Many of our clients say that debt collection is one of the items on the to-do list that they most dread! Who wants to spend time on the phone calling up late payers and asking them for money? We've found some smart ways to help small businesses keep on top of their debtors and ensure they don't have their cash tied up in the hands of their customers. Read More
It’s collaborative. Because Xero is a cloud accounting app, we’re able to work on it at the same time as our clients, without having to transfer data files, check who has the up to date copy, or wait for the month end. We can log in and answer questions whilst looking at the same screens, even if we’re in different locations. We can take over bookkeeping tasks if they are too busy at certain times of the year.
It’s Real Time. Xero has bank feeds and these have revolutionised the way we do accounting. No more waiting for the end of the month before checking our transactions against the bank statements. We can see how a business is doing right now, at any point in the year. It also means clients don’t have to spend the weekend writing up their books; they can take a little and often approach and always have their accounts up to date.
It’s great value for money. No more annual subscriptions, support fees, or implementation costs. A monthly subscription makes budgeting for your accounting software a breeze – and for most businesses it’s just £20 per month.
It works with Add-Ons. Use other cloud apps such as a CRM system, online shopping cart, or inventory management? Xero plays nicely with other cloud apps such as Salesforce, Zoho, Mailchimp, Debtor Daddy – the list is endless.
It’s written for business owners. Xero is aimed at people running SME businesses and it speaks their language. You don’t have to understand accountants’ speak to use it and the help and support videos are great. It gives you the reports you need to run your business better, and they’re in an easy-on-the-eye format.
Ideally, you “chase” your customers before they even become late payers, by pre-warning them when an invoice is about to become due. This proactive approach gives you a chance to communicate with your customers in a friendly and helpful way, and it also stops them becoming late or bad debtors. Read More
Xero is a brilliant solution for bookkeeping in the cloud - and it has a great online help with lots of video and user-friendly content. But sometimes clients want a quick answer to their "How do I do this in Xero?" questions and we're really happy to talk them through it. This week we thought it would be good to share some of those frequently asked questions, and our responses, in case you were wondering "How do I do this?" too. Read More