Xerocon London, we had a blast!
What a fantastic couple of days the Re-leased team had at Xerocon London this week. Having sold out the event with an impressive 1,300 people attending, Xero didn’t fail to impress. It was great to see how much the Xero community has grown, with Xero announcing they’ve reached over 500 vendors in the add-on market place, and have processed more than $300 billion worth of transactions in the last 12 months.
We met hundreds Xero accountants from around the globe. It’s amazing to see how passionate they are about using technology and the cloud to empower their clients to more efficiently run their businesses. The quality of add-on partners working with Xero is continuing to grow, and it was awesome to hear our friends at Receipt Bank announce they recently raised USD$10m in growth funding capital.
We got some insight into what Xero are planning for the future, with what they’re calling ‘the next phase of cloud accounting’, where we’ll start to see accounting software get smarter. This includes advanced machine learning, security as a competitive advantage, the total disruption of services, and how the competitive landscape is changing, to name a few. Xero also announced their top six new innovations at Xerocon London, which you can read about here.
Congratulations to Ken Bell, who is the winner of our Xerocon iPad giveaway competition, and is now the new owner of an iPad Air 2, 64GB! We made a lot of new friends a Xerocon, and it’s exciting to see a surge in awareness around using cloud-based software to better manage commercial and residential property portfolios. In 2016 the SaaS wave is growing bigger in the United Kingdom, and we’re excited to be riding at the front.