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Crowe Horwath AU offers Xero to 1,000 clients

Posted 5 years ago in Advisors by Chris Ridd
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Crowe Horwath achieves Platinum status

We’ve got some great news to round out the year here in Australia – leading firm Crowe Horwath has reached Platinum status by getting their 1,000th client on Xero. Photo from the day (from left to right): Gavin Fernandes –  Key Accounts Manager, Xero, Greg Emsley – Cloud Sponsor & Group Chief Information Officer, Crowe Horwath and me, Chris Ridd – Managing Director, Xero AU.

Here’s the media release we put out this morning:

Crowe Horwath achieves Xero’s Platinum Partner status 

Leading accounting firm Crowe Horwath is the first partner in Australia to achieve Xero’s Platinum

Partner status, which is awarded to a group practice with more than 1,000 clients using Xero.

Crowe Horwath CIO, Greg Emsley, said the firm has enjoyed a constructive relationship with Xero

over the past several years and now have over 1,000 clients using Xero’s services.

“Our clients have reported benefits ranging from cost savings with no software to install, improved

business efficiencies and better financial management”.

“Crowe Horwath is committed to helping SMEs grow and as a leading accounting and financial

services firm, partnering with Xero has enabled us to provide our clients with advice from real-time

data feeds and the many add-ons which help further streamline processes for businesses” he said.

Xero Australia Managing Director, Chris Ridd, said online accounting software creates value for

partners and a competitive advantage for accountants, bookkeepers and financial advisors.

“Xero is proud to recognise Crowe Horwath as the first Xero Platinum Partner in Australia.

“The next generation of leading organisations are those who adapt to take advantage of easy-to-use,

collaborative applications, and who embrace innovation through cloud computing” he said.

Crowe Horwath is also a Platinum Partner with Xero in New Zealand.


MC Carter
December 16, 2013 at 10.58 am

Congrats to Crowe Horwath. We’ve been curious to see when AU would have a partner reach Platinum status, seeing as we’ve been trailing UK and NZ in that department. And we all know we’re not good at trailing in AU. 🙂

Wendy Elms
December 16, 2013 at 11.42 am

This is a huge achievement – congratulations to the team at Crowe Horwarth!

December 16, 2013 at 2.46 pm

Nice one. Not that long ago that Xero announced their first 1000 customers.

Helen butteriss
December 16, 2013 at 7.15 pm

Well done everyone, this is just a beginning we and our clients love the product so it’s a win win

Randal DeHart
December 17, 2013 at 9.56 am

Congratulations on your milestone achievement! What advice could you offer to those of us just starting?

Warm Regards,
Randal DeHart

December 17, 2013 at 1.50 pm

I can see where Xero would be useful but from where we are situated it is not a great option due to the satellite link speeds, up and down speeds make it very slow and painful to use. I have looked at the options and the varying costs from internet service providers dont have any variation in these speeds just rates for data volume.

So it seems that the satellite links do not suit remote users where we dont have speed. I have tried Google chrome etc but the difference is marginal.

Sharon Norton
December 17, 2013 at 7.49 pm

For those partners like Randall starting on the xero journey we have focused on the:-
* benefits to our clients
* regular seminars
* staff training
* sharing internally our client successes

David Lee
December 18, 2013 at 1.35 pm


Sharon Norton
December 18, 2013 at 2.37 pm

For those partners starting the Xero journey like Randal, Crowe Horwath has focused on:-
– the benefits for our clients
– regular client seminars
– training our people
– sharing internally our client’s successes

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