New Zealand partners and customers on a starter, standard or premium plan can access free and confidential mental health counselling and resources through the Xero Assistance Programme (XAP). The programme is open to their employees and families as well.
News and updates
New mandatory COVID Tracing requirements
All businesses and services under Alert Levels 2 and 3 must display the official government QR code for the NZ COVID Tracer App. The order also includes a requirement to have systems and processes in place to otherwise support contact tracing for people who do not scan in with the NZ COVID Tracer app (such as a pen-and-paper register or a digital sign-in system).
This came into force on Wednesday 19 August, 2020.Create your poster
COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy
The government has announced a 2-week COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy payment. This will be made available for employers, including those self-employed, who are financially impacted by COVID-19 and alert level changes.
If you have already been affected or can forecast a revenue drop of at least 40% for any 14 day period between Wednesday 12 August to Thursday 10 September, in comparison to a similar period in the previous year, you can apply for this.
Applications are open from Friday 21 August 2020 to Thursday 3 September 2020.Find out more
Get a business snapshot
Business snapshot is a visual dashboard of key financial metrics over time. A pilot release is being rolled out for clients on starter, standard and premium plans.
See short-term cash flow
Understand your client’s cash flow using this interactive tool. This pilot is available for clients on a starter, standard or premium plan until 31 August 2020.
The Xero releases page on Xero Central has up-to-date details of product releases with links to support articles. Be sure to bookmark this page for quick and easy reference.
Xero blog: products
The product section of the Xero blog includes expert commentary on current and future products. Get insights into why we build what we build and what’s coming up. Blogs are posted in a range of engaging formats including articles and videos.
Quarterly product updates
These updates cover releases over the past 90 days and what’s lined up for the next 90. Watching an update counts towards maintaining your Xero certification, so view the updates and register for the next one now.
Tune in to free educational content
Register for our regular webinars or access resources to stay up to date on government support, navigating these changes in Xero and more.
Move your business to the cloud
Marketing is an essential tool businesses use to find and keep customers. To grow and stand out from your competitors, you need a marketing strategy. We’ve put together an overview and resources to help get you started promoting your business online.
Helpful resources to share with your clients
Learning about cash flow
Help your clients get on top of their cash flow. This course covers understanding, managing and reporting on cash flow, and how to apply for business finance.
Guide to cash flow apps
We’ve reviewed four cash flow apps that work with Xero to help you easily determine which best suits your clients’ needs and addresses their particular pain points.
Access business finance
Share resources with your clients on finance options available to their business and what they need to consider before applying for a loan.
Digital marketing course
This course covers the fundamentals of digital marketing. It can help businesses extend their reach and deliver exceptional customer experience online.
Xero Assistance Programme
Business continuity hub
Visit Xero Central for tools to help your business get through unforeseen disruptions. Register for upcoming webinars, find business and mental health resources, and connect with the Xero community to share your experience.
We'll continue to add useful resources and information so keep checking in.Explore the hub
Hear how Xero customers are doing
In times like these, connecting with others helps. Check out these videos to hear how our partners and business owners are supporting their teams and adapting to the new way of doing business.