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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. 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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8 responses to “Xero Releases Multi-currency and First Hint of Tiered Pricing”

  1. Krish

    Ben, I thought multi-currency is a standard feature in many of the services including Freshbooks and Zoho Invoice.

  2. Ben Kepes

    Krish – yes it is standard on some products. My feeling is that multi currency is an edge module that a low proprtion of users need (although I know you do with your business), as such it is a prime candidate to be an add-on rather than core function…

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  4. stuartm

    I think the importance of multi-currency depends on your location and the type of customers who use your product.

    Almost all of our customers in Northern Ireland (where we are based) require multi-currency as they do a lot of trading with the Republic of Ireland in the Euro Zone.

    Similarly, almost all our Republic Of Ireland customers use multi-currency.

    We, therefor, consider multi-currency core and do not charge extra for it.

    Stuart

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