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Our beautiful cloud-based accounting software connects people with the right numbers anytime, anywhere, on any device. Xero

thesiliconreview-steve-vamos-ceo-xero-2018For accountants and bookkeepers, Xero helps build a trusted relationship with small business clients through online collaboration.

Xero was started to change the game for small business. Founded in 2006 in New Zealand, Xero is one of the fastest growing software as a service company globally. We lead New Zealand, Australian, and United Kingdom cloud accounting markets, employing a world-class team of more than 1,800 people in 20 offices across the planet. Forbes identified Xero as the World’s Most Innovative Growth Company in 2014 and 2015.

Small business makes the world go round – it’s the heart of the global economy. We want millions of small businesses to thrive through better tools, information, and connections. Like all great challenges, we can’t do it by ourselves: we work closely with our customers, partners, and other friends to push innovation forward, turning Xero into the online business platform for the world.

Let Xero Do the Heavy Lifting For You

Xero’s online accounting software is designed to make small business easier. See how we can help you take control of the numbers, so you can get back to what you do best.

Get your books done faster:

Xero can automatically handle tasks that used to take up all of your time. From importing bank transactions to sending invoice reminders, we’ll do the work for you.

Feel confident in your numbers:

With all your data stored safely and in one place, it’s easy to get a snapshot of how your business is tracking. You can also invite your accountant or bookkeeper into Xero so they’ll ensure you meet all your tax obligations.

Add more to your software:

Look after your staff with Xero Payroll and drive profitability on your projects with Xero Projects. It’s fully integrated with Xero so you can keep all your business information in one handy place.

Do business from anywhere, on any device:

It’s easy to access all your data and Xero tools from anywhere – just connect to the internet. Plus, keep all your essentials like invoicing and payroll at your fingertips with Xero’s mobile app.

Unique Features That Xero Offers To Run Every Part Of Your Business:

  • Bank connections: Connect to your bank so transactions flow automatically into Xero each business day.
  • Information security: Protect your precious business information with extra layers of security in Xero.
  • Dashboard: See how cash is tracking with a quick glance at your customizable Xero dashboard.
  • Xero expenses: Easily record, claim and manage expenses and receipts online.
  • Pay runs: Track employees’ payroll information with Xero’s simple payroll tool.
  • Business performance dashboard: Get the full up-to-date picture of how your business is performing.
  • Fixed assets: Discover a way to better manage your business’s fixed assets.
  • Multi-currency: Automatically track gains and losses across multiple currencies.
  • Contacts and smart lists: Get a complete snapshot of your contacts and relationship history.

Security at Xero

Protecting your data: We’re committed to the security of our customers’ data and provide multiple layers of protection for the personal and financial information you trust to Xero.

You control access: As a Xero customer you have the flexibility to invite unlimited users into your account to collaborate on your data, and the person that holds the subscription has control over who has access and what they are able to do. Our customer support staff cannot access your information unless you invite them to help. Please see our privacy policy for further information.

User authentication: We provide standard access to the Xero software through a login and password. In addition, we offer the option of using two-step authentication. This provides a second level of security for your Xero account. It means you’re also asked to enter a unique code generated by a separate authenticator app on your smartphone. We recommend you use two-step authentication as it reduces the risk of your Xero account being accessed if your password is compromised.

Data encryption: We encrypt all data that goes between you and Xero using industry-standard TLS (Transport Layer Security), protecting your personal and financial data. Your data is also encrypted at rest when it is stored on our servers, and encrypted when we transfer it between data centers for backup and replication.

Network protection: Xero takes a “defense in depth” approach to protecting our systems and your data. Multiple layers of security controls protect access to and within our environment, including firewalls, intrusion protection systems, and network segregation. Xero’s security services are configured, monitored and maintained according to industry best practice. We partner with industry-leading security vendors to leverage their expertise and global threat intelligence to protect our systems.

Secure data centers: Xero’s servers are located within enterprise-grade hosting facilities that employ robust physical security controls to prevent physical access to the servers they house. These controls include 24/7/365 monitoring and surveillance, on-site security staff and regular ongoing security audits. Xero maintains multiple geographically separated data replicas and hosting environments to minimize the risk of data loss or outages.

Security monitoring: Xero’s Security team continuously monitors security systems, event logs, notifications and alerts from all systems to identify and manage threats.

Security assurance: Xero has produced a Service Organization Control (SOC 2) report. The report is the result of an independent auditor's examination of Xero's cloud-based accounting system relevant to the Trust Services Principles and Criteria for Security, Availability, and Confidentiality.

Greet the Leader

Steve Vamos, Chief Executive Officer:

Steve Vamos, Chief Executive Officer of Xero leads the global growth and performance of the business. With more than 30 years’ experience in global technology and digital media, Steve has worked in leading international businesses, including Apple, IBM, and Microsoft. Steve also led the growth of ninemsn, an online media business, from start-up to industry leader as company’s Chief Executive Officer. Steve holds a degree in Civil Engineering (with Honors) from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

“We’re proud to be helping over 1 million subscribers worldwide transform the way they do business. And we’re just getting started.”