Small Business

Avaza Launches New Project Summary Page

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One of the updates to the Project Management Module is the addition of a Project Summary page. Users have often asked if there was a way they could get a quick overview of one project, without having to run reports, and we hope this page will meet those requirements.

The Project Summary page allows you to get a quick overview of task status for a particular project, as well as review the rate of tasks being completed versus the total tasks. These stats, and graphs (shown below), can also help you quickly ascertain projects that might be in danger of not getting completed on time.

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Avaza adds Estimates and Invoices to Customer Portal

By | Customer Portal, Estimates, Invoices, Small Business | No Comments

Avaza’s mission is simple: we want to facilitate easy ways for businesses to deliver their services to customers, all the while ensuring transparency and high engagement levels. As any research will tell you, this is the surefire formula for long-term customer loyalty for your business. Using Avaza, you take the first step towards that direction when you organise your client engagements in terms of ‘projects’, and add your customer contacts as ‘project collaborators’. This way you get your team and your customer contacts organised onto a single platform focused on deliverables. Your clients can be granted timesheet approval roles, enabling them to monitor and facilitate the progress of a project in a decentralised manner (major wins for transparency and accountability). Read More

Recurring Expenses with Avaza

By | Expenses & Receipts, Productivity, Small Business | No Comments

Since this article was published, we have updated our Recurring Expenses feature. You can get updated information here.

The good news keeps rolling in. We now have a cool new feature to rev up Avaza’s Expense module: Recurring Expenses, that allows you to automate the process of filing expenses that you incur on a repeated basis, for instance rent, web hosting and subscriptions of any nature.

We love automating your menial tasks so your business can focus on the cool stuff it does! Read More

Recurring Invoicing with Avaza

By | Invoices, Productivity, Small Business | No Comments

Since this article was published, we have updated our Recurring Invoices feature. You can get updated information here.

Do you have any subscription based invoicing that needs to be done on a regular basis? Starting now, you can automate this process by using our brand new module for recurring invoicing! The Avaza team has worked hard to develop a powerful and flexible solution for managing any invoicing you need to perform on a regular basis.

As Avaza’s invoicing can be linked to your overall consulting/project management ecosystem, you have a totally streamlined way of including any uninvoiced timesheets and expenses as well.

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Expense Tracking with Avaza – An inventory of ‘Aha!’ moments

By | Expenses & Receipts, mobile, Productivity, Small Business | No Comments

As a freelancer or small business owner, you might be ready to ditch the shoebox that has faithfully (albeit very haphazardly) kept your business expenditure receipts, and use an online tool. Opting for Avaza will enable you to bring your business processes onto a single platform like invoicing, payments, project management, time-tracking, team collaboration and yes, expense tracking. Warning: you are likely to experience the following ‘Aha!’ moments during this transition:- Read More

Six reasons to use Time-Tracking Software (A Tale of Two Time-trackers)

By | Productivity, Small Business, Time Tracking, Timesheets | No Comments

As a small business owner, a freelancer or team member in a company, your time is often billable, accountable and valuable. You sell your services based on a fixed price or blocks of time. Time is thus your most critical asset, but how much of it is wasted in admin work or on projects and activities that are less profitable than others?

Meet James, a lawyer with license to practice in three different countries, which means he travels frequently and bills in different currencies. His dad was also a lawyer – back in the era when there were dinosaurs, and secretaries using voice recorders to note the beginning and end of client engagements… James, being Next Gen, uses Excel spreadsheets to track his hours, copying details across to an invoice when it’s time to bill. But he is often out and about, and forgets to track many engagements.

Meet Nicola. She heads up a web design firm and has a team of designers that work on projects for a diverse set of clients. She uses email for collaborating with her team members and Microsoft Word template for timesheet entries. She is considering upgrading to an online system that addresses the demands of her growing business.

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