Sniper release

Over the last few months we’ve formed a new team that we’ve called the Sniper Team – and today’s release is a great example of their work.

The Snipers

Left to right: Vicky, Ming, Simon, Hannah (Uli was on assignment and missed photo shoot)

While the rest of the team work on larger headline features, the Sniper team are focused on taking aim at smaller enhancements and fixes.

And it’s amazing how big the impact can be. Take a look at what the team’s been up to.

  • Xero will now remember the sort order on the accounts receivables/payables screens
  • The total amount due/owed of selected invoices will now display
  • Two new reports – customer and supplier invoice summaries
  • Budget manager updates – fixed column headings, row totals and full screen support
  • Bank rules allow matching on any field
  • There’s the option to register an asset and add another one immediately after

And the rest of the team worked on a couple of things too:

  • Two new partner feeds for CRT Co-operative and Bartercard (NZ)
  • Report Pack updates for New Zealand accountants

Now we know that one man’s sniper rifle is another man’s bazooka, but if you’ve got a small feature you’d love to see, let us know.


February 20, 2012 at 11:35 pm

We’d like Xero to automatically (or at least have the option to) store the message as part of the invoice and customer notes when sending out invoices via email.

Currently if we want to keep a record of what has been said in the message bit we have to “Send a copy to ourselves”.

March 30, 2012 at 5:04 am

I’ve just entered an accounts payable invoice. In the green blob is a link “add another invoice”. The quickest way to enter similar invoices is to copy the one you’ve just entered, so a “copy this invoice” link would be useful too.

Also I just messed up a line item in my reconciliation, and then had to go find it in the bank account to edit it. Can the bank rec have an “undo” button, or a “go to last transaction” or a clickable list of the last few bank account entries created?

April 5, 2012 at 11:08 am

It would be great to be able to add interest and/or late payment charges via the debtors module. At the moment if a debtor is overdue we need to raise a new invoice to charge the customer interest or late payment fees.

June 8, 2012 at 3:32 am

Please update the format of the Sales Tax Audit Report to include: a separate column for Contact and TIN Number of the contact. This would make it easy for us to file VAT returns from a Xero excel export. Currently we have to manually add the Contact (because it is combined with the description of the sale or purchase) and the TIN number which is stored in the contacts.

Ray Strong QSM.
June 10, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I am thinking of becoming a new subscriber. I am not sure if this package has the capacity to make a packing slip generted from the invoice?
Look forward to your comment.


Mark Lawton
September 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

One great addition that would have huge impact would be adding an invoice# field to accounts payable invoices so it would replicate accounts receivable invoices. You could then use these reference fields to put a job # against and you have then got a simple job costing system!

Colin Hewitt
March 27, 2013 at 10:56 pm

+1 on setting a timeout on the log out – i’m always frustrated having to re log in to xero. I’d like to change it to a few hours.

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