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Score 9.7 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avaza

We are a pretty unique business because we deal with bookkeeping, marketing, and HR and across all 3 departments, we have been able to successfully use the tool. Other software we have tried usually caters to one industry at a time.
Veronica M Duckett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

I would recommend Xero very highly to a colleague with a rating of 8. This is because it is a single system which serves a variety of purposes and functions which allows us as a finance team to work efficiently. It has many benefits which make our day to day responsibilities much easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Avaza
8.8
Xero
Task Management
Avaza
10.0
Xero
Resource Management
Avaza
8.2
Xero
Gantt Charts
Avaza
8.0
Xero
Scheduling
Avaza
9.5
Xero
Team Collaboration
Avaza
8.0
Xero
Email integration
Avaza
9.9
Xero
Mobile Access
Avaza
6.1
Xero
Timesheet Tracking
Avaza
10.0
Xero
Budget and Expense Management
Avaza
9.9
Xero

Professional Services Automation

Avaza
8.8
Xero
Quotes/estimates
Avaza
8.8
Xero
Invoicing
Avaza
8.9
Xero
Project & financial reporting
Avaza
8.9
Xero

Payroll Management

Avaza
Xero
7.2
Pay calculation
Avaza
Xero
8.6
Benefit plan administration
Avaza
Xero
7.4
Direct deposit files
Avaza
Xero
7.3
Salary revision and increment management
Avaza
Xero
5.9
Reimbursement management
Avaza
Xero
6.7

Customization

Avaza
Xero
7.2
API for custom integration
Avaza
Xero
7.0
Plug-ins
Avaza
Xero
7.4

Security

Avaza
Xero
8.0
Single sign-on capability
Avaza
Xero
7.7
Role-based user permissions
Avaza
Xero
8.4

Reporting & Analytics

Avaza
Xero
8.1
Dashboards
Avaza
Xero
8.2
Standard reports
Avaza
Xero
8.4
Custom reports
Avaza
Xero
7.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Avaza
Xero
7.9
Accounts payable
Avaza
Xero
8.6
Accounts receivable
Avaza
Xero
8.6
Cash management
Avaza
Xero
8.1
Bank reconciliation
Avaza
Xero
8.4
Expense management
Avaza
Xero
8.2
Time tracking
Avaza
Xero
6.3
Fixed asset management
Avaza
Xero
7.9
Multi-currency support
Avaza
Xero
8.3
Multi-division support
Avaza
Xero
7.3
Regulations compliance
Avaza
Xero
8.1
Electronic tax filing
Avaza
Xero
7.6
Self-service portal
Avaza
Xero
8.2
Global Financial Support
Avaza
Xero
7.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Avaza
Xero
8.0
Intercompany Accounting
Avaza
Xero
8.2
Localizations
Avaza
Xero
6.8
Journals and Reconciliations
Avaza
Xero
8.7
Enterprise Accounting
Avaza
Xero
7.7
Configurable Accounting
Avaza
Xero
8.4
Centralized Rules Framework
Avaza
Xero
7.0
Standardized Processes
Avaza
Xero
7.7

Inventory Management

Avaza
Xero
6.0
Inventory tracking
Avaza
Xero
6.5
Automatic reordering
Avaza
Xero
6.0
Location management
Avaza
Xero
6.2
Manufacturing module
Avaza
Xero
5.5

Order Management

Avaza
Xero
7.5
Pricing
Avaza
Xero
7.0
Order entry
Avaza
Xero
8.1
Credit card processing
Avaza
Xero
8.5
Cost of goods sold
Avaza
Xero
8.1
Order Orchestration
Avaza
Xero
7.3
End-to-end order visibility
Avaza
Xero
6.9
Order exception Resolution
Avaza
Xero
6.8

Pros

Avaza

  • Avaza is great for project management. I use it to organize client roadmaps by task and deadline. You can also easily time yourself for specific tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

  • Simpler, more streamlined interface
  • Easy integration with payment services like Stripe, PayPal & GoCardless
  • Customizable email templates with merge tag support, including reminder emails and recurring invoice email templates
  • Recurring invoices are easier to setup, manage & modify (as compared to QBO)
  • Integration with time tracking solution (Everhour) is easy to manage, and doesn't create any invoice numbering issues due to the generation of invoices from two platforms (e.g., recurring Xero invoices and Everhour time tracking invoices). The system just uses the next sequential Xero invoice number regardless of which platform the invoice comes from. This was a problem on QBO + Harvest.
  • Vendors and clients are all lumped into a giant 'Contacts' pile, which makes it easier to manage contacts who fall into both categories (QBO gets confused about that), as I have clients who are also sometimes vendors.
Jennifer Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avaza

  • More introduction to the features provided
  • More detail on how to work with the day/week functions for time logging
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

  • I had a few experiences where I had attached documention to a transaction, but when reviewed later it was no longer there.
  • One of the things I like about Xero is its simplicity, but it doesn't have as many Apps to sync with it as some of its competitors.
  • Some banks are still not able to sync with the Xero system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avaza

Avaza 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because it has been amazing and easy to work with.
Veronica M Duckett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

Xero 4.1
Based on 26 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.
Sarang Mandke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avaza

Avaza 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Avaza is very easy to use, but the mobile app needs work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

Xero 8.5
Based on 24 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
John Cotter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Avaza

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.
Scott Scharf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Avaza

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 10.0
Based on 8 answers
Pages generally load quickly, but it's a fairly common occurrence to have pages taking a bit longer than I'd like to load (as in, 4+ seconds). Occasionally I have to refresh a page to get it to work. Bank feed and integrations tend to be slow in general, but that could easily be due to API latency on the side of the other parties. Most of the time, though, the bank feeds refresh before I login so it's not a huge problem. Not necessarily good performance compared to a local app like QuickBooks desktop, but definitely good performance for a cloud application. Room for growth? yes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avaza

Avaza 10.0
Based on 2 answers
They are always available and open to doing a call or a shared screen to walk through the issues.
Veronica M Duckett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

Xero 4.1
Based on 18 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
Dave Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Avaza

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.
Scott Scharf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Avaza

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 9.7
Based on 10 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.
Andre Yeu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avaza

Avaza's time tracking capabilities are much more detailed than Upwork's. Upwork focuses on simplicity, using a simple on/off button and a spot for taking notes about each project, but Avaza gives you more to work with, allowing you to add detailed notes and specify tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Graham Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Avaza

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Over 600 plus apps available for integration and easy to create standard charts of account and report templates to implement across multiple entities. Same pricing regardless of number of transactions or users. Real benefit is variety of integrated apps that allow you to automate processes and have functionality that 10 years ago was only available in ERP systems costing hundreds of thousands.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avaza

  • Avaza helps keep us organized, and helps us provide accurate estimates for existing and prospective clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

  • We spend very little time on our own bookkeeping as it's so simple to do in Xero which means more time doing the work that matters.
  • We're able to spend more time focused on reporting for our clients rather than reconciling or fixing problems.
  • We're able to easily provide our consulting services to clients overseas via Stripe plugin and foreign currency support.
Malcolm Colman-Shearer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avaza

General

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

Avaza Editions & Modules

Edition
Free Plan$01
Startup Plan$9.952
Basic Plan$19.953
Business Plan$39.954
  1. Unlimited Project Collaborators, 1 Admin, 1 Timesheet/ Expense User, 1 Resource Scheduling User
  2. Unlimited Project Collaborators, 1 Admin, 2 Timesheet/ Expense Users, 1 Resource Scheduling User
  3. Unlimited Project Collaborators, 2 Admins, 5 Timesheet/ Expense Users, 1 Resource Scheduling User
  4. Unlimited Project Collaborators, 5 Admins, 5 Timesheet/ Expense Users, 1 Resource Scheduling User
Additional Pricing Details
Basic Integrations are available (via Zapier) for free, whereas Advanced Integrations with Quickbooks Online and Xero are available as an add-on (at $20 USD per month per integration) on paid plans.

Xero

General

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

Xero Editions & Modules

Edition
Early$111
Growing$321
Established$621
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

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