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Posted on 11 June 2013

At an industry conference last year Select Bookkeeping Director, Nola Aves discovered a cloud lodgment solution that has since saved her tremendous amounts of time, improved her client communications and increased her productivity.

Shortly after watching a presentation about GovReports at the Insitute of Certified Bookkeepers' 2012 Conference, Nola began using GovReports to lodge her client's BASs, Payment Summaries and Tax File Number Declaration forms.

GovReports is the cloud based client management and lodgment portal, designed for AUSkey holders including accountants and bookkeepers to manage and submit statutory reports to the ATO, OSRs and ASIC from a single website. In addition to Business Activity Statement, PAYG Annual Summary and Tax File Number Declaration Forms, GovReports includes tax return forms for all entities.

Nola was initially interested in using GovReports because it appeared easier to use than the ATO's portal.

"With different clients using Reckon, MYOB and Xero, being able to upload files in the one spot was attractive," commented Nola.

Not requiring any training, Nola found the transition from using the ATO portal to using GovReports very easy and straightforward.

"I do still use the ATO portal to add clients, but mostly I do everything through GovReports," added Nola.

"It's really simple to use."

"GovReports has a spot to select which software you are using and it fills in the relevant form straightaway."

GovReports has smart, built-in features that alert users to errors. If cash figures have been used to complete the BAS but the client reports on an accrual basis GovReports will alert the user. Similarly, if the user has saved the wrong period, GovReports will raise an alert.

Nola's favourite GovReports feature is its ability to save her time and improve her communication with her clients.

"I like the fact that you can email direct to your clients and you can email to yourself," she continued.

"It has the facility to upload data and have it validated. Then you can send it to your client, they can send it back and then you can lodge it straight away.

"You don't have to worry about catching clients at a time that's convenient.

"I have a client that I don't even see. They send me all their data and I just email it all back. It's all remote and really easy."

For bookkeepers and accountants thinking about moving their lodgements to the cloud, Nola had no hesitation recommending GovReports.

"Everybody I know who uses it, loves it. It's so easy and filled such a need," concluded Nola.

Until June 30, 2013 GovReports are offering a 20% discount on subscriptions to all of their packages including the BAS Agent package and Tax Agent package. To take advantage of this offer log on to the GovReports website or call them on 1300 65 25 90.