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Armstrong Watson have been involved with Xero since 2011 when we introduced it to our clients. Since then the feedback from clients has been amazing and the number of clients that have embraced the collaborative nature of cloud accounting has been great. This take up has seen us rise to Platinum Partner status of which there are only five other accountancy firms in the UK at this level, reinforcing our commitment to innovation.
For those of you that have not come across Xero; it is cloud based product for business that enables clients to have more control of their finances through a web based system for invoicing/billing, accounts payable, bank reconciliation and bookkeeping. The benefits to this software package is that it enables a much more collaborative relationship between us and our clients.
To find out more please watch the short video below and do get in touch.
Armstrong Watson Client Testimonials for Xero
Here's what some of our clients have to say about using Xero:
“I was first introduced to Xero around 12 months ago. I was starting my own business and looking to make sure everything was kept in order whilst feeling like I was in control of my companies finances. Xero gives me this and so much more. Everything is available to me no matter where I am in the world, I can see how my business is doing within a few seconds. Repetitive tasks like invoicing and filing my expenses are simple and fast. Xero has given me the freedom to spend my time doing what I set out to do, grow my business.
I have peace of mind knowing that everything is filed safely and available to me whenever I need it. Armstrong Watson can see what I can see so I know that experienced help is only ever a few clicks away. I can’t imagine running my business any other way, anything else would feel like a backward step. Grant Smith at Armstrong Watson had me up and running within a matter of minutes. The tutorial was one on one and easy to follow. Xero keep me up to date with any new features, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
Director of Beverley Associates Ltd
"Running a guest house on the Isle of Islay in Scotland with turnover rising from £60k to £110k we were looking for an accounting system that would help to make our working life a little bit easier and that is exactly what Xero has done for us. The staff at Armstrong Watson were so patient explaining how the system worked and how it could benefit our business. Within a few days it felt that we had always used it.
It is actually a joy completing the VAT return as with everything in the one place to do this and staff at Armstrong Watson always happy to help with any queries that arise."
Andrew and Alison Jackson
The Bowmore House
"The best thing we’ve done for our business was to start using Xero. The second best thing we’ve done for the business was to move to Armstrong Watson. I’ve been enthusiastic about using the product from the start and after 14 months I’m still excited about using it. Xero is very simple and enjoyable to use, I’ve never felt like that with any other accountancy software I’ve used.
The fact that the front end of Xero is very intuitive and simple to use is a bit of trickery the product is very sophisticated indeed and so clever…
The more I use Xero I keep finding new things out, it’s just great. For me I want something that is simple to use so the rest of the things I don’t need to worry about can be outsourced to Armstrong Watson. I like the fact that if I have a problem or I am not sure how to record something I can ask for assistance and sort this out at the time instead of waiting for year end and trying to retrospectively sort things out.
Xero makes accounting enjoyable, its sophisticated and provides me with all of the reports I need for day to day business management. Xero makes sending email invoices to your customers and sending VAT submissions electronically to HMRC a breeze. I love Xero because it is cloud based, productive, efficient and reduces the time I have to spend in the office as I can access Xero wherever I have an internet connection by a variety of mobile devices.
Switching over to Xero has been a revelation for our business.”
Campbells Decorators Ltd