in Australia series! This series of articles explores e-commerce in Australia, and how Amazon will affect Australian wholesalers and distributors. Our second article in this series will explore the impact of Amazon Business on Australian intermediaries. Click here to read the first article of the series. Jeff Bez ... Read More

  December 18, 2017     

Amazon in Australia: Surveying the Australian E-Commerce Landscape

Welcome to the first of our Amazon in Australia series! This series of articles explores e-commerce in Australia, and how Amazon will affect Australian wholesalers and distributors. This article explores the current Australian e-commerce landscape and what drives Australian consumers. E-commerce is immature Australia’s e-commerce landscape is sti ... Read More

  December 18, 2017     

A portrait of manufacturing in Australia

The world endured two significant hits on industry and manufacturing in 2001 and 2008 when the global recessions occurred. Australia was no different, and unfortunately these times stung manufacturers who had purchased new equipment and invested in production processes in good faith only to find their investments took years to pay off. A closer loo ... Read More

  October 23, 2017     

Top Three Trends for Australian SMEs

The good news is business confidence is on the rise for Australian SMEs, however consumer confidence is in decline. Moreover, cashflow remains a problem. This article will shed light on research highlighting the latest trends for Australian SMEs for 2017. 1. SMEs’ business confidence Many SMEs are confident about the future, this is supported ... Read More

  October 16, 2017     

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Down Under

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are ubiquitous in Australia, and fortunately, recent research shows that 49 percent of SME owners reported actual growth over the last 12 months. 2015 also saw similar growth for SMEs, as did 2014. However, 20 percent showed a decline in revenue over the past year. Some have suggested that […] ... Read More

  October 9, 2017     

Manufacturing Inventory Management Software: A Guide for Artisanal Food Producers

Major businesses have reaped the benefits of specialised inventory management systems since the 1970s. Small and medium sized businesses, such as niche market food and beverage producers, have historically been unable to benefit from advances in inventory management technology, such as barcoding and the development of manufacturing inventory manage ... Read More

  October 4, 2017     

Keeping Inventory Lean: A Guide for Australian Food Manufacturers

Lean inventory management has taken off in the last five years, shifting from a widely recognised approach in the industrial goods sector to a staple of inventory management practitioners in almost every industry. Food manufacturers have initially shown relatively little interest in slimming down their inventory. Despite some initial reluctance, ma ... Read More

  October 3, 2017     

Suppliers: Factors Affecting Inventory Management For F&B Producers

Suppliers are one of the biggest factors affecting inventory management Managing supply chains can be difficult business , particularly if you cannot rely on suppliers to meet your commercial deadlines and deliver quality products first time. A poorly managed supply chain is one of the biggest factors affecting inventory management; in the food man ... Read More

  September 16, 2017     

Cloud Inventory Software Works For Aussie Food Manufacturers

In Australia, cereal food and bakery mix manufacturing accounted for 3.1 billion Australian Dollars in 2010. Food manufacturing is an enormous sector contributing towards employment and economic growth. Of breakfast cereals, we have seen muesli and granola experience high growth, with an 8 percent rise in value from 2015 to 2016. As consumers are b ... Read More

  September 12, 2017     

Understand Customer Demand With Food Manufacturing Software

Manufacturing companies are always in competition with producers of similar products, and there are multiple factors to consider when seeking to remain competitive. Changes in social and cultural trends and preferences need to be taken into account when companies are looking to maintain or increase profit margins. For the food and drink industry, f ... Read More

  September 6, 2017