Last year I created an app for Xero partner firms – Scoop – that allows practitioners to gather all of their clients’ Xero data and present it in a summarised format on one screen.
This year I’d like to develop the idea and to make it relevant to practitioners that use Xero with clients. Here’s what I propose:
Be party to the development process
Most of my clients use Xero and I have ideas for the information I would like to see on a regular basis to help me manage their businesses. But I don’t claim to have exclusive insights to what is useful in this regard so I’d like to open up the debate.
I’ve set up a questionnaire that lists a number of my development ideas. It will only take a couple of minutes to complete. It ends with a comment box so if you have ideas to share you can do so.
Development partners’ bonus
Every practitioner that completes the questionnaire will be offered a chance to beta test the new version of Scoop on a complimentary basis. As an additional thank you for you help in the development process we will extend this offer for three months free use of the finished product once the development changes are completed and Scoop plus is launched.
Tax and Xero
One of the issues I have with Xero, especially with corporate clients, is that it’s difficult to judge solvency – especially, if dividends are being taken without regard for the balance on reserves and corporation tax for the current year.
Accordingly, one of my ideas for improving the data provided by Scoop is to calculate a realistic estimate of current period CT liabilities and factor this information into the reports displayed by Scoop.
The existing version of Scoop will advise if a client is not registered for VAT and perhaps should be, based on current turnover. I intend to extend the VAT alerts to include a warning that continued use of a VAT special Scheme is compromised due to a possible breach of turnover exit levels.
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