Veem, the first global payments platform to use blockchain has won the Emerging App Partner of the Year for 2017 in the annual Xero Awards Americas.
Xero, a global small business platform, has over 100,000 business advisors worldwide as part of its network. Veem’s integration with Xero makes it easy to seamlessly pay international vendors directly from the cloud-based accounting software.
“Today’s accountants and bookkeepers are becoming true business advisors, with technology giving them the room to evolve into these roles. Using next-generation cloud technology, an advisor can point out pitfalls and opportunities along the way that many small business owners might miss, especially newer ones,” says Keri Gohman, president of Xero Americas. “Therefore, we are very proud to award Veem with this honor, as we know they are truly dedicated to helping small businesses grow globally and build long-term sustainability.”
Winners were judged across a number of criteria including innovation, ability to boost productivity and provide client solutions, strong marketing strategies, certification and usage of cloud technology tools to provide value to small business customers. This year’s Xero Awards Americas judging panel included key executives from Xero and guest judge Laurie McCabe, co-founder of SMB Group.
“Working with Xero has been wonderful for us. Much like Xero, we want to make it easy for small businesses to get their job done so they can focus on building their business,” says Marwan Forzley, CEO and founder of Veem. “It’s an honor to be recognized by Xero and look forward to working with the team to continue to building innovative solutions that improve the lives of small businesses.”