SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xero (@Xero), the global leader in cloud accounting software for small businesses, has released Xero for Apple® Watch. The Xero Apple Watch app is the fastest and most convenient way for entrepreneurs to stay on top of their cash flow, with notifications and alerts when invoices have been paid.
Small businesses are constantly on the move and have increasing demands to access business tools from wherever and at any time of the day or night. They need to be connected to the heartbeat of their business. We know that they are often up before 6am and still hustling after 9pm. Cloud accounting makes it possible, and mobile apps take Xero everywhere.
Expanding on Xero’s apps for iPhone and iPad, Xero for Apple Watch also enables business owners to Xero in on bank transactions to see who's paid them, and the amount. Managing cash flow in real-time is crucial to the success of any business, given that only half of all new small businesses survive beyond five years, and only about 33 percent survive ten years or more1.
Benefits to Xero customers include:
- Effortless banking notifications: Know when transactions have arrived and see your updated balance at a glance
- See all accounts across multiple banks with money received from a paid invoice shown first, so you have the information to make better decisions
- Get notifications when invoices and bills have been paid.
Support for 3D Touch:
Every second counts when it comes to daily tasks. With the updated Xero app for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, users can create new invoices and receipts faster through Quick Actions using 3D Touch.
- Do the things you do most often, faster and with fewer taps
- It’s now easier to manage your business when you’re on the move - you’re only a thumbprint away from logging a purchase or closing a sale and getting on with your day.
- Easily jump straight to a new invoice or receipt right from your home screen.
Xero for Apple Watch is available now from the Apple Watch App store.
Comments on the news:
- “The next step in cloud accounting is information at your fingertips. With 3D Touch and Apple Watch we’re turning consumer technology into a vital tool for business owners, connecting them to the pulse of their business and allowing them to be more responsive to their customers. It’s so cool that we can use Apple Watch to give business owners back valuable time”, said Rod Drury, CEO, Xero
- “Xero is used millions of times a week on iPhones and iPads worldwide. The majority of Xero users, over 70 percent, access Xero’s app already on their iPhone or iPad, so Xero for Apple Watch will provide even more freedom to businesses embracing mobility” said Luke Gumbley , Mobile Product Manager.
“More small business owners will be updated on the go, with financial information and banking notifications available at a tap or a glance - they can see when banking lines have arrived, reconcile and move on, anytime, anywhere”.
- “Being able to use Xero on my Apple Watch, means that I can manage my cash flow more efficiently from my wrist and keep up to date on relevant information and updates throughout the days,” saying Emma Lomax, Founder of Emma Lomax London.
For more information visit xero.com/apple
- High res screenshots of Xero Apple Watch
- Xero Apple Watch overview video
- Interview with Luke Gumbley , Mobile Product Manager.
- Xero Apple Watch blog
- Medium post: Watch it bro
Xero is beautiful, easy-to-use online accounting software for small businesses and their advisors. The company has 600,000 subscribers in more than 180 countries. Xero seamlessly integrates with over 400 third-party tools, and was ranked No. 1 by Forbes as the World's Most Innovative Growth Company in 2014 and 2015.
About Apple and Xero
Xero is one of a select group of leading software providers that Apple is working with to bring innovative mobile solutions to customers seeking to transform their businesses using iOS devices. As part of this initiative, Xero is delivering enhancements to its core offering to enable a set of “mobile-first” solutions for small businesses on the iPhone and iPad and Apple Watch.
1 Statistics according to the Small Business Association