Back in April we advised a delay in getting started on developing automated bank feeds into Xero Personal. This was due to the improvements required to our underlying banking integration platform to manage the continued growth in use of bank feeds with Xero.
This work took several weeks longer than expected but the team are now full steam ahead connecting Xero Personal into the banking platform. However, with this later than anticipated start we won’t make our target of a July/Sept quarter release – it will slip into Oct/Dec. We’ll keep you up-to-date with progress.
We’re aware there will be frustration with this further delay and we’ll take that on the chin. As is often the case with software projects, there are a lot of moving parts and dependencies beyond our direct control. We are as keen for the release as you are.
On the upside, while some of the underlying platform work has been happening we have forged ahead on related feature development, specifically the new sorting rules released in July. These make it quicker and easier to sort your transactions. The enhanced sorting logic is required to ensure sorting happens as expected with the different forms of transaction descriptions contained in the bank feeds from Yodlee.
We’re also upgrading all the charts to eliminate the use of Flash (this change is essential for iPad users) and a bunch other features and smaller improvements, such as the ability to put notes on transactions.
These additional features, along with the bank feeds, will combine to create a bumper next release for Xero Personal that will be worth the wait.