Xero

Xero is far and away our favourite accounting solution, and we recommend it to the majority of our clients.

Why do we love Xero so much?

It's easy to use. It saves you time. It gives you real-time visibility over your cashflow. It enables you to access your accounts even when you're not in your office. It lets us help you with any tricky issues remotely and in real-time.

But most importantly, it's versatile enough to grow and expand as your business does, with a range of industry-specific add-ons to suit almost every business.

Below are a few of our favourite features – but there are plenty more, so please get in touch with us if you'd like to discuss whether Xero is right for you.

REAL-TIME INFO: Live feeds of your bank account, credit card and PayPal transactions keep you constantly up-to-date with what's going on in your business. It's perfect for businesses operating in multiple currencies too.

SMART BANK RECONCILIATION: Most bank transactions are reconciled automatically, largely eliminating data entry. (We've seen this single feature revolutionise some businesses by freeing people up to concentrate on profit-generating activities).

ACCESS FROM ANYWHERE: With your data in the cloud you can create invoices, check who's paid you and review your financial position any time you like (from your PC, Mac or smartphone). And we can log on and work on your accounts for you too.

SIMPLE INVOICING AND ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Create and send custom-designed invoices automatically, in bulk or one at a time, and give your customers the option of making direct payments via credit card or PayPal. And visibility of your debtors and overdue invoices helps you keep track of the money coming in.

FANTASTIC FINANCIAL REPORTING: Generating up-to-date reports is fast and simple.

PERFECT PAYROLL: Running your payroll from Xero enables you to easily manage pay runs, super payments and employee leave entitlements.

EASY TO GET STARTED: An absolute beginner to accounting often gets the hang of Xero in a couple of hours, and if you're already familiar with an accounting system you may pick it up in even less time. (We offer both one-on-one and group training sessions, so you can choose whichever is most appropriate for your business). It's easy to import your existing data across from MYOB too, and we can help you with that, if you like.

NIFTY ADD-ONS: Whether you're running a store, selling time-based services, or keeping track of thousands of SKUs, there's an integrated Xero add-on that can help you manage your business better. Set-up is easy, and we can help you with it when required. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

SUPER SECURE: Your data is almost certainly more secure that it would be if you maintained it yourself. Xero operate multiple redundant servers at tier-one data centres that are guarded around the clock, and your data is backed up every ten minutes.