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Why Xero makes sense for businesses large and small

When it comes to accounting packages, Xero stands out among the rest. Not only is it user-friendly and easy to use, it also has many add-ons that make it customisable to any industry.

Here at COUNT, we continue to support clients using other packages such as Sage, but if you are considering Xero, here are five benefits out of the many for using this fantastic accounting package.

1. Automated bank feeds

You can set up a bank feed to automatically import bank statements into Xero. This speeds up the bank reconciliation process and ensures that entries are posted into the accounts as soon as they happen.

2. Available anytime you're online, from anywhere

Because it is in the cloud, you can work where you want, when you want, and have as many users as you like for no extra cost! It also comes with a useful app that you can install on your phone so that you always have key information at your fingertips while on the go.

3. Documents filing

Xero allows you to save a scanned or PDF copies of documents on the cloud for easy reference. This is especially useful for purchase invoices, where the copy of the invoice can be attached to the relevant transaction in Xero.

4. No installation or IT maintenance

As Xero is in the cloud, there is no software to install, or have enough licenses for every user. There is also no need to perform any backups as information is automatically saved and securely stored on the cloud. The software itself is continually being upgraded and improved, but this happens seamlessly in the background so there is never any need for the user to do anything.

5. Accessibility

Using Xero also allows us as the accountant to provide direct support to the client remotely, including immediate support in the event of any queries. Xero also allows for various roles, so each team members can have access that is appropriate for them.

There are so many more benefits that Xero provides, so if you are interested in giving it a try, please contact us and we can arrange for a free trial. COUNT Accountants will also help ensure a smooth transition from your current system to Xero.