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Xero celebrates 1m subscriber milestone
“Our growth is an indication of the strength of the small business economy across Australia and New Zealand,” says Xero’s managing director of Australia and Asia, Trent Innes.
05 Dec 18
MYOB signs up 205,000 subscribers in 12 months
MYOB claims that it is now the fastest growing cloud accounting business across Australia and New Zealand, after taking on 205,000 new subscriptions in just 12 months.
16 Nov 18
Three things to consider before moving to the cloud – Xero
Making the most of cloud solutions is about more than a lift-and-shift of your processes.
25 May 18
Xero hits one billion AI account suggestions milestone
“At the heart of Xero’s automation vision is to augment humans, not replace them.”
04 May 18
Service providers must go big, go boutique or go broke – Xero
As practices digitise, streamline, scale and specialise, those who hold onto the traditional approach risk being left behind.
23 Mar 18
This April: IRD makes changes to online portal and provisional tax reporting
The changes include the implementation of the new Pay Day PAYE process, the accounting income method (AIM) for provisional tax, and a revamp of myIR.
16 Mar 18
MYOB pilots AI advisory feature for accountants
The new technology aims to let accountants and bookkeepers provide in-depth business insights to clients.
15 Mar 18
MYOB sees record online subscriber growth and migration rates
“We are seeing more and more accountants and SMEs embrace their digital future and migrate online,” - CEO Tim Reed.
26 Feb 18
Xero doubles down on commitment to Auckland with new office
The new office will include a coworking space and event centre that will focus on cloud-based business platform innovation.
26 Feb 18
Automation and the changing role of accountants - Highlights from MYOB Incite
Paralympian-turned-artificial intelligence-advocate Liam Malone featured as the keynote speaker.
16 Feb 18
New AIM reporting rules will remove tax uncertainty for SMBs
For a business with less than $5 million revenue, every three months its cloud accounting software will calculate the tax obligations owed.
15 Feb 18
Reckon Group FY17 results shows investment for future growth
Reckon Group’s Document Management Business has demerged and listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
14 Feb 18
SMBs struggle to set up shop due to slow internet speeds
Small businesses may be the engine room of the Aus economy, but it appears support doesn’t go both ways.
09 Feb 18
Xero opens biggest office globally in Wellington
More than 650 employees will be spread over five levels with an internal atrium staircase connecting the floors.
02 Feb 18
Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for SMBs
50% of businesses use 10 or more expense codes, while others create their own codes, which means that information is often entered incorrect.
11 Oct 17
Reckon announces partnership with VIP Home Services franchise
As part of the agreement, Reckon will offer ongoing financial management software training and support for the cleaning and gardening franchise.
11 Oct 17
Xero announces integrated new feature for requesting client documents
Xero developed a solution within Xero HQ to let accountants and bookkeepers collect information from clients.
10 Oct 17
Reckon’s new feature simplifies data collection
SyncDirect allows accountants to collect clients’ accounting data regardless of which desktop or cloud-based accounting package they use.
09 Oct 17
Email scammers targeting SMBs under guise of accounting software
Cybercrime networks may be chasing smaller businesses who don’t have a dedicated infosec or IT team to help defend against scams.
21 Sep 17
Intuit and Google announce Quickbooks integration for invoicing
Research of more than 500 accountants and bookkeepers has highlighted challenges they faced when managing the accounts of their SMB clients.
15 Sep 17
Reckon and Xeppo sign distribution deal for accounting software
The strategic partnership is designed to offer larger multi-disciplinary accounting firms a single source of truth in the cloud.
14 Sep 17
Xero HQ partners with apps to deliver digital accounting suite
Xero HQ and the nine integrated apps will give practices a hand to build a sustainable practice to drive efficiency.
13 Sep 17
Xero launches wave of new products at Xerocon
Xero Discuss, Xero Expenses, Xero Projects, Xero HQ and Xero Lifelong Learning Platform were announced at the Melbourne Convention Centre today.
13 Sep 17
Reckon One update promises a more intuitive, accessible and cleaner UX
“We believe this update will provide a much better user experience for small businesses, by making it easier for them to manage their books."
22 Aug 17