SuiteFiles has integrated with Xero since November 2013 to provide accountants with a truly fit for purpose file management option. Since then, we’ve added new features and functionality that has made SuiteFiles a popular Xero add-on and go-to companion app for businesses implementing Xero Practice Manager or WorkflowMax at the same time.
Day-to-day, businesses collect files from everywhere – emails, websites, different systems, scanners. Early on we noticed (and were told, a lot) that this was the case. While SuiteFiles is a great final home for these files, customers told us that it needed to be easier to get them in there.
Today we're reintroducing ourselves to you.
Introducing V.1 of our SuiteFiles Chrome plugin! This plugin largely provides a hygiene function, allowing us to hide certain buttons when users are viewing or editing Office documents in SuiteFiles through a Chrome browser.
When helping accounting practices and bookkeepers implement Xero Practice Manager, we go through certain steps to make sure that the business gets a great, sustainable solution at the end. Over time we've seen issues arise when businesses don't go through these steps. These issues tend to be in three main camps:
IT projects often miss the mark. Why? Because they're not actually IT projects – they're business projects. Implementing Xero Practice Manager is no different.
For people starting out with SuiteFiles and migrating their file systems into Office 365, how much is the storage cap for Office 365 is one of the most common questions we get. Until last week the answer wasn’t a flash one. Microsoft used to give you 10GB plus another 0.5GB per licensed user. So, for a 20 person business that equates to 15GB of file storage capacity. Nowhere near enough for 95% of our customers. You could purchase extra capacity if required and just about everyone needed to do that.
At Abacus Business Solutions, we work across a significant range of business sizes and styles within the Accounting and Bookkeeping sector. Between them we've found that there are common reasons why businesses choose to assess Xero Practice Studio as a tool.
What's the difference between Office Web Apps and the desktop version of Office?
Not a whole lot. Office Web Apps is a slightly more light-weight version of the desktop software, but it still does all of the core jobs you require. In fact this flexibility around where you work - online or on your desktop - is one of the absolute gems of Office 365. It provides each user with choice. If you're on a computer without desktop Office but you have Office 365, you can use the web apps. If you want the fully featured version of Word or Excel, then desktop Office is for you. Think big spread sheets crunching big numbers, or highly customised Word documents.