Looking for the best accounting software?

Convert up to 24 months of your Sage, SageOnline & QuickBooks accounts to Xero for free. Moving is free, quick and easy.

Time-saving tools to grow your business

Xero cloud accounting software automatically handles tasks so you can get your accounting done faster. Xero is trusted by 3.95 million subscribers worldwide.

Make the switch and access the tools and technology designed to boost efficiencies and your scope of work.

Invoice and quote

Create professional recurring invoices and receive updates when they’re opened.

Reconcile bank transactions

Connect your bank to Xero to match your bank account to your business books.

See all your numbers

See how your business is performing on a user-friendly dashboard.

Make VAT digital

File your VAT to SARS and manage returns all in one place.

Manage bills and expenses

Capture your receipts and mileage claims so you can reimburse your staff.

A better world of business awaits with Xero

Most invoicing and accounting software solutions aren’t user-friendly and don’t offer the kind of tools that make running your business easier. Switch to Xero and enjoy features that seamlessly link key parts of your business.

Using our free self-service conversion, you can be up and running with Xero in no time. Or if you prefer, a Xero-certified accountant can guide you every step of the way.

Ways to convert to Xero

Check out your conversion options in our step-by-step guide (pdf) or watch our video on ways to convert to Xero.

The advantages of running your business on Xero

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Peace of mind with free support and security monitoring 24/7

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With you every step of the way

Get expert help and support whenever you need it at Xero Central. You can look up support topics and articles at any time. You can also ask questions, offer solutions and find answers in discussions with other users, or get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable support team members 24/7.

  • Stuck? Our friendly accounting specialists are here to help, around the clock.
  • Want your data safe and secure? We know how important your data is to you. We’ll help you keep it safe and secure.
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“If it’s not Xero, it’s not accounting.”

– Willem Haarhoff, DoughGetters Accounting

A smooth transition from your existing accounting software

Move from Sage, SageOnline or Quickbooks for free. We’ve partnered with CloudConvert, who will guide you through the process at no extra cost.

1. Register free with CloudConvert

Complete the step-by-step instructions to extract your Sage, SageOnline or Quickbooks backup file.

2. Sign up for a Xero account

If you don’t have one already, you’ll need to sign up for a Xero account. A free trial is available.

3. Authorise and Xero in

Click ‘Authorise’ in CloudConvert to connect to Xero. Check you’re sending data to the correct company and follow the simple steps.


How do I switch to Xero and move my data?

Depending on where you’re moving the data over from, you may be able to use Xero’s import function. If you’re moving data over from Sage, SageOnline or Quickbooks, you can use our partner CloudConvert to convert up to 24 months of data. Please see CloudConvert’s website for more information on its service.

What should I do first?

This will depend on where your data is being moved from. If you’re using CloudConvert to move your data, then please refer to the CloudConvert website. If you’re switching from other software or you’d like to do the conversion yourself, please refer to Xero Central for a step-by-step guide.

Does Xero help with the data conversion?

We’ve partnered with CloudConvert] to assist customers to move data over from Sage, SageOnline or Quickbooks]. We also have a 24-hour support team that can guide you through our guidelines for importing data into Xero.

How much will it cost?

Xero currently absorbs the cost of the initial transfer of your data into our systems. If you use CloudConvert to move your data, we’ll cover the cost of you using their service. This allows you to convert up to 24 months’ worth of data free of charge.

Can I just import my trial balance?

Yes, you can.

How long will it take to switch to Xero and move data over?

This depends on the volume of the data being converted. It usually takes two to three hours to run the conversion. If you’re doing the conversion yourself, it may take a day or more to do, depending on the amount of data you’re converting. We recommend converting no more than three years’ worth of data.

What’s the best date to move over?

You can switch to Xero and move your data over at any time of the year. As long as you have your closing balances, the time of year doesn’t matter; however, popular times are year, half, and quarter ends.

Can I switch to Xero halfway through a month, quarter, or year?

Yes, you can convert to Xero from another accounting system at any time of year.

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When you're ready to make the move to beautiful accounting software, converting your existing accounts is easy (and free). Move your existing data to Xero using CloudConvert.

Plans to suit your business

All pricing plans cover the accounting essentials, with room to grow.



ZAR per month

Good for sole traders, new businesses, and the self-employed.



ZAR per month

Good for growing small businesses.



ZAR per month

Good for established businesses of all sizes.

Start using Xero for free

Access Xero features for 30 days, then decide which plan best suits your business.

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