Xero is accounting software that simplifies the handling of payments and associated tasks. Integrating Xero with your account allows sales teams to view billings and invoices from within the product.
Who can configure this?
All Account Admins with an active Xero account can enable this integration.
Note: The Xero integration is an account-level integration. It can be configured to allow flow of information from Xero to your account.
What does the Xero integration offer?
View contact invoices within your product
Get a summary of total paid and unpaid amount for each contact, account, and deal
Pin Xero invoices against your records
Search your Xero invoice without having to leave your product
How to integrate with Xero?
Go to Admin Settings > Marketplace Apps > Xero
Note: Only users with Admin access to the account can configure a Xero integration.
Click the Install button and in the page that appears, click Connect to Xero.
Fill in your Xero credentials and click Sign In.
Upon successful sign in, you will be directed to an authentication page that requests you to allow access to the account.
Click Allow Access. You will be redirected to the Xero integrations page inside your product. You can find the company name and the email address that has been used to integrate your Xero account.
Click Save to activate the integration.
How to use Xero inside your product?
Xero can be used in the following manner:
Accessing invoice from within your product:
All invoices related to a given Contact is listed in their respective details page.
Go to the Contacts module. Click on the record whose invoice you want to view.
Scroll down to the integrations section:
Note: 1. Invoices are listed only for those contacts who are customers in Xero. 2. By default, all the open invoices are listed. 3. The most recent invoices are listed on top.
Customising your Xero integration view
You can use the following functions in your Xero integration:
Interpreting the list of invoices
The following are the details that are available for each invoice—
Invoice number (Clickable. Takes you to the invoice’s detailed view on Xero)
Status(paid or unpaid).
This is filled or empty based on the data that’s seen in Xero.
If any paid invoice is processed as part payments, i.e:payment done in installments, then a Payments link is visible next to the corresponding paid invoice status field. Hover over this link to know the date, amount and payment number of each of the installments. You can also see the number of installments that’s been paid from the status field.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I disconnect from Xero?
To disconnect from Xero, go to Admin Settings > MarketplaceApps > Xero and click on ‘Remove.’ This disables the integration between your product and Xero accounts.
- What are functionalities not offered by the Xero integration?
The Xero integration supports only one-way sync. This means that the direction of information is from Xero to your account. You will receive updates from their Xero application inside your application. This means you will not be able to do activities such as raise an invoice from your application. You will only be able to view an invoice that is created in Xero.
- When and how does data sync occur? Is it manual, automatic, on login, in real-time? Are there any settings related to synchronizing?
The data sync with Xero is real-time.