When Christina Mainey from Macquarie Business Accounting began using SMSF Sorted by Cloudoffis in 2020, she quickly witnessed efficiency savings of more than 40%.
It’s big news that SMSF Sorted Lite—a core version of SMSF Sorted Pro which includes powerful OCR tools—is now included with Class at no charge. So thousands of SMSF accountants are ready to enjoy similar efficiency gains.
But with a simple upgrade to SMSF Sorted Pro, much more is possible.
Looking at How Christina and Macquarie use SMSF Sorted Pro shows why—and is just the start of the SMSF revolution on its way with a groundbreaking AI engine that offers next-generation accounting features.
Why Macquarie chose Sorted.
Before SMSF Sorted, Macquarie’s accountants were spending too much time on workpapers—especially with the outsourcing of other firms creating price pressure.
Christina knew there were options, but chose SMSF Sorted for the support and integration.
“We were already paperless, and we’d trialled a few options—but Cloudoffis SMSF Sorted was head and shoulders above the rest”, she says.
According to Christina, the time savings are priceless.
“OCR is my favourite because it saves me time as well as the reviewer. Up to 40%—and with the updates and releases we’re expecting that to reach 50% very soon”.
Christina also says SMSF Sorted delivered more than she’d bargained for.
“I knew it was integrated with Class and BGL—but I had no idea how well. It’s more than trial balances—it has 17 reports with all kinds of checks”.
Next generation accounting.
For Macquarie, SMSF Sorted Pro is opening the doors to the next generation of SMSF accounting—with the release of a new AI engine for industry-first automation that removes whole accounting steps.
“The automated wrap statement reconciliation is next level”, says Christina. “Some of our wrap reports are up to 200 pages—so importing them for automatic reconciliation is a game-changer”.
Christina says this kind of automation can often over-promise but not deliver—but not with Cloudoffis and SMSF Sorted Pro.
“With other software you expect things and it maybe doesn’t work. With Cloudoffis, you can believe it—and it just gets better with every release”, she says.
Automation and optimisation.
The Cloudoffis AI is built on strong foundations of automating and optimising day-to-day SMSF accounting.
Because SMSF accountants have their own methods, Sorted Pro includes 8 ‘Excel-like’ workpapers for easily customised reconciliation checks.
Automated push notifications and query alerts keeps workflow moving and save dead time between necessary changes.
But for Christina and Macquarie, the bedrock of automation is the over 21 that standardise compliance checks with automated red flags.
“With observations, it’s great to double-check my work with observations—whether work tests are met, payment summaries done, pensions allocated—it just really helps”, says Christina.
There’s a portal for that.
The unique Cloudoffis portal—which supports the accounting, review and auditing processes alike—is a huge plus of using SMSF Sorted for Christina.
“Our auditors are already using SMSF Auditomation—so we can take full advantage of what’s possible”, she says. “There are fewer queries about workpapers, and we’re using comments to never write anything twice”.
But the portal dashboard offers more than just seamless audit integration—it’s a “great snapshot of how many jobs, how many ready for review”, says Christina.
“We’re cracking down on budget with very high accuracy”, she says. “It just gets better with every release”.
Your smartest upgrade.
Using SMSF Sorted Pro to revolutionise Macquarie’s SMSF accounting, Christina’s not looking back.
“It’s amazing—“I can jump in at night and do a few things, then jump into Class—it’s so easy”.
And on whether the upgrade to SMSF Sorted Pro is worthwhile?
“Anything less than SMSF Sorted Pro wouldn’t be enough”, Christina says.
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