Wow what a weekend! Xero held their Australian Annual Conference over the weekend in Melbourne (#xerocon). It was a jam packed weekend with updates on what's coming and an opportunity to spend time with the add-on partners to the Xero Ecosystem. To top it off on Saturday night the awards & Gala Dinner were held.

Some interesting points....

  • 45,000 downloads so far of the Mobile Xero App
  • 2,000+ Invoices have been sent from the Mobile App
  • Xero now has 25,000 customers in Australia & added 10,000 new customers in the last 4 months
  • Xero is working with Federal Government on getting the most out of the NBN for small businesses

So what's coming?

  • Bank Reconciliations on the Mobile App
  • An Android App
  • Remittance Advices (demo looked fantastic!)
  • Online Invoicing
  • Outgoing Email Templates
  • Purchase Orders
  • Employees will be able to enter own timesheets
  • Time Billing integration with Payroll is on the Roadmap
  • Leave Liability coming to Balance Sheet
  • Super & Tax to form part of Money Going Out
  • Budgets by Tracking Category
  • New User Roles for Payroll
  • Xero Personal to get a complete overhaul

.....and the awards

The awards & Gala Dinner are the wrap up to the event. There are 7 awards announced.

  1. Emerging Add on Parnter - Fathom
  2. Add on Partner of the year - Unleashed (one of our fav add on partners)
  3. 100% Xero Award - Concero
  4. Xero knowledge Award - Change Accountants & Advisors
  5. Website of the year - Interactive Accounting
  6. Fastest Growing Partner - Clark & Associates

And the big one!

Xero partner of the year.........GROWTHWISE!!!!!!

Growthwise Xero Partner of the Year

We were so excited and honoured to win the award. The people behind Xero are our Hero's. We are constantly amazed and in awe of the business as it's growing let alone the kick-arse product. The accountants in the Xero ecosystem are absolutely amazing. Some of the brightest and most forward thinking minds in our Industry. So to win the top award was nothing short of amazing for us.

Xero is shaking up the accounting Industry. It's giving us as the accountant and advisor tools to actually help our clients. It's giving you our clients the tools you need to better manage your business. And the progress just keeps coming. We are constantly in awe of Xero as a business. From CEO Rod Drury (one of my top influencers), Australian Managing Director Chris Ridd to our beautiful account manager Meena Berry the entire team at Xero are wonderful. It has been such a fantastic journey to completely change the way our business operates over the last few years and Xero is the key ingredient in that change.

To Xero from the Growthwise team a big thankyou.

Wrap Up

For our Xero Boosters you will have an indepth update of what's to come & how this will impact your business. As usual we will also be running our #babyxercon event, save the date...21st August (from 5.30pm)