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Likelihood to Recommend

Anybill

Tax Payments to multiple states using one check request. You also will not have to set up multiple vendors in your system.
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Xero

Xero is well suited for any small business. Reconciliation with online bank statements is very strong. It allows for segmentation of revenue/expenses by service line which is useful if you are a multi-location or multi-division small business, although some larger companies may find the service line feature to be a bit simplistic (it works for us though)
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Anybill
Xero
6.6
Pay calculation
Anybill
Xero
7.3
Benefit plan administration
Anybill
Xero
6.0
Direct deposit files
Anybill
Xero
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
Anybill
Xero
6.7
Reimbursement management
Anybill
Xero
6.2

Customization

Anybill
Xero
8.7
API for custom integration
Anybill
Xero
8.8
Plug-ins
Anybill
Xero
8.6

Security

Anybill
Xero
8.8
Single sign-on capability
Anybill
Xero
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Anybill
Xero
8.6

Reporting & Analytics

Anybill
Xero
8.4
Dashboards
Anybill
Xero
8.3
Standard reports
Anybill
Xero
8.7
Custom reports
Anybill
Xero
8.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Anybill
Xero
8.1
Accounts payable
Anybill
Xero
8.7
Accounts receivable
Anybill
Xero
8.8
Cash management
Anybill
Xero
8.3
Bank reconciliation
Anybill
Xero
9.1
Expense management
Anybill
Xero
7.4
Time tracking
Anybill
Xero
5.8
Fixed asset management
Anybill
Xero
7.3
Multi-currency support
Anybill
Xero
8.2
Multi-division support
Anybill
Xero
8.7
Regulations compliance
Anybill
Xero
7.7
Electronic tax filing
Anybill
Xero
7.9
Self-service portal
Anybill
Xero
8.2
Global Financial Support
Anybill
Xero
7.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Anybill
Xero
9.2
Intercompany Accounting
Anybill
Xero
7.7
Localizations
Anybill
Xero
8.3
Journals and Reconciliations
Anybill
Xero
8.2
Enterprise Accounting
Anybill
Xero
7.3
Configurable Accounting
Anybill
Xero
8.3
Centralized Rules Framework
Anybill
Xero
8.3
Standardized Processes
Anybill
Xero
8.8

Inventory Management

Anybill
Xero
7.7
Inventory tracking
Anybill
Xero
7.1
Automatic reordering
Anybill
Xero
7.5
Location management
Anybill
Xero
8.4
Manufacturing module
Anybill
Xero
8.0

Order Management

Anybill
Xero
7.1
Pricing
Anybill
Xero
7.5
Order entry
Anybill
Xero
7.3
Credit card processing
Anybill
Xero
8.3
Cost of goods sold
Anybill
Xero
7.7
Order Orchestration
Anybill
Xero
6.6
End-to-end order visibility
Anybill
Xero
7.0
Order exception Resolution
Anybill
Xero
5.1

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Anybill
Xero
7.7
Branded client dashboards
Anybill
Xero
8.5
Client data roll-up capabilities
Anybill
Xero
7.5
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Anybill
Xero
7.6
Configurable alerts
Anybill
Xero
7.0
Billing bypass
Anybill
Xero
8.5
Client template cloning
Anybill
Xero
6.8
Single sign-on
Anybill
Xero
7.9
Configurable client onboarding questions
Anybill
Xero
6.8
Cross-client workflow management
Anybill
Xero
8.4
Industry-specific versioning
Anybill
Xero
8.2
Legacy system data migration
Anybill
Xero
7.8

Pros

  • Eliminates multiple vendor set ups
  • Only have to process one check request for multiple jurisdiction payments
  • they take care of the delivery of payment part
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  • Cross-app integration: the company boasts native integration with over 350 other cloud apps, but that number is really only about 260 when you count unique apps rather than double or triple counting apps that serve multiple functions. Xero's higher tally also duplicates the same core app if the API integrator differs (i.e. Shopify as three apps if there's an API from Zapstitch, Carry the One, and Stitch Labs rather than Shopify identified as a single SaaS app).
  • Intelligent configuration: allows the true 'under the hood' accounting to maintain integrity while allowing flexibility for advanced users who need to capture and manage specialized aspects of business information. The interface is extremely easy to use, but also robust and technologically innovative behind the UI.
  • Update reliability: I've used dozens of SaaS apps, most of which fail to deliver high quality updates and new features in a timely manner. Xero, on the other hand communicates what's coming down the pike and actually delivers it according to the schedule. When it's available, it's not a bug-filled poorly tested version, but fully tested and debugged, ready for immediate use. When I first begin using Xero, I used draft sales invoices in lieu of quotes, and draft bills in lieu of purchase orders because of the latter choices being unavailable. My "workaround" was more than adequate, but since Xero introduced native purchase order and quote functionality, the actual benefits have greatly exceeded what I would have imagined. The same is true of their inventory functionality. It's simple enough to accommodate flexibility, but also very intelligently designed to allow many who might have previously used a third party app to now track quantities within Xero natively.
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Cons

  • Tax schema can be confusing
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  • Payroll: most obvious potential for improvement is payroll which is only available for 8 states currently, but with the acquisition of Monchilla, serving 50 states is just a short wait from now. On the other hand, there are extremely powerful add-ons for payroll which I prefer anyhow, especially ZenPayroll, such that even when Xero's payroll covers all 50 US jurisdictions, I doubt I will use it often with clients.
  • Support documentation: it's not my own opinion, but I hear from non-accounting users that there are many unanswered questions within Xero's online support documentation.
  • Quote import: Xero's really good at allowing most transaction types to be uploaded in properly formatted CSV files which allows bulk processing. Importing is not currently enabled for sales quotes, but it would be great to have this feature, since I've come across the need several times with clients.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Xero9.7
Based on 24 answers
Simplest answer - it works for us. For our own company, I don't think we are looking for any options other than Xero right now. Everyone in our company uses it - Finance uses it for bookkeeping and follow ups, Sales for quotes through to invoicing customers, we all use it for individual expense claims. So far so good! No reason to change.
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Usability

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Xero8.3
Based on 20 answers
Easy to use - you almost dont need to know anything about accounting to operate this system!
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Reliability and Availability

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Xero9.0
Based on 10 answers
We have been actively using and 100% Xero based for our ecommerce accounting practice for over 4 years. There has on been one real outage for more than 5 minutes. Xero was open and transparent about the outage, what they were doing to resolve the issue, and provided 15 minute updates. Showing how they care about their customers and partners. Plus, showing that their customers care too, were understanding, and went surfing or in our case took a nap. Couldn't run our business without Xero as a partner.
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Performance

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Xero10.0
Based on 8 answers
In 3 years of use, I've only broken the system once. And that was for 30 seconds.
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Support

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Xero8.7
Based on 14 answers
Xero support for a cloud based software with hundreds of thousands of users is about as good as it gets. There is always room for improvement though.
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Online Training

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Xero10.0
Based on 5 answers
All of Xero's training is online and available for anyone (business owner or accountants) to learn and become experts in their system. There is a range of content from product training to real world webinars from their partners. Xero is beautiful accounting software and their training is the same.
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Implementation

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Xero9.5
Based on 9 answers
Have a good plan. Carefully reconcile closing balances with opening balances. Conversion at fiscal year end is ideal if possible
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Alternatives Considered

I have not used other products. We use to create multiple check requests every month to process different payments in house.
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QuickBooks for Mac is not a viable product. PC desktop makes off-site work difficult (and hosted environments are clunky and slow). QuickBooks Online is improving, but all recent innovations seem directly in response to, and taking a lead from Xero base product. Overall, Xero is a fresher more responsive company with a great product.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

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Xero9.1
Based on 10 answers
Xero is an amazing software platform, which helps to explain why over one-third of the largest US public accounting firms already serve clients on Xero. The founders developed a solution to fulfill a need, and the results have been fantastic.
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Scalability

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Xero9.8
Based on 6 answers
After 4 years I cannot remember a single moment of downtime. Outstanding reliability!
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Return on Investment

  • increased efficiency of payment process
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  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Increased firm efficiency (easier to standardize client workflows)
  • Better customer service (dependable, stable product & collaborative client environment)
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Pricing Details

Anybill

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Xero

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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