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Xero Cloud Accounting Solution

Xero is the number one choice in cloud accounting with 700,000+ subscribers. It is the perfect balance of simplicity, power and elegance.

Xero's market leading software is always fast, with best in class up time of 99.97% since 2007 and a unique ecosystem of more than 500 add-on applications. By using Xero you gain unlimited collaboration with your staff and trusted advisor. 

As an accredited Xero Silver Partner, our team can provide you with expert advice and support on using this online accounting package. By choosing Xero you get:

  • Online invoicing - so you get paid faster than ever before.
  • Mobile access to your accounting records - anywhere, anytime on anything.
  • Free, automatic upgrades – every 3-6 weeks Xero release innovative new features and enhancements
  • Free 24 hour support.
  • Free online training.
  • Unlimited users at no extra cost.
  • No downloads, no installations, no maintenance and no back-ups to worry about - ever.
  • Low monthly subscription with no minimum contract.
  • No upfront cost.

There are many benefits to switching to Xero which include:

  1. Online bank feeds - the daily bank feed makes it easier for you to keep an eye on your financial position by providing you with real time data.
  2. Expense claims - employees are able to load in their expenses for authorisation and payment. They can even upload a photo from their smart phone of the receipts!
  3. Credit control – the system can automatically send out emails to customers to remind them of outstanding invoices, saving you the hassle of chasing
  4. Xero to Xero - allows users to link up with other Xero users and then sales and purchase invoices raised are automatically updated into the corresponding systems.
  5. Online payment - invoices can be sent from the Xero system with the facility to "pay now", which can be linked directly to your business bank account, reducing the time it takes for customers to pay you.


Through shared access of the data, we can build a closer relationship with your business and can answer questions as well as running reports from real time data. This is particularly useful for identifying any potential cash flow problems early.

Our Business Support Team, headed by Gavin Hooker, are all Xero Certified Advisors as are many members of our Accounts and Tax teams.

If you are thinking of moving to Xero and would like a 30 day FREE trial or want any more information, one of our team will be pleased to assist further. Contact Gavin Hooker, Head of our Business Support Teamhere or phone 01634 731390 today.

"Since moving the computerised accounts from Sage 50 to Xero  6 months ago, I have continued to find Gavin and his team at Friend and Grant capable and supportive as I gain the knowledge on how to use Xero day to day.  Gavin proved invaluable in my initial training, being careful to explain how Xero processed transactions and willing to check that I had set up the recurring invoicing correctly.  His proactive approach enable the direct bank feed to be operational, swiftly. The technical support and business expertise from Friend and Grant made the decision to move to Xero simple and effective, improving the credit control process by 30%, within 6 weeks."

Ruth Wiseman Prohire Software Systems Ltd

"The team at Friend & Grant have been extremely helpful in supporting me in the first year of trading through my limited company. The Business Support team are very efficient and professional in dealing with my book-keeping and are always there to help if I ever have any questions. I am looking forward to working closer with them as I move my company’s finances to the cloud so that I am able to raise and send sales invoices on the go using Xero!"

Matt Bowles Hullbridge Water Services Ltd