We have put together a set of FAQs for clients new to Cash Manager Focus.
We have a seven day demo, which contains some basic data. This means you can get stuck in and see how the program works. When the trial period ends you can decide to start a new demo, or purchase Cash Manager Focus.
Not at all. Many Cash Manager Focus clients 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 to 7pm weekdays to help if you do have any questions.
As Cash Manager Focus is a browser based software product, you’ll need a reliable broadband connection. To get the best results while you’re logged into the product, we recommend working with the latest version of Google Chrome (Recommended), Mozilla Firefox and Safari.
You can also use Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11, though you can expect a lesser experience when using these browsers.
Yes, you can use it on any device with an internet connection. It’s been built for computers and tablets.
Getting started with Cash Manager Focus is quick and easy, you can be set up within minutes.
Cloud-based software is the delivery of computing services over the internet (“the cloud”). We securely store your data on a central server so it can be accessed at any time, from anywhere.
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 Cash Manager Focus data is protected by encrypted passwords and stored online to corporate standards.
Yes. As the database owner you control who can see or edit the data by giving each person permission.
Sharing access with family, business partners or your management team saves time and makes it easy to keep everyone in the loop. It’s essential for good governance. When everyone is on the same page there are no surprises and everyone can see the direction your farm business is heading.
First, it’s designed exclusively for farmers. Unlike regular accounting software, it includes essential features for farmers, like production analysis and livestock inventory. The program is cash-based and forward looking. Traditional accounting software looks back, reconciling what has already happened. Finally, you can forecast and model anticipated revenue using unique features, like the dairy forecaster.
Absolutely. You can set up an automated bank feed, which means your bank transactions will automatically arrive in Cash Manager Focus.
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 help influence your interest rate.