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Microsoft extends its sponsorship of Gobbill helping the company to grow throughout 2020.

October 16th, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Microsoft extends its sponsorship of Gobbill helping the company to grow throughout 2020.”

Microsoft has not only continued but increased its level of support for Gobbill on its Microsoft for Startups program until late 2020. Gobbill runs extensively on Microsoft’s Azure cloud and also utilises Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning) services within the platform and eco-system. Since launching several years ago, Gobbill has maintained high availability in its Production environment as well as using Azure for it Research and Development infrastructure, Testing and Quality Assurance environments that the company has maintained since 2015.

At this stage of the business, it makes sense for Gobbill to join the Microsoft Partner Network Support (Australia) and commence initial co-selling activities which is all part of the strategy of Microsoft’s $500m investment in its startup program. The investment allows startups to piggyback on Microsoft’s existing sales force. Gobbill has benefited greatly from its support from early days of proof of concept through to today, being used commercially by businesses throughout Australia. Microsoft says it loves startups, and well the feeling is mutual.

CEO & Co-founder of Gobbill, Shendon Ewans said “Without Microsoft’s sponsorship and support especially in the early days, we would have struggled to get Gobbill off the ground. Looking back, it was a great decision my CTO and co-founder Quentin Marsh made by selecting Azure and pitching the idea of Gobbill to the 2015 Microsoft BizSpark team in Sydney.”

Thank you Microsoft (Australia and Singapore). You know who you are that have helped us on our journey.

 

New features in Gobbill

October 14th, 2019 Posted by Financial Management, Gobbill News, Payments, Product Features, Time Management 0 thoughts on “New features in Gobbill”

New feature update as of 14 October 2019

Gobbill’s technical team is working on new features and publishes the changes everyday. You can imagine there would be plenty of small and large changes being made each day.

Here are some significant ones to note:

  • A preference switch to enable the payment of invoices as soon as possible (ASAP) when a bill arrives in Gobbill.
  • [BETA] Payroll Sweep and Pay – Ability to clear payroll payments for any client any Australian bank account through Gobbill.
  • [BETA] Bill and Payroll approval flows.

 

Pay ASAP is a preference switch to enable the payment of invoices as soon as possible (ASAP) when a bill arrives in Gobbill. This feature was requested by one of our bookkeeper clients to clear invoices and bills as soon as they are received instead of paying before the due date or paying late.

[BETA] Payroll Sweep and Pay is the ability to clear payroll payments for any client and any Australian bank account through Gobbill. Instead of having to manage multiple Internet Banking login access authorities, logins and passwords, our accounting and bookkeeping partners can access one point trigger payroll approval and to clear payroll payments. Performing it through Gobbill doesn’t affect your clients’ Internet Banking daily limited which can alleviate a big issue on certain days when many payments have to be made on the same day.

[BETA] Bill and Payroll approval flows is the ability for small business users as well as accountants and bookkeepers to trigger approvals for bills/invoices and payroll. Authorizers can simply respond via email to approve without the need for logins or apps.

Other recent features prior to October 2019 ———–

New dashboard designed for bookkeepers and accountants to manage their clients’ bills/invoices within Gobbill. Working with AAT members and our Partners, we’ve listened and developed a new dashboard to help support the work activities of bookkeepers and accountants. The dashboard helps to collate and group all clients’ accounts payable invoices and manage the timing and cashflow of payments. It is currently being trialed by a beta group.

NDIS dashboard for Plan Managers and households with NDIS self-managed participants. NDIS Plan Managers and Self-Managed Participants are able to see their invoices relating to NDIS all in one area. Their Gobbill account can support the whole bookkeeping practice (portfolio of clients) or whole-of-household with all bills and invoices. We see Gobbill as a whole-of-household solution for bills (including NDIS invoices) making life admin easier for those who are participating in the NDIS. A new dashboard is available to users on the Premium and Business Plans. Just ask gobbill@gobbill.com.au to activate it for you. There’s no extra charge or fees because it is all part of your existing Plan.

Bank statements can be uploaded directly for account verification and setup. A request from a Partner, you can now link a new bank account in Gobbill and upload bank statements for verification immediately. This is in addition to emailing  your bank statement to your own @gobbill.com email address.

Gobbill can now pay over 40,000 Australian billers and uses robots to fetch bills stored online. Some billers will send a notification that a bill is ready online. Instead of clicking on the link, forward the notification to Gobbill to do it for you. Gobbill currently has robots which will safely and securely fetch from online sources bills/invoices from their associated portals. E.g. City West Water, Sydney Water, Energy Australia, AGL Energy, Xero invoices and more..Robot automation saves you time and also helps to prevent you from clicking on malware or being directed to a fake website.

Gobbill is now able to accept multiple invoice/bill attachments and multiple types of documents in an email. Previously, Gobbill required each invoice to be on its separate email.

Documents awaiting processing by Gobbill due to fraud check or text recognition are displayed as in Gobbill as “Pending documents”.

Bill payment cutoff time is now midnight instead of 6pm. This is the cut off time for bills to be included in the next business day’s payment processing. If  a bill is sent into Gobbill and accepted before midnight, it will be included in the payment processing the next business day or scheduled before the due date depending on the circumstances and preferences.

Gobbill appoints Michael Pollitt as Business Development Manager

October 3rd, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Gobbill appoints Michael Pollitt as Business Development Manager”

*** NEW STAFF ***

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Pollitt as Gobbill’s Business Development Manager focusing on the company’s UK growth.

Michael is a veteran startup and scaleup CxO in the UK and Australia. He has over 20 years of ICT experience working in London for Deutsche Bank, Hewlett Packard, Compaq and startups in the field of robotics, payments and data analytics. He is also a passionate blues musician and singer! Welcome onboard Michael.

 

 

Meet Erica Gilmore, Customer Manager for Gobbill

September 24th, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Meet Erica Gilmore, Customer Manager for Gobbill”

We are very pleased to welcome Erica Gilmore to the Gobbill team.

Erica will be helping to care for our customers and partners, assisting them to make the best use of Gobbill. She has joined us after 9 years at Expression Australia (formerly Vicdeaf), which is the peak organisation for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Erica managed the Auslan interpreting service including invoicing and payroll, and implemented NDIS services across Expression Australia.

Welcome Erica to Gobbill!

Gobbill appoints Andrew Jaworski as General Counsel

September 5th, 2019 Posted by Alerts, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Gobbill appoints Andrew Jaworski as General Counsel”

We would like to welcome Andrew Jaworski, Gobbill’s General Counsel. Andrew is an amazing Australian and UK solicitor having worked as a director at KPMG (legal), special counsel at K&L Gates and King & Wood Mallesons, Technology Lawyer at BBC Worldwide…now in the startup world. Welcome Andrew to Gobbill!

Gobbill NDIS featured in Accounting Technician magazine

August 23rd, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features, Time Management 0 thoughts on “Gobbill NDIS featured in Accounting Technician magazine”

The disability sector has been shaken up since the introduction and continual roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Australia’s first national scheme to support people with permanent and significant disability. The purpose of the NDIS is to allocate funding to participants so that they have more control and choice over where they direct their spending.

There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Currently, there are 277,000 NDIS participants and the number is expected to double next year as the scheme rollout continues. The 2019-20 Federal Budget estimated that $23 billion in annual payments will be processed through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

This has created a myriad of challenges and opportunities – one of which is to assist NDIS participants to manage their claiming and payment of their services related to NDIS funded support activities. Find out more how Gobbill supports self-managed participants and plan managers in managing budgets, invoices and payments.

Read more at  Accounting Technician – The Official Publication Issue July / August 2019 

Entitlement to Foundation Partner and complimentary accounts for new partners ends 31 July 2019.

July 24th, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Product Features 0 thoughts on “Entitlement to Foundation Partner and complimentary accounts for new partners ends 31 July 2019.”

We’ve reached our target  We’ve had bookkeepers and accountants across Australia join our partner program in the last three months. Partners that sign up before 31 July 2019 receive great benefits such as a complimentary Gobbill small business account to use. We have now exceeded our target number of complimentary accounts and will not be offering this benefit to new partners as of 1 August 2019.

Our Foundation Partner status has also been extended until 31 July 2019 to align with the benefits program.

If you are a member of AAT Australia, ICB Australia, Australian Bookkeepers Network, CPA Australia, Institute of Public Accountants and/or Chartered Accountants, now is the best time to join Gobbill at https://gobbill.com/partner

Entitlement to Foundation Partner and complimentary accounts for new partners ends 31 July 2019.

How Gobbill manages and protects its buckets of consumer data

June 14th, 2019 Posted by Case Studies, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “How Gobbill manages and protects its buckets of consumer data”

Laneways by LaunchVic featured Gobbill’s data stewardship policy in a recent article.

Toeing the line of profit-making and protecting customer data is a difficult tightrope for any startup, but Gobbill has made it their mission to put people first, writes Ruth Thomas

Protecting our consumers’ and our own data within Gobbill is a very important to us. We’ve developed everything on-shore in Australia and we process and support our customers in Australia as well. As we look to expand into new territories, the same ethos will remain to up hold data sovereignty and to employ locally benefiting surrounding communities.

The article contains a number of tips for other startups.

Read more at Laneways.

 

 

 

Become a Foundation Partner of Gobbill before 30 June 2019

June 3rd, 2019 Posted by Financial Management, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Become a Foundation Partner of Gobbill before 30 June 2019”

Gobbill recently launched a partner program which is available to bookkeepers and accountants. Partners that join Gobbill before 30 June 2019 will be recognised as our Foundation Partners. This status will be unavailable from the 1 July 2019, hence it’s a limited time to be part of something new, exciting and game changing.

We are looking for early adopters of emerging technologies that are willing to work with us to shape things. We’re not perfect but with your help, you’ll see the product evolve and be proud to support Australian tech innovation.

Why become a Partner?

Let’s start with a complimentary Business account to make your life easier.

(*) Available to a limited number of partners. Complimentary Small Business Plan for each Partner.

  • Access to wholesale pricing
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Priority Australian based support
  • Shared best practices
  • Influence the product roadmap
  • First to know what’s happening
  • Gobbill Foundation Partner (signup before 30 June 2019)

 

If you’d like to know more or to join the Partner Program, visit https://gobbill.com/partner

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Win cash back for paying your bills in June

June 3rd, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Payments 0 thoughts on “Win cash back for paying your bills in June”

[Competition is now closed. The winner was drawn 1pm 1 July 2019 AEST.]

 

To celebrate our ‘Pay any bill with any coin’ launch with Cointree we have a competition to Win cash back for paying your bills through Cointree (Coin) or Gobbill (Card/Bank)*

You can either use Gobbill’s Free, Premium and/or Business Plan to pay your everyday bills. Alternatively, you can also use Cointree.com ‘Pay bill’ service which is processed by Gobbill.

It’s an automatic entry each time you pay your bills. No need to put in details or write a story….Good luck!

 

Here are some photos of our Launch Party on 30 May 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Conditions.

Pay your bill using Gobbill or Cointree for a chance to win your bill amount back. Each bill payment is a single entry into the draw.

The winner will receive their bill amount in AUD (including GST if applicable) back in cash up to the value of $1,000 whichever is the lesser amount.

The bill must be paid from 27 May 2019 and before midnight 30 June 2019.

The winner will be drawn on Monday 1 July and contacted directly via email by either Cointree or Gobbill.

The prize amount will be an electronic transfer within 14 days. The prize will be invalid if unclaimed within 60 days.