I’m up in San Francisco this week as our new North American CEO Peter Karpas joins the team.
There was video crew in the office so managed to get him on film …
When I first met Peter at PayPal a couple of years ago I thought he was one of the smartest people I’d met and we had a great session sparking off each other. It’s fantastic to have him on the team and leading our US efforts.
We’re thrilled to announce that we have reached 100,000 paying customers in Australia today. It’s been an amazing journey since I started at Xero three years ago, and it’s just getting better. To commemorate this milestone and thank our Customers, Partners and wider ecosystem, we made a video.
Check it out:
Rerun makes recurring billing easy. It’s a web-based solution for any business, organization or association that wants to automate their recurring, subscription or membership billing.
Rerun allows you to accept credit cards or bank transfers from customers for your products or services, making it easier to manage your business. Create custom payment streams to match the services or products you offer, and let Rerun automatically bill your customers.
Who is it for?
Rerun is for business owners who want to automate customer subscriptions and billing. For example, a Daycare can provide flexibility to parents by accepting payments on a weekly, monthly, quarterly or even annual basis.
How Rerun works with Xero
Rerun easily connects with Xero to retrieve customer, item and tax rate data. You can set up recurring and one-time payments in Rerun. The invoices are paid in Rerun, and the completed invoices are sent to Xero.
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Honoring our partners’ increasing innovation and enthusiasm, we presented nine awards ranging from the Accounting Partner of the Year to the Xero MVP Award, which celebrates the winner’s impact on the accountancy profession in 2013.
These awards are a wonderful opportunity for us to acknowledge our partners for their provision of Xero services and corresponding delivery of high quality marketing.
Congratulations to the winners!
Accounting Partner of the Year 2013
Curtis McLean (now Deloitte Private) – Wellington
Long standing Xero partner Curtis McLean has been recognised for its contribution to referring new organisations to Xero, and as a thought leader in acquiring and retaining clients.
When I attended my first Xerocon in 2013 after five weeks with Xero, I immediately sensed an air of excitement that resembled what I imagine a revival or a movement would be like. The same feeling arose this year as I watched accountants and bookkeepers flow into the Viaduct Events Centre, ready for what Xerocon New Zealand 2014 would have to offer.
In my keynote this morning, I referred to Simon Sinek’s ‘The Golden Circle’, which talks about how great leaders inspire action. Most organisations know what they do and how they do it, but very few know why. It’s not just about making money, it’s about a purpose and a belief, and that’s what I’ve come to see in Xero. We’ve got a purpose, a cause and a belief in what we do and our partners believe it too.
A group of New Zealand’s top media and accounting partners joined Rod Drury, Amanda Armstrong and Stuart McLean for an intimate fireside chat (minus the fire, ‘cos it’s mid-summer in Auckland) at Generator last night, following day one of Xerocon New Zealand 2014.
Accounting partners Edwin Read from Rightway - an innovative, 100% Xero firm based in Martinborough, and Neil Sinclair from Winstanley Kerridge joined the group for a chinwag, as well as Dr Michael Fraser from NZICA and Russell Jones from ASB.
More than 900 accounting, bookkeeping and add-on partners flooded into the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland this morning for Xerocon New Zealand 2014. The line was long, but we got everyone inside eventually!
MC Petra Bagust kicked things off this morning. She was excited, talking about our values – love, beauty, transformation, fun. She described the atmosphere as majestic, magnificent, amazing and life-changing. “This is the kind of conference I want to be involved in!” she said. Same!
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The U.S. tax season is now in full swing and most practices are looking for ways to increase efficiency in order to process a high a volume of returns. Much of the time drain caused by tax prep is due to manual data entry so we’re pleased to announce that customized exports to TaxACT are now available. These reports make it easier to export your data from Xero to TaxACT.
TaxACT is a leading provider of tax preparation solutions and recently launched online filing for Partnership (Form 1065) and Corporate returns (Form 1120 and 1120S). TaxACT Online can be accessed from any browser, allowing users to prepare, print and e-file anytime, anywhere. In addition to Federal 1065, 1120S and 1120 solutions, TaxACT supports 33 states and e-file for 26 states.
Find the details on how to export data from Xero to TaxACT after the turn.
The momentum we’re seeing in the Financial Advisor space is continuing to grow: Wealth Enhancers is the first Financial Advisor to reach Gold Partner status, with over 100 clients on Xero Cashbook.
Picture L-R: Finn Kelly, CEO, Wealth Enhancers, Sarah Riegelhuth, Co-Founder, Wealth Enhancers, Trent Innes, National Sales Director, Xero Australia
Here’s the media release on the announcement
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It’s hard to believe, but this year’s Webstock was the best ever. And I’ve been to them all.
As always, there was a phenomenal mix of speakers: designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, thinkers, musicians and artists. Some are industry heavy weights, but many of the best are the most obscure. All of them rattled my brain, in both good and frightening ways.
The Xero team had the privilege of spending time with Aarron Walter (director of user experience at Mailchimp) and Jonathan Snook (product manager at Shopify) last week as part of Webstock, which I’ll also summarise in a separate post.