Why I love Xero
Who wants to spend time doing the books? Let’s face it, no-one really. But it is one of those jobs that must get done. If you don’t do your invoicing you don’t get paid. And if you don’t reconcile your bank account you won’t know if you’ve got enough in the bank to cover your bills.
Sure you can use a spreadsheet. That’s free isn’t it? Well yes, in terms of cash. But what about in terms of time? How long do you spend on your spreadsheet every week, every month, and every quarter when you do your BAS?
Did you know in Xero your BAS is as easy as clicking a button?! It is! You still need to check it over but if you’ve been reconciling as you go, which is easy in Xero, then you can do your BAS in ten minutes. Seriously.
The time savings are main reason I love Xero but there are other things too.
- I can access it anywhere there is an internet connection. I don’t have to have any files or backups on my computer and if, heaven forbid, I lose my laptop at least I’ll still have my business records.
- There are heaps of Add on partners, from Point Of Sale like VendHQ, Job Management software (I use Workflow Max), to CRM, Inventory management and hundreds of others. The integrations are seamless and save hours and hours of double entry.
- It just works. There are heaps of training videos and the online help centre is fantastic but as a rule you don’t need to go there. Xero is very intuitive and anyone who can use a computer will be able to figure out most things in Xero.
- The Xero team and Xero users are some of the most positive, upbeat, friendly and forward thinking people you will ever meet!
I could go on but I won’t. You can try it out for yourself with a free trial.
Use the mobile app to reconcile, send invoices, or create expense claims – from anywhere.
Send online invoices to your customers – and get updated when they’re opened.
Xero imports and categorises your latest bank transactions. Just click OK to reconcile.
Real-time reports. With one click you can instantly generate your BAS and see how your business is doing
Here are some testimonials from Xero users talking about their experiences. There are more on their website.
Anna from Curious Grace
Yarraville and Clifton Hill, Melbourne
A childhood spent constructing elaborate cubby houses from furniture and blankets meant I was destined to work in interior design. At Curious Grace we’re all about creating beautiful spaces, so it fits we use beautiful accounting software. Xero seamlessly links our sales to our accounts, and we can log in from anywhere. Double handling is eliminated and I have more time to design stunning spaces with my clients.
Kate from Blackbird & Fox
From Arts student to croc-wrangler, I found my true calling in running my own specialty homewares and gift store in Melbourne. While it hasn’t come without its challenges, Xero’s made the accounting side of things so much simpler: I do the bank rec over breakfast, payroll is a breeze – and the numbers and reports are on hand whenever I need them. It’s no wonder I’m a Xero-devotee.
Caz says – HI Tracy. WOW THANK YOU !!!!! I can’t tell you how happy I am, I just did my first pay run it saved me an hour and does a much better job as you can see.