I’ve spent the past 15 years being in sole-charge of the accounting function for a number of different SMEs. Now I’m not an accountant by any stretch of the imagination (I can tell a joke which precludes me already) – but I believe I’ve got a pretty good handle on what accounting is like, and what it should be like.
The way I look at it the accounting world is still mired in a pre-release beta stage and there’s a new class of product which will drag it along, bypassing 1.0 and straight into the 2.0 world.
by early 2009 it will release a global version of its award-winning online accounting software
Now this is exciting on a number of levels – firstly as a proud Kiwi it’s great to see that we’ll have a global accounting solution created back here in New Zealand. Secondly Xero heralds the dawn of a new age of accounting. And it’s the dawn of this new age that gets me all fired up.
I was pleased then to be asked to moderate the Accounting 2.0 panel discussion at the upcoming Office 2.0 conference. The participants at the panel include;
- Aaron Forth (Mint.com)
- Marc Hedlund (Wesabe)
- Rene Lacerte (Bill.com)
- Mike McDerment (FreshBooks)
It’ll be great to assess each of these participants view as to where accounting is going – and their vision for what Accounting 2.0 will look like.