Last month, Battersea Evolution Conference Centre, set in the centre of Battersea Park on the banks of the Thames, was taken over for three days by over 800 accountants and bookkeepers from across the UK.
The team from Xero - the UKs most popular online accounting software, entertained and empowered the attendees with speakers including Karren Brady, Rita Clifton and CEO of Xero, Rod Drury.
There were announcements of in-product launches and updates including, the widely anticipated introduction of Payoll as part of the Xero package. This comes at a fraction of the price of other payroll software providers. Here at Bookkeeping4u, we support businesses with payroll in addition to day to day bookkeeping so we were pleased to see this new feature as it will help to streamline the accounts procedures and ensure that all information concerning a clients accounts are kept together in one place.
The team from Xero, who all wear Xero designed t-shirts, made all the attendees welcome at the conference which included plenty of opportunities to meet account managers and the product development staff, as well as time to find out more about some of the many Add Ons that Xero users can subscribe to. Some of the more popular Add Ons include Vend, a cloud based point of sale (POS) program which is ideal for retailers as it links straight into the Xero accounts, Chaser for credit control and automated invoice reminders and the very popular Receipt Bank which cleverly, with the use of a scanner or mobile phone camera, turns paper receipts into transactions with the Xero accounts.
The hospitality at the conference was outstanding including a Xero branded coach to take the attendees to and from the nearest tube station and London was somewhat, painted Xero blue, by the specially branded London taxis traveling around the city.
Xero as a company are definitely working hard and investing heavily to develop a brand and a product that works well for small businesses at an affordable price which importantly is easy to use.
If you would like to find out more about Xero. Follow this link or alternatively call Rich on 01432 367787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange a non-obligation demo of the full Xero software.