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Bringing back Appy Hour to Asia

March 6, 2023

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One of my favourite things since starting at Xero Asia is the discovery of the many cloud applications that empower the region’s SMEs by making them more efficient and productive. Now that Singapore has entered an endemic phase, I can’t wait to get out there and meet more of the Xero community.

We’ve learnt in the past few years the importance of being agile and adaptable, and how adopting the right digital tools can be a game-changer. To date, we boast an ecosystem of over 1,000 apps connected to Xero. Through the Xero App Store, third-party apps give Xero customers the ability to select the tools they need to create their own customised, holistic solution that works easily together. Previous studies have shown that small businesses who connected five or more apps to their Xero accounts proved to be more resilient than their non-digital counterparts, showing them less likely to have experienced a drop in sales during the pandemic, and more likely to have retained staff.

I’m so excited to announce that we are bringing back ‘Appy Hour’ to Asia. These bimonthly sessions will bring together Xero’s ecosystem app and integration partners, small business owners and their advisors who can learn how to best leverage off these tools and build them into their integrated workflows.

Our first session will kick off on 22nd March, focusing on food & beverage (F&B) apps that empower small businesses to leapfrog establishments that utilise complicated, legacy tech solutions that aren’t compatible with other systems. We’ve invited three app partners who will do a live demo, and showcase how their technology can help restaurateurs save time and money and to boost efficiency and business success.

Power the future of dining with Eats365

Cloud-based platform Eats365 caters to restaurants of all sizes, with customised solutions that enable seamless flow of information all on one platform, including point of sale, inventory management and customer relationship management.

Make procurement a breeze with Zeemart

Zeemart is a B2B procurement platform that provides F&B operators an overview of their ordering data. The F&B operator will be able to order from any of their suppliers on an easy-to-use interface, track total spending by supplier/category/SKU and track all price changes.

Painless payroll with Payboy

Payboy is an all-in-one human resource platform managing payroll, leave, claims and rosters. They aim to  transform traditional Human Resources processes, making it hyper- efficient, user-friendly and affordable, empowering business owners to access the full utility of their employees through their robust and complete technological suite.

Sign up for our first session HERE, and find out more about Appy Hour Asia here.

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