April 25, 2013 09:00 ET

Xero and SurePayroll Join Forces Offering Cloud-Based Accounting & Payroll

Beautiful Accounting Software & Leading Payroll Solution Give Small Businesses Real-Time Financial Insight

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2013) - Xero, the global leader in online accounting software, and SurePayroll, a leader in online payroll, announce the integration of beautiful accounting software with the award-winning online payroll solution. Through this partnership, small businesses and accounting professionals can easily manage their payroll and finances in the cloud -- removing the need for double data entry while providing Xero customers access to additional solutions like 401(k) plans, health insurance, workers compensation, employee screening and more.

A recent Zogby survey of accountants overwhelmingly found (54 percent) the biggest mistake small business owners make is not keeping their financial records up-to-date. Through the Xero and SurePayroll integration, small businesses can access and maintain their financials in real-time, with added capability of pulling payroll any time, anywhere and on any device. Whether behind a desk, on the road, or on the couch, the combination of cloud-based accounting with cloud-based payroll provides small businesses the most comprehensive and current view of their financials. 

"The ability to make smart financial decisions is key for small business owners, but in order to do this they must have the right information," said Jamie Sutherland, Xero president of U.S. operations. "Our integration with SurePayroll empowers accountants and small business owners with a robust online solution that puts critical data at their fingertips and ultimately helps them better run their business." 

"SurePayroll truly pioneered online payroll for small business which is just one of the reasons we appreciate Xero's disruptive spirit as they seek new ways to better service accountants and their clients," said Rick Gunther, senior vice president, SurePayroll. "Additionally their end-to-end system offers a host of solutions to help increase efficiency for small business. With the integration available today to our clients, we look forward to growing this partnership together from this point forward."

About the Survey
Zogby Analytics was commissioned by Xero Limited to conduct an online survey of 400 accountants in the U.S. The survey was conducted from February 14 through February 21, 2013. Based on a confidence interval of 95 percent, the margin of error for 400 is +/- 5.0 percentage points. This means that all other things being equal, the identical survey repeated will have results within the margin of error 95 times out of 100.

About SurePayroll
SurePayroll is the trusted provider of easy online payroll services to small businesses nationwide. Whether a business has 1, 10, or 100 employees, SurePayroll delivers peace of mind by combining innovative, Industry-leading technology and personalized support from an award-winning, U.S.-based customer care team. SurePayroll also provides private-label and co-branded services for accountants and banking partners as well as offering efficient online solutions for managing 401(k) plans, health insurance, workers' compensation, employee screening and more. SurePayroll is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex. For more information, please visit

About Xero
Xero is beautiful, easy to use online accounting software for small businesses and their advisors. The company has over 150,000 paying customers in more than 100 countries around the world. Recently Xero garnered a five-star review for Software As Service from CPA Practice Advisor. Xero's U.S. team is based in San Francisco. Xero is hosted with Rackspace in Chicago. See

Contact Information

  • Xero U.S President of Operations:
    Jamie Sutherland
    (415) 806-1107
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    Xero Media Contact:
    Kristin Farrell
    (415) 963-4174 ext. 10
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    SurePayroll Media Contact:
    Lori Bolas
    Director, Marketing Communications
    (847) 676-8420 ext. 7248
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