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What is POPI or POPIA

What is POPI or POPIA and what does it mean for me?   The terms have been used frequently over the past few years but there is great confusion over what it entails and what the difference between the two … Read More

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Paperless business, the future?

It’s not the first time you’ve heard the idea – a paperless business. It’s been on the tip of every business owner’s tongue for some time now, and with COVID becoming a sudden reality and changing the way we work … Read More

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Proof-of-Delivery Process Management And Automation Vital to Improve Businesses’ Cash flow

On average, an accountant spends 25-30% of their time looking for documentation to resolve queries, or resending documents to customers to ensure payment is made. By utilising technology to automate the control and distribution of invoices and linked statements, companies … Read More

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Capisol forges excellent client relationship with Stalcor

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is not a new concept, however it continues to revolutionise the software industry – and the delivery thereof – with increased emphasis and focus on client service. Capisol, a proudly local developer and provider of an integrated, cloud-native, … Read More

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The tall ‘POPIA’ syndrome: stand out from the crowd by preparing your financial document management system for POPIA now!

The Protection of Public Information Act (POPIA) is not yet in effect, but the final POPIA regulations were signed into law in November 2018, with all indications that the Act will shortly become effective. Although there is a 12 month … Read More

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Switching to cloud-native document automation saves costs and improves cash flow

Approximately 25-30% of accountants’ time is taken up searching for documents. However, the old adage that ‘time is money’ is more relevant today than ever before. One area where most companies can quickly lower operational and financial cost, risk and … Read More

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How Capisol Software’s cloud-native platform can put your business’s cash flow a ‘click above the rest

Since its inception, thinking outside the box in order to solve the cash flow challenges faced daily by accountants, FDs and CFOs has been at the very core of Capisol Software’s innovative business model. This is according to Christopher de … Read More

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Making a safe move to cloud-based document management with Capisol Software – automate business processes, increase efficiency and reduce cybersecurity risks

As the trusted provider of an integrated, cloud-native, document management platform for businesses in a wide range of industries, Capisol Software is very well acquainted with the realities of cybersecurity attacks in today’s business environment. Although their main service is … Read More

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Prime Your Business For Gold

Whether we’re talking Olympics or business, being the best requires attention to detail. During the Olympics, I was intrigued at how the margins between the top placing athletes was often minuscule, by only a milliseconds, grams or centimetres. The best … Read More

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5 Lessons From 5 Inspirational Women During Women’s Month

Last Tuesday, Tania Habimana attended an intimate conversation with leading young women at the Atholl Place hotel in Johannesburg. Here’s the lowdown on the top 5 lessons I learnt from these wonderful strong women. 1. “You must figure out who … Read More

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Rio 2016: The most inspiring Olympics’ stories so far

From the team of refugees to the rugby player who recovered from a broken neck and beat cancer, these are some of the most inspiring stories of the Games so far.  While the Olympics is always good for making you … Read More

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Tips for Employee Motivation during Winter

At this time of year, the winter blues can start dragging on employee morale and productivity so it’s important to consider employee motivation. The lack of sunlight and long hours spent indoors can lead to a tired, sluggish workforce. Here … Read More

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It’s like Running a Business

Amid all the negativity this year, there have been a few inspirational moments that leave us amazed at South Africa’s great athletes. The ladies’ finish at The Comrades Marathon between Caroline Wostmann and Charne Bosman is one such moment. It … Read More

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Turning Monday Blues into Monday Motivation

Monday morning is the most despised day of the week, universally. The word Monday is derived from Latin word Mondalious, which means either “go back to bed” or “you better hope there’s coffee.” No wonder we feel the constant urge … Read More

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Forget WIIFM, Start asking: WIIFSA?

At a time when our politicians are providing plenty of content for comedy stand ups and dinner table talk, I find myself amazed at the amount of side line chirping and complaining without any real action being taken to change … Read More

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Why every business should use Cloud based storage

Why should your business switch to cloud based computing? Once upon a time, who would have thought that email would replace snail mail? Now cloud based computing is doing the same when it comes to data storage and sharing. All … Read More

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What is the Cloud Exactly?

It’s impossible to read a tech trade magazine or watch more than an hour of TV programming without reading/hearing some reference to “the cloud.” We all know what it is, right? Right? It means information is stored in different clouds … Read More

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CapiSol Software walking the first steps with One Sage

Sage Business Partner Conference 2016 One Sage has been launched in South Africa to all partners at the recent Business partner conference held in Johannesburg. It was an exciting 3 days where for the first time ever all Sage products … Read More

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5 Easy Steps to Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

Write down your goals for 2016 so you know what to achieve. Your goals should be specific and measurable, with a deadline. Don’t say, “I want to lose weight in 2016.” Say “I want to lose 25 pounds by November … Read More

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How the Taxation Laws Amendment Act impacts you

How the Taxation Laws Amendment Act impacts you In our previous blog post, we advised that the 2015 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill had been passed by Parliament and only required the signature of the President. The Bill has now been … Read More

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You can be bitter, or you can get better

In a crowded, over saturated marketplace, you can be one of two things: different or invisible. Entrepreneurs in just about every industry are drowning in a sea of sameness. Their websites and marketing materials look the same and their sales … Read More

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Jacques Correia appointed as Director at Capisol Software

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Motivation and How To Get Motivated

How many times have you started enthusiastically a weight loss program, began a bodybuilding or aerobics training program, or started learning a foreign language, only to stop after a short while? Often, there is lack of motivation, or only a … Read More

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Every Drop Counts… Reduce your water use

Water Saving Tips With the drought hitting South Africa hard, we as South Africans need to be wise with the way we use water on a daily basis. Below are some Water Saving Tips to help educate you on ways … Read More

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4 Steps to Leading a Highly Motivated Life

You can look around and notice a vast sea of people drifting through life. Nine times out of ten you can bet that a majority of those drifting are not present. They’re not focused on the power of what they … Read More

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Being a People Pleaser is a Strength, not a Weakness

Being a People Pleaser is a Strength, not a Weakness “I’m a people pleaser” is not something you expect for someone to say with much pride. Am I wrong? When you think, “He’s a people pleaser”, what kind of person … Read More

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SME Support

Corporates can gain from nurturing SME’s The latest stats published in SA do not make for flattering reading no matter how you try to disguise the trends. If one were to apply the country’s performance onto a traditional company dashboard … Read More

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Taking Breaks Makes You More Productive

Why Taking Breaks Makes You More Productive Before I decided to launch my own business, I worked for a busy corporate consulting firm. There was a lot about that firm that was great: the staff was bright and talented, we … Read More

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Successful SME’s look to the cloud

Make your SME successful by choosing the cloud today As one grows a business there is continual pressure to balance overheads with revenue and ensure that there is sufficient capacity to meet the growth while having the money in the bank … Read More

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What the heck is… The Cloud?

Given the blank stares I am sometimes faced with by some potential customers when I mention the cloud I thought that it was appropriate to give some guidance on this fast growing concept. As per my previous post we are … Read More

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Don’t get left behind.. Choose Paperless today

We are experiencing an increasing demand for customers to move paperless with a growing interest being expressed to move full electronic and utilise an electronic POD where a customer is required to sign on a mobile device of sorts and … Read More

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Post office hanging on by a thread

The saga of our dwindling postal service continues as the level of drama intensifies from a soap opera to that of a mounting horror movie. Over 6 months ago the operation was placed under administration with the intention of trying … Read More

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SA Post makes consumers pay more for less

We all know that the postal service is deteriorating rapidly and it is accepted that most things that are posted these days will never reach the right destination. It seems however that the poor service also extends to basic communication … Read More

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CapiLink – Linking invoices to increase cash flow

The quicker, better and smarter way to interact with clients. SA postage is by no measure cheap, with a stamp currently priced at R3.05 – and sadly no guarantee that the envelope will be delivered to the rightful recipient, if … Read More

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Why an Interactive Link?

CapiLink – View this clip to understand the power of Linking

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Don’t be caught unaware in 2015

Interested in a strong cash flow and wish to be one of the successful companies in 2015? Best you start emailing your documents. It looks like the postal service is slowly being restored and the backlog might be cleared before Christmas … Read More

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SA Post Office’s (Sapo) board voluntarily resigned

The ongoing postal strike could cost charities millions in donations, the South African Institute of Fundraising said on Saturday. “The postal strike action over the past six months could mean a loss of R55 million to non-profit organisations delivering essential … Read More

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Consumer Credit Index Up Slightly In Q3

The Consumer Credit Index (CCI) shows credit health deteriorated at a slower pace in the third quarter compared to the second quarter of 2014, credit and information management company TransUnion said on Wednesday. The CCI increased from 48.9 in the … Read More

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Cash flow have you thinking

The first time I read this article I really thought they had over simplified the process and being an accountant we tend to understand that things are not always this simple! However I have just completed the brilliant 2.5 day … Read More

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I Feel Like Puking and That’s a Good Thing

I am about to finish the incredibly powerful course Mind Power with Robin Banks during which Robin has guided us through understanding the amazing power of our minds and thoughts. I came across this article below and thought it very … Read More

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Email 101

For someone who went through school and varsity without an email address I hope that these basic lessons below have now been added to the curriculum for all students.  It is crazy how exponentially the volume of information and data … Read More

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Are the winds of change blowing?

I have changed positions quite a lot myself during my career – mostly within the same company but I found that I was never in the same role for more than two years until I finally made it to Financial … Read More

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These two emails can save you 20 hours a week

Most of us would love to work less hours but still be productive. I have definitely experienced that a team with aligned goals and expectations increases productivity and tends to decreased wasted time for all parties. Whilst the recommendation in … Read More

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The story in your customers bank overdraft

Most often when assessing a customer for a potential credit limit I used to look at the balance sheet and the various working capital ratios and base my decision on these inputs. If these were favourable, company had been in … Read More

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Reach for your dreams

I think this video is truly inspirational and thought provoking, and I love the use of the movie clips to enhance the powerful message. The video really touched home with me as I personally embark on the beginning of my journey to … Read More

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The ONE thing SUCCESSFUL people never do

Success comes in all shapes and colours. You can be successful in your job and career but you can equally be successful in your marriage, at sports or a hobby. Whatever success you are after there is one thing all … Read More

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Is an Emailed invoice valid?

In order to be able to claim an input tax deduction, the VAT Act requires a vendor to obtain and retain a “document” that constitutes a valid tax invoice. The Act furthermore provides that a “document” includes any printout of information generated, sent, received, stored, displayed or processed by electronic means. … Read More

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Top 10 things successful networkers do

The reason so many of us hate networking – and profess to stink at it – is because we’ve been futilely following the wrong rules. Rules that only work for a paltry 15% of the population and require us to … Read More

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E-Invoicing and beyond – where to from here?

All the paper clogging up the accounts payable process is looking more and more absurd as companies are struck by how cumbersome, costly and inefficient pushing paper really is.

We ask ourselves: “Is there a better way?” … Read More

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Finance boosts marketing reach

As a business owner and marketer, you should always be on the lookout for new methods of improving your promotion tactics, increasing your conversions and boosting your bottom line in terms of sales revenue. This is where transactional emails come … Read More

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