Zero 123

Emerging Firm of the Year South Africa

Formed out of the acquisition of a long standing Xero partner, this year’s winner Zero 123 has quickly established itself at the forefront of digital finance in South Africa. 

The company invests time and resources on understanding clients’ short and long term goals before translating that vision into tailored services. Though 85% of Zero 123’s clients did not start on cloud systems, within three years 70% of the firm’s accounting client base is on Xero, with the firm never missing an opportunity to educate on the benefits.

Besides using Xero HQ, Xero Projects and Hubdoc to better its own efficiency, it’s just as important for Zero 123 to help clients find the right apps to improve their businesses, whether it’s Practice Ignition to run automated debit order systems or VendHQ for linking point of sale to Xero accounting. The firm provides support throughout each app implementation process. 

“Despite the numerous challenges associated in creating what is essentially a new business, this newly enabled brand has not only successfully positioned and differentiated their new offering but also accelerated their growth and adoption of digital accounting best practices and begun contributing in new ways to the broader accounting and SME community,” said Colin Timmis, Country Manager, Xero South Africa.