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BGL REGTECH 2024: The Countdown to Innovation and Excitement Begins!

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BGL is proud to announce the return of Australia's premier accounting technology event, BGL REGTECH 2024.

“This is not your ordinary gathering of accountants but rather a vibrant hub of innovation, inspiration and collaboration for the entire sector” said BGL’s Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Tramontana. “It will be a valuable opportunity for attendees to connect with industry experts and like-minded professionals, where they can explore opportunities in the industry and be ready for the future of technology”.

BGL has invited the five industry professionals to provide an opportunity for attendees to learn from their valuable insights into how to position their businesses for success. 

  • Adriana Cavallo: General Manager – Customer Experience (APAC), BGL (MC) 
  • Aly Garrett: Founder and Principal, All In Advisory
  • Daniel Tramontana: Chief Executive Officer, BGL
  • Lielette Calleja: Director, businessDEPOT
  • Ron Lesh: Founder/Director, BGL 

“I am very excited to debut as a speaker for BGL REGTECH 2024“ said Adriana Cavallo, General Manager of Customer Experience (APC) at BGL. “It’s a unique opportunity for all of us to engage directly with the brightest minds in our industry and I look forward to showcasing our cutting-edge technology not only to meet but to exceed client expectations!”

Dates and locations:

  • 14 August 2024 – Adelaide Convention Centre
  • 15 August 2024 – The Westin Perth
  • 21 August 2024 – Brisbane Convention Centre
  • 22 August 2024 – Dockside, Sydney
  • 27 August 2024 – RACV Hobart Hotel
  • 29 August 2024 – Melbourne Convention Centre

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.bglregtech.com

BGL National Winner of the 2024 Australian Achiever Awards

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BGL is the National Winner of the 2024 Australian Achiever Awards for remarkable services in Information and Communications Technology Services

“This is an incredible achievement and acknowledgement of the BGL team,” said BGL’s Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Tramontana. “This marks BGL’s 20th Australian Achiever Award and I am incredibly proud of our team. It is a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional experiences and customer service to our clients”.

Australian Achiever Awards are an independent award system based on customer assessments. The award system focuses on eight criteria: Time-related Service, Addressing Client Needs, Care and Attention, Value, Attitude, Communication, Overall Perception and Referral. 

The award includes special recognition for Andrew Paszko, Simple Invest 360 Product Manager, Andrew Perera, Business Analyst and Daniel Tramontana, CEO for their excellent customer service.

“I am grateful to have been listed as one of the special recognitions, but this is truly a team effort”, added Tramontana. “Our achievement of winning the national title for 2024, along with our exceptional customer satisfaction score of 99.60%, underscores the dedication and hard work of the entire BGL team. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to delivering outstanding service and reflects the ongoing support of our valued clients and partners”.

Accompanied by glowing client testimonials, the award highlights BGL’s exceptional customer service.

“I am a long-term customer of BGL Corporate Solutions and I have taken up more of their services in the last two years,” a customer of BGL said. “They go above and beyond the normal levels of service I expect from an information technology business…The team have excellent communication skills and are enjoyable to deal with.”

Another customer said, “They are knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. Everyone is always helpful, polite and friendly. They are active and forward-looking and continually develop their software. The Regtech and Masterclass functions are excellent”.

CAS 360 Product Update – 2 May 2024

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What's New?

BGL SmartDocs
BGL’s AI-powered document reader, BGL SmartDocs, is now available in CAS 360! Now, each Firm in CAS 360 will have a unique email address (found in the Email Settings screen) to receive documents. Once received, documents are automatically attached to the relevant document packs. Learn More

Practice Management Integration
CAS 360 and APS Contacts+ integration is now live. This two-way integration provides efficient client and contact data management across CAS 360 and APS Practice Management in a single database. Learn More

Company Report
The Company Report now includes Dividends with a “Show Dividends” toggle option to display this data. Learn More

Comparison Report
A new “Please Review” status within the Comparison Report has been introduced. This status will prompt your attention whenever future-dated transactions are detected to ensure a thorough review and validation. Learn More

Your Feedback
We have introduced a new AskNicely survey for your feedback. This feature, among other feedback mechanisms, is closely monitored to facilitate the continuous improvement of CAS 360.

Plus, many more new features and improvements.

Stay tuned for future releases!

Warren Renden
General Manager – CAS 360, Ecosystem and UK
E: [email protected] | P: 1300 654 401
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Simple Fund 360 and Simple Invest 360 Product Update – 2 May 2024

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What's New?

Member – Contributions
The Contribution Dashboards and Reports have been updated to reflect the increase in the concessional and non-concessional contribution caps effective from 1 July 2024. Learn More

Member – Pensions
The minimum pension payment factors have been adjusted for the 2024-25 financial year in Dashboards and Reports. Learn More

Fund Pension Policies – Reports
The Actuary Certificate received on the Fund Pension Policies screen can now be selected on the Reports screen for inclusion in report packs. Learn More

Firm Management – User Roles
A new authority has been added under the ‘Investment’ section, allowing non-admin users to delete balance records in the Balance Review screen. Learn More

Practice Management Integration – APS Contacts+
The BGL Suite and APS Contacts+ integration is now live. This two-way integration allows for efficient client and contact data management across four apps (CAS 360, Simple Fund 360, Simple Invest 360 and APS Practice Management) in a single database. Learn More

Smart Matching – Account View
The Account View for each sub-level account will now be collapsed by default, with the addition of one-click refresh and expand/collapse all buttons. Plus, debits and credits are now separated into distinct columns for a clearer view. Learn More

Corporate Actions
Two mergers have been added to Corporate Actions:

  • DVR – 6 March 2024
  • WSP – 6 March 2024

Plus, many more new features and improvements.

Stay tuned for future releases!

Jeevan Tokhi
General Manager of Product – Simple Fund 360, Simple Invest 360 and BGL SmartDocs 360
E: [email protected] | P: 1300 654 401
Connect with me on LinkedIn

CAS 360 Subscription Fee Increase – 1 July 2024

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BGL will increase the base subscription fee for CAS 360 on 1 July 2024. 

It has been 2 years since BGL last increased CAS 360 software subscription fees. Since then, the CAS 360 Team has delivered hundreds of new features, enhancements and integrations including:

The time has therefore come to increase the CAS 360 software subscription fees.

From 1 July 2024, the subscription fee for CAS 360 will increase from $15 per company per annum plus GST to $17 per company per annum plus GST. 

Clients can “lock in current subscription pricing” by paying their CAS 360 software subscription fees in advance at the 2023 subscription rate before 1 July 2024. BGL will provide you with this opportunity in mid May 2024.

If you have questions regarding your BGL software subscription, please reply to this email or call your account manager at 1300 654 401.

BGL Integrates with HeirWealth for Streamlined Wealth Transfer

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BGL is proud to announce its integration with Sydney-based wealthtech HeirWealth, to automate valuation processing for efficient intergenerational wealth transfers.

“We are excited to add HeirWealth to the BGL Ecosystem,” said BGL’s Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Tramontana. “This integration will help clients effortlessly provide accurate valuations for assets and liabilities held within their SMSFs, companies and trusts managed in BGL’s Simple Fund 360 and Simple Invest 360 software to HeirWealth’s platform.” 

HeirWealth aims to help Australian SMSFs have better intergenerational conversations about money. The HeirWealth platform provides family investors and their professional advisers with a view of assets and liabilities across 40 different classes, including traditional investments such as shares and property and non-traditional assets such as collectibles.

Ray Tubman, Founder and CEO of HeirWealth, said, “The forthcoming intergenerational wealth transfer is going to present a lot of challenges. Whether you want to start having those conversations now or wait till later, centralising information in one secure location like HeirWealth is a great idea.” 

“The HeirWealth platform provides simple yet powerful wealth tracking that allows individuals, families and professional advisers to organise everything together in one place,” continued Tubman. “That includes traditional investments like term deposits, shares and property, as well as alternative investments like private equity and ‘assets of passion’ like fine wine, antiques and collectibles. You can even upload photos from your phone and leave annotations to capture your family’s story and legacy, so everything is recorded in one central vault and preserved for future generations.”

Jeevan Tokhi, General Manager of Product – Simple Fund 360, Simple Invest 360 and BGL SmartDocs at BGL, said, “This integration is facilitated by BGL’s free and open API which provides asset balance data from Simple Fund 360 and Simple Invest 360 into HeirWealth, refreshing the data nightly. This allows firms to streamline their client’s financial world by consolidating all their financial and lifestyle assets, along with essential documents, into one easy-to-use application.” 

BGL’s API is used extensively across the industry with 350+ data feed and integration partners in the BGL Ecosystem, delivering a holistic experience to BGL clients.

About HeirWealth

HeirWealth is a wealthtech company that aims to harmonise intergenerational wealth transfers by providing investors, family offices and trusted advisers with a holistic view of family wealth, enabling them to get better organised and minimise administrative inefficiencies.

With a commitment to innovation and supporting intergenerational wealth transfers, HeirWealth stands as a catalyst for positive change in the industry, ensuring that the valuable nature of time is revered in all aspects of our clients’ financial journeys.

HeirWealth is an Australian and UK regulator approved platform that currently integrates with 20,000 financial institutions globally, benefiting from open banking participation, growing direct integrations and world class security credentials including ISO 27001 certification. For more information, please visit heirwealth.com or email [email protected]

Simple Fund 360 and Simple Invest 360 Product Update – 4 April 2024

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What's New?

Smart Reports – Trial Balance and General Ledger
The Smart Reports generative AI technology can now analyse Trial Balance and General Ledger data, providing detailed insights, predictive analysis, and issue detection. Users can apply filters in the new Trial Balance live view, and export reports to PDF, Excel, or Word. Learn More

BGL SmartDocs – Fast Data Entry
Our fast data entry feature now supports CBA statements spanning 2 financial years and has improved accuracy in processing AMEX credit card statements. Learn More

BGL SmartDocs – Rental Statements
The AI model has been upgraded to categorise reimbursements of property expenses as rental income rather than expenses. Learn More

Data Feeds – SuperStream Notifications
The new Firm Notification feature enables users to designate contact(s) to receive email notifications for Rollover/Release Authorities across all funds. This feature is exclusively available in Simple Fund 360. Learn More

Corporate Actions
The following ASX Corporate Actions have been updated:

  • DRP Price per share data added for Woodside Energy Group Limited (WDS).
  • Demerger data updated for New World Resources Limited (NWC).

Feed Management – Contract Notes Service
A new setting has been added to the Contract Notes Service data feed to provide email notifications of unsuccessful Contract Notes. Learn More

Reports – Common Report Settings
Common Report Settings have been enhanced to allow users to turn off specific options. Previously, all fields within the setting were automatically turned On and could not be disabled. Learn More

Plus, many more new features and improvements.

Stay tuned for future releases!

Jeevan Tokhi
Head of Product – Simple Fund 360, Simple Invest 360 and BGL SmartDocs 360
E: [email protected] | P: 1300 654 401
Connect with me on LinkedIn