As well as the functions that AutoFile emails and meetings, and sync with Xero Practice Manager, FYI also provides System Processes that automate the importing, sending and creating of documents. As part of the automations, the processes automatically add the filing details and can also be used to create tasks and comments.
System Processes are installed automatically with FYI. These can be made active, configured and edited to suit the requirements of your practice by an FYI administrator or a user in a User Group with Administer Automation set "On" (refer to Managing User Groups).
For full details of setting up and editing processes, refer to the sections in Process Automation.
Below is a summary of the Automation Processes that automatically import documents into FYI.
Tax Return AutoFile
The Tax Return AutoFile process automatically imports and files batches of tax returns received electronically via Xero Tax. This gives direct and easy access to all the tax returns without having to manually open and locate them within Xero Tax.
Once your administrator has set up the process,Tax Return AutoFile will run automatically on a scheduled daily basis to retrieve from Xero Tax all newly issued returns since the process was last run.
The imported Tax Returns are displayed in the Client Workspace in the Tax tab. Refer to Displaying the Auto-Filed Tax Returns.
Tax Assessments AutoFile
The Tax Assessment AutoFile processes automatically files batches of tax assessments received electronically via Xero Tax.
The process will run automatically to:
- Call out to Xero Tax on a scheduled daily basis to retrieve all newly issued assessments since the process was last run.
- Compare any new tax assessments with the original from Xero Tax to check they agree.
- Auto-file the assessment to the relevant Client, Cabinet and Categories in FYI.
- Create an email or task depending on whether the Client defaults nominate that the tax assessments should be sent out via Email or Postal Service.
Note: Where the new tax assessment does not agree with the original, the process runs slightly different steps and a Task is assigned to the Client’s Manager to investigate and correct the variance.
For full details, refer to the section Xero Tax Automations.
Client Ledger Reports AutoFile
The Client Ledger Reports AutoFile process runs a batch import of client ledger reports from Xero Ledger and automatically files them in FYI. This process is run manually for a selected client, on demand.
Automatic Document Import from Third Parties
Other integrations and System Processes are available to import documents from third parties. These can also be configured and edited to suit the requirements of your practice.
- ASIC statements can be imported from a third party system such as BGL or NowInfinity.
- Clients' corporate documents can be imported from NowInfinity.
- Documents can be imported from other platforms, for example, Dropbox, Practice Ignition, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc using Zapier to automate dataflow between FYI and the other platforms.
- Signed documents can be imported from DocuSign, Adobe Sign or Annature.
Documents imported from BGL and NowInfinity display in the Client Workspace in the Corporate Affairs tab. Refer to Client Corporate Affairs.