It’s not uncommon for business owners to use their accounting software on limited occasions throughout the year or perhaps even not at all. This is fine if you are looking for a full service from your accountant, however if you are looking to take a more active role in your financials, or have someone who's role entails part of a financial process and you need to refresh on how to complete tasks in your accounting software this can become an issue.
At Engine Room we offer training services for clients and new to xero users, which is a fast, effective and customisable way of finding out all of the features and functions you will need to use in your role, depending on your intention and level of interaction with the software.
But what happens when you have done your training, gone home to put your training into practice and... oh no... how do I do that again...
Xero, the emerging global leader in online accounting software, recently took the first step towards solving this problem with Xero U – their digital education hub. Xero U is education focused on the learner, whether they be accountants, bookkeepers or other advisors. Small business owners and their financial staff can also choose education based on their role in a business.
This means a person can find and learn what they need more effectively to succeed in their jobs, rather than 1) having to spend time learning things they don’t need to know 2) going back to their accountant or advisor to get their question answered. Xero U is a much more efficient and rewarding experience than the previous model of software education.
Xero U is designed to let learners customise their experience to help different learning styles including video and webinars, as well as live events, so people can learn what they need to know in a way that suits them best.
The outcome is people who are confident that they know how to use Xero: no matter what they use it for. It’s the first software education program that recognises that people need to learn differently based on the role they play in an accounting practice or small business.
Xero U is just the beginning of a journey to transform the education journey with Xero. There’s a lot more coming down the pipe, so stay tuned. In the meantime, jump into Xero U and start learning or watch a brief video here to find out more.
Not on Xero yet? No problem! Contact the team at Engine Room on 0800 2 ENGINE to arrange a free initial consultation and find out how easy it is to move your business across to Xero.