Location Tracking

Many businesses, particularly trade and construction businesses, involve moving around from job to job. Accurately tracking the time spent on individual jobs is essential to help with paying employees, assessing the profitability of individual jobs, and to help with quoting on future jobs. However, manually tracking the time spent on different jobs can be cumbersome and time-consuming.

The Xero Projects iOS app has a new feature which suggests time entries against a project based on the time spent at a certain location. The app uses geo-fencing, which recognizes when you arrive at a site/location and automatically stops the clock when you leave. Once you have set up the locations for the jobs you are working on, this clever feature provides automatic time suggestions and eliminates the need for manual tracking. The app doesn’t use any mobile data and has minimal impact on mobile battery.

Hospitality Playbook

Xero has launched a new playbook specifically for the hospitality industry. This industry accounts for 15% of small businesses in New Zealand, and is subject to rapid technology changes and advancements both from a customer and a workflow point of view. Xero’s hospitality playbook compares over 20 apps in user-friendly matrices to help you choose the right ones for your business. From payroll and employee scheduling to point of sale and inventory management, the playbook helps you to assess the features and benefits of the latest apps available.

If you are interested in using Xero apps or Xero-compatible apps for your business please contact us to discuss what you would like to achieve. We can help you to implement them and ensure they are working properly in your system.