What a great few days in Sydney last week. For those of you who missed our excitement on Friday night we won the 100% Cloud Award at Xero's huge yearly conference. We also had a fantastic time at the #xerocon conference with over 900 accountants and bookkeepers in attendance this year!

The conference starts with a developer day where I was lucky enough to present to the add-on partners on what we want to see for our clients. This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with the brilliant minds who give us solutions like GeoOP, Vend, Unleashed, Shoeboxed, Deputy, WorkflowMax and Spotlight.

We then had 2 days of jam packed conference to hear about Xero's plans, new features coming, our Industry, great tips and of course a huge trade show. I'll keep the tips coming over the next few weeks but certainly one of my favourites were Xero's 8 pillars of innovation. So many of these tips apply to you no matter what Industry you are in...and are certainly things we live by here at Growthwise:

So what else is coming?

  • Purchase Orders
  • Quotes
  • Simple Inventory
  • Ability to Customise all of your reports to drill down in more detail & save the ones you look at all the time
  • Files - ability to upload files & save against spend money, contacts & more
  • Some banking 2.0 concepts (ie ability to pay straight from within Xero)
  • Payroll - updated leave process with visual representation of when and who is taking leave!

How cool is that!


Xero announce award winners at the end of the conference each year. Last year we took out Xero Partner of the year and this year we won the cloud award! We have been advocates for years at Growthwise on the benefits and efficiencies gained by using cloud tools such as Xero. We have also spent time speaking and educating at events such as the governments Digital Productivity Conference. It was such an honour to be awarded again by business leaders such as Rod Drury and Chris Ridd for our efforts. Xero are stretching the boundaries of how small business owners can operate and we love being a part of that journey. There is nothing better than seeing our clients really kick-arse :)

So a huge shoutout to the entire team at Xero. Thanks for stretching the boundaries.


So much happens at these events so as usual we will be sharing the tips at our #babyxerocon event (Thursday 19th September 6pm till 8pm). Our focus will be on how to #banadmin. So make sure you book your ticket to ensure you don't miss any of the updates :)

And on that note don't forget to grab your ticket for DiG Festival. It's amazing the calibre of people we have coming to present. Our theme of adapt or die will really help you expand your mind to what's possible, see how people are doing things and learn from amazing people.