Xero to Hero!
November 26, 2021

Xero to Hero!

Tom Roden | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Overall Satisfaction with Xero

Xero allows me to neatly and accurately keep my books in good order while storing all data in the cloud so it can be accessed anywhere. I use Xero for my [organization] for all bookkeeping, payroll, expenses[,] and taxation purposes. It also integrates with my point of sale which makes recording sales and revenue data extremely easy.
  • Payroll integration[.]
  • Intuitive user interface[.]
  • Point of sale integration[.]
  • Greater customizability of the dashboard[.]
  • Easier access to support[.]
  • 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[.]
Xero has always been easy and intuitive to use. I very, very rarely require help using it and when I do, searching the help database usually solves the problem. I taught myself how to use Xero when starting my business and, since then, have always appreciated how easy it is to use and how rich and valuable the data is that it produces. I strongly believe that the strength of my business is in part due to the way I have been able to keep tidy books with Xero.
Being cloud-based means that I can access Xero and my company data from anywhere. I have been able to travel around the world and be quite distant from my business, yet still be able to keep firm control over its finances. Thanks to the cloud, it's entirely feasible for me to be able to oversee and run my business while not being in its physical location, which is extremely liberating and allows me to work flexibly.
Xero's integration with other software is more often than not a quick, easy process. It does often require detailed knowledge of accounting practices and the chart of accounts, but if you're a competent administrator then it's very easy to tee up integrations. I currently have Xero integrated with Deputy, Kounta, and more, which makes overall business administration streamlined and less reliant on manual data entry.

Do you think Xero delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Xero's feature set?

Yes

Did Xero live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Xero go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Xero again?

Yes

Xero is well suited to my [organization] across all facets of the business. It easily handles payroll which is integrated with our Deputy account for a completely streamlined payroll process that requires very little user input. It also syncs with our point of sale, Lightspeed (Kounta) which removes any need for manual sales/revenue data entry. Managing expenses and bills to pay is also extremely easy, quick, and intuitive.

Xero Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
10
Accounts receivable
10
Cash management
9
Bank reconciliation
10
Expense management
10
Time tracking
Not Rated
Fixed asset management
Not Rated
Multi-currency support
Not Rated
Multi-division support
Not Rated
Regulations compliance
Not Rated
Electronic tax filing
10
Self-service portal
Not Rated
Global Financial Support
Not Rated
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Not Rated
Intercompany Accounting
Not Rated
Localizations
Not Rated
Journals and Reconciliations
9
Enterprise Accounting
Not Rated
Configurable Accounting
Not Rated
Centralized Rules Framework
Not Rated
Standardized Processes
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
Not Rated
Automatic reordering
Not Rated
Location management
Not Rated
Manufacturing module
Not Rated
Pricing
Not Rated
Order entry
Not Rated
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
9
Order Orchestration
Not Rated
End-to-end order visibility
Not Rated
Order exception Resolution
Not Rated
Pay calculation
10
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
10
Salary revision and increment management
9
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
9
Standard reports
10
Custom reports
10
API for custom integration
Not Rated
Plug-ins
10
Role-based user permissions
9
Single sign-on capability
10