Simple inventory

Coming up with a solution so you can record purchases as well as sales has been a much requested feature. It leads the pack among a bunch of new things we’ve got in today’s release.

To help you monitor your inventory we’ve revamped Price List Items and given it a new name Inventory Items. Check out Help Centre to learn about using Inventory Items on invoices, bulk exporting and for importing. There’s also a brand new report.  Or for a quick overview have a look at the video below.

While Inventory Items isn’t intended to replace a complete inventory management system (check out these Xero Network Partners for that – Unleashed and SimPro) it does provide a simple means to track the movement of inventory in your business.

We’ve also released a whole raft of changes to support the increase in GST in New Zealand – a complete list of what we’ve done and what’s left to do is here . We’ve even created a handy FAQ to answer some of the questions that might be on your mind. For the Australians the killer feature is Westpac bank feeds.  For a full list of the changes see our  release notes.

Footnote: Don’t forget the Cheesecake

A few weeks back when we were discussing the features to include in today’s release – including the makeover of Price List Items. Craig our CTO bravely announced this would be a piece of cake (oh the irony) and that he would personally deliver this feature. What’s more, he’d stake his reputation on there being no more than 10 bugs raised by the QA team. The wager – a cheesecake.

The good news for Xero customers is Craig completed everything in record time. The bad news, for Craig, is that 12 bugs were raised. Unlucky.

Craig and QA Tester Susanne


September 29, 2010 at 9:59 am

The foot note is a crack up. Good try Craig.

September 29, 2010 at 10:57 am

Xero you are really doing well..awesome.

October 2, 2010 at 7:50 pm

I like the simplicity of this. Sounds great for keeping track of inventory and easy too. Keep up the good work Xero!

Databiz Software
August 11, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Very much helpful for me, thanks for sharing.

February 13, 2013 at 2:06 am

Why doesn’t invoice import allow import of ITEM field? One tiny little field to add to the template, maybe 20 minutes of work for one of the xero developers! Come on!

February 13, 2013 at 2:08 am

Er, forgot to mention why we want you to spend 5 minutes adding the ITEM field to the template for invoice import. Because otherwise, we cannot use the SALES BY ITEM report. Unless we are willing to update 7000 invoices from last year one by one by hand. With 2-3 items per invoice, lets say 21000 manual updates. Yeah, right.

Rajith Lakshitha
November 28, 2013 at 5:49 am

Yeah this is an awesome feature. Expecting more from Xero. Good luck

Colin Middleton
November 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I have two clients waiting for inventory and I am sure there will be more lining u for this feature within the next 6 months

December 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm

we seriously need live inventory – apps and add ons are not a serious proposition really. How long before we can see something? Am being pushed towards Quickbooks Online

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