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Overview

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Xero is an award-winning online accounting software designed for small business owners and accountants, available on any...

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Zoho Books is an online accounting software designed to streamline back office operations, automate workflows, and allow...

  • 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

7.50

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

15

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.4

2.8K

5

4

3

2

1

1.7K

804

226

61

81

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
93%
would recommend this app

4.4

628

5

4

3

2

1

348

215

41

11

13

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
94%
would recommend this app

Pros

I have been with Xero for many years. I love the sense of community and i LOVE that I am not being asked to upgrade or upcharge the way some other companies do.
I love the app and gives me accounting on the go. Helps me track invoices and profits with ease.
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.

Pros

I also like that I can attach receipts to my expenses. I'm very thankful for Zoho Books and hope they continue to meet the needs of sole proprietors like me.
To conclude, Zoho Books is easy to understand and its configuration is quick and easy. The automation of the system is great and you save a lot of time.
That said, the Zoho family of products are solid, so if you have need for an accounting product and you are familiar with accounting software, this product would be a great choice.

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 payment plans are a little frustrating. The limits are on the number of contacts and as a business with lots of contacts and only one transaction often per contact it gets really expensive.
Bad automatic matching, paypal multi-currency feed all over the place.
The another problem of this software is that this software is very difficult for the new users and it is not so easy to learn how to handle our accounts and invoices.
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Key features

  • Total features172
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 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
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Asset Accounting
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Quoting
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Core Accounting
  • Cost Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualization
  • Delivery Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Accountants
  • For CPA Firms
  • For Government
  • For Legal Professionals
  • For Medical Purposes
  • For Real Estate
  • For Religious Organizations
  • For Schools
  • For Small Businesses
  • For Trucking Industry
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fund Management
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • K-12
  • Kitting
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-State
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Overpayment Processing
  • PO Reconciliation
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Collection
  • Payment Processing
  • Performance Metrics
  • Price/Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Pricing and Cost Calculations
  • Product Identification
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Sourcing Management
  • Spend Management
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Filing
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Management
  • Trust Accounting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Vendor Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features97
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • 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
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Asset Accounting
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Quoting
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Benefits Management
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contingency Billing
  • Contract/License Management
  • Core Accounting
  • Cost Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualization
  • Delivery Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Dunning Management
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Calculation & Posting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Accountants
  • For CPA Firms
  • For Government
  • For Legal Professionals
  • For Medical Purposes
  • For Real Estate
  • For Religious Organizations
  • For Schools
  • For Small Businesses
  • For Trucking Industry
  • Forecasting
  • Fraud Detection
  • Fund Accounting
  • Fund Management
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • K-12
  • Kitting
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-State
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Overpayment Processing
  • PO Reconciliation
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Collection
  • Payment Processing
  • Performance Metrics
  • Price/Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Pricing and Cost Calculations
  • Product Identification
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Sourcing Management
  • Spend Management
  • Staff Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Filing
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Management
  • Trust Accounting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Vendor Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations1546
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • Gmail
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net
  • Total integrations126
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • Gmail
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net

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Jack A.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

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Xero

Moving from Zoho Books

Reviewed 8 years ago

I started using Clientexec in-house version (year 2004) to generate invoices for our customers , then we move to Kbilling (year 2006) which is a standalone software, its a great software, but as it is not cloud based it is difficult to manage, then we move to Zoho Books (year 2013) which served most of our needs. I decided to give Xero a run as apparently it can integrate with lots of other apps. I am still trying to move data from Zoho books/Kbilling to Xero , May go back to Zoho Books...

Pros

Cloud based which allow many user to login to access system. Integrate with many appa

Cons

Not as easy to use as Zoho Books Cannot export data out Unable to sync banking in Singapore Unable to use Braintree as payment gateway Not easy to edit invoice template

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Mary K.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Xero

Must have for SMEs

Reviewed 6 years ago

Keeps our books up to date

Pros

Easy to use, easy to integrate with related apps

Cons

No integration to do a bank feed with Stripe

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shelly l.

Civic & Social Organization, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Xero

Easy to use

Reviewed 7 years ago

Easy to use and simple for people who have not used this type of software before.

Pros

Cloud-based and has an app that can be used from a tablet or phone.

Cons

Took some getting used to when going from quick books to xero.

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Geoff N.

Banking,

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Xero

Best cloud accounting platform.

Reviewed 6 years ago

Saves me paying an accountant to do my books!

Pros

Flexible and partner drive. I love how there is an open API and people are encouraged to integrate to the software.

Cons

Bit pricey for South Africans but that's a small gripe. Some of the reporting could improve but its continually getting better.

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Les V.

Chemicals, 1-10 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Xero

It's what the ATO use now

Reviewed 4 years ago

Reporting to the ATO and keeping the books transparent.

Pros

ATO are using it. My accountant said we had little option, and the club treasurer jumped onto it independently as it was cheaper that the other alternatives.

Cons

Still a bit pricey, but the functionality makes a lot of sense. Forced into using it under a short timeline, but that's not Xero's fault.

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Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Xero

Xero simplifies accounting

Reviewed 5 years ago

Xero saves our company time and resources by simplifying the accounting process and allowing you to connect all your accounts.

Pros

Xero makes it easy to do your reconciliation.

Cons

For the most part, this isn't much to dislike. We use it to reconcile our books.

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Graeme F.

Retail, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Xero

Great

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Easy to set up. Good support for any queries. Integrates well with Link My Books.

Cons

Nothing. Good features. Useful reports available on demand as well.

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Beaton M.

E-Learning, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Xero

Xero Accounting

Reviewed 4 years ago

Managing the books of your small business or side hustle has never been easier

Pros

with a free month on signing up to sweeten the deal, this software makes accounting a breeze, it functions according to most tax standards making managing your books almost fun

Cons

although the software is excellent for start ups and small to medium enterprises, it does not quite work on large scale operations

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Victoria S.

Alternative Medicine, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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Xero

Hard to understand

Reviewed 2 years ago

I changed back to quick books as it was easier for me and cheaper

Pros

It worked for my accountant and that’s what I needed

Cons

It was the first time I’d used something like this and I couldn’t find my way around it, I found the catagories didn’t fit for what I needed

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John G.

Commercial Real Estate,

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Xero

A good alternative to QuickBooks Online

Reviewed 6 years ago

Overall it works and keeps my books in good order and is simple to use.

Pros

The entire interface is a little more friendly than Quickbooks Online, but takes some getting used to if you're a QB user. I like how you never really have to do a month end reconciliation as you just reconcile each transaction as they come in. I went with Xero because another management software that I had chosen only integrated with Xero, not QBO at the time. So I decided to give it a try and ended up liking it.

Cons

The reporting options aren't as customizable as I'm used to in QB. For example, I would like to print out a P&L by month, showing Jan-Current Month to date. But I can only print a monthly report going backwards- showing the current month first and then going back each month. So instead of left to right: Jan-Feb-Mar-Apr etc. It will only give me Apr- Mar - Feb - Jan.

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Denise S.

Consumer Services, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Xero

Flexible Software with endless Integrations!

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The ability to integrate anything and everything to help reduce the time for month-end closes.

Cons

When receipts only match on dollar value versus the name of the supplier, it can cause errors in the books.

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Nabeelah P.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Xero

Making software functional and pretty

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Xero possibly has the best customer service of all, this is where they are really winning. Xero has tons of free quality content and videos with tips and training for business owners and accountants alike. They organise regular meet ups where you can discuss issues and opportunities with your peers. Being apart of the Xero family makes me feel like i am in the "cool club" in high school, only we're cool nerds. If you are the less-bookish accountant and the more customer-oriented fun accountant then this is definitely your type of software.

Cons

Difficult to get older clients who are used to invoice books and cheque books to switch over to cloud accounting. (con not exclusive to Xero) If you are switching over from another cloud system, it can take a few hours to get used to the software/app's functions.

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Say G.

Writing and Editing, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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Xero

Great for accountants, confusing for business owners

Reviewed 7 years ago

From what I hear of people coming from Quickbooks, Xero is a full-featured breath of fresh air. But coming from Freshbooks, it's a nightmare of obscure settings, overly complex processes, and ugly/confusing interface. To be fair, I bank with a local credit union and so can't use the automatic bank reconciliation, which I see as removing a lot of the functionality from the program. Eventually I switched to Zoho Books and haven't looked back... although Zoho doesn't get much press I found it to have the depth of functionality of Xero with the ease-of-use and visually pleasing layout of Freshbooks.

Pros

- Built in budgeting software - Widely used by accountants and bookkeepers

Cons

- Steep learning curve for the non-professional - Tied to automatic bank feeds - Confusing support

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Ian S.

Hospitality, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Xero

Bookkeeping Made Easier

Reviewed 5 years ago

On balance, after gaining experience, the software is a great help to a small business

Pros

Makes it easier for a novice to keep their books in order The dashboard is customisable Help is available via videos

Cons

Some of the terminology is harder to understand Some of the functionality is unclear Help is not as quick as I'd like it to be

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Ryan W.

Retail, self-employed

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Xero

A Tax Time Lifesaver

Reviewed 3 years ago

I had a successful 2 years with Xero and because all my information is in here, i won't be switching

Pros

This app has all the necessary features to keep your books organized and work with your accountant to file come tax time

Cons

It's slightly more expensive and less robust than its biggest competitor on the market which is Quickbooks

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Verified reviewer

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Xero

Great accounting and invoicing software.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

The reporting and accounting is really great and helps us keep our books in order for managing the cashflow for our business.

Cons

The invoicing didn't offer subscriptions at the time, which was unfortunate, but the accounting is well worth the cost of this software.

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Verified reviewer

Management Consulting, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Xero

Great accounting tool for small businesses.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I use this to run my (very) small business to run the books. Super easy to use for someone with a limited accounting background.

Cons

I can see this not having the features for more medium to large size businesses but then again not sure if they would use this in the first place..

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Dana Z.

Accounting,

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Xero

Great Software - User Friendly

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Great program - really easy to use! Makes it easy to collaborate with clients about their books and lets them easily access reports if they'd like.

Cons

They need to hurry up with allowing partial/deposit based billing/invoicing. Currently, if you want to receive deposits/partial payments, you need to make separate invoices.

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Demetri T.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A great alternative to quickbbooks - everything you need not much you dont!

Reviewed 5 years ago

I really like that I can have several people working (me, my assistant, the bookkeeper, AR, the CPA!) within xero and all get real time updates. We used to email files back and forth etc but now we can see who did what and work together and ask the right person about what they did!

Pros

I have (and still do) run several small businesses. I have used quick books and have worked with bookkeepers and CPA's. Xero runs my lawfirm's books quite cleanly and very intuitively. Quicbooks could become overwhelming and messy and xero does a really great job at doing all that it is supposed to and adjust as needed. I really like it.

Cons

I understand my bookkeeper has some issues with some limitations that she was used to in quickboooks for other clients... I wish I could remember what it was specifically- but I think it has to do with journal entries and fixing past mistakes.

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Shelley M.

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Xero Best Software!!

Reviewed 8 years ago

Ease of accounting. Makes it simple and fun to balance books. I love the daily bank rec so you know everything is balanced.

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Julia J.

Management Consulting,

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Xero

Xero is not a Zero

Reviewed 9 years ago
Pros

This is totally in the cloud with no issues or bugs so far. Wow! Go for it especially if you are just automating your books.

Cons

So far so good. I have not tried customer service yet, but there seems to be a lot of online help and search features.

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Christopher L.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Xero

Easy to use, powerful

Reviewed a year ago

Overall Xero has offered everything I've needed to keep the financials for a $7m business.

Pros

Xero is feature packed, but can still be used by inexperienced small business owners to get their books done. I find it more intuitive than Quickbooks

Cons

Customer service can be lacking at times.

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Honni L.

Utilities, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Xero

Excellent package but needs phone customer service

Reviewed 8 years ago

This is the best accounting package I've used. I have used it for 2 years after using myob for 18 years. I had a go at quick books. But Xero is just much easier to use than quick books or myob. And I spend a lot less time on book work. I was very indecisive to change. But it was definaoworth it.

Pros

Ease of use. And saves so much time. Excellent.

Cons

When I fisrt starting using it and didn't understand something, there is no where to ring and get someone to walk through issues. So really bad for support.

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Joe H.

Financial Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I have found Xero to be much more user friendly and intuitive than Quick Books

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

The software is very easy to use, and is very intuitiveness. I find it executes quicker, and the reports I need come up faster.

Cons

The only con I can think of at the moment is that Xero is not readily recognized by CPA's. Though all the reports are compatible with the Quick books Accountant.

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Tyler R.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Xero Rocks!

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall, Xero is a great option to look at if you think quickbooks is your only option. Their price is comparative, but Xero is a lot easier to use and customize reports.

Pros

I really like using Xero. As far as its user interface goes, I like it better than QuickBooks. Xero allows the user to keep track of their books with ease. You are able to also attached documents to the transactions which makes it easy when it comes to audit time. Also, being that it is cloud based, you can access your books wherever you are with an internet connection.

Cons

The one con that I have about Xero is that you are not able to make a foreign currency journal entry. You can only make foreign currency bills and invoices.

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Alison M.

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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Zoho Books

Simple, reasonable pricing

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Zoho Books is a reasonable satisfactory accounting software for small and medium size businesses online

Cons

No integrations available and the functionality is not as user friendly as something like Quickbooks or Xero.

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Sarah H.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Zoho Books

95% Xero at 20% of the cost

Reviewed 7 years ago

Great functionality at a fantastic price.

Pros

The software is easy to use, stacks up well against Xero (the leading accounting package in use in Australia) for functionality, especially at a small-medium business level and at only 20% of the cost.

Cons

I'd like it to interface much more easily with external reporting packages, but that's endemic across the whole Zoho range (as they have their own reporting module)

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Cassi H.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Zoho Books

It's easy to use but that's as far as it goes

Reviewed 5 years ago

The overall experience with Zoho Books has been disappointing. We were told that they were capable of so much more than what they seem to be able to deliver on. There's no real good workflow capabilities and no real way to automate processes that the user imports over and over again. If you're just starting out and don't have many sales (especially online sales) or a big budget, this is great...

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It's easy to use if you're doing simple bookkeeping

Cons

This software is not made for those wanting to automate as much of the workflow as possible. It is also not for businesses hoping to scale with the software. The software link to the bank account and credit card frequently breaks leaving the user to have to sync manually. I have contacted customer service regarding this issue but there does not seem to be a solution. If you're looking to upgrade...

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Jason K.

Information Technology and Services,

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Zoho Books

Best Accounting System

Reviewed 9 years ago

I have just moved from Xero Accounting and I must say am very impressed with Zoho Books. It is an easy to use comprehensive platform. It is impressive how quick the system is and how quickly I can navigate the system from any screen to analyse data, reports and any information I need. This is an excellent Accounting System that doesn't require being an accountant to understand and use it correctly. It...

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