When it comes to online accounting, Xero is a great option for many businesses. From importing bank transactions to sending out automated invoices, Xero saves time and money for business owners. The cloud bookkeeping platform allows its subscribers (over 2 million and counting!) to check in on their business growth at anytime from anywhere.

Check out our list of Top 5 apps on the Xero marketplace, that small businesses using Xero should know about. These apps offer seamless integration with Xero, streamlining business and operation processes such as payments, pay runs, inventory control and much more.

Best Payroll HR app – Tanda

Fulfilling timely pay runs is crucial for a business, but can be stressful, especially when  workforces are a mix of permanent, part-time and casual staff. Keeping track of frequent changes in rostered days and shifts can also be tricky.

Tanda manages rostering, timesheets and pay rates of every staff member, freeing up business owners from menial administrative tasks. Tanda is the ideal payroll system that can record workforce data accurately while catering to business growth and expansion.

With one click, the Tanda-Xero integration imports timesheets directly to the Xero payroll. No more double data entry. The stress that usually comes with the payroll process is reduced. Most importantly, staff are paid correctly and on time for every pay run.

Best Inventory app – DEAR Inventory

Imagine your best-selling product being out of stock. It’s a nightmare for any wholesaler or retailer.

DEAR Inventory is a centralised order and inventory management that controls and manages products, customers, suppliers, purchases and sales. Its efficient inventory management can help identify consumer demands and potential growth areas.

By connecting DEAR Inventory in Xero, all inventory-related purchases, sales and manufacturing data will synchronise over to Xero. Invoices, bills and journal entries can then be created automatically from Xero, helping businesses save time and increase productivity.

Best CRM app – Insightly

Strong, lasting relationships are a key element to business success. With each business relationship unique and constantly changing, keeping interactions flowing and consistent can be a juggle.

With over 1.5 million users in over 25,000 organisations, Insightly is a leading CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software with ease of use functionality. As a cloud CRM, Insightly allows users to create new contacts, managing opportunities and sending mass emails, from any device.

The Insightly-Xero integration syncs contact details as well as sales opportunities while also tracking Xero invoices and bills. Sales staff can create new Xero invoice drafts in Insightly. No more valuable time wasted on cross referencing customer details and double entries, allowing faster sales lead times and chasing bigger deals.

Best e-commerce app – A2X

Being an online retailer can have some great advantages with little overhead costs and the ability to run business from pretty much anywhere. However, entering sales transactions and staying on top of the bookkeeping can take up precious time and resources.

A2X makes life easier for Amazon and Shopify sellers by automatically posting all store sales into Xero. Online retailers no longer need to manually pull out fees, refunds or adjustments and can take peace of mind knowing all of the calculations have been done by Xero.

The seamless integration to Xero has earned A2X a Featured App as well as one of Xero’s Top Picks. With 175 reviews and a consistent 5 star rating over at Xero marketplace, A2X can do no wrong in helping online retailers and merchants streamline their back office to enjoy online business growth and success.

Best Payments app – B2Bpay

What if you could earn Qantas Points from paying business expenses, but also when receiving payments from clients?

B2Bpay is a secure online payment portal for businesses to pay all of their invoices using their existing credit card.

Businesses can earn credit card and Qantas Points when making payments. Credit card points are also generated when paying all business expenses. Full points are also earned on ATO, insurance, telco and utilities bills.

Become a B2Bpay Biller and earn Qantas Points each time a client makes a payment (1 Qantas Point for every $20 paid by VISA or Mastercard). Get paid faster and improve cash flow with a “Pay Now” button on invoices. A simple click directs your client to a secure payment page, branded with your company logo.

Through the B2Bpay-Xero integration bills that are paid will be automatically updated to “Paid” in Xero. Payment processing fees are also recorded as an expense, which will be a time saver during tax time.

When receiving payments as a B2Bpay Biller, the “Pay Now” button on invoices will be connected to Xero where client payments are automatically recorded and reconciled.

Click HERE to join B2Bpay at no extra cost and start the integration with Xero today. For further information, feel free to chat with one of our specialists on 1300 205 575.

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