Getting to Know Xero
In This Chapter
Looking at Xero and what the product can do for you
Understanding Xero’s package options
Exploring the main dashboard
Getting your Xero advisory team together
Using Xero to create goals and strategy for your business
Working out what support you need
As a fresh-faced graduate, I arrived in Cheltenham, England, to start my first real job at an aerospace manufacturing business. Using a pencil, I worked with a team of account clerks, processing journals on huge A2-size (420 × 594) sheets of paper. Towards the end of the day, we all handed our paper to a tiny grey-haired lady. She gathered the paper and, using a huge noisy mechanical calculator, added up our journal entries and updated the trial balance. When all the work was entered and the debits equalled the credits, she rang her bell, signalling we could go home.
One day a magical grey ...