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Planday or Plan a Week – Rostering, Attendance and Annual Leave – Xero or not? Attn: New Workforce Management Case Study in Production

Planday purchased by Xero - Workforce Management - Scheduling and Roster online training courses - EzyLearn

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Xero is well known for purchasing apps which integrate with it and provide vertical integration. The best known acquisition in recent years is the purchase of Hubdoc for receipt capture. This made Xero compete directly with some of the other companies who’ve been doing this for a while like Dext (formerly Receipt Bank) and AutoEntry. 

Well they’ve done it again in the purchase this year of Planday in Europe for staff rostering, attendance and reporting. But how will they compete with QuickBooks Online and KeyPay?

I’ve written in past about how Xero buy technology and then include the basic features for a little incremental increase in the monthly subscription rate with Hubdoc. Xero also offers some Project tracking features but offer a fully featured suite of project tools with WorkflowMax (a previous purchase). 

MYOB on the other hand seem to be going down the traditional route of writing all their own software and that is evident in their recent updates to MYOB In Tray, a feature that enables users to keep a digital copy of their receipts within their MYOB accounting software. 

Payroll, Workforce Management & Rostering

Payroll is a huge part of the cost and overhead of a business but very important. It is also an area in accounting software that has changed a LOT lately because of Covid-19 related benefits and payments and it’s very different from country to country. 

Scheduling and Rostering online training course - Planday aligns rosters with revenue now owned by Xero - EzyLearn

ANNOUNCEMENT: Workforce Management Integrations in development

As a training course creator we update our training course materials regularly and we’re now including training on some of the most popular integrations that connect with cloud accounting software. 

The most recent update to our online, cloud accounting courses was to the QuickBooks Online Payroll Administration Courses. Intuit have an agreement with Keypay to provide payroll related software and they recently went through quite a significant upgrade.

One of the features we thought was very useful was the Award Interpretation features because this task can be very tricky for small businesses to get right and ensure they are paying the correct pay to their staff. 

When we explore the similarities between Planday and Keypay it looks like this is the next significant feature set where the major accounting software companies are slogging it out. 

See the cloud accounting integration courses we have in development

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4 thoughts on “Planday or Plan a Week – Rostering, Attendance and Annual Leave – Xero or not? Attn: New Workforce Management Case Study in Production

  1. […] June 2021 I announced a new Workforce Management Cast Study in development. In their most recent annual report to shareholders Xero announced the acquisition of yet another […]

  2. […] of the other notable acquisitions are WorkflowMax, Hubdoc and Planday. Each of these programs enables Xero to earn more of the income from popular (and more complex […]

  3. […] management software like Planday and Square Team Management have become popular alternatives.  Planday is now owned by Xero, and Square Team Management is a service offered by digital payment company Block Inc. (formerly […]

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