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Xero vs Quickbooks Online Comparison

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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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QuickBooks Online is a complete small business accounting solution which allows users to manage all their financial data...

  • 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

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Pricing

Starting from
$

13.50

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from

No info

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.3

5

4

3

2

1

1,139

530

177

54

73

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

5

4

3

2

1

2,257

1,389

453

128

119

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
93%
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

Fields to fill and perfectly links the data from one end like ap and AR to the bank reconciliation. Great reports on transactions for the month or period if interest.
The ease of integration with our financial institution was outstanding. The amount of time that will be saved on preparing taxes documents is such a blessing.
This software has a lot of great features, the best of them all is the ability to import data from.

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

The problem is that doing your own taxes online becomes risky the more you have to account for.
Horrible experience with poor customer support, poor documentation, false advertising, high fees, long payment delay. Bad platform for hourly billing.
Other than tracking my expenditures, the whole system is a pain. Error messages constantly received because "there's a message from your bank" bla bla bla.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review5 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 days ago

Key features

  • Total features169
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 1099 Preparation
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Address Validation
  • Aging Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Asset Accounting
  • Asset Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Quoting
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Monitoring
  • Case Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Chart of accounts
  • Charting
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Class Loading
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collections Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Consumer Use Tax
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Categories
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Deduction Management
  • Depreciation Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Donation Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Estimating
  • Exemption Management
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For CPA Firms
  • For Government
  • For Private Schools
  • For Special Education
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • GPS
  • General Ledger
  • Geolocation
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Grade Management
  • Grant Management
  • Higher Education
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • K-12
  • Kitting
  • Location Tracking
  • Match & Merge
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multi-State
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Overrun Reporting
  • PCI Compliance
  • PO Reconciliation
  • Partial Payments
  • Partnership Accounting
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Identification
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring Payments
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Reporting
  • Shipping Management
  • Sourcing Management
  • Spend Management
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supplier Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Filing
  • Tax Management
  • Taxability Verification
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Tracking
  • Trend Analysis
  • User Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Vendor Management
  • Version Control
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Warehouse Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features168
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 1099 Preparation
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Address Validation
  • Aging Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Asset Accounting
  • Asset Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Quoting
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Monitoring
  • Case Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Chart of accounts
  • Charting
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Class Loading
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collections Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Consumer Use Tax
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Categories
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Deduction Management
  • Depreciation Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Donation Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Dunning Management</