Accounting software provider Xero embarked on its first national road show earlier this week, providing free training to accountants and bookkeepers on how small businesses can use its Cloud platform to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
On August 14, 2013, FreshBooks, the Cloud-based accounting solution designed exclusively for small business owners, launched an android app for service-based professionals who run their businesses on the go.
If you think automation is primarily being used to reconcile the general ledger accounts of public and private companies, think again. Nearly two-thirds of finance departments in US companies and one-half in Canadian companies are still using a manual accounting system.
The young online accounting software company Xero announced a recent coup – hiring Stuart McLean away from Google Australia, where he was Cloud business applications development leader. McLean will lead Xero's worldwide sales and marketing team.
Built for the web from the ground up in 2006 by a technology entrepreneur and a small business accountant, Xero - "the beautiful accounting software" - has been design led and focused on usability from the very start.
Seventy-three percent of small businesses say their biggest stressors are managing revenue, expenses, and collecting overdue payments. Xero has made it easier to stay on top of cash flow with its new Xero Touch app for android users.
Xero, the producer of Xero online accounting software for small businesses, has revealed the results of a survey of 500 US accountants and compiled tips to help small business owners take control of their finances during tax season and beyond.