How choosing a Xero partner can help your business
You’ve probably heard of Xero, one of the most popular cloud-based accounting software systems available. But have you heard of the Xero Partner Program? If not, you’re missing out on some vital information that could either help you grow your own business or reassure you that you’re choosing the right promoter of the Xero Accounting Software.
What Xero Accounting Software Can Do For Your Business
We’ve previously talked about Xero and its benefits as a small business accounting system. In a nutshell, Xero is an elegant accounting system that helps you stay on top of the following:
- Bank Reconciliations
- Bills Payment
You can use it yourself, or you can partner with a Xero partner firm – those which have accountants that are especially trained in the use of the Xero accounting program – such as AHB Finance (www.ahbfinance.net)- to help you better manage your business finances.
AHB Finance: Xero Accounting Partners
We asked Alan Boal, a Xero Certified Advisor and the CEO and Founder of AHB Finance Ltd, to shed light on what a partnership with Xero looks like and how it can add value to your bottom-line. Alan Boal explains the innovative Xero Partner Programme for us by thusly: ‘Xero Partner firms such as AHB Finance are classified according to a points system. Depending on how many points you have, you can achieve the Starter, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum status’.
So how does a Xero Partner earn points? Alan explains: ‘You receive points when your clients invite you to their Xero subscription as an advisor and they pay the subscription, or when you pay the subscription’.
‘So the more you advertise and promote Xero, and the more Clients you sign up, the higher up the rankings you move’.
A Xero partner firm can also earn points by using some of its additional features, such as Xero Cashbook, Xero Payroll, Xero Premium Edition, and Xero Ledger: so the moment you sign up to the scheme you’re going to be able to earn points simply fulfilling your daily business activities.
The Silver Standard
At AHB Finance, we’ve already achieved the Silver Partner status. This achievement reflects our broad knowledge of the Xero accounting program and the add-ons available for your various needs.
As Alan explains, ‘our Silver Partner status is your guarantee that your books and accounts are under the care of a growing team of seasoned Xero advisers and not mere users’.
So what is the Xero Silver Status, and how does it help your accountants serve you better? As a Xero Silver Partner, our accounting practice enjoys the following benefits, among many others:
- A dedicated Xero account manager and 24/7 support
- Access to conversion tools for helping clients move to Xero
- Access to Xero practice consultants for conversions and technical accounting queries
- 1-Day turnaround for client data file conversion services
- Access to the Xero U online learning centre, Xero TV, Xero Community
- Access to Xero Accelerate training and coursework
- Opportunity to earn CPE/CEU credits while learning Xero
Alan continues his company’s story within Xero, ‘As a Xero partner, we help set up the books of our future clients in Xero at a discounted price. Not only can we pass on a substantial discount to you and help your bottom-line, we can also get you set up for Xero in no time. This way, you can worry less about your payroll, invoicing, and inventory and focus more on actually running your business’.
With the advantages gained from their Xero partnership, AHB Finance can guide you through the data migration process to the actual use of the software. We’re also trained to give you sound advice on what Xero add-ons may help you better understand how your business is holding up.
As Xero certified advisors, our team at AHB Finance Ltd are experts in the use of this software, so we know how to help you simplify your business processes and increase efficiency. Through our Xero Team and accreditations, we can also train and equip our newer staff members, so you only get the best financial advice.
No matter what your industry is, Xero accounting software can help you manage your business seamlessly. Considering Xero’s numerous add-ons that cover your every accounting and financial management need, investing in a Xero accounting program subscription might be your best decision this year.
Written by Alan Boal