Rod Drury, Keynote – Xerocon 2014

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Xero CEO Rod Drury's presentation from Xerocon NZ 2014. Xero is beautiful online accounting software that connects small businesses and their accountants together in the cloud.

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Rod Drury, Keynote – Xerocon 2014

  1. 1. Beautiful accounting software
  2. 2. Strategic update Rod Drury, CEO, Xero
  3. 3. Mind blowing at #xerocon today! Looking forward to a whole year long of buzzing and inspirations! Thanks Xero – @JCCA_NZ #Xerocon
  4. 4. Customers Total partners 250,000 10,659
  5. 5. 2013 highlights Cash to invest $221m as at 31 Dec 2013 Training & sales events 2800+ 72,000 attendees 1 Jan 2013 – 31 Dec 2013 
 Service availability 99.99% 1 Jan 2013 – 31 Dec 2013 Staff 600+ as at 31 Jan 2014
  6. 6. 300+ new Xero’s 
 in 12 months
  7. 7. New global leadership Chris Liddell Board Chairman General Motors 
 Microsoft CFO Bill Veghte Peter Karpas Director CEO, North America Executive VP & GM at HP’s Enterprise Group VP & GM of North America for SMB at Paypal 20 Years Microsoft CMO Intuit 

  8. 8. 93 Green Street - Google Maps Offices around the world https://www.google.co.nz/maps?q=101+green+st+san+francisco&sll=3... 1_45 4x34 Address 93 Green Street 0.jpg Address is approximate San Francisco G Im age, 454× 340 p ixels ) New York © 2013 Google Wellington standard_b8ce829c20b91add40a2573e14c20bf6.jpg (JPEG Image, 550×314 pixels) (JPE Auckland 1 of 1 Melbourne 15/08/2013 1:38 p.m. http:/ /asse ts.reg u s.com /imag e s/174 9/o ffice s pace /1_45 4x34 0.jpg [3/09 /2013 Denver Brisbane Los Angeles Sydney London Canberra Milton Keynes
  9. 9. Org groups & favourites History notes Purchase Orders Bank feed self provisioning ASB, TSB Files Payment gateways Updated GST return Native 
 iPhone app Multiple user roles WIP ledger Inbuilt calculator Multiple contact email addresses
  10. 10. New Zealand Photo:
  11. 11. Hi-Tech Company 
 of the Year 2013
  12. 12. Hi-Tech Exporter 
 of the Year 2013
  13. 13. Xero TV
  14. 14. Verified CPD for Xero training webinars
  15. 15. 90,000+ NZ paying customers NZ Partners 2,500+
  16. 16. New NZ leadership roles Victoria Crone NZ Managing Director Tarryn Brent NZ Marketing Manager Grant Anderson Head of Accounting
  17. 17. Banking Photo:
  18. 18. NZ Invoices Total for Sent Received 10.8m 9.2m 40% 800,000+ $16.6B of invoices sent online $13.4B unique online invoice
  19. 19. Get paid faster 44 36 Days 28 20 2011 2012 2013 2014
  20. 20. Leading the charge
  21. 21. Provisioning inside Online Banking
  22. 22. Send payment instructions directly to online banking
  23. 23. Direct bank to bank payments
  24. 24. Government Photo:
  25. 25. Xero Farming Photo:
  26. 26. Xero Farming Single ledger for the rural sector Rural Bank Feeds Farming add-on software EDI platform
 for rural Livestock reconciliation
  27. 27. Xero and Farming together Stock reconciliation journal Bank fees Livestock count Livestock schedule AP invoices Farming Rural invoices GST returns Financial statements CoA, unprocessed stock transactions
  28. 28. What you should be thinking about… Photo:
  29. 29. Business is mobile
  30. 30. Google’s impact on Small Business
  31. 31. Profiles. Your directory
  32. 32. total exports services exports $60B $14B Source: Statistics New Zealand
  33. 33. @greg_tuckwell One of the best things about @xero is the amount of extra time I can now spend on “official business” !!
  34. 34. Design your lifestyle • 100% Cloud • 105% higher fee per client than average • 11% productivity gain • Write-offs – a thing of the past • Work when you want, where you want Ed Read, Rightway
  35. 35. The time is now

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