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Overview

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Xero is a cloud-based small business accounting software with tools for managing invoicing, bank reconciliation, inventory,...

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Microsoft Visio is a cloud-based flowchart and diagram creation tool, designed to aid collaboration and connect real-time...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from
$

13.50

/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

5

/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.3

5

4

3

2

1

1,135

528

177

54

73

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
92%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

1,060

668

98

5

6

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

Pros

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.
I love the app and gives me accounting on the go. Helps me track invoices and profits with ease.
Really easy to submit expenses, categorise them and check the progress of you submitted expense - super easy to do all from the app.

Pros

Overall I'm glad to have spent the time to learn it and enjoy using Visio very much. It's been very helpful and useful for my day-to-day responsibilities at work.
This program is awesome for developing organizational chart. I love it because it makes it super easy for you to do it as well.
It has all the features and functionalities that I need for my job and gives me the ability to get creative with my work. I recommend this software to anyone in the design world and beyond.

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

Cons

Formatting is the biggest challenge, especially when you have large projects it is difficult to view all and you loose track.
More than once I had to make the same changes to a diagram cause I misplaced or lost an updated version. That is my biggest pain with visio, and is ultimately why I switched to Lucid Chart.
Using auto-arrange features can result in errors such as wrong diagram arrangement.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review15 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review10 days ago

Key features

  • Total features169
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Asset Accounting
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Auto Update
  • Automated Quoting
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benefits Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Automation
  • CPA Firms
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Charting
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collections Management
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Commercial Properties
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Depreciation Management
  • Design Management
  • Diagramming
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount Management
  • Document Embedding
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Photos
  • Equipment Management
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Feedback Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Flowchart
  • For CPA Firms
  • For Government
  • For Schools
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Freehand Sketch
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Hierarchical Mapping
  • Hourly Billing
  • Ideation / Crowdsourcing
  • Incident Management
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inspection Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Interactive Elements
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • Kitting
  • Map Exporting
  • Match & Merge
  • Mind Maps
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Payments
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-State
  • Network Diagram
  • No-Code
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Organizational Charting
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Metrics
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Process Change Tracking
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Identification
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Relational Display
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Residential Properties
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Revision History
  • Room Scheduling
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Sourcing Management
  • Space Management
  • Spend Management
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text to Chart
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Transaction History
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Vendor Management
  • Version Control
  • Visitor Management
  • Visual Discovery
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features63
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Asset Accounting
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Auto Update
  • Automated Quoting
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benefits Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Automation
  • CPA Firms
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Charting
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collections Management
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Commercial Properties
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Depreciation Management
  • Design Management
  • Diagramming
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount Management
  • Document Embedding
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Photos
  • Equipment Management
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Feedback Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Flowchart
  • For CPA Firms
  • For Government
  • For Schools
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Freehand Sketch
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Hierarchical Mapping
  • Hourly Billing
  • Ideation / Crowdsourcing
  • Incident Management
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inspection Management
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Interactive Elements
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • Kitting
  • Map Exporting
  • Match & Merge
  • Mind Maps
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Payments
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-State
  • Network Diagram
  • No-Code
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Organizational Charting
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Metrics
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Process Change Tracking
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Identification
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Relational Display
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Residential Properties
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Revision History
  • Room Scheduling
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Sourcing Management
  • Space Management
  • Spend Management
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text to Chart
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Transaction History
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Vendor Management
  • Version Control
  • Visitor Management
  • Visual Discovery
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations947
  • Authorize.net
  • Dynamics 365
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Workato
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations6
  • Authorize.net
  • Dynamics 365
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Workato
  • Xero
  • Zapier

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation