Tuatapere accountant and dairy farmer Kaylene Bennett manages several farm business accounts so has a good overview of what works and what doesn’t in the farm office environment. She says she is always interested in new applications that make life easier for her and her farming clients, so Farm Focus was a welcome addition to a blank canvas.
Kaylene says Farm Focus has made a difference for rural businesses because the application has been specifically designed for farmers by farmers, and it’s this point of difference which makes Focus one of a kind for the farm office.
“Farming is a quite specialised business and one size fits all accounting applications really don’t meet farm business requirements. Focus is a one stop shop – enter details once and move on.”
Kaylene says compliance and reporting have become an important part of farming and Focus is ideally placed to meet their stringent requirements.
“With Focus your farm information is saved securely in the one place where it can be retrieved when needed. Invoices can be entered directly into the system where they're easily matched up with your bank feed and saved.
“This is a big step up from the previous end of month challenge of trying to find and match up invoices and receipts. This automation means everything is at your fingertips when needed which is a time saver."
Logging into Focus from anywhere remains Kaylene’s favourite thing.
"This is such a time saver for myself and my clients. Southland has a very widespread population and not having to travel has made such a difference for both parties. Brilliant!"