Author: Consolid8 Team Date Posted: 17 August 2015
The 13th-14th of August saw thousands of accountants, bookkeepers, tech enthusiasts and cloud advocates flock to the Melbourne Showground’s for Xero’s much-anticipated annual conference. Among the enthusiasts and advocates were Tanya, Jason and some frien
The 13th-14th of August saw thousands of accountants, bookkeepers, tech enthusiasts and cloud advocates flock to the Melbourne Showground’s for Xero’s much-anticipated annual conference. Among the enthusiasts and advocates were Tanya, Jason and some friendly faces from the Consolid8 team. We’ve compiled their experiences in a concise overview for you to enjoy.
Xero’s vision and the way forward
Day one of the event served up a smorgasbord of advancement and development on Xero’s horizon. Tanya and the team especially enjoyed hearing from Rod Drury (Xero Founder/CEO) about the ‘emerging financial web’ and from Chris Ridd (MD Xero Australia) on Xero’s outlining new initiatives and investments from Xero aimed at better supporting small business through the accounting and bookkeeping industries.
Add-on Partners Marketplace
As real world accountants, we are always looking for new ways to integrate technology and explore innovative business systems for our clients. A ‘stand-out experience’ from the entire conference was meeting and learning about Xero’s ever-increasing add-on partners (there are now over 440 in the marketplace).
There was such a diverse range of integrations and business solutions; it was great to spend time with each exhibitor understanding how their application could benefit our clients. Spotlight, ReceiptBank and Deputy were prominent solutions that we look forward to exploring and implementing for our clients.
Xero used the conference as a platform to unveil some very exciting new releases and developments. The three that stood out for the team were:
When asked about the highlights, the team exclaimed “There were so many amazing experiences at the conference, it would be difficult to put into one paragraph”.
All in all, Xerocon 2015 exceeded our expectations and we can’t wait for next year! You can take a look at the photo gallery to view our experience.