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Cloud-based accounting software for small businesses
our rating 4 out of 5 Stars

XeroProduct Overview

  1. About Xero
  2. Pros of Xero
  3. Cons of Xero
  4. Breakdown of core features

Xero product overview

Xero is an all-in-one online accounting software that connects small business owners with their numbers, bank, and advisors anytime. It gives growing companies access to their cash flows, transactions, and account details from any location.

With Xero, accounting and bookkeeping practices get efficient compliance tools, smart practice management software, and a cloud-based single accounting ledger for every client. The platform provides everything necessary to run the business. It brings financial data is in one place, connects to banks, streamlines real-time collaboration, and enables customization to suit various industries. It is ideal for small business owners, accountants, and bookkeepers.

Pros of Xero

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  • It promotes real-time collaboration. Business owners can use it to work with accountants, bookkeepers, or employees, even if they’re on opposite sides of the world.
  • It automates many day-to-day tasks such as importing bank transactions and sending invoice reminders to save time.

Cons of Xero

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  • It doesn’t provide phone support.

Breakdown of core features

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Bills payment

Xero enables businesses to track and pay bills on time to avoid late fees and build good relationships with suppliers. Finance teams get a clear overview of accounts payable and cash flow. Users can see unpaid bills, expenses, and purchase orders in different statuses, including draft, waiting for approval, or ready to be paid.

Expense management

The software facilitates capturing costs, submitting, approving, and reimbursing expense claims, and viewing spending using the expense tracker. Accounting teams can submit and manage expenses on the go using the Expenses app. The app lets users take a photo of receipts or record their mileage. Its OCR technology scans key information and auto-fills the claim. Users can submit an expense claim in one click, with the receipt attached.

Online file storage

Accountants can use Xero for managing and sharing documents, contracts, bills, and receipts safely from anywhere. They can organize files in folders by financial year, job, client, or any way they prefer. Additionally, the software allows users to attach files to invoices, bills, receipts, inventory items, and contact records. Managers can also share files with their accountants, bookkeepers, or employees.

(Last updated on 03/18/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

Quick Facts

  • Industry Specialties
    All Industries
  • Pricing
  • Works Best For
    Small Sized Businesses





  • Bills payment
  • Expense management
  • Bank connections
  • Project tracking
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Contact management
  • Data capture
  • Online file storage
  • Reporting
  • Analytics
  • Accounting dashboard
  • Inventory
  • Multi-currency
  • Purchase orders
  • Quotes
  • Sales tax
  • Fixed asset management


  • Stripe
  • GoCardless
  • Vend
  • Shopify
  • WorkflowMax
  • PayPal
  • Square
  • Zapier
  • HubSpot
  • Pipedrive

Pricing Model

  • Early
  • Growing
  • Established


  • English