Our Support Team will help you make the switch to Farm Focus over the phone.

Call 1800 351 781, to make the move as easy as possible!

There are 3 easy steps to switch:

  1. Prepare your farm business

  2. Switch your farm business

  3. Review setup

Before you start, make sure that:

1. Prepare your Cashmanager RURAL farm business to make the switch

On the day you switch - you will need to complete the following tasks in your RURAL farm business. 

  • All historical data will be available in Farm Focus. The previous 3 financial years will be accessible in your Actuals - in transaction form. Data prior to the last three financial years will be in your reports. We recommend saving any necessary Wagebook information, copies of any tax invoices you want to keep and any Asset Register information to your computer. This information does not come across to Farm Focus.

  • Make sure the current financial year has been created

  • Code any suspended transactions

  • Reconcile all transactions

  • Run a spring clean on the day - please take note of any warnings and address where needed. If you have any errors please call our Support Team on 1800 351 781

  • (Optional) Budgets from previous years will not be available in Farm Focus. If you have any budgets from previous years you wish to keep, copy them into the current or a future financial year, then they will be available to switch.

After you complete these tasks, make sure to log out of Cashmanager RURAL.


2. Switch your farm business

Once you have logged into Farm Focus select the middle option Existing Rural, and click the button 'Switch to Focus'.

NB: If you have both Full and Limited RURAL subscriptions, you need to switch the full farm business first. Then you can switch the Limited business.

During the switching process you will:

  1. Enter your Cashmanager RURAL login details and select the farm business you want to switch.

  2. Confirm your credit card as the payment method. Your credit card will not be charged until your existing subscription is due for renewal.

  3. Select the RURAL data you want to transfer into Farm Focus.

  4. Click Start Migration. You will see a tractor on your screen while it processes. This will take 5-10 minutes.

3. Switch is successful - review 'Setup'

Once your data has successfully switched, our Support Team are available to walk you through reviewing the 'Setup' of your farm business. You can call 1800 351 781

4. 'Setup' is complete - see your previously coded transactions

To see your previous 3 financial years, go into Actuals, and to the Completed tab. Ensure you are in Transaction view.

Now that you are using Farm Focus, here are some helpful topics to help you navigate your way around.

Where to go in Focus, to do the things you did in RURAL

Key feature differences

Key differences between Australia and New Zealand

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