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Xero Verify or Google Authenticator?

Xero Verify, Xero Authenticator or Google Authenticator - Online Xero Certificate Training Courses for job seekers, business owners and accountants- EzyLearn

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.

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Telstra is pimping MYOB Essentials with 3 months FREE. MYOB is pimping a page out of George Orwell’s 1984

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.

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This is Why Businesses Love Cloud Accounting and not MYOB AccountRight so much

Network setup for multiple users on your network using MYOB AccountRight Multi-user - MasterClass in MYOB AccountRightand MYOB Essentials - EzyLearn

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.

We stumbled upon the technical support help page for MYOB AccountRight and all remembered why we LOVE online accounting programs like Xero, QuickBooks Online and MYOB Essentials!

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.

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NEW: MYOB In Tray and Receipt Capture training course materials for MYOB Essentials

Learn how to upload tax invoices and receipts to MYOB Essentials using MYOB Intray and Capture App - EzyLearn Online Training Courses

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.

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Rejected by Afterpay? Xero Marketplace has an alternative

Xero Marketplace for integrated apps - Beginners to Advanced Certificate short online training courses in Xero - EzyLearn

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.

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NAB Slyps past Xero Hubdoc to integrate Smart Receipts for Merchants and Customers

NAB, CBA, ANZ and WBC Slyp under Xero to provide smart receipts before Hubdoc gets them - Learn MYOB, Xero, QuickBooks to find accounts jobs - EzyLearn

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.

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Xero Status: “Can’t log in to Xero” Caused Global Problems

Issues with Xero login prevents UK users from sending invoice and bookkeepers from working - Online Xero Training Courses EzyLearn Bookkeeping Academy

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.

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MYOB In tray for Receipt Scanning, Capture and Storage

Learn how to upload tax invoices and receipts to MYOB Essentials using MYOB Intray and Capture App - EzyLearn Online Training Courses

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.

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Xero vs GoDaddy Website Hosting Company Accounting Software? Attn: New Minimum Viable Website Service

Xero to re-elect Steven Aldrich as non-executive director - online customer service and receptionist services - Xero online training courses

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?

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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

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?

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Xero Learn. Xero software offered for $6 per month. Why are businesses paying $60+ NEW: RESUME REVIEW SERVICE

It’s interesting and exciting that Xero now offer their Xero Learn service to training course publishers like EzyLearn for $6 per month. This ongoing access to Xero Accounting software seemed exciting at first but then I realised that it’s just accounting software! AND it’s just for training! AND 30 days is MORE than enough per case study!

Most students don’t want to access Xero accounting software forever. Even business owners don’t really want to pay an ongoing fee for their accounting software – they want something else..

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Can you lose your job because of Microsoft’s productivity police?

Microsoft Office 365 Productivity Score for office support and administration tasks job description - online training courses Office Certificate Course (EzyLearn - recognised by employers)

Are you only using 10% of Microsoft Office? Are you taking 2 hours to do something that can actually be done in 30 minutes? Microsoft Office software had a feature that could identify your productivity score in reports to managers. 

The technology was designed as a sales tool for Microsoft to help identify software that could be utilised better at Microsoft corporate clients but it unveiled a whole privacy issue.

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Xero will win the struggle against QuickBooks. Here’s how.

Hubdoc from Xero for receipt scanning and data extraction for receipts and expenses via email - online Xero Training Courses

Both Intuit (QuickBooks Online) and Xero Accounting had a price increase in the last year but the way they went about announcing it was completely different.

When you study the emails you’ll see why good marketing can make a massive difference in the success of your business!  QuickBooks email included..

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How my 7 year old son learnt about credit risk and how that can help tradies

QuickBooks Online Training Courses - Acquired CreditKarma to help clients check on credit scores and get loans

My 7 year old son lent me $5 (which I then lent to his 12 year old brother) and then he lent his brother a further $10 directly so the older brother could buy something he really wanted at the time. Is it getting complicated already!?

This lending happened over a month ago and a conflict is brewing over the $10 he lent to the 12 year old because it was underwritten by his pocket money which had not been paid at the time. 

So simple isn’t it. All this credit offered and accepted and it seems less relevant because it relates to my kids but these lessons last a lifetime so it’s important to explain credit risk and recourse. Continue reading How my 7 year old son learnt about credit risk and how that can help tradies

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Creating the Xero & MYOB Course Training Workbooks

EzyLearn Online Course Training Manuals and Workbooks for MYOB, Xero, Excel, Office, Word, QuickBooks Online

OUR HARDCOPY COURSE workbooks are the written foundation of all our online training courses. Sometimes these workbooks start as little more than a list of transactions. We then create the training course outline and film the breakdown of this in a series of brief, easy to absorb videos.

The Xero Advanced Certificate Training course workbook includes exercises and screenshots based on 6 months worth of financials for a business startup and you can refer to the workbook as an aid while you’re viewing the videos.

They’re also great to read over as an after-course resource or wherever you’re not using the internet. But, how do we create them?

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Is Xero Certification Valuable for Job Seekers or Contract Bookkeepers?

Xero Certified Partner Program exceeds 100,000 members - Xero Central Announcement - EzyLearn's Xero COMPLETE training Courses

Xero Certification is designed for contract bookkeepers to increase the number of customers who use and support the software. 

Like all “partner” programs offered by software vendors including MYOB and Intuit QuickBooks the purpose of these programs is to increase their “channel to market” but it may not always suit every student.

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