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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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5 responses to “Another Global SaaS Accounting Player”

  1. Ben Young

    Time to buy Xero shares?

  2. Ben Kepes

    At all times CloudAve avoids giving investment advice…..
    ;-)

    Interesting to see the shares have risen a good 20% since the international version was announced though

  3. Ben Young

    That’s not surprising… still a lot of solid growth to be achieved.

    The question is that will the open model provide the growth or actually dilute the product offering vs the country by country approach.

    An open model with api’s for tax would be a good fit I think. Having worked with (for example) US tax codes it’s a nightmare with different rules for different counties, outsourcing this would help stimulate growth and development.

  4. cybersurfer2349

    Will be interesting to see how Xero stands up and stands out against more established SaaS players like NetSuite and Intacct. Especially in the SMB space, the SaaS players are trying to convince QuickBooks users that SaaS is the way to go to move their business to the next level. Not sure at this time, if their message is compelling enough.

  5. alex

    The article is great and very interesting ,An open model with api’s for tax would be a good fit I think. Having worked with (for example) US tax codes it’s a nightmare with different rules for different counties, outsourcing this would help stimulate growth and development.
    http://www.avicennaaccounting.com/
    you can get more information from this as well.