I posted a couple of weeks ago about the imminent entry of Xero into the Australian market. In what can only be described as a fair development, Australian SaaS accounting provider Saasu has announced the roll out of some internationalizations of it’s product.

For New Zealand customers this includes New Zealand default tax codes. Saasu is quick to add that the NZ codes are for beta release only (same situation for the UK).


The interesting thing here however isn’t how Saasu will do in Xero’s backyard, neither is it how Xero will do in Saasu’s patch – the real test will come when both of them are fully entered into the UK market. Bear in mind that neither company has any particular brand following outside of their home location – UK then will be a great head to head battle – not to mention the fact that they’ll both be battling Free Agent Central for the smaller businesses and Coda2go for the larger players.

Let the battles (almost) begin.

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.


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