XU Magazine - Issue 04

Get Paid on time, every time, effortlessly


The problem with Pay Now services is that they still leave the customer in charge of deciding if, and when, to pay. We dreamt of a solution that allowed the business owner to reach into the customer’s wallet on the day that the invoice was due and take out the money – in their sleep!

Like many Xero add-ons, uCollect started as a frustration. I was running my small accounting practice in New Zealand and using EziDebit to collect my monthly fees. The problem was that there was no connection between the EziDebit system and Xero, and every reconciliation was manual, and if I forgot to update the payment schedule the cash stopped coming in…

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About the author

Peter McCarroll, CPA, CA Business Express Accounting (NZ); Fuel Accounting (Canada

Peter is originally from Lower Hutt, New Zealand (right next to Wellington) and has been using Xero for 5 years. He was awarded Xero’s “Most Valuable Professional” award for 2012 and is still the most prolific poster on the Community Forum outside Xero staff. He lives just outside Toronto, Canada, and still has an office in Wellington. He is a Chartered Accountant in both New Zealand and Canada. He serves clients in Canada, New Zealand and USA as well as providing live Xero Support and consulting to users all over the world.