5 tricks to get the most effective out of apps at Xerocon

Xerocon is quick approaching: the most effective discussion board to listen to concerning the newest improvements inside Xero, get impressed and join with different accountants and bookkeepers. 

Plus, with greater than 70 app companions from the Xero ecosystem exhibiting at Xerocon Sydney on 23-24 August, it’s additionally the most effective alternative you’ll have all 12 months to attach with and find out about apps that may take your observe to the following degree. 

We’ve put collectively 5 ideas that will help you get probably the most out of apps at Xerocon and stroll away with some really stunning new options that you could put into motion to profit you and your shoppers’ companies.

1. Get clear on your corporation needs and desires

Earlier than you even step foot within the ICC, do a little bit of homework to determine the highest wants in your corporation this 12 months, and the performance you and your shoppers would profit from probably the most. 

  • What are the important thing ache factors in your observe? The place do you end up spending an excessive amount of time and vitality? What processes could possibly be automated or made extra environment friendly? If in case you have a staff, speak to them to get a well-rounded view of how issues are going.
  • What do your shoppers want most? Think about the challenges your shoppers face, or companies they’re crying out for. There could possibly be an app that superbly solves their issues that you could get aware of and endorse, permitting you to degree up your advisory providing.

Take a look at our information to discover ways to select the precise apps for your corporation (and your shoppers’ companies!) in 5 simple steps to get extra recommendation on figuring out your wants and discovering probably the most helpful apps to satisfy them.

2. Make a shortlist + begin some free trials

Time tends to fly at Xerocon – so it pays to make a listing of which app exhibitors you need to speak to when you’re there. 

  • Discover the choices. Take a look at the complete listing of apps exhibiting at Xerocon 2023 and be taught extra about how they combine with Xero. 
  • Make a shortlist of these you need to chat with alongside your private Xerocon agenda.
  • Begin free trials now. See if the apps in your shortlist supply free trials and join by way of the Xero App Retailer (you may join your Xero account and begin a trial in only a few clicks). This fashion, if you do communicate to app exhibitors, your dialog might be extra personalised, you may deliver actual life examples and and exhibitors will be capable of clarify how one can get extra out of their app’s performance – with out committing to a paid plan.

3. Speak to the consultants

Be strategic together with your time, and be sure you put aside sufficient amongst the principle stage and breakout classes to speak to the app companions you could have recognized. They’re the consultants, so have your questions and listing of needs and desires prepared so you may maximise your time with them.

Nonetheless unsure of your shortlist? There might be numerous nice #people from the Xero Ecosystem staff at Xerocon, together with myself and my fellow Companion Managers, our Developer Evangelists and extra. We will help you refine your shortlist, focus on the assorted choices and direct you to the apps which may greatest meet the wants of you, your staff and your shoppers – so please come up and have a chat! 

4. Plan your classes

All of the breakout classes at Xerocon are beneficial, and also you’ll discover that apps are talked about in most classes due to how properly they combine with our merchandise. Nonetheless, if discovering app options to develop and streamline yours and your shoppers’ companies is your precedence this 12 months, the beneath breakouts could also be good so as to add to your schedule:

Wed 23 August:

  • ‘Discovering the precise apps for the job within the Xero App Retailer.’ As extra small companies embrace digitisation, there’s a possibility to consider the apps and instruments that may improve the worth of your observe and degree up your advisory abilities. Come to this breakout session to discover ways to discover, attempt, advocate and construct the precise apps to your observe and shoppers, so you may spend time on issues that matter.
  • ‘Intro to carbon accounting.’ Sustainability is the following frontier of compliance, and advisors should be ready to assist shoppers navigate new requirements and laws. At this breakout session, you’ll learn the way your observe can upskill in carbon accounting and construct a beneficial new providing to your shoppers utilizing apps.

Thurs 24 August:

  • ‘Construct an integration with Xero.’ Want one thing extra bespoke to your observe? Come to the demo stage to be taught how one can increase effectivity to your observe and shoppers by constructing an integration or app on the Xero platform.

5. Act on what you be taught

When you’re able to get again to enterprise (and also you’ve recovered from the motion!) it’s vital to place every part you discovered into motion. 

  • Assessment (or write down!) your app notes. Have been there apps that you simply needed so as to add or take off your shortlist? Refine your shortlist primarily based in your insights and conversations and remind your self of their advantages and choices on the Xero App Retailer. Get to a closing listing of apps that might be most impactful and also you’re able to attempt (or proceed attempting) for each you and your shoppers.
  • Move in your information. Speak to your staff concerning the wants and ache factors you suppose apps may assist remedy in your observe to get them on board and utilizing them. Attain out to shoppers round apps you suppose may gain advantage them, you may even advocate the apps you now know extra about to your shoppers by way of the Xero App Retailer. Sharing this info is a good way to increase your scope of engagement and the worth you supply them. 
  • Flip your trials into subscriptions. Should you or a consumer has been having fun with one of many app’s free trials and it’s making life simpler already, resolve on a subscription plan earlier than the tip of the trial so that you don’t lose any performance. 

We’re wanting ahead to seeing you in Sydney!

To plan your Xerocon Sydney expertise and be taught extra concerning the classes at this 12 months’s occasion, try the agenda.


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