At Xerocon, Auckland we were excited to unveil Farming in the Cloud, which will be ready later this year in New Zealand. This connection with our farming partners will deliver real-time, single ledger reporting to farms for the first time – and it’ll be great for our accounting partners with farming clients.
The solution allows farmers and their accountants, banks and rural service companies to work together from the same set of online, real-time data, and will provide one centralised home for accounting and farm management tools.
Key to the solution is our newly certified farming software partner Figured, which delivers a solution both to the accountant for in-house financial management of rural clients, right through to a full end-user product for the farmer.
So how are we rolling it out?
Xero modern practice accounting partners have joined an early adopter group and are beginning to implement the Figured on farm solution for both its inhouse jobs and end-user farmers between now and June.
Coming very soon we will have video introduction on Xero TV showing how Figured and Xero work together for farmers, advisors and their bankers.
In May, farming will be a big theme for our Xero national roadshow, so make sure you come along to hear what its all about and meet our farming software partners.
Later this year we are showcasing at Mystery Creek Fieldays along with our Farming in the Cloud partners which include Figured, Aghub and iAgri.
We have been working hard on Rural Feeds with CRT, and Rabobank is set up with direct feeds into Xero already. We’re also delighted to announce that leading agricultural provider PGG Wrightson has come on board to deliver the rural feed. We are working hard on closing the remaining suppliers out. On top of the direct feeds, add-on provider Receipt Bank is already offering a solution to get all the key supplier statements seamlessly into Xero.
Rolling out rural broadband access
We are working closely with Vodafone, which is rolling out the rural broadband initiative. It is three years into a five year roll-out with 180,000 address points already available. It has tools for our partners to do bulk checks on what farmers have access to and where they don’t and the Xero farming model allows the accountant to run the system inhouse.
If you didn’t get a chance to see what it’s all about, check out our media release and the keynote from Xerocon:
Also, have a listen to the interview on Jamie Mackay’s Farming Show and see the interview with the teams at Figured and Xero gold partner Sudbury’s, which attended Northland Fieldays following Xerocon.
With a true cloud platform for rural our goal is to drive more industry collaboration linking up key farming software tools that farmers already use in the single ledger. Together we can deliver more to farmers and help them increase profitability. Let’s lift the rural sector together!
Very soon we will be launching a specific Xero Farming website. For more information now, or to register your interest to be an early adopter contact Farming@xero.com.