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You don’t have to worry about losing your financial information when you set up a Xero account. We can help you keep it all in one place.
Our Xero conversion experts will help you transfer your critical business financial data from your current platform to your new Xero account. No lost data, no missing numbers—it’s all there in one central place.
Like your data, you’ll become a Xero convert.
We’ve been supporting Australian businesses to achieve their financial goals for over 40 years. With Xero, we’ll help you take the next step towards your business’ success.
From comprehensive Xero support to long-term financial planning, we ensure you put all the right pieces in place.
We work with you for the long term, so you can continue relying on our knowledge and understanding of your business to help you move forward.
We encourage our clients to take advantage of not just Xero, but to embrace change and innovation in all your business's financial needs.
Whether you’re a new business or you've been in the industry for years, we make it easy for you to undertake a complete Xero migration of your essential business data.
We can help ensure all critical data migrates to Xero safe and sound, whatever your existing accounting software. We’ll connect your business bank account and set your opening balances to track bank transactions automatically. We can also see that all credit notes, accounts payable and accounts receivable details migrate without corruption.
We are specialists in how to convert to Xero. We make sure your Xero migration captures everything, from your basic accounting information to your complete chart of accounts and balances. It’s all about ensuring a seamless transition with no business downtime.
We have worked with Liston Newton's Accountancy and Advisory Team for over a decade. During that time, our business has grown substantially both organically and through purchases. This wouldn’t have been possible without Liston Newton Advisory to assist with our business planning, providing proactive advice and ensuring our accounts were always compliant in a complex and volatile industry.
Liston Newton's Accountants analysed our financial and business situation and helped us implement strategies to improve our position. Their strategies turned our business from making a loss, to recording a 6-month net profit of 36 per cent. And we are now on track to show a 240 per cent increase in turnover over the next financial year.
Liston Newton helped us move our accounting over to Xero. Their Accountant managed the set up and training so we felt comfortable with the software. We now have all our processes streamlined which gives us improved visibility of our business performance. This has allowed us to open 2 more stores without a significant increase in administration effort.
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Your Xero conversion is easy when you work with a Xero Platinum Partner.
Every organisation is different, so we can’t offer you a clear timeframe Xero conversion just yet. We can tell you that different factors, such as business size and complexity, will affect your Xero accounting software conversion.
The conversion process needs to be seamless to ensure your chart of accounts and bank accounts answer to the new Xero software without disruption. As such, the bulk of the work goes into meticulous planning, preparation, research, and data entry.
However, as a rough guide, a complete Xero conversion can take up to around three months, from engagement to completion.
Yes, you can. However, while there aren’t any problems in doing that, our preference and advice is to leave your Xero accounting software conversion until year-end. This is the cleanest method and leaves you with a fresh, new accounting platform for the new year.
Should you choose to undertake a Xero conversion mid-way through the financial year, we recommend picking a go-live date closer to the end of a reporting period.
In most circumstances, yes, you can. Xero has a reasonably flexible Chart of Accounts that will allow you to duplicate your information from your existing software.
Some of the more bespoke accounting packages may have in-built custom features that Xero can’t duplicate. In this instance, it’s worthwhile checking the requirements of your business before going ahead with the program.
We generally find that the Xero migration process is a great time to reevaluate your business and finance operations to see if there’s a better way to do things. Your current Chart of Accounts may be outdated, and a freshen-up might be just what it needs.
Similar to the length of time for a Xero migration, the cost will differ between businesses.
When you consider the planning, conversion, training, and integration processes included, these projects can be quite complex.
For a small business that doesn’t need many integrations and complex operations. This includes some basic training on critical features such as Xero invoices.
For larger businesses, with many different functions that need to be built in, you’re likely looking at $10,000 and upwards.
There are many other items to consider when thinking about a Xero conversion. These include:
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