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Freedom To Work From Anywhere With WorkflowMax - Cuthbert Interiors

Happy International Women's Day! We're pretty lucky at Xero to meet some incredible business owners so today, to celebrate, we're featuring Anna Cuthbert – Xero and WorkflowMax lover, Auckland based Interior Designer and all-round power-frau.


Anna has over 21 years of experience creating bespoke interiors for high end clients all over the world. The nature of her work – from liaising with suppliers and plumbers, architects and other industry professionals to visiting fabric stores and procuring samples – means she spends a lot of her time working on the go...and needs a workflow management system that can move with her.WorkflowMax and Xero give you a powerful end to end business management solution in the cloud and the convenience of working from wherever you are. 

“WorkflowMax is really quick and I can use it from anywhere. I can be in a workroom, jump on the computer to pull up a purchase order online and email it straight through to suppliers or reps.”

An early adopter of cloud technology

Anna admits she’s always been ‘good with technology’ and has been using WorkflowMax and Xero since 2011. It was all pretty straightforward to set up and use, and with just a few pointers from her accountant, who told her it was the best on the market that integrated with Xero, she was off.

“It felt like a breath of fresh air when I changed over from MYOB. Once I mastered the fact I had to set WorkflowMax up in layers, it made sense. It’s simple to run and manage, which I why I like it.”

Freeing up family time with WorkflowMax and Xero

Like many creatives, one of Anna’s biggest challenges is time management, and not having enough time to do everything. Luckily WorkflowMax can help! With the software Anna can keep tabs on exactly what quotes have been sent out and when, what’s been accepted, what’s been turned into an order, where the cashflow is, which clients haven’t paid and which clients need - in her words - “another cheeky reminder!” The biggest win has been freeing up family time.


“I can be sitting at the end of the jetty at the beach house, with the kids playing...and still be working. I don’t feel I need to be glued to a computer or a stack of paperwork – it's all online!”

We’re proud of helping businesses like Anna's grow and gain back their time! Find out more about how WorkflowMax works for Architects, Designers and Creatives here.


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