Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Darwinbox
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Darwinbox headquartered in Hyderabad offers an end-to-end HRMS software provide core HR functionality (e.g. employee data management), support for recruitment and onboarding, payroll management, time & attendance tracking, as well as comprehensive talent management and employee engagement features.N/A
Xero
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Xero is an online accounting software product for small businesses and personal finance. Its features beyond general ledger and double-bookkeeping include quotable invoicing, bank reconciliation, purchase order and expense management, and tax management. Third party apps can extend its features further.
$13
per month
Pricing
DarwinboxXero
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Early
$13
per month
Growing
$37
per month
Established
$70
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DarwinboxXero
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrices in table are in USD and just apply to the US - other markets & prices are listed below: Canada - Starter $18 CAD/month, Standard $45 CAD/month, Premium 5 $58 CAD/month UK - Starter £14/month, Standard £28/month, Premium £36/month AU - Starter $29 AUD/month, Standard $59 AUD/month, Premium 5 $76 AUD/month NZ - Starter $31 NZD/month, Standard $66 NZD/month, Premium $84 NZD/month
More Pricing Information
Features
DarwinboxXero
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.4
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Xero
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data9.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Xero
7.7
73 Ratings
7% above category average
Pay calculation9.03 Ratings7.965 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.92 Ratings8.123 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.03 Ratings7.541 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.93 Ratings7.254 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.749 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Xero
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.5
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Xero
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
15% above category average
Xero
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.3
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Xero
-
Ratings
Report builder9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.9
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Xero
-
Ratings
New hire portal9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.7
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Xero
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.9
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Xero
-
Ratings
Performance plans9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.6
2 Ratings
19% above category average
Xero
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.6
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Xero
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management9.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
-
Ratings
Xero
7.6
130 Ratings
10% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.879 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings7.3117 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
-
Ratings
Xero
7.9
165 Ratings
0% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings6.972 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.8163 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
-
Ratings
Xero
8.1
186 Ratings
9% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.0182 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.3185 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.1165 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
-
Ratings
Xero
7.3
195 Ratings
1% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.8182 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.0183 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings8.1167 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings9.1190 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings8.0173 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings7.963 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings7.9118 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings7.6113 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings7.595 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings8.397 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings8.999 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings7.8110 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings6.355 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.453 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings5.540 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings8.039 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings9.390 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings3.733 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings4.959 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings4.433 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings5.459 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
-
Ratings
Xero
6.4
89 Ratings
4% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.485 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.724 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings6.729 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings6.216 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
-
Ratings
Xero
6.6
89 Ratings
7% below category average
Pricing00 Ratings6.662 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings6.756 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings7.158 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings7.066 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings6.421 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings6.324 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings6.417 Ratings
Best Alternatives
DarwinboxXero
Small Businesses
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.1 out of 10
QuickBooks Self-Employed
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Accounting Seed
Accounting Seed
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
Score 8.0 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
DarwinboxXero
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.6
(210 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(32 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(135 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(36 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(10 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(95 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
DarwinboxXero
Likelihood to Recommend
Darwinbox
Darwinbox provides multiple functions and features related to Human resources and I Like the best where it maintains Attendance records and employees smartly. Darwinbox helps us to brings all the organization level activity on one platform which helps the management to take the crucial decisions. Sometimes it hangs and does not function properly due to an internet connectivity issue.
Read full review
Xero
If they are using foreign exchange I always use Xero. If I need reporting to be customized we always use Xero. If the client is already working in a software and it is working for them we will leave them in the software they are in.
Read full review
Pros
Darwinbox
  • Maintaining Attendance from payroll with HR.
  • Employees self portal to ask for PTO or to check hours.
  • User Interface is user friendly for our employees.
Read full review
Xero
  • Their method of moving between screens was very logical and intuitive which is not a "given" attribute among software packages.
  • Finding transactions was relatively easy with just common sense.
  • The use of this software was generally well received in that the accountants did not discredit the software as cheap, poorly organized, or timely to learn. No one at Corporate had a vendetta against using Xero.
  • It does a good job of allowing the users to drill down to the final detail of an account balance - which is fundamental to the accounting department's needs.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Xero
  • I would like to have the ability to sign up a holding company and all its trading entities under one subscription, in order to have amalgamated and separate accounting records and reports for each trading entity.
  • This is pertaining to my own Xero business clients: I would like to have a full featured, customizable practice client support /ticketing and task manager system, with reminders that can be sent to my clients and my team for various tasks due.
  • I would like Xero to have a cheaper option for their packages that include invoicing and related documents, as in my country we have options with an opposition accounting firm that offers a subscription where clients can create up to 2000 invoices per year for free.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Usability
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
Xero
Xero has all the features that you need, basically. From chart of accounts, reconciling books, to making annual financial reports. What I'm currently looking for Xero right now is to provide more broader integration with the other apps so we can use it for customer-facing experience also. All in all, everything works well!
Read full review
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.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Support Rating
Darwinbox
No answers on this topic
Xero
Always respond and keep issues open until you are satisfied with the result. Generally good responses, in the past, I had some support responses that were really basic and really annoying. They type where "have your tried restarting your computer" style of answers. Well, of course, I went through all the basics before contacting them. Duh, but I suppose not everyone does. Otherwise, it would be a 10. The last year has shown a marked improvement in the support responses however.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Alternatives Considered
Darwinbox
Darwinbox helps to maintain all the things at one platform and easy to use too. It provide better usability compared with Moday.com. Darwinbox provides more functionality compared with monday.com. It is also user friendly as well. All the things we are getting one platform and on one place.
Read full review
Xero
I've used a lot of different accounting systems. Many of them so big and powerful, but a hassle to get set up. Xero is light, inexpensive, and easy to use. When I originally selected them they seemed like they were developing new features at a quick rate as well. I was invited to be part of focus sessions to make the product better. That part has slowed down significantly though.
Read full review
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
Read full review
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.
Read full review
Xero
  • Saved many hours through automatic invoices and followups
  • Saved many hours by allowing transactions to start via bank feeds (ie I don't have to input a transaction and mark it against what is in the bank/cc account; rather, the transaction in the account is where you input the transaction into the books.
  • Has the scalability my business requires, and not much more.
Read full review
ScreenShots

Darwinbox Screenshots

Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of

Xero Screenshots

Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of