Xero has added new features to its cloud accounting software designed to make managing finances and related financial documents in the cloud easier for accounting professionals and small businesses.

The additions and enhancements were specifically Xero Touch for iOS, Xero Files, and Xero Purchase Orders.

Xero Touch is a complete redesign of its iOS application to complement iOS7 and deliver faster performance and responsiveness.  It is designed to speed up bank reconciliations, expensing and invoicing, and offers real-time connections with accounting professionals for financial health check-ups.

Xero Files allows for multiple files and documents to be attached to almost anything in Xero. Users of Xero Files can drag-and-drop almost any kind of file into Xero and link it to almost anything (invoices, transactions, expense receipts, fixed assets, contracts, chart of accounts, bank accounts and even manual journals).

Xero Purchase Orders creates customized orders that can be emailed to suppliers and turned into bills. Customers can also search for POs and manage the process from a PO specific dashboard.

“We are setting a new standard for the industry: an intuitively designed and beautiful platform to take care of all small business accounting needs. We are driven by SMBs and accounting professionals that are clamoring for change and providing an alternative to Intuit’s QuickBooks that effectively delivers the power of cloud accounting,” said Xero U.S. president Jamie Sutherland. “Our growing customer base and recent $150 million investment is fueling this innovation and quickly putting us at the head of the market. Most importantly, with these new capabilities and the forthcoming Xero Payroll, we’re helping our customers improve their business productivity and manage their finances with ease.”

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