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Xero Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Xero product overview

Price starts from

5.50

Per month

What is Xero?

Xero is a cloud-based small business accounting software with tools for managing invoicing, bank reconciliation, inventory, purchasing, expenses, bookkeeping and more. Xero is an alternative to QuickBooks. It is a modern, small business accounting software that lives in the cloud. It's accessible from any computer or mobile device, making for a smarter and easier accounting process, with features including cash flow tracking, payment processing, bank reconciliation, expense tracking, inventory management, financial reporting, and more.

Key benefits of using Xero

  • Keep accounting data safe and secure.
  • Access accounts online anytime from anywhere, even on the go using mobile devices (iPhone/iPad/Android) or tablet.
  • Get better visibility on cashflow with real-time data.
  • Reduce the time spent keeping accounts up to date.
  • Software updates are free and available when users log in.
  • Collaborate with the whole team and an accountant. Users decide what each person can see.
  • Seamless accounting and payroll in the US (selected states), UK, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    Knowledge Base
    FAQs/Forum
    24/7 (Live rep)

    Training options

    Live Online
    Videos
    In Person
    Webinars
    Documentation

    Xero pricing information

    Value for money

    4.2

    /5

    2K

    Starting from

    5.50

    Per month

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Xero features

    Functionality

    4.2

    /5

    2K

    Total features

    162

    24 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Activity Dashboard
    API
    Third Party Integrations
    Compliance Management
    Reporting/Analytics
    Data Import/Export
    Alerts/Notifications
    Billing & Invoicing

    Xero users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.3

    /5

    2K

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.26/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    1,195

    555

    185

    58

    75

    Pros
    I love the app and gives me accounting on the go. Helps me track invoices and profits with ease.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    The ease of use and reputation are by far the greatest part of this product. In addition to this, the range of potential integrations is fantastic.

    RC

    Ryan C.

    Really easy to submit expenses, categorise them and check the progress of you submitted expense - super easy to do all from the app.

    HS

    Holly S.

    Cons
    There are no delivery notes/packing slips. They tout a "workaround" but be warned, it's exactly 10 extra clicks so it's really not an option if you need this feature.

    FM

    Fergus M.

    Our main complaint is that Xero stopped doing payroll in 2018, so now you have to pay an additional fee to a payroll processor such as Gusto.
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    Craig F.

    Changing accounting software from Xero is a horrible experience. They make it very difficult to pivot to other software.

    CB

    Chaz B.

    Overall Rating

    One stop Accounting solutions for Small to Medium organisations.

    Reviewed 2 years ago

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    Karim: Hi, my name is Karim and I'm the finance controller of a printing and design industry. I would...

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    Eric H.

    GM- Finance

    Machinery, 11-50 employees

    Review source

    Overall Rating

    Xero User Review

    Reviewed 7 months ago

    Transcript

    Eric: Hello, my name is Eric. I'm the General Manager of Group Finance. For Xero, I'll give it a rating...

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Online accounting,billing and invoicing at breeze with Xero.

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    Ease to create financial reports. Billing and invoicing.

    Pros

    It's a reliable tool that helps me to carry out all accounting and bookkeeping operations efficiently. I like the ability to track and manage expenses.

    Cons

    There is nothing unpleasant with Xero as it meets all my accounting needs.

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Xero use in a School

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    Reconciliations are so much easier, integrating with other products is so much easier, there are so many apps which can easily integrate into Xero.

    Pros

    Xero is very easy to navigate around and is user friendly. Even a non-finance employee is able to use Xero. The product is able to integrate seamlessly with a school management system importing invoices and contacts which are managed in the school management system. The integration is almost automatic and does not require a user to sync. AMAZING PLATFORM!

    Cons

    Nil - Honestly there is nothing I dislike about Xero.

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    if you have bills and invoiced with a product list over 40 lines - this system is not for you

    Reviewed a month ago

    the concept is good the IT is not.

    Pros

    It's easy to learn, very strait forward.

    Cons

    when a bill or invoice is larger then 2 pages, if you save, you will not be able to edit, approve or print. also putting in a ticket for a fix is completely useless the responding staff care and are friendly- but the problem does not get fixed. I've put in several tickets. I've always had to find a work around, no one has ever fixed my problem

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    Xero makes finance so easy

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    Since starting with Xero over six years ago, we couldn't be happier. We've centralised all our financial activity into one platform, which is great for non-finance people like myself!

    Pros

    Xero makes managing the finances for a business really straightforward. The user interface is intuitive and it centralises all my accounts information. One of my favourite features is the the dashboard, which is clear and customisable, and gives a great summary of the position position at any time. The software also integrates really well to other platforms for things like receipt capture and detailed business analysis.

    Cons

    I'm really happy with how it performs, however, our bookkeeper still does some levels of manual reporting, which he finds easier in Excel, than in Xero. The integration of BA tools does negate this issue.

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Would be perfect with a few tweeks.

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    It is still good, better then Kashflow which is like from 1780. Or at least it feels like it is. It has great feautures that need tweeking. And it is also recognized worldwide which is so good. Collecting feeds from all the cards is good.

    Pros

    What I like most is that it has access to realtime feeds from all the company accounts. This is futuristic stuff in my country of Hungary. But I can look at all my balances and see if I have enough money for a purchase or not.

    Cons

    It doesn't really handle subscriptions well... and you guessed, it, I sell subscriptions. What is the least favorite part is the reconciliation. I sell the same thing, many times (as you do with subscriptions) and there is no way that I found where I do not have to take the so many hours of reconciling everything manually. So there might be automatic invoicing (which I couldn't really use) and manual...

    Xero FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Xero offer?

    Xero has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $5.50/month
    Pricing model: Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of Xero?

    Xero has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Xero support?

    Xero supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does Xero support mobile devices?

    Xero supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does Xero offer an API?

    Yes, Xero has an API available for use.


    Q. What other apps does Xero integrate with?

    Xero integrates with the following applications:
    Debtor Daddy, Authorize.Net, Grow, FieldAware, Capsule, Constant Contact, Chargify, Adobe Commerce, WooCommerce, PayPal, Entryless, Hubdoc, Quotient, Zoho CRM, TimeCamp, Insightly, GeoNext, FUTRLI , DEAR Systems, Checkmybooks, Payoneer, Everhour, Time Tracker, WORKetc, Spotlight Reporting, Cin7, BarTab, Sage Business Cloud Accounting, Epos Now, Fishbowl, ActiveCollab, Onsight, Deputy, Zapier, Streamtime, Simple Salon, Pepperi, Payment Evolution, MRPeasy, Tradify, Solve CRM, Exsalerate CRM, Expensify, Kickserv, SalesSeek, Klipfolio, Actionstep, QuickBooks Time, Google Workspace, Zoho Books, Square Point of Sale, FreshBooks, Agile CRM, Trigger, Financial Driver, Dext Prepare, ezyVet, Sapaad, Sage 50cloud Accounting, Lightspeed POS, Hotelogix, Acuity Scheduling, Starshipit, Timely, Zahara, Freshdesk, ProfitSee, Float Cash Flow, WorkflowMax, Mindbody, Stripe, BlueFolder, Checkfront, Corecon, Current RMS, Manu Online, Plooto, ZENOTI, XO Cashflow, Datamolino, SugarCRM, Harvest, Microsoft 365, Administrate Training Management, BuilderTREND, Nobly, Panalitix, webexpenses, Proposify, ServiceM8, EZRentOut, Rydoo, Emburse Tallie, Ecwid, Zendesk Sell, OneSaas, Vend, OnePageCRM, Emburse Nexonia Expenses, AroFlo, CollabSpot, Workato, Veeqo, simPRO, InvoiceSherpa, Quickbooks Online, Clio, Float, Batchbook, Chargebee, Hike, ClicData, QuickBooks Commerce, ezyCollect, Accelo, XEDI Web EDI, Quoter, CustomerSure, Mailchimp, Satago, Fathom, ProWorkflow, Ignition, AutoEntry, Zoho Analytics, Re-Leased, vWorkApp, Microsoft Power BI, Podio, Tidy, Really Simple Systems CRM, PandaDoc, Dryrun, Unleashed, Copper, Chrometa, LivePlan, ApprovalMax, BookingBug, Cyfe, Shoeboxed, Qwilr, Chaser, Qvinci, BigCommerce, MinuteDock, Operations Hub, Synchroteam, Fergus, JobAdder, Synergy Practice Management, Shopify


    Q. What level of support does Xero offer?

    Xero offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Chat, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, 24/7 (Live rep)

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