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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,...

Teachable is an online teaching course creation tool, spanning design, publishing, hosting, eCommerce and analytics for free...

  • 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
$

5.50

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

39

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

User reviews

4.3

5

4

3

2

1

1,153

537

180

56

74

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

5

4

3

2

1

75

32

8

3

4

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
88%
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.

RC

Ryan C.

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

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

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.

Pros

Overall, my experience has been great. Their customer service team is super helpful when you need them and the platform is very familiar to a lot of other bloggers and online business owners.

LP

Latasha P.

I like the helpful tips and how useful they are. I also like how I can put my information on slides, so I can create my courses.

HS

Hanah S.

I love the aesthetics and the User Interface. It's all very clean and feels comfortable.

Cushi M.

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.

Craig F.

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

CB

Chaz B.

Cons

More worrying at the time of writing is that the platform seems to suffer occasional downtime, most significantly on Black Friday, which will have inevitably lost course creators money.

Ben T.

Very depressing especially when they see. Know and hear that you are struggling over and over and over and still are unable to cancel on your own.

KW

Katherine W.

I dislike that the free option is going away for users with more than 10 students. I also dislike that Teachable still takes a cut of sales, even with paid options.

SR

Stephanie R.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review5 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review12 days ago

Key features

  • Total features160
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Assessment Management
  • Asset Accounting
  • Asset Tracking
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Quoting
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benefits Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Blended Learning
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • CPA Firms
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Charting
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collections Management
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Cost Tracking
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Feedback Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For CPA Firms
  • For Government
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Instructor-Led Courses
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • Kitting
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Mobile Payments
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-State
  • Multimedia Support
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Identification
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quizzes
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Paced Courses
  • Shipping Management
  • Sourcing Management
  • Spend Management
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Training Administration
  • Transaction History
  • User Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Vendor Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Warehouse Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies
  • Total features51
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Assessment Management
  • Asset Accounting
  • Asset Tracking
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Quoting
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benefits Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Blended Learning
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • CPA Firms
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Charting
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collections Management
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Cost Tracking
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Feedback Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For CPA Firms
  • For Government
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Instructor-Led Courses
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • Kitting
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Mobile Payments
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-State
  • Multimedia Support
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Identification
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quizzes
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Paced Courses
  • Shipping Management
  • Sourcing Management
  • Spend Management
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Training Administration
  • Transaction History
  • User Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Vendor Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Warehouse Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

Integrations

  • Total integrations1019
  • Authorize.net
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations38
  • Authorize.net
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Xero logo

Xero

Wish we didn't switch off of this software!

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

This software has never had any trouble bugging out or crashing, and it is intuitive to use. Also like how it looks visually.

Cons

It did take a while to learn it, but I am not the best with computers and it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Xero logo

Xero

Very simple and easy to use accounting software.

Reviewed 3 years ago

I am able to maintain simple accounting on a simple software.

Pros

I like Xero for its simplicity that I can teach any person without accounting background to maintain the book.

Cons

I don't like the fact that we are limited to 100 names in tracking. We are always in pursuit of new projects and therefore to keep track of project expenses is very important. Due to the limitation of # of names in Tracking, I am afraid we will have to switch to Quickbooks if and when we reach over 100 names in tracking. Customer Support is not in existence if you want to talk to a live person.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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