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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Xero ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Human Resource Management

7.4

Darwinbox

74%

Xero

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 6/6 features

Employee demographic data

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employment history

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

8.0

Darwinbox

80%
8.3

Xero

83%
Xero ranks higher in 4/7 features

Pay calculation

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
64 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
23 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
41 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
7.6
76%
54 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
49 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

8.6

Darwinbox

86%

Xero

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Balance details

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

8.4
84%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee Self Service

7.8

Darwinbox

78%

Xero

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Update personal information

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View company policy documentation

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.3
73%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

7.6
76%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

7.8

Darwinbox

78%

Xero

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

8.3

Darwinbox

83%

Xero

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-built reports

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

8.0

Darwinbox

80%

Xero

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.1

Darwinbox

81%

Xero

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

7.4

Darwinbox

74%

Xero

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.7

Darwinbox

77%

Xero

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

7.7

Darwinbox

77%

Xero

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Darwinbox ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

8.4
84%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customization

Darwinbox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

Xero

77%
Xero ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
78 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
85 Ratings

Security

Darwinbox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.6

Xero

86%
Xero ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
72 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
114 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

Darwinbox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Xero

82%
Xero ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
129 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
132 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
121 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Darwinbox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

Xero

81%
Xero ranks higher in 21/21 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
130 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
131 Ratings

Cash management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
121 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
137 Ratings

Expense management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
125 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
42 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
86 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
82 Ratings

Multi-division support

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
74 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
67 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
65 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
80 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
36 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
34 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
40 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
40 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
89 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
33 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
59 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
33 Ratings

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
59 Ratings

Inventory Management

Darwinbox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.9

Xero

69%
Xero ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
60 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
24 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
29 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
16 Ratings

Order Management

Darwinbox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

Xero

77%
Xero ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
61 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
56 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
57 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
65 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
21 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
24 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
17 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Xero is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.3

Darwinbox

73%
3 Ratings
8.8

Xero

88%
155 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

Xero

93%
29 Ratings

Usability

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

Xero

89%
80 Ratings

Availability

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Xero

90%
20 Ratings

Performance

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Xero

100%
16 Ratings

Support Rating

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4

Xero

74%
37 Ratings

In-Person Training

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Xero

91%
1 Rating

Online Training

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Xero

100%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

Xero

95%
18 Ratings

Configurability

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Xero

90%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Xero

80%
54 Ratings

Product Scalability

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Xero

100%
6 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Xero

90%
2 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Darwinbox

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Xero

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Darwinbox

Employees that come into work are needed to clock in to get paid for the amount of time they are working per day. They will log on to Darwinbox and clock in as soon as they can. Some will use the PTO they have available to use. HR will be able to make payroll in a timely manner for employees.
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Xero

Xero is a 10-point software since it streamlines accounting and financial processes with great agility, generating immediate productivity. I recommend using all its features since, from creating reports to paying bills, the whole process is easy and does not require much knowledge. We can use it remotely with our phones and still build fluidity, plus it can be integrated with Salesforce, building even more power for short-term results.
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Pros

Darwinbox

  • Employee Management - including personal details and other core HR and resourcing features e.g. time tracking, expense, payroll etc
  • Workforce planning, recruitment, tracking the recruitment drives and interview statuses and updates for the potential hires at one place
  • Integrated Rewards and Recognition, Performance management systems, and project and resourcing management
  • Great analytics dashboard allowing the more holistic and drill down visualization as per the need
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Xero

  • Reporting (customizing look and contents and the ability to add multiple comparative periods is brilliant and not found in many other competitors.
  • Bank feeds. The way they organize bank feed and subsequent matching or coding is very user-friendly for non-accountants and fast for accountants.
  • Can file VAT returns and is MTD compliant in UK.
  • Customer support has been helpful (at least in my experience).
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Cons

Darwinbox

  • The app version is a bit lankier than the pc version.
  • Interface customization would be great for individuals wanting to change style.
  • No other real issue to improve, possibly lower the price but that's not too bad.
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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.
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Pricing Details

Darwinbox

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Darwinbox editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Xero

    Starting Price

    $11 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Xero editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Early111
    Growing322
    Established623

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month
    3. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Darwinbox

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    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

    Darwinbox

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    It has deep functionality, and it's easy to use for invoicing, quoting, financial reporting, and customer management. This product manages financial information for small business owners in a unique way. The phone interface is really good as well-meaning I can keep on top of the finances on my phone and feel confident about the financial decisions I'm making.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Darwinbox

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    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

    Darwinbox

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    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.
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    Support Rating

    Darwinbox

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    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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    In-Person Training

    Darwinbox

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    The format was great; someone was there to ask questions or help if you were stuck.
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    Online Training

    Darwinbox

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    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 Rating

    Darwinbox

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    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

    Darwinbox

    Darwinbox is up there with ADP in terms of quality for employers to use in such an open-level style. I personally would support the use of Darwinbox against the competition.
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    Xero

    Solely the ease of use. This has saved me so much time on day-to-day tracking it is astonishing. Not only does it make it super easy to send invoices, but it also makes it easy to print invoices off, eases the process of partial payments, and keeps good track of all notes made to the account.
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    Scalability

    Darwinbox

    No answers on this topic

    Xero

    I have yet to fully stress test the product given the size of the company where I am using it. I am sure as we scale to more customers, more vendors and more reporting requirements, I will have a better understanding of what it is capable of in terms of bandwidth and processing
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    Return on Investment

    Darwinbox

    • The ability to view the organization structure and functional structure for the entire company.
    • One-stop solution for talent acquisition, payroll, leaves, reimbursements, attendance (time-sheet), holidays, etc. So I don't have to open a lot of different apps.
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    Xero

    • Xero helps to [minimize] payroll errors, saving the business money[.]
    • Tracking cost of goods is very easy which means that controlling expenses is easy[.]
    • It's extremely easy to pull up all key financial data to get both broad and specific snapshots of the business's financial health[.]
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