“Being cloud based software Xero allows me to invoice clients even when I’m away from the office from my phone, tablet or laptop. It’s very easy to use and being able to scan bills and attach them to the entry in Xero is a great feature. If we have a query we just open up the original to see all the details, instead of searching through a file containing a months’ worth of paper.”
“Xero is proving to be a great investment for us. It’s so much easier now to have an up-to-date view of our financial situation, and TW’s support made the transition to online accounting very easy.”
“Since moving our farm accounts on to Xero, we’ve been able to reduce the time it takes to prepare the quarterly VAT returns and get our annual accounts to Thorne Widgery.”
“Moving to Xero has given us a much more “live” picture of our accounts at any given time. The most useful element, is the fact that you can talk to TW on the phone whilst both looking at the same live data which is enormously helpful.
From a time saving perspective, the bank reconciliation could be regarded as revolutionary! Previously with Sage I would need to allocate a couple of hours a month in a single slot in order to do this but with Xero, I’m able to nibble away at in on a daily basis. This means that queries can be dealt with much more quickly before everyone forgets whatever the issue might have been.
The other key aspect I value is being able to attach an electronic copy of any documents relating to a transaction. This need not only be an invoice, but can also be emails relating to any aspect of the transaction, purchase orders etc. It saves a lot of printing and never gets lost!
Whilst I would not claim that the switch from Sage to Xero was easy, I believe that Xero have overcome many of the irritations which I had in the early days. It took a couple of months to get my processes in place, but I would certainly not go back now!”