QuickBooks vs Xero


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QuickBooks
QuickBooks Online puts you in control of your finances, your time, your business—and where you work. From setup to support, QuickBooks Online makes your accounting easy. With simple tools to get you started, free support, and a money-back guarantee, QuickBooks Online is the effortless choice.
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Xero
Xero is accounting software for small business. Like alternatives, Xero allows to manage invoicing, reconciliation, accounts payable, bookkeeping and more. Share access to your latest business numbers with your team & your accountant – so everyone is up to speed. Xero accounting software lets you work anywhere.
Comparing QuickBooks vs Xero is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Xero has more user-friendly interface than QuickBooks because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that QuickBooks is more popular than Xero

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Xero integrates with spending tracker Curve (in 2017)
- Cloud accounting service Xero raises $111M (in 2015)
- Xero launches cloud payroll service in US (in 2015)
- Intuit acquired cloud integration service ItDuzzit (in 2014)
- Xero Launches New Features and Plans for a Payroll Solution (in 2013)
- Intuit launches QuickBooks Online Edition (in 2008)
- Accounting on the go: Quickbooks for iPhone and Blackberry (in 2008)

Looks like Xero was recently more active than QuickBooks (at least in our news).