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A Customer Case Study: GetBusi and R&D Tax Reporting

The team here at Quick Timesheets love knowing that we’re helping people track their times more efficiently and more conveniently  wherever they may be.

We recently asked one of our customers, GetBusi, about how they came to use Quick Timesheets and their rationale behind tracking time in their business for R&D reporting.


What is GetBusi all about?

Getbusi is a software development company that provides a range of highly scalable and flexible internet management appliances and software solutions to deliver internet security, filtering, monitoring and reporting.

The Business Imperative

Getbusi’s IT department effort is split between new development and maintaining the existing products.

A key issue for Getbusi has been to implement a management tool that better utilises resources and provides a financial reporting solution that can meet the rigorous reporting requirements for the company to claim the Australian Government’s R&D tax rebate.

Why did you choose Quick Timesheets?

To identify an appropriate solution we trialled a number of time recording packages. Key requirements were for a system that was easy to use, did not require additional system implementation and management resources, was cost effective and provided sufficient reporting and tracking capability to manage numerous projects independently.

As a result of our research and market testing, Getbusi implemented Quick Timesheets as its time recording and reporting system.

How GetBusi uses Quick Timesheets

We initially deployed Quick Timesheets to just record the new development activities for the R&D tax rebate but found it to be an invaluable tool to better utilise resources and subsequently rolled it out to the entire development team.

Quick Timesheets has allowed us to efficiently and effectively log hours spent on projects, enabling us to produce reports, summaries, invoices and critically for us track time to claim the R&D tax rebate.

Quick Timesheets also has the capability to export data to other software packages for further analysis and reporting. This includes exporting to Excel as part of our financial budgeting process as well as allowing us to graph and report on the information using other visual reporting packages.

Passing the “Audit Test”

A key test for QuickTimesheets was when we were selected for an Australian Taxation Office R&D audit. The audit process was made very simple as we had recorded and managed the required information in an accurate and an easily reported format through Quick Timesheets. The information passed all the Taxation Office’s rigorous reporting requirements and we were given a clean bill of health with no adjustments or changes required to our R&D rebate claim.

Ease of Use and Timely Support

Overall, Getbusi has found QuickTimesheets to be a very user-friendly application, where we can simply use a single sign-on (SSO) through our Google Apps account. The system is very easy to learn and very easy to customise.

As the solution is delivered as a Software as a Service  (SaaS) application from the cloud we have instant access to it anywhere. It has also meant that it is fully maintained without any additional hardware overhead or resource requirements from our own internal IT department.

Finding out more

You can learn more about GetBusi at www.getbusi.com.

Are you interested in our easy-to-use online timesheets? Visit our website at www.quicktimesheets.com, check out our comprehensive Feature Tour and get started for free.


Featured Customer: Biarri

At Quick Timesheets, we love hearing from customers. It’s always interesting to discover what they get up to and how our software integrates with their business.

Ian approached one of our very innovative customers, Biarri, and they agreed to answer a few questions for us about their company culture, what they do and how they integrate Quick Timesheets and other cloud software solutions into their business.


What is Biarri and how did you start the company?

Biarri is a commercial mathematics business which Ash Nelson and Joe Forbes started to bring the power of mathematical optimisation and simulation to business in an accessible and simple way. We deliver smart planning and scheduling solutions in web based applications which are quick to deploy and easy to use.

What do you use Quick Timesheets for in your business?

We have a team of really great mathematics and computer science graduates and we use Quick Timesheets to track the time we spend on client projects and internal development tasks.  It allows us to accurately bill customers, track profitability and utilisation.
We chose Quick Timesheets because it is also an Australian SaaS application which was really easy to use.

What insights have you gained or benefits from using Quick Timesheets?

Quick Timesheets gives us a much better understanding of project profitability and team utilisation. It also means we can track annual leave and record hours worked for paying our casuals and students.

We also use it to support our R&D tax concession calculations.

What other cloud software solutions do you use in your business?

Biarri consciously chooses to use cloud based software tools as we deliver our maths based apps by the cloud – we thought it was important to walk the walk.

We also use SAASU as our accounting software (it is also great), Expensify for travel expenses,  Confluence and Jira from Atlassian and a number of cloud storage options including DropBox and Google Drive.

What does your business do on a Friday afternoon to unwind?

On Friday afternoon we enjoy having a few drinks while we catch up on the week. Lots of the team travel to customers out of town, so it is great chance to find out what everyone has been up to and cover weekend plans. We have a few craft and dark beer experts in the office and the music can range from Jay-Z to some cool bagpipes.

What’s the weirdest thing in your office?

We have a pretty low key office with trestle tables and bean bags.  The weirdest thing might be the floor to ceiling smiley face sticker, to remind us of one of our core values – honour.


You can learn more about Biarri at www.biarri.com.

Are you interested in our easy-to-use online timesheets? Visit our website at www.quicktimesheets.com, check out our comprehensive Feature Tour and get started for free.