The message is clear: connected apps are good for business.
Xero’s Nick Houldsworth drove the point home this year at Xerocon Brisbane with his session Recommending the right apps for your clients. Accounting partners who actively work with apps are growing their revenue up to 60% faster. Their SMB clients who are leveraging cloud apps are growing their net profitability 30% faster than those who aren’t. And crucially, clients want your help: you’re their #1 trusted source of business advice.
Heavily featured in Bryan Williams’s Retail and eCommerce breakout session, Xero Cloud Integrators (CIs) are experts in the app field and your one-stop-shop for advice. If you don’t yet feel confident enough on the app advisory journey, they’re here to help. They bring a level of technical and business expertise that some accounting and bookkeeping firms lack, and use this to help identify which app stack would best benefit you and your clients.
To help you on your journey towards app advisory success, Xero has released its App Playbook series: we have also produced a number of webinars – in conjunction with some of our top CIs – to further explain how to start bringing these services to your clients.
We also announced a new course series to become accredited in offering app advice, starting with our Trade and Construction App Advisory Badge.
To make it even easier for our valued bookkeeping and accounting partners, CloudIntegration.Partners, a collaboration of some of our top CIs, have created an education camp, to take the first step to app advisory services for those at Level 1 of the journey:
This camp includes Xero-led talks on how to bring your own practice up to speed, how to recommend apps to your clients with confidence to collaborative activity breakouts that let you get a feel for the process of app advisory.
You’ll leave the day ready to start the journey with clients, whether you’re looking to recommend your first app or you’re keen to just strengthen your knowledge and polish your existing skills.
Best of all, the camp is going on tour!
This is a great opportunity for you to add another string to your bow and bring a truly valuable service to your clients, as well as meet like-minded Xero partners.
Can’t wait to see you there!