What Does it Mean to Be A Xero Platinum Partner?

What Does it Mean to Be A Xero Platinum Partner?

Xero is one of the most powerful accounting platform softwares, that allows you as a business owner, your bookkeepers and your accountant access to your business data. 

Due to the accessibility of the software, integration opportunities  and real-time accounting capabilities, it can be an incredibly powerful tool in streamlining your financial processes. 

And, here at Ascentis, it’s our chosen accounting software that we recommend to our clients. 

In fact, we’re so experienced with Xero, we are Xero Platinum Partners. But what does that mean for you and your business? 

What is a Xero Platinum Partner? 

Xero awards different statuses, starter, bronze, silver, gold and platinum to partners in their program depending on their experience, number of clients and training and certifications. Platinum status is awarded to accountants with the highest levels of experience in using Xero software with their clients.

This partner program is based on points, and the number of points accrued then corresponds to the partner status awarded. 

These points are weighted differently to reflect the depth of skill and experience needed to use the full Xero software. Here are some examples of the factors that can influence points: 

  • The number of clients an accountant has using Xero software
  • The level of Xero training and certifications the partner has
  • The other applications a partner uses which are related to Xero 

What can a Xero Platinum Partner provide for you? 

As you might note from the point a status system Xero use, the Platinum Partner status means this partner is extremely well suited to, and experienced in providing in-depth support on the use of Xero. 

It also means they have the skills necessary to help you get the most out of the Xero software, bringing you peace of mind that your finances and business efficiencies are in good hands. 

You should expect the following services from a Xero Platinum Partner: 

  • Advice on whether Xero is suited to your business
  • Integration, set up and optimisation of Xero
  • Migration from your current software over to Xero 
  • Training and advice on how to get the most out of Xero
  • Support in integrating Xero processes into day-to-day for staff
  • Suggestions and advice on suitable Xero add-ons to support your business

Why you should consider a Xero Platinum Partner

Xero created their partner program to help business owners quickly identify accountancy firms with high levels of experience and in-depth knowledge of this software. It indicates to you, as a business owner, that this advisor has take part in a significant amount of training and has successfully used Xero with a range of clients. 

This status isn’t easily achieved. 

As such, if you’re considering switching to Xero, then a Platinum Partner status verifies that this accountancy firm will give you optimal support in migration, set up and management of your Xero account. 

So, first and foremost, you can rest assured that you’re making a safe decision when it comes to the often stressful job of changing your accounting software. 

Plus, there’s a reason why we work with Xero at Ascentis. It’s one of the most effective, intuitive and easy-to-use accounting softwares available. The amount of research and refining that goes into creating the Xero Accounting platform is huge, and it’s what makes it a leader in the market. 

So, if you are looking to change accounting software, Xero is an excellent choice and a Platinum Partner would be the best option for supporting you through the change. 

Why Ascentis became Xero Platinum Partners

We choose to work with Xero because it is a market leading cloud-based accounting software, that is intuitive and easy-to-use. We find it helps us to work with our clients towards one of our four pillars – financial mastery – as it gives complete oversight of all financial processes. 

For us, we believe it’s the best possible accounting software available, and one we feel confident in recommending to our clients. 

We’ve been working with Xero for years now and, aside from being Platinum Partners, we’ve also received specialist status for Trade and Construction, Retail and Ecommerce and Professional Services areas. 

We’ve helped hundreds of our clients and individuals successfully migrate their accounting and business data processes over to Xero

Our team have a huge amount of experience in implementing migrations, integrating Xero into existing operations and recommending add-ons that can tailor the experience to suit our clients business needs. 

Through all these, we have had the opportunity to take part in a range of Xero training courses and events, allowing us to stay up to date on the latest developments with the software. 

This level of experience has allowed us to gain the status of Xero Platinum Partner, so our clients know we have the skills and expertise needed to support them with their Xero requirements, whatever they may be. 

You never know what the latest development in technology will be. But right now, we believe Xero stands apart from the competition as the best cloud-based accounting software available. This is why we continue to use it ourselves and recommend it to our clients.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help support you with Xero management, or with a migration over to Xero, get in touch with our team today.