A web-based software system designed by Xero for startups and small organizations.

About Xero

Xero – Beautiful Accounting Software

Xero is an online accounting solution for small businesses that is known for its ease of use. See your cashflow in real-time with online billing, banking and accounting. Just login anytime, anywhere.

  • Free trial, pay nothing until you’re ready
  • No setup fees, upgrade fees or contract
  • Free online support

Xero is the emerging leader of online accounting software that connects small businesses to their advisors. At its core Xero is an easy-to-use but powerful accounting system designed from the ground up. It’s all you need to run your business.

Video Overview

Features of Xero

  • Online Accounting See your cashflow in real-time. Just login anytime, anywhere.

  • Bank reconciliation Automatically import and code your bank transactions

  • Invoicing Create and send invoices automatically and get paid online.

  • Add-ons Pick from a wide range of powerful add-ons including Freshbooks, Salesforce, ADP, Harvest and more.

  • Mobile Do invoicing, expenses and track cashflow on the go.

  • Inventory Track stock movements and make invoicing even easier with Inventory Items

  • Pay Bills Manage your spending and make bill payments in bulk to creditors

  • Financial Reporting Instant, up-to-date reporting with quick links to all the original transactions

  • Expense claims Handle personal expenses – just review and approve receipts

Product Overview

Market Focus

Ratio of reviewers by organization size.

Industry Focus

Ratio of reviewers by sector.

Professional Services
Other Industries:
  • Non-Profit (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and Insurance (6%)
  • Transportation (4%)

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User Reviews of Xero

Submitted on July 2nd, 2018 by Will McTavish from Link Academy

It’s a beautiful accounting software. They keep the language simple which is great for users who don’t know accounting terminology.

Submitted on May 2nd, 2014 by Greg Lam from Sleeter Group

I think Xero has a lot of power and flexibility, which gives it a bigger learning curve to get used to the features available. I recommend finding a bookkeeper who is experienced who can show you the ropes.

If you’re a beginning, Xero has a whole set of videos available to help teach you the software. It’s very similar to QuickBooks Online. I recommend using this software probably as much as QBO, Wave, and Kashoo.

Despite some criticism I have about Xero, I feel they are a strong billing and invoicing software. The customization capabilities is probably the best out of all online accounting software. It’s best to judge accounting software based on what you need it to do, rather than what it can be capable of doing.

The support is heavily weighted to “email” and it can be hard to get people on the phone. However, I feel email does give me better answers.

Submitted on February 10th, 2014 by an anonymous Xero user.

Easy to use program.

The Good…

It includes lots of options to customize the software.

The Bad…

I found some sections are complicated to get started.