Fancy hearing about the latest developments in Cloud technology as you drive into the office?

The Rod and Gary show is a podcast created by Xero in which the CEO and UK Managing director discuss the latest innovations and how they apply to cloud accounting.

Editor | 21 October 2016
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If you notice a discrepancy between the statement balance and the balance in Xero please look into why this as there may be important items missing on your Xero Portal.

Xero has recently introduced a new Tracking feature that means you can see in depth detail about your business finances with even more ease...

PayPal payments made easier with Xero

One of Cloud Accountant’s software partners has announced some very interesting product updates, including one that will make B2B payments even easier using PayPal.
Speaking at Xerocon in San Francisco last week, Xero’s chief executive welcomed guests in a space-aged auditorium to explain that it had been another fantastic year for the company. He told the crowd of accountants and other users that $1 trillion worth of transactions had now been performed using Xero, and that the company had grown to become the most well used accounting system in the UK.

Xero teams up with expenses company for better product

Top cloud accountancy software provider Xero has teamed up with Expensify, one of the fastest growing expense reporting software providers, to make expenses even easier for small business owners.
The partnership will see closer integration between the platforms. Initially the new features will only be available in the United States, but will spread worldwide in the coming months as both companies seek to ramp up global growth.

Tracking categories in Xero can be used for a number of different options, keeping a track of the work you do for a certain job or seeing how much profit you make per job.

For example, you can set up tracking per region. This can be done by adding tracking category options through the settings in Xero. Once done, they will appear in most instances when you are working in Xero, for example, when creating invoices/quotes, raising purchase invoices/bills and even when reconciling the bank.

Save time with Xero's Repeating Invoice

If you have regular bills to pay, or send regular invoices to customers - use Xero's repeating invoices or bills. Set up a template and Xero will automatically create an invoice or bill for you according to the frequency you specify and drop the it on the Draft tab (if you need to vary the amount or something else each time) or the Awaiting Payment tab (if it is the same every time).

Editor | 23 September 2016
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The Xero add-on market has hundreds of add-ons you can use to make life easier. It has recently had some new entries meaning even more choice. Get in touch with your accountant to find out which add-ons may work for your business.

Xero now works even smoother with PayPal. The integration has recently been updated which means not only can you enable a feed with your PayPal accounts, you can start accepting payments online though your Xero invoices. You will be able to get money faster and more efficiently. Another bonus is that when it comes to reconcile your account, it will be as simple as a click of a button as your invoices will have already been paid through Xero and the amount will automatically match with the amount received in your bank.

 Get paid faster with these 6 invoice tips

With any small business cash flow is king. Even if the business I profitable if your customers aren’t paying you then you won’t be able to survive for long. Here are some useful tips from our friends at Xero to help you get paid quicker.

We were just reading an excellent article in the Xero Discussion Group on Linkedin written by Chris Hooper and titled “Accountants don’t get Saas”. It looks at how traditional reporting doesn’t meet all businesses needs.
The article highlighted some of the biggest complaints businesses may have against their current accountant and included the following:

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