Workpapers in the cloud

Spotlight Workpapers Add-on PartnerThe Xero ecosystem is becoming more active as the customer base of Xero grows. It’s where accountants connect with clients and developers offer add-on solutions.

Richard Francis, from boutique accounting firm Francis Consulting, has blurred the lines of these two groups by swapping his accounting visor for a text editor to produce add-on solutions that are specific to accountants.

I caught up with Richard at one of our favorite coffee spots, Nikau Café. Over one of their world famous plum donuts we talked about Richard’s latest project – Spotlight Workpapers.

Accountants make businesses better by working alongside them as a trusted advisor. Anything that helps accountants get compliance work out the door faster and lets them get back to helping clients is good for the profession and great for SMEs.

Spotlight Workpapers is now available globally with regionalized versions due for release over the next 6 months.

3 Comments

Gayle Buchanan
April 4, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Friggin awesome Richard – thank you thank you thank you!

Diane Crawford-Errington
April 4, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Yes, fantastic news

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