The Amaka Blog

Dive into Amaka's product updates, company news, and educational content on how business owners and accounting professionals can leverage accounting automation.

How to increase productivity and profitability in your accounting firm

No matter how productive your team is, every accounting firm can only have a certain number of customers. It takes a lot of time and effort to service clients properly, and there are only 24 hours in a day. Additionally, it is often the case that a large portion of work is time-critical due to tax authority deadlines. Sure, you could hire more staff, but wouldn’t it be better to increase productivity and profitability in your accounting firm with the team and resources you already have in place? Here’s how you can achieve that with a few productivity tips.

Amaka Team March 04, 2020

5 things you should never hear from your accountant

It’s common to think that accountants only manage the books and ensure the accuracy of financial records. In reality, however, accountancy revolves around a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities, and is constantly evolving as technology is starting to play a bigger role in their day-to-day activities.

Amaka Team February 26, 2020

Accounting technologists vs accountants, bookkeepers and advisors: The difference?

It might not seem like it at first, but there are some big differences between accounting and finance roles. Accounting and financial advisory are broad business functions that revolve around multiple job opportunities and roles within organisations. What’s more, accounting related roles are continuously evolving with the adoption of cloud accounting and business automation platforms - technology is rapidly transforming accounting and financial advisory, resulting in the creation of new roles in modern companies e.g. accounting technologists.

Amaka Team February 14, 2020

Amaka releases new official Square + Xero integration, bringing the two fintech behemoths closer together

Square and Xero have released their official accounting integration and have chosen Amaka to oversee delivery of this key piece of infrastructure.

Amaka Team February 10, 2020

Amaka accounting integrations: Delivered by professional accountants

As we have entered the digital transformation era, new technologies are bound to improve business processes and boost productivity within organisations. The hospitality and retail industries are no different. In fact, keeping up with the latest tech trends and automating certain processes is essential, as these industries are extremely competitive. As a result, those who stop adapting can be quickly left behind.

Amaka Team December 02, 2019

How to survive Black Friday with a little help from your accountants

Black Friday used to be associated with traffic accidents and violence initiated by the large volume of shoppers. Nowadays, though, it rather means a “profitable Friday” to all retailers out there. With this introduction of Cyber Monday, e-commerce stores now have a valuable opportunity of a day solely dedicated to consumers prioritizing online purchases over store purchases.

Amaka Team November 12, 2019

Developing custom POS reports to support innovation: Amaka x Cobb & Co. Case study

Cobb & Co. is a New Zealand's original family restaurant. 10 years ago, the brand's look-and-feel was modernised and the operational systems were overhauled to become world-class and set people up for a career in hospitality. The digital transformation didn’t end there, though. Amaka helped to introduce custom POS reports.

Amaka Team October 31, 2019

Dash partners with Amaka to deliver the new official Xero integration!

At Amaka, we make running any business in the hospitality and retail industry easier by offering powerful accounting integrations. We’re fully aware that there’s a variety of POS systems and accounting tools out there, which is why we constantly expand our portfolio and add new integrations. That’s precisely why we’re bringing to you new official Dash POS + Xero integration.

Amaka Team October 30, 2019

Myth busters: 6 things you may hear about accounting integrations which are not true!

Guess what, Halloween is coming! There’s a lot of things to be scared of - fortunately, accounting integrations are not one of them.

Due to many misconceptions, it might seem otherwise at first. But, even though software integrations might seem confusing, they don’t have to be terrifying. Especially if you trust experienced professionals to help you set up those integrations or even do it entirely for you.

Laura Tien October 24, 2019

How to unlock the power of POS data reports

Running a successful business isn't easy. It involves a lot of hard work, planning, strategic decision-making and more importantly, data analysis. Successful business owners know how crucial it is to find the right balance between focusing on day to day operations to collecting data and undertaking analysis. Your point-of-sale system is far more than just a glorified cash register and it should be looked at as a treasure chest that holds many secrets to achieving rapid business growth with POS reports.

Amaka Team August 19, 2019