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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

  • For the price point, it's better for SME's and less good for freelancers who just need some basic services or enterprises who need way more functionality.
  • Functions SME's would likely add and would likely want to pay extra for include Sales Tax, Invoicing, and perhaps foreign currency.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Anybill
Xero
6.2
Pay calculation
Anybill
Xero
6.8
Benefit plan administration
Anybill
Xero
5.7
Direct deposit files
Anybill
Xero
6.3
Salary revision and increment management
Anybill
Xero
5.9
Reimbursement management
Anybill
Xero
6.3

Customization

Anybill
Xero
8.0
API for custom integration
Anybill
Xero
7.9
Plug-ins
Anybill
Xero
8.2

Security

Anybill
Xero
8.7
Single sign-on capability
Anybill
Xero
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Anybill
Xero
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

Anybill
Xero
8.1
Dashboards
Anybill
Xero
8.3
Standard reports
Anybill
Xero
8.5
Custom reports
Anybill
Xero
7.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Anybill
Xero
7.8
Accounts payable
Anybill
Xero
8.6
Accounts receivable
Anybill
Xero
8.5
Cash management
Anybill
Xero
7.8
Bank reconciliation
Anybill
Xero
8.7
Expense management
Anybill
Xero
7.8
Time tracking
Anybill
Xero
5.2
Fixed asset management
Anybill
Xero
7.6
Multi-currency support
Anybill
Xero
7.0
Multi-division support
Anybill
Xero
7.8
Regulations compliance
Anybill
Xero
8.3
Electronic tax filing
Anybill
Xero
8.1
Self-service portal
Anybill
Xero
7.8
Global Financial Support
Anybill
Xero
7.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Anybill
Xero
8.4
Intercompany Accounting
Anybill
Xero
7.8
Localizations
Anybill
Xero
7.9
Journals and Reconciliations
Anybill
Xero
8.1
Enterprise Accounting
Anybill
Xero
7.3
Configurable Accounting
Anybill
Xero
8.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Anybill
Xero
7.1
Standardized Processes
Anybill
Xero
7.8

Inventory Management

Anybill
Xero
7.3
Inventory tracking
Anybill
Xero
7.6
Automatic reordering
Anybill
Xero
7.6
Location management
Anybill
Xero
7.6
Manufacturing module
Anybill
Xero
6.2

Order Management

Anybill
Xero
7.5
Pricing
Anybill
Xero
8.2
Order entry
Anybill
Xero
8.5
Credit card processing
Anybill
Xero
7.7
Cost of goods sold
Anybill
Xero
7.6
Order Orchestration
Anybill
Xero
7.2
End-to-end order visibility
Anybill
Xero
7.3
Order exception Resolution
Anybill
Xero
6.3

Pros

Anybill

  • 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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Xero

  • Find and Recode - This tool is amazing. You can easily search for similar transactions and recode. For example, one team member accidentally coded a transaction from a specific vendor to two different accounts. You can search for the transaction by vendor and recode all of them in one shot. Saves a lot of time.
  • Cash Coding - We have been able to take write-up clients and code a full year of transactions in a matter of hours (it used to take days). A little time invested in importing the transactions from the bank and then you can group and code the transactions quickly. Highly recommended.
  • Integration - The ability to synch with add-ons has been invaluable. Open API's allow us to even consider building some of our own dashboards. It also allows us to pay for what we need as we grow. We don't have to pay for all the bells and whistles for areas we (or our clients) won't use.
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Cons

Anybill

  • Tax schema can be confusing
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Xero

  • Using an accounting system in a web browser versus a standalone app can be a little clunky when it comes to navigation or having multiple windows open at once. This is more a function of using a web browser then a knock against xero itself. For us this is just a minor annoyance having come from a desktop based system before.
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Likelihood to Renew

Anybill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 9.9
Based on 25 answers
In addition to the matters covered in this review, my reason for renewing this product is that Xero's functionality and the constant updates that the company provides, makes the software even more business friendly. The software therefore builds a brand loyalty among customers.
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Usability

Anybill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 8.4
Based on 20 answers
It simply is incredibly usable with excellent drill down features. The dashboard is highly configurable. Transactions are now even easier to find with the new Global Search feature. Documents can be attached to transactions. We use Bills Entryless to transfer documents to Xero without keying the data. Visibility to reports (the old style takes seconds). The newer reports are more RAM hungry so there can be a 10 second or so lag while the report is compiled. Usually old style reports deliver what our clients need in a flash
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Reliability and Availability

Anybill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 9.0
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

Anybill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 10.0
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

Anybill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 8.8
Based on 14 answers
Support has always been responsive and quickly resolved any questions I have. The only reason I don't give full points is because there's no way to call for immediate help. I'm fine with this because I don't need it badly enough to pay for it
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Online Training

Anybill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 10.0
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

Anybill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 9.5
Based on 9 answers
If it can be done, time the implementation near a new fiscal year so you can start clean. Otherwise, you have to go back and do historical data from the beginning of the fiscal year, which can be brain draining.
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Alternatives Considered

Anybill

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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Xero

Xero was the easiest to use and most cost effective of all the solutions we evaluated during the procurement process. We spoke to other similar sized businesses and they highly recommended using Xero. We liked the fact it's a cloud based system meaning we can access the system and data remotely. It integrates with our recurring billing platform and our bank.
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Scalability

Anybill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 10.0
Based on 6 answers
After 4 years I cannot remember a single moment of downtime. Outstanding reliability!
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Return on Investment

Anybill

  • increased efficiency of payment process
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Xero

  • Demand for Xero trained accountants and bookkeepers has been key to our growth. Our business was started on Xero and has benefited greatly from interest in Xero from customers dissatisfied with QuickBooks.
  • The practice management tools provided by Xero make it easy to delegate and restrict access to client files to only the staff who need to have access. This increases efficiency and security.
  • Xero's support for accounting firms is great. We have a dedicated account rep who can step in and get problems solved for us very quickly.
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Pricing Details

Anybill

General

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

Xero

General

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

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