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Topic # 33069 29-Apr-2009 08:36
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I've just discovered Xero and it looks awesome. I'm wanting to replace crappy old Microsoft Money, but can't justify $10 a month. Are there any plans for releasing a personal version of Xero in the future with less functionality?

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  Reply # 210420 29-Apr-2009 09:01
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$10? Don't you mean $50?

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  Reply # 210423 29-Apr-2009 09:38
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Xero is $49 per month for your first organisation. After that a non GST entity is $10.

We are hearing that a few people are using the current version of Xero for managing their personal stuff but we could provide a better experience. We are looking at a personal version and for the right business model. Nothing yet to announce.

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  Reply # 210428 29-Apr-2009 09:57
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So "watch this space"? Most certainly will! Cheers Rod!




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  Reply # 210435 29-Apr-2009 10:18
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Sounds good. I'd be keen to use a personal version of Xero as well.




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  Reply # 210510 29-Apr-2009 13:09
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Noodles: I've just discovered Xero and it looks awesome. I'm wanting to replace crappy old Microsoft Money, but can't justify $10 a month. Are there any plans for releasing a personal version of Xero in the future with less functionality?


To be honest, is there a market with a decent volume?

I hate to say it but dealing with consumers vs business is always a nightmare.  Consumers are more demanding, spend less, take up more support time Cool  I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it's the reality.






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  Reply # 210525 29-Apr-2009 13:47
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That is the issue. Consumers don't want to pay much for this. That's why we're not racing into the consumer sector and the business model is important. Our economics are different however as we already have most of the bits and some good business partnerships that may make it doable.

We do note that many small businesses are encouraged to blur their personal and business finances by things such as credit card reward points so a personal version is a useful front end processor for us.

Whoops I've said too much already :)

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Reply # 210526 29-Apr-2009 13:51
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RodDrury: Whoops I've said too much already


uh oh.. Someone lend Rod some twink?




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  Reply # 210532 29-Apr-2009 14:08
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I would use Xero for a small fee for my own finances!




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  Reply # 210573 29-Apr-2009 15:59
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I've been using it for some time for my personal finances - I have tried a few mac apps, web based apps (Buxfer) but am happy using Xero, and as far as ease of access it can't be beaten. Automated feeds make keeping up to date easier, however it takes a bit more work to convert to a personal focus particularly when there are other halves and trusts to take into account.

With Buxfer for example you can automate the feeds via a firefox plugin, but this gets problematic sometimes, and the ability to make sense of the information is quite counterintuitive when you're used to business accounting.

When/if ASB credit cards can be linked up I'll be a very happy camper, and of course if there was a cheaper version with most of the functionality I'd be first on the list!

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  Reply # 211114 1-May-2009 02:19
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Very interested in a personal version.

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  Reply # 211681 2-May-2009 14:14
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Yes please, another vote for a personal version.

We've been using Xero.com for the last two years now and I couldn't imagine using anything else. Xero is awesome and such a time saver. It really does make accounting easy. If you're contemplating switching to Xero, then stop contemplating and go and do it!

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  Reply # 259470 29-Sep-2009 19:33
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Just an update on this folks. You may now know that Xero has launched different prices based on transaction volume. They have also started a discussion here on Geekzone, so I'd like you guys to post any questions, comments on this on that discussion.




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  Reply # 269190 2-Nov-2009 10:11
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It's coming!



In early 2010 we will have the Xero Personal service available... You can register your interest on Xero Personal now.






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  Reply # 269214 2-Nov-2009 11:00
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Looking good. Well done guys!




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  Reply # 269260 2-Nov-2009 13:30
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This looks seriously good. Can't wait!

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