Scratching those feature itches
The Xero community has spoken and we’ve listened. We’re pleased to have ticked off 16 of the most requested new features and updates today based on feedback in the threads in Xero Community.
Of those requests, one has a certain … history.
Since I started at Xero over 3 years ago, it’s been the itch in the middle of my back – the one I can’t ignore but is difficult to reach. The issue I’m talking about is the much discussed Unreconcile button on the Account Transactions screen. A seemingly simple problem to solve but one that spawned many a whiteboard session to find a solution we could all agree on.
One of our team caught up with accounting partner Martin Dowse at last month’s Xerocon in Auckland, New Zealand, to discuss Martin’s thoughts on the subject. Martin has been particularly persistent and inventive in trying to get this issue sorted – his latest attempts include vote rigging and smuggling his son into our development team!
I’m sure you’ll be glad to know that amongst the features and updates we’re releasing today we’ve done more than just update Martin’s pet feature request.
For our UK customers you can now file your VAT returns directly with the HMRC.
Australian users will notice we’ve re-named the zero rate tax names to make it clearer how they are treated on your BAS returns. You don’t need to do anything with your existing transactions – we’ve taken care of all that.
There are also a number of smaller updates in this release that have been driven by user feedback and requests through the Community (thanks Sniper Team!). Remember, casting your vote does make a difference!
For more information on the new features and updates, read our full release notes.
We’re also nearing the end of few larger pieces of work, like controlling who emails are sent from, adding further payment options to online invoices and purchase orders. Keep an eye out for these landing soon.
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