After years of being told by others it's the best accounting software we finally made the move to Xero Accounting, and now we have so much spare time we even get time to write blogs!
If you are already established and have been using the same accounting software for years the thought of changing can be a stressful. But really it's not so bad and after a month everything settles down you realise that you should have done this a long time ago.
We have 7 years of history in Saasu that we didn't want to loose, 12000+ customers 150 suppliers, 7 bank feeds. (only 2 of which were automatic in Saasu) In a couple of days and few spreadsheets later Xero was set to go. We did have to do a few days of manual bank feed that was bit of a pain but after a week all 7 had been setup and it's been smooth sailing since.
I had to train the staff which wasn't difficult, all that involved was emailing the links to the Xero tutorials. I now ask them what to do when I get stuck.
Sign up for a free trial and see what I mean
Here is a blurb from the Xero website.
Easy online accounting for small businesses
Run your business and access your accounts from your Mac, PC, tablet or phone. Invite your accounting professional to view your accounts and provide valuable real-time advice. Your data is completely secure even if your computer is lost or stolen
Log in online any time and see up-to-date business financials – from anywhere.
Automatic bank reconciliation
Xero imports and categorises your latest bank transactions. Simply click OK to reconcile.
See all your bank balances, invoices, bills and expense claims at a glance and add new transactions with a click.
View and share interactive reports and budgets in real-time – no waiting until the end of the month.
Inventory items speed up invoicing while tracking sales and purchases.
Create professional recurring invoices and receive updates when they’re opened.
Create and manage quotes and easily turn them into invoices when the work is done.
Get paid easier with Invoice Reminders. Automatically prompt customers an invoice is due and remind customers if invoices are overdue.
Claim those expenses
Handle personal expenses – just review and approve receipts. Take a photo of receipts from your mobile and it’s saved online.
Manage your cashflow by scheduling payments and batch paying suppliers.
Save time and increase productivity
Save your business time and increase productivity with less manual data entry. That’s because Payroll in Xero organises all of your business information is in one handy place.
Report to Inland Revenue easily
Report your payroll information with Inland Revenue easily. All of your required reports are created and pre-populated for downloading. And, it's easy to upload them to Inland Revenue.
Use Xero’s mobile apps to manage your business while you’re on the move. Reconcile, send invoices and create expense claims – from anywhere.
Paperless leave requests and payslips
The Xero Me app makes it simple for employees to apply for leave and view their pay history - all from their mobile. Managers can view and approve or decline leave requests right in the app.