Established a year ago, the like-minded Kiwi business owners participating in Venturers pressure tested Plus and helped shape the direction of the app, while addressing the pain points common to many business owners. This collaborative approach with some exciting NZ businesses like The Cat Lounge, Double Dutch Fries, Taylor Boutique and Chaos & Harmony meant that the ASB team was able to develop Plus in an agile, iterative fashion.
This first release of Plus is aimed at retailers and small to medium-sized businesses that use Xero alongside point of sale software Vend or the Shopify online store. And importantly, it is a free open platform which means anyone can use it, regardless of who they bank with.
Steve Jurkovich, Executive General Manager Business Banking says "We know how busy small business owners are and we're excited to offer this new tool which makes it easier to see what’s going on and to make smart business decisions, on-the-go,”
"Businesses using Plus tell us they feel more in control of the numbers and they are not always on the phone asking their accountant about cash flows and invoices.
“This means they can get on with what they do best, knowing the tools they need admin-wise are easily available on Plus 24-hours a day.”
To find out more or to register your interest for future updates, go to Plus by ASB: addplus.co.nz