Three, Two, One, Xero
April 3, 2007
Xero went live publicly today. Sort of. It’s a limited public release, and unfortunately I’m too late getting myself an account (and I never made it to the beta list). So you’ll have to wait as well! I suppose it’s better to get it right first off, as opposed to having egg on your face.
I’m itching to get my hands on this. A couple of colleagues and I have just set up our own business, and now that bills have to be paid we’re screaming for a good accounting package. Cashflow is super-critical for us at the moment. Our accountant is based out of Lower Hutt, so the distance is a potential issue for us as well. Being able to share our financial data in real time with him will be a real bonus.
The pricing seems very fair and reasonable, too. NZ$50pm for a two user package, NZ$100pm for an unlimited package. I’ve seen web apps that do twice as less for twice the cost.
Without having used it yet (sigh), it looks a real shining example of web2.0 “goodness” at it’s very best. Rod had assembled an awesome crew, and I hope Xero really goes places.
Okay, I’d better get back to my Excel spreadsheet!