4 Xero add-ons our small business bookkeepers in Melbourne recommend

August 17, 2023

If you ask us, cloud bookkeeping is the future of bookkeeping.

And when it comes to cloud bookkeeping platforms, Xero is one that our small business bookkeepers in Melbourne swear by!

Thanks to Xero, you can enjoy all the benefits of taking your bookkeeping to the cloud – no matter where you or your business partners are, you’ll have access to real-time, updated financial data.

Xero quite literally takes care of everything for you – small business bookkeeping has never been easier.

And this is in large part thanks to the huge range of plugins, add-ons and integrations Xero offers!

Xero is compatible with a multitude of different applications. That means you can sync Xero with different programs which complete separate tasks that are still relevant to your bookkeeping and accounting.

Here are just a couple of the ones that our Xero bookkeepers in Melbourne recommend using!

Xero add-ons that will help you on your accounts

Our Xero bookkeepers in Melbourne strongly recommend…

1. Spotlight Reporting

This is an excellent add-on, as it makes life so much easier for any Melbourne bookkeeper.

Simply put, Spotlight Reporting creates easy to read, aesthetic graphs and charts that will help you understand exactly what is happening with the business.

This feature helps our bookkeepers communicate with our clients. It allows us to easily convey everything that is going right, any areas of concern, and if there are any changes that need to be implemented.

And for business owners doing their own bookkeeping, it makes it just that little bit easier to wrap your head around all the numbers!

With Spotlight Reporting on your side you will be able to set realistic, achievable goals, and take steps towards advancing your business. With the information this application will provide you with you can strategically budget and even predict where your business is headed.

2. Deputy

Let’s face it: time-tracking isn’t exactly fun. Worse, it can take up considerable amounts of time on management’s part.

Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way with Deputy!

This program your right hand man when it comes to tracking hours. It does this by automating time-tracking, quickly and independently, allowing your managers to be active among your team.

Deputy can also sync up with your payroll system and minimise the time spent on ensuring your team gets paid. The more time your free up for your staff, the more your business can grow and prosper.

Deputy does much more than tracking attendance, however – it will also collate, interpret and graph data from your sales. You’ll be able to tell exactly when  your store receives the heaviest foot traffic and roster on staff accordingly.

This will help optimise staffing, lower your payroll expenses, and importantly, keep your customers happy.

4 xero add-ons that small business bookkeepers should use

3. WooCommerce

In today’s technology savvy world, more and more businesses are taking their trade online.

If you are one of those people, chances are you have a WordPress site – it is the most popular platform out there after all!

Do you use WordPress to power your ecommerce site? If so, you need to download WooCommerce, ASAP!

WooCommerce will keep track of all the sales you make online and syncs them to your Xero account.

This means that you won’t have to manually update your records because WooCommerce will do it for you – in real-time!

This means that all of your sales records will be up to date – not to mention, the amount of time this will free up for you and your staff will be invaluable!

4. Debtor Daddy

If you own your own business, then you’ll know that just because you deliver an invoice, doesn’t mean it gets paid.

It can be frustrating when clients don’t pay you on time – not only will you be out on cash, but now you also have to chase them around. And the whole scenario can get even more chaotic when you have multiple clients with outstanding invoices.

This is where Debtor Daddy comes to the rescue.

All you have to do is sync the program with your Xero account and select the clients you want it to keep an eye on for you. That’s it!

It really is that simple. Debtor Daddy will distribute automated reminders to the clients you highlight for it and you’ll never have to worry about an outstanding invoice again!

Searching for a reliable team of small business bookkeepers?

Put your faith in Maximum Business Solutions

If you are looking for small business bookkeepers in Melbourne who can take care of all your Xero needs, look no further than Maximum Business Solutions.

We are a Xero partner, and as such, know all the ins and outs of Xero bookkeeping. We can help guide you through the maze of add-ons – out of the hundreds available, we’ll get you set up with the ones best suited to your business and your bookkeeping goals.  

Based in Beaumaris, our team provides bookkeeping services and Xero training for small businesses across Melbourne.

We understand that running your own business can be very time-consuming – if you need more hands-on bookkeeping, our team are capable of coming to you OR working remotely.

If you are interested in learning more about how Maximum Business Solutions can solve your bookkeeping woes, fill in this form and we will be in touch.

Alternatively, give us a call and speak to one of our friendly team today! (03) 9589 0128.