Why Pharmacies Love Tanda
Tanda spoke to Jarred, Co-Owner of Marraboor Pharmacy about his experience using Tanda.
Marraboor Pharmacy is a locally owned and operated pharmacy located in Swan Hill. They have been providing great quality service and health advice to the community for over 50 years.
Known for their friendly and knowledgeable staff, Marraboor Pharmacy provides a range of health services. Immunisations and blood pressure recordings as well as a number of over the counter and prescription medications are available.
“As a business owner and pharmacist, being part of the local community is really important. What I love about my job is being able to help people through the service we provide.”
Jarred discovered Tanda when he went searching for better solution to manage and roster his staff across his busy store. Having previously used online systems and spreadsheets to roster, and paper time sheets to record staff attendance, Jarred was looking for a solution that could solve his rostering issues and make payroll processing easier.
“Running a pharmacy, means that labour is my second biggest expense after stock. I therefore needed a simple and fast way to create rosters for my team, and forecast my labour costs. It needed to be easily visible, and able to connect to my Xero account so my wife could do payroll.
“Tanda’s made a huge difference in how I roster. It was so easy to use with the drag and drop feature, and I could quickly see that I had my whole team covered with the colour-coded roster.
“The integration has been so easy with Xero, and has made a real difference for my wife. She used to come in on a Monday to do payroll, and would spend hours chasing up staff who’d forgotten to fill in time sheets. Now she can come in, check the time clock selfies and time sheets, and do payroll in no time.”
In addition to faster rostering, Jarred is also enjoying the Award interpretation and leave management features built into Tanda.
“Being able to forecast my labour costs, plan my time and workforce through Tanda has really made a difference. I can see all my labour costs easily in Tanda, so I now know when someone is going into overtime on a Saturday, and how much that will cost me.
“There’s already plenty of paperwork involved in running a pharmacy, so I’m a big advocate of paperless systems. Being able to track and approve staff leave requests electronically through Tanda, has made it much easier not only for rostering and payroll, but for tracking our leave accruals and leave costs in general.”
Tanda is giving Jarred more time to spend focusing on his business and his patients.
“As a Pharmacist, health professional and business owner, the less time I spent on admin, and more time spent focusing on running the business and providing excellent customer service to my customers, the better. Tanda is helping me to get out of the back office and away from the paperwork, to spend more of my time on pharmacist related work, which is what’s important.
“Any pharmacists or business owner for that matter, should be using a cloud-based system like Tanda. It’s a great product and the customer service is excellent. I’d highly recommend giving it a go.”
Marraboor Pharmacy is a locally owned pharmacy in Swan Hill, that has been providing exception customer service and health advice to the Swan Hill community for more than 50 years.
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How much do full-time staff really cost?
Being in the business of managing staff costs, we often hear people say that casual staff just cost so much more than their full time equivalents. I mean, that extra 25% is a killer, right? Especially for staff who work a fairly consistent schedule each week, it’s almost like free money. For a while there I went along with that, not really giving it much thought. But today the thought struck me – casuals miss out on plenty of benefits afforded to full and part timers, so are they really better off? I decided to investigate further. What follows may surprise you. First – how many days in a year does a full time employee work? Weeks in a Year: 52 Working Days in a Year: 260 So far so good. We’re going to ignore the 1 or 2 days that we’re off by, for the sake of a nice round number. Next, let’s look at this full time employee’s entitlements, in days. Annual Leave: 20 (4 weeks) Personal Leave: 10 (2 weeks) Public Holidays: 10 We’ll assume a 7.6 hour work day and 17.5% leave loading. So how many hours of leave are we paying? Annual Leave – Base: 152 Annual Leave – Loading: 26.6 Personal Leave: 76 Public Holidays: 76 Total Hours of Leave Paid: 330.6 Earlier we calculated how many days of work one can work in a year, now let’s subtract leave taken to get a more accurate figure. Days of Leave Taken: 40 Actual Days Worked in a Year: 220 Actual Hours Worked in a Year: 1672 Divide 330.6 (hours of leave paid) by 1672 (hours worked) and we get 19.77%. Remember, we are comparing this to the 25% loading paid for casual staff. So from this perspective, yes, your full time and part time staff are still cheaper – but only by 5.23%. And even that number is probably on the low side. We ignored long service leave and maternity leave because they are a bit more unreliable. Both they are also costs (or accruals) that can definitely add up! When you take into account the fact that you only have to pay casuals when you need them, it’s easy to see why more and more Australian employers are turning to casual staff. According to the ABS, this has been growing steadily since the 90’s, and today over 1 in 5 jobs in Australia are casual.
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Tanda “Clocks In” to the Xero Roadshow!
Xero is hitting the road in February, taking their team of cloud accounting experts on the road to answer your questions. We’ve been invited along and are looking forward to catching up with our existing partners as well as meeting plenty of new ones across the country. Using Xero’s API we are helping businesses (and their advisors) understand and control their staff costs. Our time clocks, rosters, and customisable award interpretation take the hassle out of payroll and give you insight that you just can’t get with paper timesheets and excel rosters. Business with over 15 staff in all industries are making huge efficiency savings using Tanda, all over Australia. For more info before the day take a look at www.tanda.co Most importantly though, come in and say hi! It’s free to attend the Xero roadshow and there’s even CPD credits available – so there’s literally no reason not to go. If you haven’t already, be sure to register at www.xero.com/au/roadshow Where are we stopping on the Xero roadshow? Here’s the list of places and dates. Bendigo – Monday 3 February Melbourne East – Tuesday 4 February Melbourne CBD – Wednesday 5 February Geelong – Thursday 6 February Albury – Tuesday 11 February Sunshine Coast – Tuesday 11 February Brisbane – Wednesday 12 February Dubbo – Wednesday 12 February Gold Coast – Thursday 13 February Wollongong – Friday 14 February Newcastle – Monday 17 February Parramatta – Tuesday 18 February Sydney – Wednesday 19 February Canberra – Thursday 20 February Adelaide – Monday 24 February Perth – Wednesday 26 February If you have a client that could benefit from using Tanda, or if you have any questions. Come say ‘hi’ or, If you’d like more information about Tanda before we visit a city near you, give us a call on 1300 859 117.
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Bendigo … Isn’t there a bank there?
Welcome to Bendigo. It’s here that, in 1851, the discovery of gold set the town’s future as a prominent Australian boomtown. And it’s here that, this week, the Tanda crew arrived for the Xero Roadshow’s first day. We didnt find any gold. But we did discover a lot more about Australia’s most historically significant finance centre. Bendigo’s goldrush brought an influx of migrants to the city and, within a year, transformed it from a sheep station to a major settlement in the newly proclaimed Colony of Victoria. With the goldrush came an asset that would later launch it to national fame – Bendigo Bank. The company started in 1858 as a fixed-term building society to improve financial conditions in the town’s goldfields. Seven years later, after restructuring and taking on the name Bendigo Mutual Permanent Land and Building Society, the bank continued to expand its holdings. In 1978, it merged with Bendigo and Eaglehawk Star, a building society established in 1901. After aquiring several other building societies, BBS became the first financial institution in Australia to successfully introduce both Visa credit and debit cards in 1982. Bendigo Bank also introduced the first “Green Loans” in Australia and formed “Community Sector Banking”, a joint venture with the not-for-profit sector. It received its operating licence in 2000 and absorbed the First Australian Building Society in Queensland, acquiring a new regional headquarters in Ipswich. That same year saw a A$75 million head office expansion in Bendigo. In 2007 Bendigo Bank rejected Bank of Queensland’s merger/takeover proposal, instead merging with Adelaide Bank. The A$4 billion takeover became official on 30 November, with a company name change to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank ltd. New headquarters in Bendigo were completed a year later. In April 2013, Bendigo Bank’s subsidiary “Oxford Funding” rebranded as Bendigo Debtor Finance, offering independent credit assessments and cash-flow solutions to businesses on a national level. Today, in its 163rd year, Bendigo Bank is Australia’s only provincially headquartered retail bank. As Victorian Governor Glenn Stevens said at the bank’s 150th anniversary, the fact that “The Bendigo” has endured so long being based in a town “born of gold” is remarkable. “Mining towns have their ups and downs with the inevitable cycles of discovery and depletion of ore bodies, booms and busts in commodity prices and all the associated exuberance, risk taking and inevitable subsequent disappointment for some, that goes with them. Bendigo in the gold rush days was no different. “For a locally based financial institution to ride through such cycles, without itself being too swept up in events, something must have been working well. It is surely not chance. “More likely, this success is remarkable testimony to generations of managers who had a good assessment of risk, plenty of common sense, a strong attachment to their core business and an ability to resist the temptation of exotic new opportunities. “It sounds simple. Yet the managements and Boards of some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated financial institutions did not meet that standard during the past decade, and the fallout is now upon them (and the rest of the world). Much shareholder wealth has been destroyed and reputations of some major institutions damaged.“ Bendigo Bank’s model seems to have worked well. It proves there is an important role for regional banks in the modern world, but also that well‑run institutions can successfully fill that role. Moreover, it shows that even in a globalised world, communities are still local in many important respects.