Getting the most out of Xero’s Add On App Market Place

Is your business getting the most out of Xero’s Add-On App MarketPlace?

Apps within the Xero Marketplace (otherwise known as Xero Add-Ons) are designed to save businesses time and money because data from other systems are automatically imported and/or synced with Xero – removing the need for manual data entry and messy paper based processes. Xero now integrates with over 700 time-saving apps. Check the Xero website to explore some of these.

However, latest statistics show that around half of Xero subscribers in Australia aren’t using a single Xero Add-on from Xero’s app marketplace!

Xero Add-Ons can take care of things like:
  • Point of Sale (Kounta, Vend)
  • Inventory  (Unleashed, Dear, Trade Gecko)
  • Job & Project Management (SimPRO, ServiceM8, WorkflowMax)
  • Payroll & HR (Deputy, Employment Hero)
  • Ecommerce (Shopify)
  • Bills & Expense Management (Receipt Bank, Hubdoc, Expensify, AutoEntry)
  • Cash Flow Forecasting (Float)
  • Reporting (Spotlight Reporting)
There are add-on’s available that can be utilised across almost every industry, and then there are add-on’s that have a more industry specific focus eg our Agricultural clients use Figured. This is the complete online crop & livestock tracking, farm budgeting & forecasting tool that works hand-in-hand with Xero.

Before committing to any new Xero Add On app we recommend you do the following:
  • Check out other people’s reviews available in the Xero Business Community.
  • Visit the app’s website to gain a better understanding of the software, it’s capabilities and potential limitations.
  • Sign up for a free trial and test the software for yourself.
  • Organise a demonstration of the software from the software provider.
  • Consider other apps that may connect to this app and how they can all ‘fit’ into your connected suite of business tools.
  • Look at alternative systems for what you’re trying to achieve and consider the pros & cons of each.
  • Most apps will have certificated partners that can help you with any more complex questions as well has help you get up and running. There will usually be a ‘Partners’ section on their website.