All the things you love.

Farm Focus is the next generation of Cashmanager RURAL with the features you know and love – just more modern and intuitive.

As you’ll be aware, you need to make the switch from Cashmanager RURAL to Farm Focus by the end of the year. It is an automated process – you can get started whenever it suits you. Most customers find they are able to complete the process on their own but some have a few queries, and our support team is always on hand to help out.

Have a read through the information below and schedule in one of our free online training sessions either before or after you switch (or even both!) to help you get up and running. 

There are a few differences when it comes to Debtors, Wagebook and Enterprises. If you use any of these features please read our article below.

Key feature differences

Watch the videos below to familiarise yourself with Focus before you begin.

What you need to know

Switching is easy – you can
do it any time! It takes about 30 minutes to one hour.

Focus costs the same as
RURAL and your current
subscription is automatically carried over.

Your farm code list, transactions and history transfer from RURAL to Focus.

Cashmanager RURAL will be phased out in late 2021.

You can also move across your…

Your list of other parties and contacts

Current budgets

Automated feeds

Farm business details


Bank accounts

The 4 steps to switch

Familiarise yourself with what to expect when you switch from RURAL to Focus by reading through the steps below

Prepare you business to switch

On the day you switch you will need to complete the following tasks in Cashmanager RURAL:

  • Make sure you have a new financial year open in Cashmanager RURAL (how do I do this?)
  • Code any waiting transaction feeds (Bank or Farmlands). Any bank feed transactions that remain un-coded in RURAL will not be brought across to Focus
  • Reconcile all transactions
  • Ensure your GST number is entered in Cashmanager RURAL
  • Run a spring clean
  • Close Cashmanager RURAL

Create a user account in Farm Focus

If you’ve had a go on the Farm Focus demo you will already have created an account so you just need to log in. We recommend Google Chrome or Safari as the best browser to use Farm Focus.

Switch your farm business

Once logged into Farm Focus click Migrate Farm. The migration process will take you through the following steps:

  1. Enter your Cashmanager RURAL login details
  2. Select the farm business to switch into Farm Focus
  3. Confirm billing details
  4. Select the information that you want to migrate into Farm Focus
  5. Click Start Migration

NOTE: You will need a credit / debit card or bank details for direct debit handy.

Review your farm setup

Once your data has successfully migrated you will be able to review the setup of your farm business,

  • Basic information 
  • Manage user access
  • GST
  • Bank accounts
  • Tags
  • Automated connectors

Once set up is complete you can start working in Farm Focus!

Need more help on these steps?

For more detailed information, download our step-by-step switching guide. 

Ready to make the switch to Farm Focus?

Before you start you’ll need to confirm the following:
  • You must be the registrar (subscription owner) of the Cashmanager RURAL farm business you want to migrate
  • A spring clean has been completed today on the farm business you want to migrate
  • You have coded any waiting transactions (Bank or Farmlands) in Cashmanager RURAL. Any bank feed transactions that remain un-coded in RURAL will not be brought across to Focus
Switch Now

Questions about switching?

Join our free online training. One of our friendly team will help you get up and running.

Register for training

Read these articles about the transition from Cashmanager RURAL to Farm Focus.

Open Help Centre

Have a look for your question in our switching FAQs, or contact us if you can’t find the answer.

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