HubSpot is a marketing system and CRM built for the modern day content marketing professional. Like most cloud-based services they have their own app store (they call it an ecosystem) and Xero recently boasted about being one of a select group of 16 promoted by Hubspot. They didn’t fair so well though.Continue reading 16 Apps to Customise Hubspot But Xero Gets the Worst Rating
Xero Accounting software offers inventory management features in their standard software but it has never been spectacular for companies where solid inventory management matters.
I saw that first hand when I was speaking with the owner of a Boating Sales, Repair and Retail business. That business ended up migrating AWAY from Xero and started using QuickBooks Online instead. This changes everything.Continue reading Finally, Xero Acquires an Inventory Management Software Add-on in the US
HubSpot is better at marketing, Square at Point of Sale, Stripe at payments and QuickFee for Buy Now Pay Later for Accountants and Lawyers – and they all integrate with Xero.
Being online these software programs integrate and share data so you can manage many different parts of your business and have live, up-to-date information and reports.
Our new Accounting Software Integrations course is now available and included with selected Xero Online Training Courses.Continue reading Integrations turn Xero into a Powerful Business Administration System for Small Business
Digital Business Skills are important for everyone who works for a company or who owns one. Authentication for Xero Course students highlighted to me the importance of general digital business skills. Our Digital Business Course has been available for a while as a FREE student inclusion but we’ve recently added to it.
Electricians, tradies and real estate agents are communicating with prospects and customers digitally, even regarding their accounts, and I wrote about how we’ve started to see these skills come up in office admin job ads. If you have any doubts about how to do this you need to up-skill.Continue reading Digital Business Skills to Compliment Xero & MYOB Training
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!Continue reading Xero Me – the App That Prepares Xero Users for Planday Acquisition
I spend a lot of time around website admin areas and online software so I’ve had to authenticate myself using Multi-Factor Authentication for several different online services and choose Google Authenticator.
Xero has recently announced their own Xero Verify app and although I would never use Xero as my authentication software I wanted to check it out and see how good it is. Turns out it’s not so good.Continue reading Xero Verify or Google Authenticator?
MYOB partnered with Bunnings to give tradies Smart Receipts and now they’re partnering with Telstra to give business phone customers 3 months free use of MYOB Essentials.
Telstra use the terms Essentials a LOT in their marketing for mobile phones, websites and now MYOB Essentials. Here’s what their offer looks like.Continue reading Telstra is pimping MYOB Essentials with 3 months FREE. MYOB is pimping a page out of George Orwell’s 1984
If you have worked in an office you know how frustrating IT issues are. If you are now working from home you know how frustrating IT support issues are. If you have ever experienced an IT support issue installing software (like MYOB AccountRight) you know how frustrating IT issues are.
Attn: We’ve just BUNDLED all the MYOB AccountRight BEGINNERS Certificate Courses together for those students looking for junior accounts and general office support and admin jobs.Continue reading This is Why Businesses Love Cloud Accounting and not MYOB AccountRight so much
We’ve added some new training materials in the Advanced Excel course relating to getting and transforming data and using the Power Query. It’s very relevant in our current data driven environment where we have many sources of data that we need to make sense of. Employers are looking for good staff with Microsoft Excel Advanced Certificate skills.
Power Query enables you to query large datasets from multiple sources and derive meaningful information and insights. Turn Excel into a Business Intelligence system or data analysis tool for research data! This NEW Excel Advanced Training Course material is available for FREE if you are a current student and for a very low cost if you’ve enrolled into Excel with us in the past.Continue reading Attn: New Advanced Excel Certificate Course topics
Receipt scanning and capture is now a normal feature in MYOB Essentials. MYOB have chosen to add this feature as part of the core software rather than Xero’s approach since buying Hubdoc.
I announced in July 2021 that we were creating training materials for MYOB In Tray and Capture and If you are a current MYOB Essentials course student or Bookkeeping Academy member these training course resources are now available to you for free.
You can find them in the MYOB Essentials Bank Reconciliation Training Course.Continue reading NEW: MYOB In Tray and Receipt Capture training course materials for MYOB Essentials
Free accounting software is no longer a marketing tactic that software companies can apply to get new users. We saw that in the recent exit of Wave Apps from the Australian market and Reach Accounting going broke several years ago but there are ways of getting cheap or FREE access to QuickBooks Online.
Trench warfare between the major accounting firms is never really apparent unless you’re a bookkeeper and you visit their offices and learn about what is really going on to win the hearts of bookkeepers and accountants.Continue reading Want FREE accounting software? Tell QuickBooks you’re going to become a contract bookkeeper
Did you know that Afterpay (and ZipPay) and some other Buy Now Pay Later providers decline sellers? Most Afterpay transactions are centered around the selling of physical products that change ownership from the merchant to the customer. This evidence is enough to bind customers legally, but what happens if you provide professional services like bookkeeping or accounting?
Accountants and Bookkeepers, like many other professional service providers including Lawyers and solicitors charge for their time or defined outcomes (like fixed fees for a certain number of transactions).
Will Afterpay take you on as a client? We’ve heard that many industries are rejected but there are alternatives and Xero’s App Store can help.Continue reading Rejected by Afterpay? Xero Marketplace has an alternative
One of the most publicised recent acquisitions for Xero was Canadian Receipt Capture, Scan and Coding software HubDoc. Rather than send a “bank-like” email informing users that the monthly fee to use Xero was increasing, Xero “sold” the value of the pesky increase of $2 as a saving of $27.50 because they included the Receipt Capture features in the software! That’s smart marketing.
In the meantime, MYOB forged an alliance with Bunnings as every large fintech, accounting and banking organisation tries to get into the Smart Receipt marketing at the source. Here are some of the things that have happened.Continue reading NAB Slyps past Xero Hubdoc to integrate Smart Receipts for Merchants and Customers
We’re so used to everything online being available all the time that we don’t think about the risks associated with a website being down. Xero experienced a MASSIVE issue relating to the ability for their users to login and use the software on the 27th July 2021. This meant that
- Invoices couldn’t be created
- Pay runs couldn’t be made
- Accounts Receivable staff couldn’t see if customers had paid
- Accounting staff couldn’t use Xero for their work
We all take for granted the benefits of having multiple staff logging in at the same time from different locations as well as automatic backups of our information, but this issue lasted from 8:25AM until 7:04PM – that’s 12 hours!
Xero is transparent about any issues and fixes about their software so you can see exactly what happened that day.Continue reading Xero Status: “Can’t log in to Xero” Caused Global Problems
MYOB is starting to get their act together providing much desired features in their accounting software.
I’ve written about some of the major receipt scanning programs like Dext/Receipt Bank and Auto Entry in the past and happy to say that we have some new MYOB training course resources in development for our MYOB bank reconciliation Training courses.Continue reading MYOB In tray for Receipt Scanning, Capture and Storage
When you look at the two companies Xero Accounting and GoDaddy hosting companies are very similar. They both provide cloud-based solutions, for a subscription fee and have small businesses as their major clients. They are both in a very good position to provide accounting software for their customers.
One of the Xero Directors sold an accounting software program to GoDaddy in 2012 and at the time TechCrunch reported that Accounting software is a logical service for them to provide to their small business clients. What does it mean for the future though?Continue reading Xero vs GoDaddy Website Hosting Company Accounting Software? Attn: New Minimum Viable Website Service