Since we first raised the opportunity of developing services that make it easy to switch from other accounting applications to Xero towards the end of last year, there has been a lot of progress to report.
There are already four Add-on conversion services for Xero that we have certified and promote, covering all the popular accounting systems that customers moving to Xero might wish to convert from.
As these services have been developing, we have been taking feedback from developers, accountants and end users on what we can do to streamline this process further.
The API team have just released the first version of our XML file import tool for speedy importing of setup & conversion data.
This is a great opportunity for developers that are knowledgeable with desktop accounting systems and have the know-how to extract data, provide tidy up tools and translate the data into the Xero XML File Import format ready for importing into new Xero organisations.
Accountants and bookkeepers
We’ve also recently improved the csv file imports we offer to make it easier for accounting partners to import conversion balances. Read our developer center article to learn more about what data can be imported into Xero using a variety of methods.
Our new Xero Add-on Conversion Services Partner program has a qualifying criteria that the offering needs be a full service. The service must also have the involvement of at least one person who is Xero certified or be delivered by a certified Xero accounting or bookkeeping partner.
We are excited about supporting conversion partners that wish to work with us. Let us know what else we can do to help people switch to Xero.