August 26, 2014 08:00 ET

Xero Launches Small Business Solutions Marketplace to Support Rapidly Growing Ecosystem

350 Business Tools Now Integrate With Xero's Online Accounting Platform, Over 5x That of QuickBooks Online

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - Xero, a global leader in online accounting software, launched a new small business solutions marketplace to support its growing ecosystem of 350 business solutions that integrate with the company's online accounting platform.

Xero excels in the quantity and quality of its integrations with other small business solutions. Built from the ground up for the cloud, Xero believes that small businesses win when there's a healthy, open ecosystem of innovative companies working together to make the lives of business owners easier. As a result, Xero:

  • Offers 350 business apps, a 35 percent increase from this time last year.
  • Delivers over 5x the number of third-party integrations compared to QuickBooks Online.
  • Reports 42,000 active installs of solutions being used today with its accounting platform, up 280 percent year-over year.

To support this vibrant ecosystem, Xero's new small business solutions marketplace makes it easier for business owners and accounting professionals to find, compare and choose the right software solutions for their needs. This includes ratings and reviews to know which solutions work well for different types of situations. By integrating the data from these solutions with Xero's accounting platform, business owners no longer need to re-enter data into Xero and can get a more holistic view of their business finances.

Business tools that integrate with Xero range from point-of-sale and payroll applications to marketing and customer relationship management solutions. These include best-in-breed tools such as Square for point-of-sale, ADP and ZenPayroll for payroll, Constant Contact for marketing and Google Docs for content collaboration.

"One size does not fit all when you think about the nearly 30 million small businesses in the US," said Peter Karpas, Xero's CEO of North America. "Xero gets this. We believe that business owners should have a choice. That's why we've designed our new marketplace to make it easier to search, compare and select from among the most innovative business tools available in the market. And it's not just the quantity, we pride ourselves in the quality of how these tools integrate with Xero so it feels like one seamless product -- not a bunch of products that are duct-taped together."

Xero's new small business solutions marketplace is available at:

About Xero
Xero is beautiful, easy-to-use online accounting software for small businesses and their advisors. The company has over 330,000 paying customers in more than 100 countries. Xero ranks No. 1 on Forbes' list of the World's 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies. The Xero US team is headquartered in San Francisco.

Contact Information

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