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Movemybooks converts Sage to Xero

Posted 11 years ago in Advisors by Gary Turner
Posted by Gary Turner
Movemybooks - Sage to Xero conversions

So what is Movemybooks?

Movemybooks is a new service from the Ledgerscope team that lets accountants convert their clients Sage 50 and Sage Instant data to Xero in just a few easy steps.

Who is it for?

The Movemybooks service is designed for accountants – some of the steps require accounting knowledge so are best handled by an expert. If your accountant is not a Xero partner and you want to move from Sage to Xero, check out our advisors directory for other accountants that can help.

How Movemybooks works with Xero

Movemybooks extracts conversion data from a client’s Sage file and then in a few steps, creates a new Xero organisation with the conversion data. Customer and supplier contact information, the chart of accounts, trial balance to date and all unpaid sales and purchase invoices are brought into Xero.

Where you can use Movemybooks

Movemybooks can currently convert UK versions of Sage 50 and Sage Instant (versions 14+). A QuickBooks conversion tool is in the works.

Check it out

Get converting today for just £90 with a standard conversion. You can also register to be notified when QuickBooks conversions are available.


Gayle Buchanan
July 31, 2012 at 4.47 pm

Anything that helps us move data to Xero is a blessing – thank you thank you from the xero bookies!

Charlie Carne
August 1, 2012 at 9.40 am

I have just used the Move My Books managed service to migrate a new client from Sage to Xero. Their service was superb and extremely fast. I would strongly recommend them.

August 3, 2012 at 9.14 am

Does anyone know of a service to help me move my spreadsheet data for:
1. Payroll into a Xero partenering payroll package
2. Cash flow history transactions into Xero


Ben Kepes
August 3, 2012 at 1.06 pm

Mark – we can help you – flick us an email to discuss!

August 3, 2012 at 5.18 pm

Welcome to the Xero Add on family Movemybooks. Conversion services form a valuable part of the Xero ecosystem.

If we can help in any way feel free to hit us up.

Cheers, The Click2convert Team

Adrian Pearson
August 11, 2012 at 10.28 pm

Thanks for all of the kind comments here folks. We want to help Xero free business owners from the old, clunky desktop software.

Automatic conversion of QuickBooks data coming next. Watch this space!

Matthew Steeples
October 9, 2012 at 12.20 am

Just to update this to let everyone know, our service now supports migrating Quickbooks files from the UK over to Xero

Ryan Scaife
June 20, 2013 at 8.59 pm

Hello, is it possible to export Xero into Sage Line 50? an Ausralian subsidiary of ours has started using Xero but at group level we use Sage. it mentions its possible to do it the other way round but just wondering whether the opposite is possible,


Adrian Pearson
June 21, 2013 at 9.32 pm

Hi Ryan,

We (Movemybooks) are unable to convert from Xero to Sage 50 – why would people want to do that? 🙂

I understand your need here though and suggest that your only way forward is to use the export facilities in Xero to get the data out into CSV format, then manipulate for import into Sage. The exports you might need are listed here: https://help.xero.com/uk/#ImportExport$BK_Export

The contacts, chart of accounts and general ledger transactions are going to be the ones you need to play with.

Of course the better solution is to move to Xero at the group level too.

Hope this helps.


Darren Hindle
April 23, 2015 at 2.15 am

I have a client who is thinking of moving to Xero. (Better late than never!) However, they are not overly happy that only 2 years worth of data will be converted if using Move My Books.

Is there anyway all the data on Sage can be transferred across thus allowing historical reports to be run for a period older than 24 months ago?

Any assistance and suggestions on whether this can be done will be appreciated.

Many thanks.

July 4, 2015 at 5.21 am

Darren has just asked the question I was going to ask :
I’ve no problem about migrating the system to xero in principle, but the nominal data description boxes are an analysis tool in themselves, as is the historical client sales data and losing that has a significant financial impact for reporting.

Surely “Movemydata” should just move the whole data set rather than pick and choose?

Adrian Pearson
November 10, 2017 at 2.19 am

Adrian, founder of Movemybooks here. As you can guess, things have moved on considerably since Gary posted this. Please checkout this video here to see how our conversion service now only takes an hour or so: https://vimeo.com/172739615.

We can convert as many years of data as you wish from Sage, QuickBooks desktop and QuickBooks Online. Checkout our Trust Pilot reviews here: https://www.movemybooks.co.uk/reviews/

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