As I flew into Sydney from my hometown of Melbourne a few days ago I noticed the vast range of different styles of architecture. Old, new, gothic, modern, progressive and conservative. I found it really interesting that the accounting community in Sydney is ALMOST the same. There’s a broad variety of practices, some mature, some very new and some in between. But they differ from the architecture in that they are almost all progressive and not afraid of change.
James (our regional account manager) and I spent a day meeting with and getting to know and understand a handful of practices (and getting lost in the Lane Cove tunnel!!). We were really encouraged by their excitement and desire to offer something new to their clients. The old desktop model software just isn’t delivering the real-time information and collaboration with advisers that clients need to run their businesses effectively.
A few of the practices identified, almost immediately, that Xero can be very helpful to their cashbook and shoe box clients, by cutting down on their record keeping time and allowing them to focus on providing better services.
It means a lot when super intelligent people validate what we’re doing.