What’s New in August 2023

Published by Jayden Meyer

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Welcome back to the latest episode of “What’s New”. If you missed the last update, check out What’s new in March 2023. Alright let’s get into it.

Per-job retention rates

You might already know the standard retention rates in Australia are to withhold 10% of any initial claims, up until withholdings reach 5% of the total job value. Some clients occasionally change these amounts from the standard.

Until now, it wasn’t possible to change these rates in Acrual. Now it’s possible to have retention rates set per job. These rates can be set when commissioning a job and selecting retention as the job security.

Setting retention on a job

Setting retention on a job

This rate will then automatically carry across to any progress claims against that job. You can see the current rates being applied by hovering over the question mark icon.

Hovering the ? icon to view the retention rate

Hovering the ? icon to view the retention rate

Default retention rates

Now that you can change the retention on a per-job basis, it also made sense to be able to configure the default retention rates for all new jobs. This can be configured under the Settings page, in the Invoices tab. This may make sense to do if you are commonly doing jobs for clients with non-standard retention rates.

Changing the default retention for new jobs

Changing the default retention for new jobs

Copy paste memory

This one was asked for a few times, so it’s now possible. If you have done a fair amount of estimating in Acrual, you would have noticed the copy and paste would only work one time, then you have to copy the item again. Well, now the copied item will be remembered for multiple pastes saving you the hassle of copying every time. A small one, but a good improvement nonetheless.

Estimating a kitchenette

Earlier in the year we made a new video that showcases how easy it is to estimate a kitchenette in Acrual’s easy estimating software. You may have already seen it, but we wanted to share it again.

If you have any friends or family who could do with some new estimating software, be sure to send the video onto them so they can see how easy it can be with the right estimating software.

And that’s it for this update. We hope this post was useful, and as always, if you have any questions, or would like to see a feature added, don’t hesitate to get in contact.