Adam Clarke - Oct 24, 2019

Xerocon 2019: the countdown is on!

On the 13th and 14th of November 2019, ExCel London will once again be playing host to arguably world’s most exciting conference for Cloud accounting leaders.

The two-day event is set to offer an incredible line up of speeches from industry professionals, business leaders and thought makers alike. Not to mention the infamous and unmissable Xerocon party!

Keynote speakers include the astronaut and best-selling author Major Tim Peake CMG, Xero’s CEO Steve Vamos, and the legend that is Gary Turner amongst others. As you would expect, a number of other inspirational speakers from Xero and a selection of innovative, forward-looking organisations will also be presenting.

This year’s conference promises to be jam-packed full of learning, networking and plenty of fun for anyone working at the forefront of the cloud accounting sector. 

Our connection with Xero

At Expend, we’ve worked incredibly hard over the past couple of years to develop the most advanced Xero integration available. So, it’s safe to say we’re invested in the company and this conference. Plus, who can say no to a good party?

"Xero are an important partner for Expend and this year will be our 3rd year at Xerocon. Every year we have taken feedback from what accountants would like to see in our product and integration with Xero. It's this approach to listening to what accountants and users need that has underpinned our growth. So if you've seen us before, you really need to come and see us again. We're really excited to show you what's new." Johnny Vowles, CEO.

Thanks to our class-leading and seriously slick click-free integration, you can map Expend to Xero in minutes and then relax, knowing all your expenses data will be synced for you automatically. You don’t even have to press any buttons! Since Xerocon 2018, we've launched a raft of new features. Xero Bank feed support for our awesome expense cards, Mileage claims etc. etc. all of which effortlessly syncs with Xero. 

All changes and transaction data will also be updated automatically, even when adding a lost receipt from months ago. Meaning you can gain real-time oversight of spending as and when it happens.

In fact some Xero users like us so much that they wanted to break Xero's 5 star review system. 

We have been using Expend for about 6 months and i cannot speak highly enough of the product and the team at Expend. Their help desk is incredibly responsive both to queries and suggestions to future functionality. The Expend cards, apps and dashboard work perfectly. All of our team adapted to expend cards and the app very quickly and it has meant that we no longer have missing receipts and our actual expenses spend has fallen as a result of the control we have through the expend app. 7 stars in my opinion! Thanks Gavin 😎

New opportunities

We will of course be exhibiting on both days, demonstrating our latest features to the delegates in attendance. Some of our other recent additions include a handy search bar, Stripe payments, quick review filters, expense category groups and new-and-improved dashboard navigation. We’re now also in the last stages of finalising our brand-new feature — still code-named Secret Project 1 — which we’ll be unveiling at the conference.

“Xerocon is a fantastic opportunity for trusted Xero accountants from around the UK to find out more about the tools available to enhance their proposition. Expend has been enabling Accountants to run more efficient practices, reducing manual data entry and improving the accuracy of expense data since Xerocon 2017. We’ve invested a huge amount of time and energy into our Xero integration to make it feel like a true extension of Xero and now we’ve further invested in our accountant partnerships. So come along and see what we are launching at Xerocon 2019 - we’re a friendly bunch!” Kayley Hunter, Head of Partnerships, Expend.

No matter what industry you operate in, every business needs a solid spending and expense management platform to help streamline the expenses process. Our current customers cover a range of sectors — from FMCG brands Sacred Spirits and Jimmy’s Iced Coffee to social app Bumble, satellite-driven data company Astrosat and an accountant favourites like Capitalise, to name but a few. 

We’re sure the Xero team will be pulling out all the stops to make this year’s event one to remember. And we for one are excited to catch up with our existing network of partners and to meet a whole host of new faces — all the while gaining valuable feedback about our laser focused solution to the age old expenses and company spending problem.

We're pulling out all the stops with our legendary exclusive swag, partner benefits and awesome prizes to be won. 

Reserve a VIP slot to chat with the Expend team before, during or after Xerocon and learn about how our expense management platform that's combined with the power of our smart prepaid payment cards is changing the Xero landscape. Simply book a time to speak to our friendly team at a time that suits you today.

Still on the fence? You can book your tickets for Xerocon here. We'd love to see you there.

Written by Adam Clarke

I'm the Marketing and Partnership Manager at Expend. When I'm not fighting expenses admin with our amazing solution, you can find me eating my way around London's food scene.