Heather

About Heather Smith

Heather Smith can help your business deliver powerful, engaging and educational content, through guest blog posts, educational instructions, video creation, podcasts, and social media blasts. She hosts the #1 independent Cloud Stories podcast Cloud Stories, authored Xero for Dummies, produces easy to follow videos on her YouTube channel and hosts the Cloud Accountants and Advisors Meetup and Xero Mastermind Facebook group. As a chartered accountant and chartered certified accountant and certified Xero & MYOB software advisor she has the knowledge, expertise and credibility to talk about your business solution to the accounting and bookkeeping community.

The story behind writing Xero for Dummies

Inspired by my talk with Heide Robson on her podcast Tax Talks (episode 168), I’m publishing a series of articles about Accounting Apps. You can listen to the original recording here. No one is a dummy. Everyone is intelligent. Everyone has the skills and expertise in their own particular area. And what we're trying to do [...]

2019-09-27T04:13:35+10:00September 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Everything you wanted to know about Accounting Apps but did not even know to ask.

Inspired by my talk with Heide Robson on her podcast Tax Talks (episode 167), I’m publishing a series of articles about Accounting Apps. You can listen to the original recording here. What are Accounting App? When I talk about apps, I use the term accounting apps. These are applications that connect to online accounting solutions. If [...]

2019-09-26T11:34:01+10:00September 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Do we need integration specialists to help us to plug all the apps together?

Do we need integration specialists to help us to plug all the apps together, or will apps become better at connecting together without detailed knowledge? It’s probably a hybrid of both. One of the benefits of using a cloud integrator is they've experienced in connecting maybe one two or three apps together. They know the [...]

2019-09-26T11:13:51+10:00September 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Horizontal versus vertical apps

One of the ways people use, to categorise apps is to refer to them as horizontal or vertical. Saying an app is horizontal means we believe it works across most industries. A solution like Receipt Bank, a supplier bills and expense scanning solution, which extracts the information pushes it into your online accounting solution. That typically [...]

2019-09-26T11:19:46+10:00September 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Data accessibility of subscription-based services

When we're talking about subscription-based services, how long is the data accessible?   Once the data pushes into Xero or Receipt Bank, it stays there. You can, even once you cancel your subscription, you have a read-only access of any data that was pushed into Receipt Bank. You can still access it in Receipt Bank [...]

2019-09-26T10:20:14+10:00September 26th, 2019|0 Comments

What is an Application Programming Interface (API) and what does it do?

An Application Programming Interface is a key that unlocks connections. If you have two systems, and if you have an open API between them, it means the connection has been unlocked. They can now talk to one another. The information from the fields can now talk to one another. The information may flow in one [...]

2019-09-26T08:37:07+10:00September 26th, 2019|0 Comments