Accounting platform Xero has delivered new technology updates for customers to access the Australian Taxation Office’s new JobKeeper program. In Australia, Xero’s software has been adapted to help small businesses and their advisors assess eligibility for relief, pay employees a wage subsidy, and file required reports to the tax office.

Accounting platform Xero announced it has offset 100 per cent of its carbon emissions by investing in carbon certified environmental projects and conservation schemes across the globe, to balance out the carbon emissions produced by its operations and major suppliers for the financial year ended 31 March 2019 (FY19). Xero

Of the 46 technology companies included in the ASX All Tech Index which launched last week, just one has a female CEO.  The ASX has added 100 tech IPOs in the last five years, many of which were mid-cap listings such as Xero, Wisetech, Life360, and Fineos. The new index

Two-thirds of net Australian businesses created in the past decade were founded by women, according to a new Xero report.  The Xero Boss Insights 2020 report released today provides an analysis of ABS data from 1991 to 2019 and showed men are still outnumbering women in business ownership across the

Australia’s new all-tech index goes live today. The new index captures ASX-listed companies in the fast-growing technology sector. S&P/ASX All Technology Index, trading under the symbol XTX, was launched on Friday by the ASX in partnership with S&P Dow Jones Indices.  The All Tech Index operates under an S&PDJI methodology

Australian small businesses that increase their investment in technology grow their revenue and create jobs faster than other businesses, according to data from Xero Small Business Insights. The new research shows technology investment is directly associated with business growth. However, according to the research, Xero subscribers in Australia spend less

Doing the right thing often brings business benefits further down the track, says Xero co-founder and Executive Director Rod Drury. For example, the software company’s efforts to build a diverse engineering team over the last decade have put it in a strong technical position to develop artificial intelligence that avoids

The Australian government has worked with Xero and AlphaBeta to develop an online tool to let small businesses across Australia check if they are paying too much for energy. The Small Business Energy Check is built on a statistical model that uses data from Xero Small Business Insights (Xero SBI),

The complexity that comes with the growing martech marketplace is being mitigated by an increasingly popular “platform ecosystem” approach, according to Scott Brinker, one of the industry’s eminent voices. Brinker,  VP of Platform Ecosystems at CRM SaaS provider Hubspot, argued the point at the company’s local event in Sydney yesterday.

Xero has acquired document management solution Hubdoc for $70 million. The Toronto-based company is a leading data capture solution that helps accountants, bookkeepers, and small businesses to streamline administrative tasks such as financial document collection and data entry. Founded in 2011, Hubdoc is headquartered in Canada and has customers in the