The Benefits of Using Accounting Software

Accounting software is a big help to the daily business operations of Singapore-based companies. Every day, a lot of invoices are being prepared and sent to clients, and computerized accounting system makes it possible for a tedious user business accounting task like this to be done with ease. The attractiveness of accounting software as an indispensable tool in producing invoices has increased as it has become easy to use even for those without accounting background and as prices of the available packages in the market plummet.

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Swiftness

One major advantage brought by computerized Singapore accounting is the speed in making invoices. The entire accounting process is made faster and more efficient. Compared to manual accounting that makes use of paper and pen, you can now produce printouts of invoices, which are far more professional-looking. Aside from that, you can even send invoices through e-mail, which is a green alternative as it does not require paper and ink for printing. Speed is very important in business. The quicker you can send user business accounting software Singapore invoices to your clients, the quicker you are likely to get paid. Billing and invoicing packages significantly help in making the process of preparing and recording invoices automatic and seamless.

Fewer Errors

When you make invoices by “the paper and pen” method, there is a greater chance of committing mistakes. Confusion is common with the traditional method of Singapore accounting, and as a result, you might commit errors in calculating totals and doing other computations. But when you have accounting software to make invoices, you minimize your chances of committing errors. Billing and invoicing software also has a feature wherein you can include a tax percentage, if appropriate, and let the system take charge of all calculations. Software for invoices is very useful, especially when you have comprehensive invoices where items are billed at different rates. Confusion is eliminated, and so errors are kept at a minimal level.

Reporting of Accounts

For a business in Singapore to run well, it requires reliable and on-time information. Accounting software for billing and invoicing can help a company, both big and small, in acquiring such data. Another benefit business owners can get from using automated user business accounting invoice system is the ability to run account reports that can be very helpful in determining who among their clients have already settled their accounts and who still have outstanding balance. Reports are very important as they reveal who owes you, how much is owed, and for how long. With a Singapore computerized invoice system, you can monitor your finances and contact your clients who are late-payers.  This can drastically minimize financial losses on your part.

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Organization of Data

Losing and forgetting about invoices typically happens, particularly when prepared manually. First, bills and invoices can get lost in the mail. They can also be filed wrongly. However, with the use of user business accounting software package for bills and invoices, you no longer have to worry about losing these important papers. All of them can be organized in one place for you to review, reprint, and resend if there happens to be need. You can simply look into the system for Singapore invoices based on invoice numbers, names, or amounts. The entire process of searching is fast and easy as the software automatically organizes data as it is inputted.

03 Sep 2013

Dog: A Man’s Best Guide

Blindness is difficult. If you have this disability, you need to accept it and make the most if your life. It is not easy but with the help of people around, you will surely get by. For Mr. Alvin Ng, his life is easier with the help of his dog. Mr. Ng walks around Singapore with his dog Seretta, a two year old Labrador. Seretta is very special because she is trained by a professional guide dog instructor from Australia. The dog is trained based on Mr. Ng’s environment and physical type.With Seretta, Mr. Ng efficiently navigates around Singapore.

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Aside from guiding you, a dog is a blessing. Having dogs entail benefits. Benefits include:

Physical

Dogs can lessen stress and it can effectively decrease blood pressure. Aside from those, dog ownership is found to lower cholesterol and it can predict seizure attacks. More importantly, it can keep you healthy. Dogs need exercise and so do you. You should bring your dogs outside for exercise and you too can reap the benefits.

Emotional

Dog owners feel positive things when they are around their dogs. Dogs ease anxiety plus they can help you relax and feel safe. Dogs can also lift your mood and when you feel lonely or isolated, they seem to understand. To make it shorter, dogs bring happiness to their master. Their loyalty is unbeatable; they will never leave you no matter what happens.

Social

When you have dogs, there is a tendency that many people will approach you and talk to you. You will notice this if example you are in the park with your dog, there will always be someone who will approach you. It can promote interaction.

25 Jul 2013

Singapore Tightens Properly Loans

Singaporeans will find it hard to apply for property loans now that the tightening of loan rules is in full effect. The Minister of National Development said that this tightening is a measure to guarantee a steady property market.

Singaporeans should expect this to be permanent in time. The Central Bank initiated two frameworks- TDSR (Total Debt Servicing Ratio) and LTV (Loan to Value) which strongly limits housing loans. This action will fortify credit practices and promote financial forethought amongst borrowers.

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Aside from strengthening the property market, the government is eyeing to create a HDB community that will promote multi generation families to live closer. New houses are built in Tampines, Woodlands, Yishun and Sembawang that will encourage children to be near their parents or grandparents.

But how will you know you are ready to go on your separate way? Buying a house is difficult especially with the tightening security measure. You should be ready if ever you choose to avail of the housing loan. You should:

  • Look for a suitable community. You should canvass the community and see if it is what you like. This is crucial since you will spend most of your time there. You should determine if the community suits you well.
  • Make sure you can afford it. Of course, this is important. Do not enter into something that you cannot handle. Do not let pressure sink in. If you cannot afford it, stay in an apartment or rent a room. Do not push it because you will be the one who will suffer later.
  • If you consider private loans, compare interest rates. If you want to get bank loans, you should compare interest rates and payment schemes among banking institutions. It is important that you are oriented about the guidelines so you will know what to expect.

22 Jul 2013

Do Not Be Afraid of the Wildlife

When you encounter the wildlife, you feel scared because you feel unsafe and threatened. Indeed there are animals that should be feared but there are animals that are adorable and safe.

To which animals are adorable and safe, you can visit the following places:

S.E.A Aquarium

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S.E.A Aquarium lies in Resorts World Sentosa. Admission charges apply. Adults should pay S$33 and S$23 for children (4 to 12 years of age) and seniors (above 60 years of age). They are open from 10 am to 7pm daily. For other inquiries and ticketing information, you can call them at (+65) 6577-8888.

S.E.A Aquarium is considered the largest aquarium in the world. The aquarium houses more than 800 marine species.

River Safari

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River Safari lies in Mandai Lake Road. Park admission for adult is S$25, S$16 for children and S$12.50 for seniors. They are open from 9am to 6pm every day. For other inquiries and ticketing information, you can call them at (+65) 6269-3411 or 6365-2331.

At the safari, you will encounter 300 terrestrial and aquatic species. You can also visit the giant pandas in their forest.

Night Safari

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Night Safari also lies in Mandai Lake Road. Park admission for adult is S$35 and S$23 for children. They are open from 7:30am to 12am. For other inquiries and ticketing information, you can call them at (+65) 6269-3411.

You now have a chance to observe nocturnal animals at their natural habitat. You will see 115 species of animals in the park.

Singapore Zoo

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Singapore Zoo is adjacent to River Safari and Night Safari at Mandai Lake Road. Park admission for adult is S$35 and S$23 for children. They are open from 8:30am to 6pm. For other inquiries and ticketing information, you can call them at (+65) 6269-3411.

20 Jul 2013

Discover Singapore’s ArtScience Museum

Your Marina Bay experience will never be complete without visiting the ArtScience Museum. ArtScience Museum is the first in the world. It is a famous attraction of Marina Bay Sands opened last February 2011. When you see the structure, you will think of hands. Others thought of the structure as a banana or a lotus flower. The developers are proud of the structure because of its practicality. Rainwater is collected at the center of the building which is recycled for the building’s restrooms.

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Here’s what you need to know about ArtScience Museum:

Exhibitions

You can choose between permanent exhibition and travelling exhibitions. Permanent exhibition comprises of three galleries (Curiosity, Inspiration and Expression). Travelling exhibitions change presentations or exhibitions over a period of time. For 2013, you can see The Art of the Brick and Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb (opening April 27, 2013).

Amenities

The museum offers different amenities for visitors to enhance their experience. There are information and general assistance centers if you need to ask something. For bulky items, you can leave it at the Bag Check counters; it is advisable not to bring bulky or sharp objects. There are souvenir shops and cafes you can go to if you want to relax. Don’t worry because there is First Aid room if you feel uncomfortable or sick.

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Getting there

You can choose to ride your car, ride a taxi, MRT or bus. Car park is at the North Car Park of the Marina Bay Sands. Taxis are convenient if you want to get there fast. If you decide to take the bus, look for SBS 97, 97E, 133M, 502 and 518. For MRT, make sure to reach Bayfront, Promenade or Marina Bay stations then you can walk from there.

18 Jul 2013

A Well Deserved Treat

When you feel that you are so exhausted and stressed out, it is time that you stop for a while and indulge in gratifying activities. There are many activities that you can do but if you simply want to sit around and marvel, you should consider spas and other wellness centres. You will surely feel new, fresh and beautiful when you get out.

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Here are some establishments that you can visit:

Aramsa-The Garden Spa

Aramsa is situated in Bishan Park II. They operate from Monday-Friday (10am to 10pm) and Saturday-Sunday & Holidays (9am to 10pm). Services start at S$100 to S$300. If you want to book an appointment, you can call them at (+65) 6456-6556.

If you want a garden theme, Aramsa is the best place to go. It lies within Bishan Park with 17 treatment rooms designed to give you the best time of your life. They have Pilates studio and cafe.

Aura Royalis Spa

Aura Roayalis Spa is situated in Lorong 2 Toa Payoh. They operate from Monday-Friday (10am to 9pm), Saturday (10am to 6pm) and Sunday (12pm to 6pm). Services start at S$38 onwards. If you want to book an appointment, you can call them at (+65) 6223-4498.

They offer facials, massage and slimming trial packages.

AFOND Boutique Spa

AFOND is situated in South Bridge Road. They operate from Monday-Friday (11am to 9pm) and Saturday-Sunday & Holidays (10:30am to 6:30pm). Services start at S$68 to S400. If you want to book an appointment, you can call them at (+65) 6836-0676.

They offer spa treatments for couples and singles, facials and body massages.

The Asian Spa

The Asian Spa is situated in Fullerton Square. They operate daily from 10am to 11pm. Services start at S$70 onwards. If you want to book an appointment, you can call them at (+65) 6877-8183.

They offer luxurious spa packages for singles, couples and the family. They have swimming pool, fitness centre and treatment rooms that you can avail of.

These days, if you want to feel good, you don’t need to exert much effort. You just need to make time for it. They will take care of everything.

17 Jul 2013

Discovering Asia’s Past

The past teaches us lessons and so museums are one of our best learning institutes. In Singapore, there are a variety of museums, each featuring different cultures, histories, and forms of art. It’s important that we study our past to appreciate what we have now. We can begin by going to the Asian Civilization Museum. Here’s what you need to know about ACM:

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Collections. The museum showcases collections from the history of China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia. The exhibits contain works of art and informative displays about history and culture.

Facilities. Apart from the various feature exhibition section, ACM also has restaurants that offer Asian cuisines, souvenir shops and function halls.

Getting There. If you decide to take the MRT, ride to Raffles Place station. The station is just a five minute walk to the ACM. If you have a car, there is a nearby car park along Empress Place next to the museum edifice. There is another car park at the basement of the New Parliament House. If you are near One Fullerton (across the Fullerton Hotel), parking is also available there.

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Admission Charges. Admission is free for children below six years old, senior citizens, students and service men. For regular adult visitors and tourists, S$5.00 is charged per ticket or S$11.00 for joint tickets. Discounts are given every Fridays.

Operating Hours. During Mondays, ACM is open from 1pm to 7pm. During Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, they are open from 9am to 7pm. During Saturday and Sunday, they are open from 9am to 7pm.

15 Jul 2013