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comparison of Xero vs. QuickBooks Online
based on data from user reviews. Xero rates 4.2/5 stars with 189 reviews. QuickBooks Online rates 3.9/5 stars with 1,589 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

 
Starter
$9 per month
Plus
$40 per month
 
Standard
$30 per month
Simple Start
$15 per month
 
Premium 10
$70 per month
Essentials
$30 per month
 
Free Trial
Free Trial
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Meets RequirementsSee More
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8.5
(Based on 163 reviews)
8.3
(Based on 1,439 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
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8.7
(Based on 164 reviews)
8.1
(Based on 1,441 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
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8.2
(Based on 70 reviews)
7.9
(Based on 707 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
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8.7
(Based on 71 reviews)
8.0
(Based on 718 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
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7.7
(Based on 139 reviews)
7.6
(Based on 1,258 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
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8.4
(Based on 71 reviews)
7.9
(Based on 696 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
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8.1
(Based on 166 reviews)
7.3
(Based on 1,431 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
89.3%
85.6%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
8.4%
11.4%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
2.2%
3.0%
 
Computer Software
14.7%
Accounting
16.3%
 
Accounting
12.7%
Marketing and Advertising
6.7%
 
Marketing and Advertising
9.6%
Information Technology and Services
4.7%
 
Internet
7.2%
Financial Services
3.9%
 
Information Technology and Services
6.8%
Construction
3.8%
 
Other
49.0%
Other
64.5%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Dave O.
Administrator in Telecommunications

I switched from Quickbooks because Xero is online. Since then I've grown to love many other things compared to Quickbooks. Bank feeds make data entry minimal and bank recs easy. Xero is rapidly growing and improving. Some features were limited a few years...

G2 Crowd User in Computer Software

The cloud deployment of QB online allowed me as a business user to start implementing on a weekend with no IT support required. I was able to load our chart of accounts and set up the integrations to our bank and credit card accounts immediately. In...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
James M.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

First and foremost, if you need to use Purchase Orders, Xero isn't for you. You cannot include Item Codes (their version of Part Numbers) on purchase orders. You can use the Item Name, but even to get that you need to create a custom template and rework...

Kim E.
Administrator in Internet

Everything else is a nightmare. The navigation is not intuitive at all especially if you are a seasoned Quickbooks user, a financial professional. Many of the short-cuts I used to use when doing my data entry now do not work since QB now creates a large...

 
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