Date: 25th September 2017
We’ve just returned home from a full-on few days at Xerocon Melbourne, where 3,068 attendees from 19 countries immersed themselves in industry advice and updates. With Xero hitting some big milestones in the last year, such as surpassing a million subscribers and processing NZ$1.5 trillion worth of transactions, we were thrilled to be part of the action!
Adding to the excitement were the annual Xerocon awards. This year, with a network of more than 100,000 Xero advisers worldwide, they were to be the most hotly contested awards to date – and we were in the running for the coveted 100% Xero Award!
The 100% Xero Award highlights the partner practices that goes above and beyond to champion cloud-accounting. By operating entirely on Xero the nominees had to demonstrate the value of their streamlined ecosystem every day.
Some of you may remember that we scooped the 100% Cloud Award at Xerocon back in 2014, and since then we have gone even further to immerse ourselves in cloud accounting. Part of this was the establishment of our own outsourcing company in the Philippines, The Back Room, only conceivable by the suite of Xero offerings and the rigorous Xero training and certification all of our staff obtain.
We didn’t get the award this year but our business manager, Margaret Gimpel, was feeling extremely positive after returning from the conference:
“Xerocon is always so much fun, and this year was the biggest and most spectacular yet. Although we didn’t come away with the award this time, to be one of just four finalists out of so many exceptional nominees, was a huge vote of confidence. We’re elated, bring on next year!”