10 business apps to grow your business

Allowing business to work smarter and faster has been a key goal of Xero from the very start. An exciting and valuable part of this has been the Xero API launched in 2008, which lets other applications (Add-ons) connect to our platform. This new way of procuring and plugging together software means that integration is done vendor-to-vendor, eliminating integration headaches for the customer. This opens up huge opportunities for efficiencies in how businesses work and how they manage their core business and IT functions.

Last week Chris Ridd, Managing Director of Xero Australia joined Jackson Hewett, Editor of Business Spectator on a webcast where they discussed what apps can work for you and took questions on how to use them effectively.

Find out the top business apps and categories that Chris rated as the most compelling for small business. He also talks about views about how Add-on partners are not just changing the software landscape in Australia, but taking the world stage as Xero’s business goes global.

There are over 300 applications that can be integrated with Xero through Add-ons. There are over 21,000 Add-on installs – with 15% of all Australian orgs using at least one Xero add-on.

300+ business apps work with Xero

A business today can utilise a wide range of cloud based software applications that work with Xero, delivering all the business software functions you might expect. The business app categories include point of sale, CRM, job management, inventory and advanced tools such as advanced reporting, benchmarking and many more.


Wayne Schmidt
November 27, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Great to see the Xero developer community getting exposure. Nice work.

Ryan Baker
November 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Thanks for the mention Chris! The cool thing that we see every day is the actual value that is being provided to small business owners via the cloud ecosystem. It’s awesome being involved in something that genuinely helps people at a grass roots level.

Nathan Carter
November 27, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Chris, thank you for mentioning Quotient in regards to quoting applications! We count it a privilege to be among the top Xero Add-on Partners and (as Ryan said) to be able to help people all over the world, adding value to their businesses every day.

Maurice Sucevic
December 1, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Wasn’t aware of counter POS for cafes will need to research for a number of my clients waiting on such a solution. Thanks for sharing this information Chris and keep up the excellent work!

Richard Francis
December 11, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Great bunch of apps – we use many (or want to) in our business. The eco-system is thriving.

Thanks for shoutout to Spotlight tools – going gangbusters with accounting firms and now end-users. Cheers.

Donna Hicks
February 5, 2014 at 3:14 am

It would have been good to see the 10 apps without going through a 36 min video (I don’t have that much time!).

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