XEROCON – 2017

Although I personally didn’t attend XEROCON this year due to the clash of the titans – MYOB Partner Connect conference coinciding the same time as XEROCON.  Some of our team who attended reported the following:

“WOW over 3000 people in attendance, such an electric atmosphere, it was like one big block party including DJ and laser lights!!   You could be forgiven for thinking you were at a night club rather than a bookkeeper/accountant conference.

Keynote speaker Rod Drury pumping his audience with talk about the power of global connectivity and international consulting services.  The buzz word AI being Artificial Intelligence and machine learning taking us forward into the future.

Xerocon 2017


A special congratulations to all the award recipients including New Emerging App Partner – ApprovalMax  and Partner of the Year – businessDEPOT, Industry Secific App Partner of the Year – Pratice Ignition.

XEROCON hosted many Add On stands like VEND, timely, Boma, Receipt Bank, Practice Ignition, Fathom, Hubdoc, Spotlight  to name a few.  The XERO Uni day was fantastic and gave us great insights on how to review XERO files and set up report packs.

There was lots of focus around XERO HQ to help us manage our clients more effectively and real time collaboration with them as well as our staff.   We have spent a few weeks fine tuning our XERO HQ and are already seeing the benefits in the office for our Xero clients.   Xero have been hard at work curating an app ecosystem that will offer nine integrations via Xero HQ that will elevate practices to the next level.

What else is coming?

Xero projects

One of the features released at XEROCON was XERO Projects is a simple way to track time and money you spend on each job to effectively manage your profitably and financials.

Xero Projects is available at no extra charge through Xero Certified Partners until the end of 2017.  So if you would like to take on this option contact us to activate this for you.  For those whom do not have a Partner ask us how we can activate you as well to take advantage of Xero Projects.

Xero expenses

Offer clients more control, analytics and insights.  You can easily capture and submit expenses via an app on your phone or iPad.  Again, it is no cost for the remainder of 2017.

Xero HQ – as previously mentioned Open Practice Platform last year, we’ve been hard at work curating an app ecosystem with our first Xero HQ app partners. We’re thrilled to be able to offer these nine integrations to you, our Xero partners, through Xero HQ. This is a milestone moment for those who want to really elevate their practices to the next level, for themselves, and for their clients.

Life long learning platform

Is an online learning platform aimed at students and reskilling of the workforce that will be delivered by educational institutions such as Swinburne University.

XEROCON came to a close with a big bang hosting a huge block party that lasted through the wee hours of the night.  We certainly had some exhausted team members the week thereafter!

That’s a wrap….. Looking forward to seeing what comes from XEROCON in 2018.

Xerocon party