Why Irish SMEs Use Xero Accounting Software

How SME’s use Xero Accounting Software

If you’re an Irish SME owner, it’s likely that time is one of your most precious commodities, especially if you are taking on multiple roles within your business and that is why Irish SMEs use Xero accounting software.

Benefits of using Xero

Improve cash flow

  • Send invoices immediately and get paid faster. 
  • Make it easier for customers to pay with multiple online payments options
  • Stay ahead of due dates: manage debtors and pay bills on time
  • Streamline processes so you’re not paying your accountant to do mundane tasks
  • Keep on top of your accounts to avoid large tax bills and penalties

Improve efficiency and save time for Irish SMEs

  • Create and use templates to automate recurring tasks
  • Take a picture of your receipts for easy reference and extract key data automatically
  • Use the mobile app to complete tasks away from the office or during odd moments
  • Let your staff upload receipts, raise purchase orders, and send invoices

Keep your business information safe

  • Know that your data is protected with multiple layers of security
  • Control the level of access your staff have
  • Use two-step authentication to make logging in more secure

Stay in control of your finances

  • Forget clunky software installs and version updates; they happen automatically
  • Demystify accounting with visual dashboards and everyday language
  • Ask questions and collaborate with your accountant in real time
  • Customise the Xero dashboard to stay informed and help with decision making
  • Set up workflows hat streamline approving invoices and expenses 



Enjoy the freedom of working from anywhere

  • Access your Xero account and data anywhere on any device
  • Invoice, quote, add receipts, approve expenses, and reconcile from your phone


Present a professional image

  • Add your logo and customise Xero’s invoice and quote templates
  • See a complete picture of each customer, so it’s easier to communicate and follow up
  • Keep track of deliveries and bills to manage stock and pay creditors on time


Boost productivity with optional add-ons

  • Reduce the time spent tracking and managing employee’s expense claims with Xero Expenses. 
  •  Perfect for trade & construction or professional services, Xero Projects makes it easy to track time and expenses against jobs. Fully integrated with Xero, you can quote invoice and monitor job profitability all in one place.

Xero accounting software connects to thousands of apps

Xero also has the added benefit of an app marketplace that connects small business with over 1,000 software apps that are specifically designed to either complete or assist with the many tasks involved in running a business in a manner which achieves operational excellence. The Xero ecosystem provides apps not only to boost productivity, but because they share information seamlessly with Xero, the data is current and allows you to be ahead of your competition with meaningfully and timely information.


When you connect Xero accounting softwarewith one of these tools, real-time data can flow between two systems, minimizing the time it takes to complete many admin tasks so business owners can focus their resources on driving their businesses forward. 


Advisors play a crucial role in helping their clients choose the right technology solutions to run and grow their business. That’s why we at aperio are committed to our champion partnership with Xero since 2013 and have specialised in Xero migration. All our employees have completed their Xero advisor certifications to ensure the best possible service. Read more about our business advisory excellence service.



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