Xero vs Zoho Books


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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.
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Zoho Books
Zoho Books is an online accounting software with time tracking that allows you to easily manage the money flowing in and out of your business. Manage your customers and invoices, while keeping expenses in check. Record, monitor and reconcile your bank accounts and transactions, and collaborate with your accountant in real-time. Most importantly, Zoho Books helps you make better, more informed decisions and stay on top of your business.
Comparing Xero vs Zoho Books 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 Zoho Books 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 Xero is more popular than Zoho Books

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

- Xero integrates with spending tracker Curve (in 2017)
- Zoho Books gets document hub and receipt auto-scanning (in 2017)
- Cloud accounting service Xero raises $111M (in 2015)
- Xero launches cloud payroll service in US (in 2015)
- Zoho Books available on iPad (in 2014)
- Zoho Books app for Windows 8.1 released (in 2014)
- Xero Launches New Features and Plans for a Payroll Solution (in 2013)
- Zoho launched online accounting service Zoho Books (in 2011)

Looks like Zoho Books was recently more active than Xero (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Xero and Zoho Books meet head to head:

2017 - Zoho Books gets document hub and receipt auto-scanning to compete with Xero


Online accounting app Zoho Books adds some usefull features for working with documents. The Auto-scan option in Zoho Books lets you scan your documents, and capture the details automatically, so they can be converted into an expense, bill, or purchase order. If you’ve already scanned them, you can upload them directly and our software will extract the key data for you. The Documents feature comes with its own unique email address, so you can get your files into Zoho Books just by emailing them. Once you receive a file, you can move it to one of your folders or create a transaction from it, and the inbox gets cleared. The documents are automatically stored in one secure hub as soon as you upload them, which means you have one common place to view and manage your documents.