The ICT Excellence Award recognises excellence in the provision of a product or solution to customers and also one that can demonstrate a proven track record of success. Accepting the IT Excellence award from Senator the Hon Kate Lundy. Photo courtesy of CeBIT Australia.
These two awards are testament to the very real and growing demand for an alternative to spreadsheets and cumbersome, traditional, accounting desktop packages in Australia.
We were joined on the evening by a number of our top accounting partners who represented just a small sample of a growing base of loyal and passionate advisors out there promoting Xero to their customers. We owe a lot of our success to this group so I want to thank each and every one of our partners who have supported us and helped us to achieve this wonderful recognition.
We also have our Add-on Partners to thank for building an ecosystem of cloud solutions that offer huge value and choice to small business customers by integrating with Xero Cloud Accounting. This was one of the factors that Gilad Greenbaum, Chief Technologist and CeBIT 2012 Curator, attributed to our successful nomination when he spoke later in the evening: “Xero’s contribution to the development of the cloud industry in the SME market has been significant. Over and above the great software that they have built themselves, I am also very impressed with the growing community of cloud ISVs that they are actively promoting within this sector. They are taking a leadership position by supporting many other innovative cloud start-ups and helping them to share in their success.”