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Making small business online accounting easier with Google

Posted 5 years ago in Advisors by Sid Maestre
Posted by Sid Maestre

Google and Xero have a lot in common. Both were born in the cloud and have a strong mission to help small businesses grow and thrive with easy to use, well-designed tools.

That’s why we’re immensely excited to be working with Google to help improve the financial management capabilities of our small businesses users globally. In particular we are able to offer small businesses our easy-to-use online accounting platform alongside Google Drive (acting as a content repository that will grow with their collaboration needs).

Both Google Apps and Xero operate in the cloud so there is perfect synchronisation. This tight integration enables small businesses to easily export their financial reports from Xero directly into their Google Drive account where they can be stored in real time for easy access, with more than enough storage space for all their work.

This integration also enables small businesses to more easily collaborate with their accounting and business partners. Instead of sending reports via email and trying to tediously collect and manage individual edits and comments it’s easy to invite their accounting professional and colleagues to collaborate on reviewing budgeting, cash flow and management reports in real time.

Business owners can also work more effectively. They no longer need to waste time logging in individually to Xero and each of their favorite Google Apps. Now it’s possible to sign in once to Xero and be automatically logged into Google Apps. It’s then easy to work efficiently by switching in between Xero and your favorite Google Apps.

To learn more, watch this video case study on how people integrate Xero with Google apps.

6 comments

Gayle Buchanan
September 26, 2014 at 7.52 am

Great to see a video Sid and the Xero family at work across the world, man we’re lucky

Peter McCarroll
October 1, 2014 at 5.12 pm

Great Sid. Now we just need to be able to integrate file storage into Google Docs.

Anoop Joshi
October 3, 2014 at 10.23 pm

This is great! Good work Xero

Kim Brearley
March 13, 2015 at 3.04 pm

Integration with Google contacts would also be wonderful.

James Moore
September 28, 2016 at 8.55 am

I’m trying to figure this out, does this mean that I’ll be able to finally access my Google Drive files in Xero to attach them to things like invoices? It sounds like that from the description, but I’m assuming no as I’m seeing nothing direct about this. Any word?

James

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