Xero has been announced as one of the first apps to make it into the New & Notable section of the Google Apps Marketplace.
We’ve been working with Google for more than a year now, teaming up to make it even easier for businesses to keep on top of their customer relationships by integrating with Gmail and Google Apps.
“We want our customers to get the most out of their Google Apps experience by providing a simple and seamless way to connect third party apps that make work more productive and collaborative,” said Rahul Sood, Managing Director, Apps and Search at Google.
“With the New & Notable section in the Google Apps Marketplace you can find powerful new apps and integrations across a range of categories that extend the capabilities of your Google Apps experience and make your teams more successful. We’re happy to announce that Xero is one of the New & Notable apps in the Google Apps Marketplace for June.”
Tighter integration with Google Apps for Work enables small businesses to export content seamlessly from Xero to Google Sheets to collaborate with customers, suppliers and financial advisors.
Google, together with Xero, have established a number of integrations. They include the ability to:
- Get actionable insights from a single view of your contacts’ activities: A redesigned, single-screen view of all contact activity and a redesigned cash-in graph make it easier to understand your financial relationship with any contact. A new activity-focused panel shows all transactions with that contact, helping to create actionable insights.
- Easily access the latest information about your business contact with Gmail: You can now see a live view of Gmail messages alongside other contact information, giving you a complete view of interactions with your customers or suppliers. You can initiate a new invoice or quote from a Gmail message displayed in Xero. You can save the email message itself in Xero for future reference. The integration with Gmail means you always have access to the latest information on that business relationship.
- Drive new opportunities with Smart Lists: Smart Lists is now integrated with Contacts in Xero, enabling businesses to segment your contacts based on factors like location and purchase history, to find revenue gaps and opportunities. You can use that data to chase debtors, create sales campaigns, and more.
- Get the convenience of Single Sign-On (SSO): Xero users can use the convenience of using their Google Apps account to seamlessly log in to Xero.
- Find your business contacts on-the-go with Google Maps integration: Xero integrates with Google Maps on web and mobile, allowing contact details to be located on Google’s leading mapping service.
- Take actions on your business with reports: Export Xero Reports to Google Sheets to collaborate, share and analyze.
- Enhance your social profile with Google+ promotion: Automatically display your Google+ presence on customer invoices, driving your brand and more ways for your customers to stay in touch.
Xero also supports Xero for Android used by Xero’s mobile small business owners and accounting providers globally, enabling them to create and send invoices, add receipts, and create expense claims anytime, anywhere. Xero for Android integrates with Google Maps in case users need to visit a client or send them an invoice. Xero is making it easier for small businesses to invoice their customers and capture receipts, speeding up the process for them to get paid faster.
- This week Xero released Android Fingerprint Authentication: Two-step authentication (2SA) adds an extra layer of security to your Xero account, protecting Xero customers against attacks such as account phishing. For those with Android devices with their system fingerprints enabled, there is now the option to choose between security code login or fingerprint login for extra security when using Xero for Android. You’ll find the option in Settings, under the “Lock app with” section; or during the first time you set up the app.
With more than 700,000 users around the world, Xero’s Gmail integration takes email out of the inbox and into the accounting workflow, giving small businesses even more information about their relationships with their contacts without leaving Xero. Visit Xero.com/Google for more information.