A browse of the Xero website this afternoon shows a list of some features due to be released in the coming months. Stuff to look out for includes;

  • Job costing
  • Multi-currency
  • Quoting
  • Statements

The full comparison chart is here.
Of course it’s a very Xero-centric chart, it doesn’t show the stuff that the competition does and Xero does not. Some features that I’d like to see included ASAP include;

  • Native payroll (ie the same look and feel as Xero)
  • Inventory
  • Automatic payments from Xero
  • A wizard to set up Xero automagically

With these things in place, Xero would do all that the others do, with the added benefits that SaaS brings.

Watch this space…

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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