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Consolidation and Innovation – The Xero Trajectory

XeroCon in Australia is done and dusted for another year. With more than 3,000 accountants and bookkeepers from multiple countries attending, there was a certain amount of hype,  but going beyond that, Xero demonstrated that it was continuing to deliver a solid whole of business experience with a dizzying array of statistics. To list but […]

2016/2017 – the Then and the Now in the Cloud

2016 was the year when accounting software in the cloud indisputably came of age, it was also the year when most new comers to the cloud were not businesses migrating there but start-up businesses born there. Realistically – if a business has not yet migrated to the cloud, it probably for whatever reason; never will, […]

Beyond the Basics in Cloud Accounting Software

With a world of apps and the opportunity to custom build a cloud accounting ecosystem, it may appear that the life of entry-level accounting software such as Xero or QuickBooks Online can be extended almost infinitely. A planned ecosystem using third party apps can enable the business to: Access and integrate additional and advanced functionality. Achieve […]

Closing the Gap – QuickBooks Online and Xero?

I was fortunate to be the guest of Intuit again this year at the annual QuickBooks Connect conference in San Jose, California at the end of October. Nearly five thousand people attending from around the globe with 1,700 of them being accountants – can life get more exciting? It was somewhat of a sensory overload […]

XeroCon 2016 – Beyond the Cloud to the Stars

A few years ago we all used to cheer madly when Xero announced the release of features such as Quotes or Stocked Inventory, but XeroCon last week clearly flagged that: the product was moving from the mundane to the magical, that there are now no boundaries, that Xero has truly reached the ‘end of the […]

Further Reckoning – ReckonOne Payroll released

Only last week I published a blog on software supplier Reckon so it is a little soon for a second one, however Friday 8th April was an auspicious day for Reckon – it was the day the long awaited Payroll module was released into its cloud-based accounting software ReckonOne. Unlike other cloud accounting software suppliers […]

Reckon is Not For Sale and Other Stories

I attended the 2016 Reckon Accredited Partners conference last weekend and received a full immersion of the position of Reckon, where it was going as a company and what it had delivered or was delivering on its various accounting software platforms. Clive Rabie – CEO of Reckon was scheduled to participate in a ‘By the Fireside Chat’ at […]