One of the key sessions on our recent Australian roadshow (30 cities in 5 states = 3000 attendees.Yay!) was how to convert from another accounting system to Xero.
The steps presented by our trusty training and technology team, namely Joel Hanna and Tim Wright, were well received.
At Xero we’ve tried to make it possible to import a range of data into Xero and developed some guides for accounting partners to help with the conversion process. These are available in the Resource tab of Xero Partner Edition and let us know if there are any other accounting packages you’d like a guide for.
As more accounting and bookkeeping partners convert large numbers of clients, it’s great to see providers who offer conversion services emerging within the Xero ecosystem.
These providers are popping up in regions where there is high demand for Xero conversions. For instance, here in Australia Click 2 Convert has developed a service that converts from any version of MYOB or QuickBooks, to Xero. The process is as simple as completing a 2 minute website signup, answering some brief questions, uploading your file and paying just A$199.
Watch this video for an overview:
Another conversion service that’s about to launch in Australia is Xpressconvert by Adelaide based chartered accountants Jaquillard Minns. There’s also the New Zealand based LiveMigrate and in the UK LedgerScope is due to launch its Movemybooks.
We’ll be including conversion services in the Add-on directory over the coming weeks.
To support conversion providers and individuals wanting to migrate their accounts across to Xero we’re working to create a simplified way to upload information in a single step (as explained in this blog). It will remove a lot of the pain and manual steps currently associated with the conversion process. We’ve still a got a bit of work to do, but stay tuned.