"Being online and available from anywhere is a major factor, so whether I'm in Australia or
New Zealand I can still keep an eye on the business."
Richard Dryden - FITAUS
FITAUS is the only specialist site in Australia that focuses solely on job advertisements for people seeking employment in the health & fitness, sport & recreation, and spa & beauty sectors.
Like most people Richard’s company relies on being online – working with Internet-enabled technologies and being connected. He was surprised to find that there wasn't an accounting package to suit his needs.
Richard had tried everything – MYOB, Excel, even an abacus!
We had to try and fit the business to the package – and that was hard. It was like fitting a square peg into a round hole."
Invariably, Richard ran into problems which resulted in him putting off doing his accounting – he usually filed GST and End of Year statements late or just in time. And found this stressful and worrisome.
The switch to Xero has resulted in Richard becoming interested in accounting for the first time and has actually made it enjoyable for him because of the ease now associated with it.
"Being online and available from anywhere is a major factor, so whether I’m in Australia or New Zealand I can still keep an eye on the business."
Richard also cites the bank integration as very helpful.
"The integration with the banks is awesome. It’s a bank friendly system which completely enables accessibility to my banking information within my accounting system – that's perfect!
"Also, my colleagues and financial advisors can see what’s happening, and it's easy to understand – great for people with little to no accounting background."