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Xero Me – the App That Prepares Xero Users for Planday Acquisition

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About 6 days ago from Steve Slisar's Twitter via WordPress.com



In 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 “integration” that sets it up to become the Sage of Small Business Accounting.

Sage and other ERM’s work on the basis of modules that provide a specific functionality but until now it was only really relevant for the big end of town. Now Xero will capture revenue from several apps rather than charge one price that includes everything. It’s going back to the days of Attache!

Deputy was one of the first apps that I recall provided small business owners and employers with a program to help them manage their rosters, schedules, holiday leave etc.

Deputy was a featured Integration for Xero for a long time but their Planday acquisition will no doubt pan out very similar to WorkflowMax and Hubdoc.

In their new Xero App Store you can filter the integrations to find those that relate to Payroll and HR.

Features of Xero Me

Xero Me is an app for employees to manage their roster and get key payroll information. It’s also linked to Xero Expenses if employees are keeping track of their expenses. Some of the features include:

Payslips

  • View past payslips
  • Download PDF files of your previous payslips

Timesheets

  • Enter time and rate per hour
  • Create multiple entries for each day
  • Submit timesheet for approval

Leave

  • View upcoming leave requests in the leave calendar
  • Request, edit or delete leave requests
  • Managers can approve or reject leave requests and timesheets

Expense claims* (must be using Xero Expenses)

  • Track and submit expense claims on the go
  • Receipts automatically transcribed using our OCR technology
  • Track your mileage on the go
  • Access to Expenses requires your employer to set you up as an ‘Expenses submitter’ within Xero Expenses.

Permissions You Give to Xero

Taken from the Google Play Apps Store:

This app has access to:

Location

  • precise location (GPS and network-based)

Photos / Media / Files

  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

Storage

  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

Camera

  • take pictures and videos

Wi-Fi connection information

  • view Wi-Fi connections

Other

  • receive data from Internet
  • view network connections
  • full network access
  • run at startup
  • prevent device from sleeping

There are Xero Integrations and Xero Integrations

I’ve written plenty of times about the numerous Xero Integrations which extend the value of using Xero (or any cloud-based accounting program). Xero has often “promoted” that they are the best accounting software for something (Real Estate for example) but it was one of their integration partners that actually provide the real estate software program.

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With the recent purchase of Planday in Europe Xero is starting to look like an ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning) for small businesses. You can start with your core accounting program and then bolt on other Xero Integrations to expand the functionality.

The thing is that Xero is starting to slowly replace their high profile “partners” with their own software programs that they have acquired to continue to grow the numbers of users and their income.

Learn Xero by using it

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Small Business owners and Bookkeepers choose to learn Xero through EzyLearn because all training resources are included in the price, including downloadable training manuals in PDF format.

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Want to just learn how to use Xero Payroll? We have two case studies for Xero Payroll Beginners and Xero Advanced Certificate in Payroll and you can enrol into the Xero Payroll Course separately.

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