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Accounting for your Meridian bill takes Xero energy

Accounting for your Meridian bill takes Xero energy

Xero and Meridian Energy have today announced a partnership that will save Kiwi businesses time, energy and paper when accounting for their electricity bill. The two listed companies have joined forces to connect Meridian’s online energy tool MyMeridian to Xero’s beautiful online accounting software.

Meridian is the only electricity retailer to integrate with Xero Business Connect and, as a result, from 1 September 2015 Meridian business customers will enjoy the unique benefit of no longer having to manually type in the details of their electricity bill into their Xero account.

Meridian General Manager Retail, Alan McCauley, says “we recognise that for most Kiwi businesses, time is money. We’re committed to finding ways to make life easier for customers. The system integration with Xero is the first of many innovative features and products we plan to roll out to customers.”

Xero New Zealand Managing Director, Victoria Crone, says “we’re thrilled that Meridian Energy is now part of Xero Business Connect, so that critical business processes, like invoice payment and reconciliation, can be completed with ease and without having to manually enter data. Invoices can now be automagically sent from Meridian Energy directly into Xero, and documentation and information can be sent seamlessly between the two.”

“Our research shows that Xero customers are more likely to have business plans and financial goals, as they are freed up from tasks like manual data entry. This means our small business customers can save time and focus on what really matters to help their business thrive,” says Crone.

With its commitment to 100% renewable electricity generation, Meridian has a reputation for being a sustainable choice and a trusted retailer to hundreds of thousands of homes, farms and businesses. The collaboration with Xero, which has more than 150,000 subscribers in New Zealand, is a step towards Meridian extending its tailored offering to the small-to-medium business market.

Meridian business customers simply need to switch on the Xero connect option within MyMeridian to allow their monthly bill information to flow through automatically to Xero.


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