awards

Xero awards criteria

Xerocon London 2017

The Xero awards celebrate the success of our high-achieving partners. The awards are presented at Xerocon London.

Anyone can nominate their firm for an accounting, bookkeeping or app partner award.

We'll screen the award nominations to make sure they meet the eligibility criteria, and exclude those that don't.

Nominations open on 27 July 2017

Nominations close on 15 September 2017

Accounting Partner of the Year

This award recognises the Xero accounting partner who used Xero to offer the best value added service to their clients from January 2016 to August 2017.

Criteria
  1. Certification - demonstrated commitment to increasing percentage of total staff that are Xero certified.
  2. Practice tools - evidence of use of Xero HQ, Practice Manager and Workpapers to provide value for your clients.
  3. Marketing strategy - commitment to raising awareness of the benefits of Xero (optimised website, social strategy, publications, speaking engagements, hosting events, etc).
  4. Innovation - evidence of innovation in client services to improve business performance and how this service sets you apart from your competitors.
  5. App solutions - evidence of use of apps to boost productivity and provide client solutions.
Nominate here

Bookkeeping Partner of the Year

This award recognises the Xero bookkeeping partner who used Xero to offer the best value added service/s to their clients from January 2016 to August 2017.

Criteria
  1. Certification - demonstrated commitment to increasing percentage of total staff that are Xero certified.
  2. Practice tools - evidence of use of Xero HQ, Practice Manager and Workpapers to provide value for your clients.
  3. Marketing strategy - commitment to raising awareness of the benefits of Xero (optimised website, social strategy, publications, speaking engagements, hosting events, etc).
  4. Innovation - evidence of innovation in client services to improve business performance and how this service sets you apart from your competitors.
  5. App solutions - evidence of use of apps to boost productivity and provide client solutions.
Nominate here

Emerging Partner of the Year

This award recognises the emerging Xero accounting or bookkeeping partner who demonstrates the potential to deliver increasing value added services to their clients in 2018 from January 2016 to September 2017.

Criteria
  1. New Xero Partner or below Silver status prior to 2017
  2. Certification - demonstrated commitment to increasing percentage of total staff that are Xero certified.
  3. Marketing strategy - commitment to raising awareness of the benefits of Xero (optimised website, social strategy, publications, speaking engagements, hosting events, etc).
  4. Innovation - evidence of innovation in client services to improve business performance and how this service sets you apart from your competitors.
  5. How did the nominee acquire and retain clients.
Nominate here

100% Xero Award

The 100% Xero Award is to celebrate partners operating 100% with Xero.

Criteria
  1. Silver partner and above.
  2. Must run the practice 100% on Xero HQ, Practice Studio Tools (Practice Manager, Workpapers).
  3. Evidence that the partner uses the Xero ecosystem to deliver value to customers.
  4. Demonstrate how the partner cut costs and boosts productivity by integrating systems.
  5. Examples of apps used and how.
Nominate here

App Partner of the Year

The winning app partner will have demonstrated a high-level of customer satisfaction and commercial success from January 2016 to September 2017. We’ll also look for continuous improvement in areas like customer care, design, quality, functionality and technical innovation.

Criteria
  1. Be commercially available (no Beta versions).
  2. Have variable users on both Xero and own product (organisations connected).
  3. Be over one year old (as at 31 December 2016).
  4. Technical: design, quality and ongoing improvement of integration to the API and Xero products.
  5. Demonstrate ease of doing business, customer feedback, customer advocacy.
  6. Evidence of connections with Xero’s accounting and bookkeeping communities.
  7. Evidence of customers using the product successfully to improve their operations and demonstrating that they would recommend the product to others.
Nominate here

Emerging App Partner of the Year

Presented to the emerging app partner who demonstrates a high-level of customer satisfaction and commercial success. We will look for excellence in areas such as customer care, design quality, functionality and technical innovation.

Qualifying criteria: Integrated with the Xero API in 2016 between 1 January 2016 and December 2016.

Criteria
  1. Be commercially available (no Beta versions).
  2. Have variable users on both Xero and own product (organisations connected).
  3. Evidence of technical excellence, both in own product and in integration with the Xero API.
  4. Business excellence: easy to work with, great customer feedback, customer advocacy.
  5. Demonstrated interaction with Xero’s accounting and bookkeeping channel.
Nominate here

Industry Specific App of the Year

The winning app partner will have addressed the needs of a distinct industry and demonstrated a high level of customer satisfaction and commercial success from January 2016 to August 2017. We’ll also look for continuous improvement in areas like customer care, design, quality, functionality and technical innovation.

Criteria
  1. Proven to have substantially benefitted customer/member organisations by introducing new ways of working.
  2. Demonstrated high level of customer satisfaction and commercial success.
  3. Example of a service offering or campaign that has added significant value to customers in a distinct industry.
  4. Demonstrate another aspect (customer care, etc) of the organisation that adds clear value to customers/ members.
Nominate here

Xero Most Valued Professional Award

Chosen by the Xero team, the winner is someone who they believe has had the most impact on the accountancy profession during 2017. Usually an accountant (though not necessarily), the winner is likely to have impacted on the working lives of accountants over the course of the year. The winner will have shown evidence of leadership, determination and clarity of thought.

This award is not open to entry

Criteria

1. Evidence of strategic thinking behind service offering, business model and marketing strategy.

2. Evidence of disrupting the market through strategic marketing offers and/or initiatives.

3. Offering that is different from competitors, not just in quality but in innovative approach.

4. Website with clear offering and value proposition outlined.

XEROCON 2017 XEROCON 2017 LOCATIONS

MELBOURNE LONDON AUSTIN