Maree Maxfield recently highlighted the fact that Xero is not able to handle organisations with a year-end date that does not also fall on a month-end date. So 31st March works fine - but if your business makes up its accounts to 15th March every year, you have a problem.
However, I don't think it's a problem that Xero need to solve - I believe that sometimes you have to change to… Continue
Added by Adrian Pearson on January 2, 2013 at 11:30 —
-contacts to be basis for database,not just for invoice recipients
-invoicing to be more dynamic for more precise external communication
-invoicing data to be more flexible for better business metrics
Xero in my opinion is not just an accounting package but it is also the nucleus of the data flow of a small business DATABASE and has to make few changes in contacts to reflect this. As it feeds to CRM systems it… Continue
Added by Luke Rooney on May 26, 2012 at 10:39 —
Are there any other users that need to put in MULTI currency costs/expenses?
Xero Customer Care suggests we calculate it manually ...
Added by Robert Kroeze on June 22, 2011 at 15:49 —
So here it is, Xero's vision to transform online accounting for small business:
Xero’s vision is to be the accounting solutions platform of choice through:
• Operational excellence with “servers… Continue
Added by Earl Rudolfo on October 22, 2010 at 15:00 —
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But there’s a story behind the numbers. Yes, a story behind the numbers in every business. In some cases, this story is never told in its entirety. As a Continue
business owner, you may see chapters of the story by looking at the
numbers and attempting to interpret the meaning behind the numbers
yourself. Or get someone with more experienced eyes to view and
interpret the numbers for you. But most time this turns to to be…
Added by Earl Rudolfo on September 9, 2010 at 2:30 —
Am new to using Xero and love it, we think is so great that our company is in the process of partnering with Xero and through the API interface we have developed an intergration package for our debt collection software, however; we need application testers.
There will be a substantial discount on commission charges for those who are willing to assist in this project.
Please mail me here if… Continue
Added by Tabitha Harris on August 6, 2010 at 0:30 —
Introducing Accounting Software Review Pack
Software consultants have many skills, some of which are “problem solving” and “providing independent advice” on software applications. With the recent release of Accounting Software Review Pack Continue
by Software Shortlist Pty Ltd, designed for the consumer to choose a
product, here you will find unbiased support notes detailing cost,
functionality and reporting features plus more. However, I…
Added by Gillian Rossouw on May 29, 2010 at 14:30 —
Sorry to use this blog for selfish reasons but wondered if there were any vacancies out there for a Xero trained accountant who wants to join a forward looking Xero based practice, or as a self employed resource for a smaller practice?
Very flexible in my approach and requirements, but not in the fact that I want to be involved with people who have bought into the whole Xero ethos.
Also fully accredited with Sage, Mamut and Iris practice suite
Added by David Kime on May 5, 2010 at 19:07 —
Wondered if any of you had come across the following and have any suggestions
I have a society that has an annual subscription, but allows its members to pay by standing order over 12 months. Therefore each month there are 100's of receipts for the same amount, which need to be allocated against the subscription invoice. Problem is that some people cancel their subs s/o and not notify the society, who need to monitor o/s amounts… Continue
Added by David Kime on April 15, 2010 at 21:36 —
For me, there are are lot of unexplored areas in Xero which only surface when you are looking to do something new and different that usually requires a workaround. So I'm off to do some exploring. I feel somewhat like Sherlock Holmes looking for clues to solving a case. In fact, this may conjure up a good visual of what I'm trying to accomplish here.
So off I go. At this point, my travels have taken me into the Fixed Assets… Continue
Added by Earl Rudolfo on March 12, 2010 at 14:30 —
Just wanted to get a dialogue going about the upcoming Harmonized Sales tax (HST) coming July 1, 2010 for Xero users in Canada. In particular, it applies to the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia. My sense is that to accommodate this change in Xero, all that needs to happen is to create another tax item at 13%. The real concern for small business users here is understanding and applying the transition rules
to your particular… Continue
Added by Earl Rudolfo on March 4, 2010 at 14:25 —
News is just coming through from the other side of the planet (New Zealand and the ONYAs to be precise) that Xero has won three out of the four awards it was nominated for, namely “Most Outstanding Website”, “Best User Experience” and “Best Web Application”. They missed out on “Most Innovative” but, hey, this is accounting software we’re talking about. Continue
Of course, being web-based software, this is the same stuff that we use…
Added by Adrian Pearson on February 19, 2010 at 11:00 —
I met up with Hamish Edwards and Darren Glanville from Xero online accounting software yesterday, when they dropped in to the Pearson & Associates offices. Continue
It was good to meet Hamish for the first time, after…
Added by Adrian Pearson on February 2, 2010 at 13:30 —
In Ireland you have two methods for returning sales tax
The Cash and Accruals methods
From the XERO settings it seems to be only able to choose one system or the other for everything.
however unlike nearly every other country we deal with, In Ireland
Cash basis mean – Cash for Sales and Invoices for Purchases
Accruals means – Invoices for Sales and Invoices for Purchases.
As you can imagine the cash basis of recording VAT… Continue
Added by Denis Breen on February 1, 2010 at 12:35 —
In a post on the Xero Blog on 15th January,
Matt Vickers discusses Vendor Lock-In. In a previous post, I commented on the automatic upgrades nature of Saas products. Here I want to examine Mark Mark’s Matt's claim that:
“.. if you want to stop using Xero, it’s relatively simple to get your data out in…
Added by Adrian Pearson on January 19, 2010 at 10:30 —
In a post on the Xero Blog
today, Mark Vickers discusses how users of software (desktop or web-based) are always vulnerable to “vendor lock-in” – in essence having their data stuck in a system they now want out of.
, then moves on to accounting… Continue
Added by Adrian Pearson on January 15, 2010 at 11:33 —
How do I rate Xero to MYOB?
I have just finished updating my books on Xero, it only took me 5 mins!! This used to take me at least TWO HOURS on MYOB and this is how the process went…
First I would have to enter in all my bills and double check I had entered in all my invoices.
I would then enter any bill payments, invoice payments, spend money transactions and bank transfers from my bank statement.
THEN, I would have to go into the bank… Continue
Added by Anita Dobson on December 17, 2009 at 6:55 —
Last week I found a great new tool to help my business, and I have used it properly for the first time today. Thanks to Crossloop (www.crossloop.com
) I can now have short training sessions without having to leave my office or the client having to leave theirs.
This is excellent if you are stuck on Xero!!
If you are not sure on how to enter a transaction and want to be shown how, or if you just want reassurance that you have entered… Continue
Added by Anita Dobson on December 17, 2009 at 6:54 —
Hi Just signed up to this social networking site and I want to rave about Xero....
I have the feature that allows bank feeds automatically and this is amazing! All I have to do is press the reconcile button and its done! coded, and reconciled...my accounts are up to date on an almost daily basis. I've found that the system is brilliant for our size business and handles things brilliantly.
The biggest break through has been the integration with our project management… Continue
Added by Alex Mann on November 22, 2009 at 22:12 —
I've been providing bookkeeping and accounting services to small business for over 15 years now. I've often discussed with "accounting professionals" about utilizing online accounting applications like Xero for their small business clients. Very often, they don't see the value/benefits in offering these services to their clients. Their attitude is "if it an't broke, don't fix it". My response to these accountants (tongue in cheek) is "wake up and smell the new wave of accounting" or be left… Continue
Added by Earl Rudolfo on October 2, 2009 at 14:56 —