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Get prepared to become an app expert this Xerocon

Posted 2 years ago in Apps by Elliot Spirrett
Posted by Elliot Spirrett

Xerocon Melbourne is the main event in Australasia’s accounting-technology calendar, and it’s just around the corner. As well as being packed with info sessions, keynotes and product news, it’s a chance to get face-to-face with the best apps our marketplace has to offer.

This year, 70 app partners will take the floor in our main hall. Whether you’re looking to work smarter or offer greater value to your clients as a connected advisor, here are some tips to get the most value out of the opportunity.

Learn how apps can revolutionise your practice

From offering more value to your clients – such as making payments easier to collect – to giving you extra hours back in your day, apps can diminish pain points and supercharge a business.

Looking to automate your paperwork? That’s where apps like Receipt Bank and Hubdoc come in. Need to make a tricky switch season a breeze? Our conversion partners can help. What’s more, there’s a choice of reporting apps and practice tools to help you become a more connected, informed and knowledgeable advisor.

Do your homework

To narrow down your focus, think about the needs of your clients and the apps they’re using right now. XeroHQ, which is about to become the most important software tool in your practice, is a great place to start.

The Explorer tab can help you identify the industries and apps your clients work within, so have a play around. Seeing a lot of Vend clients? Visit their stand to get deeper insights of what the app has to offer. Got loads of tradies on your books? Ask the invoicing and job tracking apps how they can help your clients cut their admin time and boost efficiency.

Arrive with a plan

Once XeroHQ Explorer has helped you identify some key areas to explore, check out our exhibitor page to see who’s coming along. Our list of Silver Exhibition Partners is another great place to start; each is a world-class tech company and leader in their field.

Prepare some questions ahead of time, so you’re sure to use your time wisely. You may discover functionality you didn’t already know about. That can be a game changer for your practice or your clients.

Too much to choose from?

We’ve lined up two panel sessions to help you understand how to choose and use our connected app partners.

The first, at Uni Day, is here to help you simplify app selection for your clients. It will go into depth about XeroHQ and introduce a recommendation matrix, brought to life through a panel discussion.

Our second session – at 2.30pm on Day 1 – is called Taking Clients Into the Cloud. This session will go into detail about our Cloud Integrators specialists, and explain why they’re an invaluable support for your practice. Want to chat to an integration expert outside of the session? We’ll have a CloudIntegration.Partners booth ready and waiting.

Make it happen

Xero has always strived to change the game for accountants and bookkeepers, and with the help of our connected app partners, that becomes so much easier.

We hope you have an amazing Xerocon experience and use it as a chance to learn how you can use connected apps to take your advisory practice to the next level. See you there!

One comment

Clinton - CloudIntegration.Partners / TradiePad
September 6, 2017 at 4.14 pm

Great article Elliot, we’re really looking forward to helping Xero spread the word of the App this year and demonstrate the power of working with a Cloud Integration Specialist

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