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Introducing bills to mobile

Posted 3 years ago in Product by Vanessa Strahan
Posted by Vanessa Strahan

One of the great things about you as Xero users is how openly you reach out with feedback and requests for new features. We take the time to read and understand all feedback we receive. What really stood out to us this time (with around 200 requests coming through last year) was the overwhelming need for bills support in the Xero mobile app.

So, we listened. We’re excited to announce the introduction of adding and editing bills to the Xero mobile app.

Because this was a feature requested by you as our customers, it only made sense we include you when figuring out what this would look like when live. We ran user testing sessions to better understand what was really needed.

We received some interesting feedback. We found that bills could arrive from anywhere, at any time. It could be via email, post, or at point of purchase. It was also made clear how important it is for small businesses to pay on time; to keep track of how much money is available and to maintain a good reputation with suppliers, many of whom are small businesses too.

What’s new

We’ve decided to focus on keeping things simple. We know that most of the time you are on mobile when you’re wanting to perform small, fast tasks. So we’ve started with the basics.

You can now create bills from your mobile with a clean, simplified interface. If you want to capture more detail the option is available to split into line items and quantities.

We also understand you can’t always complete a task from start to finish, so you can now save a bill on the go as a draft – ready for editing and approving later.

Sorting through bills can be a pain, so we’ve separated them into ‘overdue’ or ‘due soon’ to make it easier.

What’s next?

You tell us! We’re always keen to hear your feedback, on both the current app and new features you’d like to see. We want to make Xero the best app for you and your business. If you have any thoughts, feedback or awesome ideas then get in touch via community.xero.com.


Neil Holden
January 17, 2019 at 4.51 am

Looks good, would be great if we could add a photo of the invoice whilst on the app, without going to Files.

Vanessa Strahan in reply to Neil Holden
January 17, 2019 at 7.49 am

Hi Neil, thanks for your comment. We’re doing the work right now on bill attachments, so you’ll see that come out around the beginning of February.

January 24, 2019 at 6.20 am

Would like to be able to use “minor adjustment” when reconciling on Xero mobile. Sometimes payments and bills don’t match exactly and Xero mobile doesn’t cope well with that.

February 6, 2019 at 7.01 pm

Bill Templates would be GREAT. My customer base is the same 30 to 50 businesses each week. Everyone gets a ‘similar’ bill that is configured to each . . . if there were standard templates, then we could log this directly in the filed.

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