Expanding our horizons with Xero

Though we are very proud to call ourselves Diamond-level QuickBooks ProAdvisors, one of our best business traits is adaptability. We try to stay on the forefront of a changing global market and, when we read that Xero is the fastest-growing international accounting software (by number of users), we knew that we had to add it to our repertoire.

We are proud to announce that we are now Xero certified partners. This means that we have completed an extensive training course, and passed a rigorous certification exam to demonstrate our proficiency with the software. So if your business uses Xero, we are ready and able to seamlessly transition to managing your books.

You might be wondering how Xero compares to QuickBooks. Both have their benefits and drawbacks. The Xero dashboard might be a bit less user-friendly for a non-accountant, whereas QuickBooks is very easy-to-read. Many users also just prefer the familiarity and solid reputation of QuickBooks, which is perfectly understandable. However, Xero does have some useful built-in tools, particularly an included budgeting application, payroll included on larger packages, and currency conversion on the premium package. Depending on the package chosen, the pricing is similar between the two systems. (Xero starts at $9 per month, with premium plans going up to $70/month.) Obviously, both are online-compatible for cloud computing.

As previously mentioned, we are still incredibly happy to be partnered with QuickBooks, and will continue to offer our support and services for QuickBooks clients. However, there is no harm in diversifying our skill set. Based on our market research, Xero is worth investing our time into. If you too would like to learn more about the benefits of using Xero, you can read about their features here, or contact us. We would love to answer questions you might have about this or any other accounting software.

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