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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CarData Consultants

CarData is well suited for outside sales reps. It really has not been less appropriate at any time. It has helped me manage my time so that I am not spending a bunch of time writing down all of my miles, therefore I can concentrate on the important aspect of my job.
Christine Fanelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

Xero is well suited for small companies/organizations that don't have very large transaction volumes and whose accounting is fairly simple and straightforward. It's also suited for entities that only require some basic/intermediate reporting needs. Xero is less appropriate for companies/organizations that require more advanced reports, have large transaction volumes, or if there are many accounting/finance professionals who will be using the platform at any given time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

CarData Consultants
Xero
8.2
Pay calculation
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.6
Benefit plan administration
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.5
Direct deposit files
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.5
Salary revision and increment management
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.2
Reimbursement management
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.4

Customization

CarData Consultants
Xero
7.5
API for custom integration
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.5
Plug-ins
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.6

Security

CarData Consultants
Xero
8.3
Single sign-on capability
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.2
Role-based user permissions
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.4

Reporting & Analytics

CarData Consultants
Xero
8.1
Dashboards
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.1
Standard reports
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.5
Custom reports
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

CarData Consultants
Xero
8.0
Accounts payable
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.5
Accounts receivable
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.6
Cash management
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.3
Bank reconciliation
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.8
Expense management
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.1
Time tracking
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.8
Fixed asset management
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.6
Multi-currency support
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.9
Multi-division support
CarData Consultants
Xero
6.7
Regulations compliance
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.5
Electronic tax filing
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.4
Self-service portal
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.3
Global Financial Support
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.5
Intercompany Accounting
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.4
Localizations
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.3
Journals and Reconciliations
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.9
Enterprise Accounting
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.7
Configurable Accounting
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.5
Centralized Rules Framework
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.4
Standardized Processes
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.9

Inventory Management

CarData Consultants
Xero
6.1
Inventory tracking
CarData Consultants
Xero
6.1
Automatic reordering
CarData Consultants
Xero
5.1
Location management
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.7
Manufacturing module
CarData Consultants
Xero
5.4

Order Management

CarData Consultants
Xero
7.9
Pricing
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.6
Order entry
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.8
Credit card processing
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.9
Cost of goods sold
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.4
Order Orchestration
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.2
End-to-end order visibility
CarData Consultants
Xero
8.0
Order exception Resolution
CarData Consultants
Xero
7.6

Pros

CarData Consultants

  • Accurate measurements of travel
  • Saves time
  • Easy to use
Christine Fanelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

  • Sales invoices - can be customized, default due dates set up and reminders sent to facilitate payment
  • Integrates well with other applications (Dext/Receiptbank) - makes expense reconciliation very efficient and accurate.
  • Excellent reports - can be customized and valuable for simple or detailed reporting and analysis
  • Easy to use for those with no accounting background (also suitable for those with advanced accounting knowledge)
Nicola (Nicki) Morris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CarData Consultants

  • Once the next month starts it is hard to go back and disposition travel
Christine Fanelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

  • Overall it is a great platform and quite comprehensive for US based users.
  • However, if we focus on multinational companies that want to integrate the information of different companies in several countries within the same solution, we find the need to carry out reports outside the platform to provide the accounting structure and compliance necessary in countries outside the US.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CarData Consultants

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 2.3
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

CarData Consultants

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 8.9
Based on 45 answers
Xero has a very clean design and a pleasant, easy-to-navigate GUI. It was immediately understandable how to reconcile book charges without a tutorial. Creating and sending invoices are fairly straight forward; and financial reports are easily customizable. Xero also has a support database that gives quick solutions to most issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CarData Consultants

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

CarData Consultants

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

CarData Consultants

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xero

Xero 4.3
Based on 19 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

CarData Consultants

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

CarData Consultants

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

CarData Consultants

I have not used any other products and I do not see the need for our company to shop around for other products. CarData works well for me.
Christine Fanelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

For the purpose of which we use Xero, I have not used any alternative systems. However, for certain aspects of it such as expense management, we decided to go with Webexpenses to replace the expense management features of Xero. This was because Xero lacked the automation, control and visibility we needed to correctly manage our company's expenses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CarData Consultants

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

CarData Consultants

  • Frees up time
  • Manages my mileage for me
  • Helps me to keep track of my day
Christine Fanelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xero

  • Streamlined billing processes so I spend less time preparing invoices every month (especially with regard to time tracking)
  • Automated email reminders, recurring invoices & autopay reduce the amount of time spent tracking down client payments
  • Overall cost of the platform is less than what I was paying on our previous platform (QBO)
  • Fewer reporting options mean less visibility for the data I might want to track for business analysis (or requires more time to manually review it)
  • All digital payment methods charge a fee, which we don't pass through to customers, so we make a little less on those transactions
Jennifer Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CarData Consultants

General

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

CarData Consultants Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CarData Consultants
10.0
Xero
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

CarData Consultants
Xero
2.3

Usability

CarData Consultants
Xero
8.9

Reliability and Availability

CarData Consultants
Xero
9.0

Performance

CarData Consultants
Xero
10.0

Support Rating

CarData Consultants
Xero
4.3

Online Training

CarData Consultants
Xero
10.0

Implementation Rating

CarData Consultants
Xero
9.7

Scalability

CarData Consultants
Xero
10.0

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