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Xero pushes pause on planned price increase due to COVID-19 crisis
"The price increase to Xero Starter, Standard and Premium plans that was going to happen on 1 July 2020 is now delayed until further notice."
Xero partners with Coveo to empower small businesses with machine learning
“Creating intelligent experiences like Xeros app marketplace and Xero Central are critical to compete in today’s experience economy."
Xero named as a worldwide leader by IDC MarketScape
Xero's strategy, product offerings and customer service were key criteria assessed by the IDC MarketScape, which noted one of Xero’s key strengths is it’s open API strategy and machine learning for code-free accounting.
Xero rolls out updates to empower SMEs hit by COVID-19
"These new online features give employers and their advisors the tools to demonstrate eligibility and navigate the payroll processes that are necessary to receiving government aid."
Airwallex integrates with Xero to invite SMBs to ‘a borderless world’
“An integration with Xero is one of the most requested integrations from our customers. We have been listening and are delighted to be able to offer this to our Australian customers from today, with a wider international rollout planned across 2020."
Spark business customers to benefit from Xero partnership
"This collaboration with Spark gives business owners peace of mind to know they have the right tools available for their business to succeed."
Xero and Square buddy up for enhanced integration
Invoices can be paid instantly with Square and are automatically recorded in Xero, reducing admin time for businesses.
Xero teams up with Vonto and Commonwealth Bank to provide daily data feed
"Working alongside CBA on the Vonto app has proven that both organisations are committed to developing tools for small business owners that are easy to use."
PaySauce and Xero form strategic alliance in the name of Kiwi farmers
The Xero for Farming concept emerged in response to mounting regulatory pressure on rural employers to meet higher standards of compliance amidst tougher financial realities.
Xero offers more than 850,000 Kiwis mental wellbeing support
Approximately 850,000 New Zealand small business owners, their employees, and families have access to free and confidential wellbeing support, thanks to an initiative from Xero.
Xero reports $1.3mil net profit, passes 2 million global subscribers
While it took more than a decade to add Xero’s first million subscribers, it took two and a half years to add the next million.
Embracing the possibilities of an open source future
Once viewed as a fringe movement, open source software has now gone mainstream and it behoves vendors to open up more fully to the developer community, Acquia writes.
Kiwi SMBs owed $7.4 billion in overdue payments
“It’s unfair that there is a lot of Kiwi small businesses out there waiting too long for money that’s rightfully theirs."
Xero data shows SMB growth linked to technology spend
Australian small businesses that increase their investment in technology grow their revenue and create jobs faster than other businesses.
BP signs up as latest Xero partner
BP has become the latest company to sign on to e-invoicing solution Xero Connect.
The Tech Life Project takes Year 6 girls to Xero & Trade Me HQ
The five girls flew to Wellington for the digital education experience of a lifetime.
Women in tech: ShadowTech event to create opportunity
Several high profile Kiwi tech firms will be giving young New Zealand female students the opportunity to be mentored at the upcoming ShadowTech Day events.
Xero launches a payroll only solution for Australia’s smallest employers
“The government’s introduction of real-time digital payroll reporting for all Australian businesses is a step towards levelling the playing field."
How platforms enable business owners to do what they love
At the end of the day everything you do should be about bringing it back to your true mission, which is following your passion. This is why people fail - it becomes too hard, it’s not worth it, and they could make more money doing spreadsheets or on a support desk.
Xero champions workplace mental health for SMBs
“When it comes to mental health, our statistics in New Zealand are truly awful. Too many Kiwis are struggling and often don’t know where or who to turn to."
GoCardless to double A/NZ team by end of year
With a successful E round of investment and continuing organic growth globally, the debit network platform company aims to expand its local presence.
Xero launches new data capture product in NZ
“Data automation is the fastest growing app category on the Xero app marketplace so we know there is a hunger for these types of tools."
Xero announces new partnerships with Uber and Adobe
“We are continuing to evolve and grow our ecosystem to integrate the best partners and tools."
Xero to streamline bank feed system next week
Xero is hinting at new changes to its bank feeds system that could eliminate all paper application forms, manual checks and accuracy checking.