My Top 5 Reasons to Try Xero

I have to admit, as a CPA, I am pretty hard to please when it comes accounting software. I am regularly invited to try a new accounting packages by vendors in hopes that I will fall in love with it and promote it to my clients. Most of these packages have fallen short of my ideal accounting package. So when I first heard about Xero, I was a bit skeptical.

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It was clear from the start that Xero was a completely different product. I didn’t want to like it but I found I couldn’t help myself and I continue to be impressed. So, if you are considering new accounting software, here are my top 5 reasons to give Xero a try.

1. Automatic bank feeds for bank accounts, credit cards and even Paypal. Much of our daily business lives center around receiving and spending money. With Xero’s daily bank feeds you can reconcile your bank accounts daily for better cash flow control.
2. Anytime, anywhere access. Xero is a completely cloud-based accounting solution. It does not matter what technology platform you are using, if you have an internet connection, you can use Xero. Add even more flexibility with the Xero Touch mobile app available for both Android and iphone.
3. Collaboration. You and your accountant or bookkeeper will always be working on the same file. No more messy file transfers so you can be assured you are always on the same page.
4. Everything in one place. With the addition of document storage, Xero has really changed the game. You can now attach files to transactions, expense receipts, invoices, fixed assets, contacts, bank accounts, your chart of accounts, and even manual journal entries
5. Clean, simple styling makes Xero nice to look at. After all, if you are going to be spending a little time there, it may as well be appealing. The Dashboard provides a simple overview of who owes you money as well as what bills and expense receipts are due to pay. The intuitive navigation and calming color scheme brings a little peace to your daily bookkeeping.

Over 200,000 people have made the switch to Xero for easier, faster, and smarter bookkeeping. I invite you to check out Xero for yourself to see why!