Frequently asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

You can trial Cashmanager RURAL for 30 days. This means you can get stuck in and see how the program works for you, with your own data. When the trial period ends, and you’ve purchased, simply carry on using your Cashmanger RURAL.

Not at all. Many Cashmanager RURAL customers have minimal computing or accounting skills when they start, but because the program is designed for farmers and is easy to use – you can enjoy the benefits straight away. We believe any farmer can use it. Our support team is available 8.45am-7.00pm weekdays to help if you do have any questions.

You’ll need a reliable broadband internet connection, Windows 7 or newer, and 1280 X 754 screen resolution.

Cashmanager RURAL has been designed to work with rural broadband. It outperforms many other online software programs using rural broadband.  We recommend a minimum of 500kbs download and 256kbs upload.
Yes, as long as it is installed with Windows 7 or newer. Because Cashmanager RURAL is a Microsoft Windows based application it requires Windows 7 or newer. Our HelpCentre has more information about using Cashmanager RURAL on Apple products.

Getting started with Cashmanager RURAL is quick and easy. The program  has pre-set code templates that you can tailor to your farm type.  You can modify these code templates at any time.

Cloud-based software

Cloud-based software stores your data on a central server so that it can be accessed from anywhere at any time.

Cloud reporting uses data in Cashmanager RURAL online and makes it available on any web-enabled device. No installation is required; simply log in to to view your reports anywhere, any time.

Yes. Cloud-based software ensures your data is more secure than if you store it on your computer’s hard drive. You’ll never need to do a backup again. If your computer crashes, your farm’s financial information is safe and sound. Your Cashmanager RURAL data is protected by encrypted passwords and stored online to corporate standards. 

Accessing my Cashmanager RURAL information

Yes. As the database owner you control who can see or edit the data by giving each person permission. You might give your bank manager ‘budget view only’ permission for a few days. Your accountant may get ‘transaction only’ rights until they’ve processed your end of year accounts. Others might get full rights to parts of or the entire program. Watch the ‘how to share access’ video.

Sharing your data with family, business partners or your management team saves time and makes it easy to keep everyone in the loop. It’s essential for governance. When everyone is on the same page, there are no surprises and everyone can see the direction your farm business is heading.

Tailored to your farm

There are several ways Cashmanager RURAL differs from accounting products. First, it’s designed exclusively with farmers in mind. Unlike regular accounting software, it includes essential features for farmers; production analysis and livestock inventory. Another point of difference is; the program is cash based and forward looking. Traditional accounting software looks back – reconciling what has already happened. And finally, Cashmanager RURAL’s reporting and analysis is unrivalled. You can forecast and model anticipated revenue, using unique features like its dairy forecaster.

Yes, as long as both units share the same GST number. Cashmanager RURAL has a special coding system that means you can report on each unit separately. This means you can compare the two easily, seeing what aspects of your business are most profitable and identify opportunities.

Working with transactions

Absolutely. Cashmanager RURAL uses formats common to nearly all banks. Importing transactions from rural supply stores like NZ Farm Source,  PGG Wrightson and Farmlands is a breeze and farmers love this feature because it removes the need to enter data, and increases accuracy. Watch the how to import bank transactions video.

Yes. You should be able to negotiate better finance options with your bank if you can show you’re in control. Accurate data is powerful and can influence your interest rate.

Working online

Yes – it’s easy. The only difference between your desktop and online program is your online Cashmanager RURAL operates over the internet. Learn more about upgrading to online.

To move online, email If you prefer to talk to us, phone our transfer team on 0800 888 080 option 1.

There is no additional cost to move your first desktop subscription online.

We’re here to help

If you need to talk with someone, phone 0800 888 080 weekdays, 8.45am-7.00pm (NZT) for our helpful support team in Masterton. Or, email Check out our online HelpCentre with loads of useful information and handy video tutorials.