Accounting in the Cloud: Why We Love Xero

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Accounting in the Cloud: Why We Love Xero

For entrepreneurs and small to medium size business owners, selecting the right accounting software is an important decision. You’ll want to look for a program that works with your budget but still provides the level of service you need.

When selecting accounting software for your small to medium sized business, we usually recommend cloud-based programs. Cloud-based back office solutions are changing the way entrepreneurs and small businesses are able to work. Rather than being tied to your work computer, cloud-based software allows you to work from anywhere, even when you’re on the go.

Xero is an online, cloud-based accounting software tailored specifically to small to medium sized businesses. You can use Xero to manage your invoicing, bank reconciliations, bookkeeping, and more. Here’s a few reasons why we love working with Xero.

Cloud-Based Software Moves With You

Got a wifi connection or mobile device? You’re ready to check in on your financials with Xero. Accessible via Mac, PC, tablet or smartphone, Xero allows you to see up-to-date financial information on the go.

And It’s Easy

With an extremely user-friendly interface, you’ll feel empowered in understanding your financial data, even without your accountant at your side every moment. You’ll find it easier than ever to send invoices, spot anomalies, chase down late payments, and reconcile transactions.

Safe and Secure

Cloud-based information storage is now safer than ever. Using 2-step authentication and industry-standard data encryption, Xero protects your financial information safely and securely.

Integration With Apps

In order to allow business owners to make smarter financial decisions, Xero has a wide variety of app integrations. From integrating payment and eCommerce partners like Square, Stripe and Shopify to connecting with your CRM software, you’ll find connecting with your customers easy. Best of all? Xero integrates with a variety of analytics programs, turning your data into financial plans that help you grow your business.

Unlimited Users

Use Xero to collaborate with your team, your accountant, your bookkeepers, and anyone else you hire along the way. You won’t need to worry about outgrowing your plan if you end up growing your employee roster or adding a bookkeeping service to your team.

Accessible Financial Documentation

Make audit-stress a thing of the past by streamlining your accounting data digitally. You’ll rest easy knowing that your data is organized, accurate, and accessible - and your auditors will love you for it. (We’re not saying you have to love them back - they’re still auditors!)

Automatic Bank Feeds

Bank feeds let you automatically import your account transactions from your bank into Xero. You’ll never need to download them again.

Next-Level Customer Support

Managing your own accounting means you’ll probably hit a bump in the road at one point - it’s the nature of the financial beast! Xero’s support team is readily available and provides a smooth, easy troubleshooting experience. We’d know - we’ve called! And if you’re more of a DIY person, Xero’s library of guides, videos and FAQ’s are easily accessible online.

If you’re looking to change your accounting software provider, or are just getting set up with your first accounting program, our bookkeeping experts can help. We’ll look into your current situation, and take into consideration your needs, scope and goals to find a software program that’s perfectly tailored to you.

Looking for more support with your bookkeeping and accounting software? Consider outsourcing your accounting and bookkeeping service to back office experts. We provide small businesses in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto with accurate monthly bookkeeping so that you have the financial data and expertise you need to make smarter financial decisions for your business.

We thoroughly research and test the apps we include in our regular workflow for Client bookkeeping services. After deciding on criteria for evaluating the software and then researching the app itself, we tested the app, noting its strengths and weaknesses. We then work with the app for at least a few weeks before deciding whether to recommend it to our readers. We use the software as it was designed for its intended tasks. For a detailed walk-through of how we select and evaluate software, please see the details of our process.

Enkel receives no consideration or compensation from software publishers for featuring their software in our blog articles.

Omar Visram
About Omar Visram
Omar Visram is the Co-founder and CEO of Enkel Backoffice Solutions Inc. Headquartered in Vancouver, Enkel provides bookkeeping, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable services to over 300 organizations Canada-wide.