A manifesto against double data entry

  1. KookaburrasAutomation is for machines, not humans
    Machines excel at automating tasks like transferring data from one place to another.
  2. Big brains for big tasks
    Our brains are too big to do something as mind-numbing as copy and paste
  3. We can’t trust us
    We are not reliable enough to copy information without introducing mistakes once in a while
  4. Time is money
    People should be working on revenue-producing projects, not repetitive clerical tasks.
  5. Convenient and practical are not the same.
    The road to consultant hell is paved with abandoned spreadsheets, confused versions, and lost emails.

It’s time we grow up and away from manual systems. Our organizations deserve better than copy and paste errors, wasted time and under-billed clients.

Leverage the power of the time and billing system your deserve!

Do you like working for free?

free to use image- vintage toy cash register

In the professional services world, working for free is like giving away our product. Just like retailers try to avoid giving away products, consulting professionals want to avoid under-billing clients.

Under-billing happens when we forget to record billable time for a client. If it’s not recorded, it cannot get billed. And if time is not billed, then we’re working for free. The trouble is: we still have to pay the salary for team members who are doing non-billed work for clients.

How does that happen? The monthly time sheet is one source of the problem. Since most consulting projects are billed – or at least accounted for – on a monthly basis, employees are asked to provide their time sheets once a month. In too many organizations, time sheets are Excel spreadsheets filled out at the end of the month. Who remembers what they worked on three weeks ago?

While it may be perceived as more time-consuming, filling out our time sheets daily or weekly is profitable in the long term: the records are more accurate, less billable time is forgotten and invoicing increases.

With Abak as the time sheet and billing system, the connection between billable time and billed time is made automatically: there is no need to re-enter information and no risk of data entry error at invoicing time.