Product Updates

We are constantly working to improve Farm Focus in response to feedback from our customers, with 6-weekly product updates.

Have a look at our latest new features below. If you’re already using Farm Focus, you’ll notice you have access to our feedback tool so you can let us know what features you’d like to see next.

BNZ direct feeds

BNZ customers can now set up a direct feed from their BNZ bank account into Farm Focus, so that bank transactions automatically arrive every day via a secure connection. Find out more »

Breeding Percentages

For livestock classes set up as a breeding unit, you can now view their breeding percentage in your Livestock Plan, helping to plan your births effectively.  Find out more »

Current Month Revision

The Working Plan now includes unpaid invoices in the current month, providing a more accurate and up-to-date financial picture of your business.  Find out more»

Accountants Codes

You can now see all Accountants Codes throughout the Accountants Annual Report.  Any that haven’t yet been mapped are highlighted.  Find out more»

Bill payments

Managing your batch payments is now even easier using the new Bill Payments page. Here you can create batches, view outgoing invoices, print invoice lists for review and monitor rolling bank balances. Find out more »

Livestock averages

You can now view a snapshot of your livestock weight and price averages within your Livestock Plans to get a quick gauge on how you are tracking. Find out more »

Unpaid invoices

Use the Financial View option in your reports to include any unpaid invoices for more up-to-date information. Find out more »

Coding improvements

We've improved the code dropdown search. Just start typing a code or a word from the description into the field and Farm Focus will suggest the most likely codes. Use the tab and arrow keys to select the correct code and move to the next field.

Adjusting effective hectares

As your farm business grows, you can now enter the effective hectares for each individual year in your farm business settings. Find out more »

Adjust your effective hectares in your EFS report

You can now adjust your farm size from within the EFS and Livestock Trading reports, for better scenario planning. Find out more »

Monthly livestock balance

The Livestock Plan now shows your monthly livestock balance by stock class, making it easier to monitor stock movements. Find out more »

Entering non-financial events in the Livestock Plan

Now you can record actual non-financial stock events directly into your Livestock Plan, making it easy to see the impact on stock reconciliation numbers straight away. Find out more »

Creating a working plan

Now you can use the actual and planned items in your current working plan for more scenario planning and forecasting options. Find out more»

View or hide non-operating costs in the EFS Report

In the EFS, you can now choose to view non-operating costs, such as loan repayments, personal drawings or the sale / purchase of machinery, providing a fuller picture of your financial position. Find out more »

Filter the EFS Report by management tag

Get the big picture view of costs and income across specific business areas when you filter the EFS report by management tag. Find out more »

Editing a planned item in the Livestock Plan

You can now edit the stock class or stock event in a planned item, making it quick to update, or fix any mistakes.

Livestock Reconciliation Report

The Livestock Reconciliation Report offers a summarised annual view of stock movement on your farm.

Crystal Payroll integration

With our Crystal Payroll integration you can export your payroll information directly to Farm Focus from Crystal Payroll, making payday processing even simpler. Find out more »

Quick Matching screen

Quick matching

Now it's even quicker to match your transactions and invoices from the new Quick Matching screen. Select an invoice or a transaction and a list of suggested matches will be presented, allowing you to directly match each item without having to click into the details.
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compare quantities

Compare quantities

It's now easy to see your quantities (for example livestock or milk production) on line two in the Cashflow screen of your Working Plan.

Working plan - actuals only

Working plan - actuals only view

There is now the option to view actuals only in your working plan, instead of choosing a revision date.

Profit and loss report

Profit and loss report

A profit and loss report is now available within Farm Focus.

Tax Invoice Summary report

View individual invoices in the Tax Invoice Summary report

Now you can expand the client name field to view individual invoices in your Tax Invoice Summary report, making it easier to manage Aged Debtors.

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Add invoice date to transaction

Add an invoice date to a transaction

You can now add an invoice date to a completed transaction to allocate it to the correct financial year, helping to ensure accurate End of Financial Year reporting.

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EFS stock units by class

View stock units by class in EFS report

In the EFS report, opening and closing stock unit values are now listed by class (e.g. beef and sheep).

Hide operating surplus

Hide operating surplus in EFS report

Now you can choose to hide or display your operating surplus in the EFS report, making it easier to share financial information with your team or peers, without disclosing private information such as interest, rent or lease payments.

Management tags within livestock reconciliation

Now, you can assign management tags to opening livestock numbers across different areas of your business, providing a more accurate reflection of stock movements across your operations.

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Reporting Access

Reporting access

A new access level, "reporting access", allows a user to view, but not create, edit or delete data. Ideal for bankers and others who require read-only access to Farm Focus.

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Tax Invoice Summary Report

A new Tax Invoice Summary Report is now available, showing outstanding aging balances.

Repeating invoice

Repeating invoices

You can now set up a repeating invoice so that a new invoice is generated according to a schedule (e.g. monthly).

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Customise your tax invoices

You can now add your farm business logo and customised messages to your tax invoices.

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Easily create invoice coding rules

It’s now simple to create and edit invoice coding rules from within the invoice form.

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Batch Payments

You can now export a single batch payment file from Cash Manager Focus to pay multiple invoices at once. This is available to customers of ANZ, BNZ, Rabobank, ASB and Westpac.
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Searching for completed transactions

Its now simple to find any completed bank transaction. From the Completed view you can search for transactions by the payment date, amount, or any other field.
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Sort coded lines in your GST return

You can now sort the coded items in your GST return by date, code, other party, description, amount or GST type, making it easier to find a particular transaction or review your GST return.
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Livestock Trading Report

If you’re a drystock farmer you can now report on the net production (kg/CW) per effective hectare of your farm business. Find out more »

Improvements to the Cashflow graph

Now you can see an indication of your overdraft limit and how your plan is tracking i.e. are your OD funds sufficient?

GST Direct Filing

You can now easily file your GST returns directly to IRD through a secure connection. Find out more »