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Xero reviews from startup founders

47 reviews by founders
June 12, 2017

I like that Xero has an online version. Also, I feel that it is more user friendly than QuickBooks. You can link bank accounts and cards to it pretty seamlessly.

Jessica Postiglione

Co-founder & CEO - Olika

June 8, 2017

Xero does a good job at a very, very reasonable price. It connects with most credit cards and bank accounts. All our French and US bank accounts sync with Xero which is great. Although we have one issue with GAAP, they don’t manage French GAAP correctly as I was told. That’s what our CPA told us, and we might be risking some penalties. But for our size, I’m not too worried about that for now.

Emeric Ernoult

Founder & CEO - Agorapulse

May 18, 2017

It works well for us as we are on the Enterprise solution now. Not great on a cloud standpoint or for Mac. For smaller companies, Xero is probably the best choice.

Daniel Fine

Founder & CEO - Glass-U

Xero - Best Billing & Invoicing Tools for Startups

Xero is an accounting software that promotes itself specifically to the smallest businesses, offering the most streamlined service available in a category that is notoriously complicated. Xero works solely in the cloud and boasts capacity for unlimited users, simple mobile apps and no installation. It covers all basic accounting needs like online invoicing, multi-currency support and expense reporting. In a limited number of states, it also includes payroll features like time tracking, direct deposits and an employee portal.

How startups use Xero?

Xero does everything it can to promote ease of use, and therefore sacrifices some of the more complex features offered by larger services, such as inventory management (which Xero only offers via a third-party add-on). Xero is used almost exclusively by Seed-stage startups that have simpler accounting needs and don’t want the learning curve that comes with a more complex tool like QuickBooks.

How much does Xero cost?

Xero has three pricing plans: a starter plan at $9 per month, a standard plan for $30 per month, and a premium plan for $70 per month.

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