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Insight, news and updates from Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants, Auckland New Zealand. The views expressed here are the views of the author and should be discussed in further detail should an article be relevant to your individual circumstances.

While every effort has been made to provide valuable, useful information in this publication, this firm and any related suppliers or associated companies accept no responsibility or any form of liability from reliance upon or use of its contents.  Any suggestions should be considered carefully within your own particular circumstances, as they are intended as general information only.

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Xero’s COVID-19 Response

Written by Greg Millar on March 24th, 2020.      0 comments

With xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608COVID-19 impacting Xero's operations around the globe, Xero is delaying the price rise which was set to take effect from 18 March until 1 July 2020.
 

Hubdoc joins the Xero family

Written by Greg Millar on March 16th, 2020.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Hubdoc will be included in all Xero Starter, Standard and Premium plans from 18 March 2020.

 

Xero pricing and plan update

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 17th, 2020.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608From 18 March 2020, the price of the Xero Starter plan is increasing by $2.50 a month, and Xero Standard and Xero Premium plans are increasing by $2 a month. 
 

How to make your early stage business run more efficiently

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 3rd, 2020.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608As we kick-off the new year, the right technology can help you get new customers, upsell to existing ones, expand your offering and improve efficiency so you have time to focus on what matters. Here are some tips on the technology that will have an immediate effect on your business.
 

BP and Xero Connect

Written by Greg Millar on November 18th, 2019.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Xero now integrates with the BP Fuelcard in New Zealand, keeping small businesses on the road without the headache of holding onto physical receipts.
 

Xerocon Brisbane 2019

Written by Vanessa Williams on September 16th, 2019.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629At Xerocon in Brisbane this year, Xero took the opportunity to build on the story of where they came from and paint a picture of what the future holds for Xero.
#xerocon2019
 

Leading cyber risks

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 28th, 2019.      0 comments

nimbus technology computer-security2-768If you have a major cybersecurity event that impacts the organisation’s records there is an impact on the trust of the organisation and on reputation which will ultimately impact the finances. We look at eight types of breaches.
 

Xero updates Winter 2019

Written by Greg Millar on July 1st, 2019.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608We outline some of the newest updates happening in the world of Xero that should hopefully brighten up your working day. 
 

Cockroft joins forces with Alliott NZ

Written by Greg Millar on March 11th, 2019.      0 comments

april-706941 960 720-789Auckland Accountant, John Cockroft, who includes tax strategies, audit, forecasting, financial planning and funds management as part of his services, announces his merger with Alliott NZ Ltd Chartered Accountants, one of New Zealand’s Top 30 accounting firms.
 

Alliotts are Xero Platinum Partners

Written by Greg Millar on October 9th, 2018.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629The team at Alliotts is delighted to announce that we've attained Xero Platinum Partner status. Find out what 'going Platinum' means for our clients.

 

Xero add-ons for your business

Written by Greg Millar on August 29th, 2018.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382As well as bringing up your profit margins, add-ons also help save you time and streamline your cash flow. Work with us to empower your business with the technology to automate mind-numbing admin tasks, and focus on what you do best. So what add-ons should be on your hit list? 
 

Xero app partner for tradies

Written by Greg Millar on November 27th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382Fergus - Cloud-based job management software specially built for tradies.

From site visits through to scheduling, quoting, invoicing and much more - Fergus manages all your tasks in one place and gives you the insight you need to grow.

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Getting Business Structure Right

Written by Greg Millar on October 23rd, 2017.      0 comments

boxing gloves-840-800Learn why spending time on getting your small business structure right is just as important as the exciting times ahead as a new business startup.
 

Bank reconciliation made fun

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 16th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382There’s a long list of unpleasant things most business owners would rather do than bank reconciliation. Traditionally, it’s mindless and time-consuming.

However, the bank reconciliation functionality within Xero feels more like a video game than work.
 

3 steps to making better business decisions

Written by Greg Millar on June 20th, 2016.      0 comments

technology-679The cloud is here to stay. If you want to get ahead, embrace the technology so that you have real-time data to make real-time decisions that will give your business the edge.
 

Embrace digital, lift profits

Written by ANZ on November 23rd, 2015.      0 comments

technology-549 Companies that successfully transform themselves into digital operations are over 25 per cent more profitable than those that don't, according to analyst and author Didier Bonnet.
 

Do your own payroll using Xero

Written by Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants Auckland on November 19th, 2015.      0 comments

xero-certified-advisor-logo-hires-RGB(copy)Xero's payroll system launched in March 2015 does not only eliminate the manual errors and tremendously labour intensive data entry and processing, but also flawlessly transfers the payroll information into your Xero accounts. This saves a great deal of processing time every pay period.

We take a look at the features to see how Xero payroll can make life simpler for your business.
 

NZ Xero price plans changing from 1 Dec

Written by Emma Clare on November 13th, 2015.      0 comments

xero-certified-advisor-logo-hires-RGB(copy)IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL NZ XERO USERS.

To reflect the scale of its evolution and the advancements made, Xero has announced it is increasing its prices from 1 December 2015.

 
 

Important update about keeping safe online

Written by Jill Robertson on September 18th, 2015.      0 comments

catch fish hook-44Phishing scam targeting Xero users:

A phishing scam is when malicious emails target customers by pretending to be from a legitimate company such as Xero, using an email address like message-service@post.xero.com. They're not targeting the company websites, but rather your login and access details. 

 

 

How to buy business software

Written by Greg Millar on August 27th, 2015.      0 comments

technology-549The challenge of purchasing anything for your business is not merely a ‘click and buy’ exercise. Often business owners have to invest considerable time researching the next upgrade, the best financing options, or weighing up the impact on cash flow.

Opting for the right solution is essential for the smooth operations and further growth of your business, so here are 5 dos and don’ts to help you find the best solution.