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October 2019 Product Updates

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Mileage tracking available in QuickBooks

The addition of mileage tracking to QuickBooks is one of the most significant releases in recent times.

Being able to accurately record mileage for tax purposes is a  challenge many small businesses are faced with as they juggle multiple tasks. Without accurate records they find themselves not being able to claim with confidence.

QuickBooks now with mileage tracking enables users easily to track and identify business trips. Mileage tracking is available via the web and also on the mobile app, some of the key benefits include:

  • Automatically track your mileage
  • Easily categorise business or personal trips
  • Create rules to auto categorise
  • Add additional vehicles
  • Manually input trips


With mileage tracking now available in QuickBooks, this enables users to easily track and identify business trips, helping reduce the admin burden at tax time. This feature is available on both web and mobile versions and provides the flexibility to manage favourite locations, mileage rules and add multiple vehicles.

Note mileage tracking is only available to the master admin, if the file is provided via their Advisor then the master admin rights will need to be transferred.  This can be done without removing the file from wholesale billing.

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Introducing the Business Performance Dashboard

Recently we released the Business Performance Dashboard which provides Advisors with powerful data enabling them to move beyond compliance and add more value to their clients.

Accountants are in the best space to help push their clients’ businesses to the next level by providing advisory services. QuickBooks Online Accountant can give you the tools you need to become a more confident advisor to your clients.

The Business Performance dashboard is now available to all QBOA users. You can find the new dashboard when you click on the Overview tab and select Business Health.

What does the dashboard do?

The Business Performance dashboard will help you keep your clients on track using a more visual and consolidated view. There are currently two sections on the dashboard. We will continue to add functions and make improvements as we get more feedback.

What is the customer benefit?

VISUALISE historical financial trends with easy to understand graphs and charts

• Easily COMPARE client’s historical to current performance

ANALYSE and Help clients make informed decisions with KPIs/metrics to diagnose problems more easily and SHARE


New ProAdvisor benefit – DocuSign e-Signature

I’m pleased to inform you the Global ProAdvisor team has partnered with DocuSign to offer a special discount on DocuSign eSignature plans available exclusively to ProAdvisor Members.

This new benefit is a great opportunity for our ProAdvisors to streamline their client engagement processes helping them modernise their practice.


What is DocuSign?

DocuSign eSignature, simplifies client management by digitising engagement letters, providing auto-reminders, and includes a robust audit trail.

Up to 82% of DocuSign agreements are completed in less than a day and saves $36 per document when compared to paper processes . DocuSign has eliminated the need to chase clients for signatures, letting your Advisor focus on delivering client value not administration

  • 40% off Elite, 30% off Platinum, 25% off Gold,  20% off Silver
  • 30 day free trial if they don’t want to buy upfront
  • Freemium offer – 10 free sends that can be shared with a client


Who is it relevant for?

Global ProAdvisors accessing the ProAdvisor tab through QBOA

Why is DocuSign beneficial?

DocuSign eSignature digitises and automates client engagements to streamline practice management making it easier for clients to work with the firm.

Digitising client engagements has never been easier! Together, DocuSign and the ProAdvisor Program can help accountants:

  • Easy to Get Started – Send your first agreement in 3 minutes or less
  • Stop Chasing Signatures – 82% of DocuSign agreements are completed in one day
  • Trusted by Professionals – DocuSign is SOC 1 and SOC 2-certified organization and offers robust audit trail features and two-factor authentication


When is it live?

It’s live in product, check it out now!

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