It’s no secret that we love Xero! It is the accounting software that we recommend to absolutely all of our clients. This is because we truly believe that it offers better features and useability than its competitors. Here are just some of the reasons why we love Xero!
1) Easy to use
Xero has made its interface very user-friendly and we find it easy to use on our end as well. This also makes it easy for us to teach you how to use it, to make sure that you get the best out of it and make sure your data is always accurate and up to date! We offer Xero training sessions to all of our clients at the onboarding stage so we can make sure you start off with it well, especially if you have never used it before. Multiple users can be added who can all access the software at the same time. You can also have different access levels for different team members so individuals can access or be restricted from certain parts of the software as appropriate.
2) Up to date reports
Using Xero means you will be able to access up-to-date reports that make it easy to understand how your business is doing. These are also able to be tailored to your specific needs for your company.
3) Cloud accounting
As with the majority of the other products that we love, Xero is cloud based! This means there is no need to save your documents to your PC and your data is backed up automatically and securely so you will never lose it. This also means that it can be accessed anywhere at any time, either via the web browser or the app.
4) Automatically brings in bank feeds
Xero can be set up so that it automatically brings in bank feeds from your business bank accounts and credit cards so your transactions are automatically bought into the software daily. This limits the need for manual entries and means your figures are up to date in real time. This makes it easy for our bookkeepers as well as we won’t have to ask you for statements!
For a list of available bank feeds please see here.
We can help you set up your bank feed if you need, please just get in touch.
5) Integrations with other software
Xero also has over 1000 different apps, add-ons and integrations with software such as Dext, GoCardless, Stripe, Vend, Square, PayPal and more. Many of these apps can be set up to automate time-consuming tasks to make your admin easier!
If you need any help with setting up apps and integrations with Xero please get in touch.
6) Ahead of the crowd
Xero is typically always one step ahead of its closest competitors. This can be in terms of reporting or keeping up with change in statutory requirements and legislation such as Making Tax Digital, Domestic Reverse Charge and even the Covid Furlough Scheme. It is constantly evolving and adding new features, particularly based on customer feedback on what features users would like to see implemented or ways existing features can be improved.
If you would like to find out more about Xero, transfer over from your existing software or try a free trial or demo please contact us so we can discuss!