Xero reviews

 

  • Xero-Reviews: Beautiful accounting for both the business owner and accountant

    Cristina Garza, Chief Number Cruncher || Accountingprose 10.08.2014

    As a small business owner and accountant, I have tried many accounting softwares. I was a Quickbooks Pro Advisor for five years and relied heavily on an expensive and inconsistent server to share data with clients. A forward thinking, tech savvy client mentioned Xero to me a few years ago and I blew him off. I have seen accounting software try to compete with Quickbooks and many have failed. I was afraid of ditching the my current method of working with my clients, because I didn’t want to have to deal with the struggle of switching software, only to have to do it again after the business tanks or bugs in the code would cause me to become far too frustrated. After several more clients mentioned Xero, I thought I would give it a shot. I tested the software out, totally putting it through the ringer. I used a client as a beta tester and asked for feedback on it. We worked on the file together and tried our best to break the program. After a month of working on Xero, I was hooked! I took all of my clients off of the server and Quickbooks and moved them to Xero and I am so glad that I did. Highlights of Xero (from prospective of an accountant) – I can work with my clients in real time: Clients can leave us notes, can see what we are seeing, and can use Xero on smartphones and laptops- you aren’t tied to an operating system – I don’t have to waste time on data entry: Bank feeds are magical – I am able to achieve great results at a fraction of the cost: no software upgrades to pay for, no server costs – CPAs still get all of the data they need via Xero reports – Xero customer service is tops- Have an issue? They handle the issue quickly – Xero add ons are amazing and you accounting system can be tied with an SaaS application quickly and easily.

    Pros: – Ease of use: Understandable menus- navigation is a cinch – Cost: a fraction of the cost of Quickbooks Desktop + a server and on par with Quickbooks Online – SaaS integration- Have a software you need connected? There is likely an API for it

    Cons: No job costing, in depth inventory without using a third party app Reporting is limited Both of these cons will be addressed this year, likely and there are SaaS add on solutions present.

    Simply brilliant

    from a verified reviewer 10th of July 00:39

    Have been using Xero for a year now, after switching from MYOB. So easy, I no longer need to outsource bookkeeping services – and I am emphatically not an accounting adept. Deceptively simple and intuitive, with excellent built-in support access. Live bank feeds = fast easy reconciliations. Multiple options to monitor/manage invoices, stock control, cash flow, etc. Get it!

    Pros: One-click slick interactive P&L, Balance Sheet and multiple other reports that used to take me days (and days and days) to produce. Ditto easy peasy Budget Manager system. Easy bank reconciliations.

    Cons: Payroll not yet as smooth as other functionalities – but getting there!

 

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