All changes to Xero
All changes made to Xero each release are listed below. You can access the full details of the change where these are available.
Pensions in Payroll (UK), Fiscal Year End support for Payroll (UK)
February 20, 2017
Add a payment in Xero for iOS.
Tax depreciation and pooling for fixed assets (AU).
Set up direct feeds with Silicon Valley Bank (US) online.
Preview invoice; share link to online invoice.
Payroll: Employee Opening Balance improvements (NZ), Annual Compliance for Payroll (UK).
Payroll: Leave Liability report (NZ).
Partner Toolkit (all regions).
Payroll: Payslip records (NZ), Annual leave entitlements (NZ), Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Sick Pay (UK).
December 16, 2016
The following reports moved from the Advisor menu to the All Reports page under the Reports menu: Management Report, Reconciliation Reports, Annual Accounts (NZ, UK, Global), Annual Accounts – SPFR (AU), Year End Reports (US), Abbreviated Accounts (UK).
December 14, 2016
GST Return, BAS, IAS, VAT Return and Sales Tax reports have been removed from the Advisor menu but remain on the All Reports page under Tax. You can also favorite them so they appear on the Reports menu by default.
December 12, 2016
New direct feed (AU) - Heritage Bank.
December 6, 2016
View quotes in Xero for Android.
Accept Apple Pay payments if you have a Stripe account (AU, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, US).
Xero HQ released to open beta.
December 1, 2016
History and notes for payment services.
Payroll is available in Nebraska (US).
November 17, 2016
New direct feeds (AU) - Anglican Financial Services (AnFin), Catholic Development Fund, and INC Invest.
Payroll: Payment files for payroll (NZ) - TSB Bank is now available.
Payroll is available in Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas (US).
Post multiple draft journals, or void multiple posted journals at the same time.
Reorder lines in new, existing and repeating bills, spend money transactions, and credit notes.
Payroll: Edit tax settings (NZ) - Edit the tax settings on the payslip to avoid manual tax calculations.
Improvements to fixed assets.
Four new contact transactions reports added.
November 1, 2016
New direct feed (AU) - Queensland Country Credit Union.
October 25, 2016
Pay run (US) - The new reverse pay run feature automates processing an unscheduled pay run to back out a previous pay run for all or some employees.
Payroll tax forms and payment methods (US) - Kentucky now supported.
Report templates for Partner Edition practices (US).
New direct feed (AU) - Anglican Community Fund.
October 17, 2016
New direct feed (AU) - Commonwealth Bank CBA business and corporate credit card accounts.
October 11, 2016
Payroll tax forms and payment methods (US) - Oklahoma and Louisiana now supported.
New direct feed (AU) - The Capricornian.
Ability to add your own tracking columns to new financial reports using the layout editor.
Payroll: Payment files (NZ) - Rabobank is now available. Payroll Admins and timesheets (AU US) - Edit units, pay items, and tracking categories on timesheets before approving or declining them. Payroll is available in Michigan, Wisconsin, and South Carolina (US).
Item code option for standard branding themes.
New direct feed (US) - Wells Fargo.
Automatic activity statement calculations (AU) - W1 and W2 fields.
Manage PayPal and Stripe transaction fees automatically.
September 6, 2016
New direct feed (AU) - Dnister Ukrainian Credit Co-operative.
Payroll: Annual leave balances (NZ) - These can now be set up to show accrued leave on payslips and the employee portal. Pay items (All regions) - We have refreshed pages about how to add a new pay item in payroll.
August 29, 2016
Xero for Android - Import contacts from your device; rename files in your Files Inbox.
August 12, 2016
Get bank notifications in Xero for Android.
August 3, 2016
New direct feed (AU) - Woolworths Employee Credit Union (WECU).
Automatically include your organization's logo in your standard branding theme.
New direct feed (Singapore) - United Overseas Bank (UOB).
Copy the last items - Xero gives you an option to copy the line items from the last invoice or bill when creating a new one.
Manual journal balance - When you add a journal line, Xero automatically enters the opposite debit or credit to balance it.
New Report Center. Ability to search, favorite new reports and save multiple custom versions of a report to the new Custom tab.
New layout editor for financial reports.
Report templates for Partner Edition practices (UK).
File your GST and provisional income tax return online (NZ).
We've integrated with Tax1099, so you can automatically submit your 1099 form to the Internal Revenue Service (US).
July 12, 2016
New direct feed (NZ) - ATS Ruralco.
Payroll: We've increased the number of pay runs you can trial from 2 to 4. So if you're on a weekly payroll, you can run the pay for a full 30 day cycle.
July 7, 2016
Microsoft Power BI add-on.
July 4, 2016
New direct feed (UK) - Barclays.
June 28, 2016
Export uncoded statement lines.
Set up direct feeds with CBA online (AU).
Payroll: E-pay & e-file sending/filing dates (US), new payroll reports (NZ).
June 8, 2016
Bank statements now look similar to your online banking with bank statement lines in date order, a running balance, and search.
New direct feed (AU) - Churches of Christ Financial Services (CCFS).
June 7, 2016
Payroll: Employment allowances now automatically update to the general ledger (UK).
New payment service - Braintree, online invoice enhancements.
May 31, 2016
Fingerprint login for Xero for Android.
Payroll: Payroll is available in Arizona (US), Final Pay values now on payment summaries and Payment Summary Reports (AU).
Copy an invoice to new invoice, a quote, a purchase order or a bill.
Payroll: Payroll is available in Ohio (US); Employee Contact Details Report (AU)
May 6, 2016
New direct feed (NZ) - ANZ credit card accounts.
April 26, 2016
New direct feed (AU) - The Rock; Payroll (US): Payroll is available in Pennsylvania.
Payroll (AU): Prepopulated W1 and W2 amounts in activity statements; mark superannuation contributions as paid.
Office 365 integration.
New Fixed Asset Reconciliation report; Payroll: (US) Payroll is available in Georgia.
March 18, 2016
New export file format (.dbf) for Intuit ProSeries; add a payment to an invoice in Xero for Android; preview online invoices.
Payroll: End of Year Reporting (UK); Scottish Tax rate for Scottish taxpayers (UK); View pension contributions in the Pension Contribution Report (UK).
Export fixed assets to CSV file; delete unused fixed asset types; assign billable expenses in Xero for iOS; new direct feed (AU) - MyState Bank.
Payroll: Automatic Enrollment for Workplace Pensions (UK); Xero Me employee dashboard (AU, NZ, UK, US). Using 3D Touch in Xero for iOS.
Disposed assets no longer reverse when you roll back depreciation; new direct feeds (AU) - Horizon Credit Union and Intech Credit Union.
Employee timesheets for all payroll users (NZ and UK); payment service improvements.
February 3, 2016
Improved process for applying for direct feeds with some banks and financial institutions (AU and NZ).
Payroll: Yearly Compliance (NZ).
January 21, 2016
Access common actions from anywhere in Xero with the new + icon in the header.
Payroll: Employee bulk upload (NZ); 2015/2016 tax calculations (US).
January 14, 2016
Assign billable expenses to a customer while adding a receipt in Xero for Android; Safari 7 support discontinued.
January 12, 2016
New direct feeds (AU) - Baplink and South West Credit.
Payroll: Report to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) with AusKey (AU).
New contacts features, including contact activity stream and email integration.
New Statement of Cash Flows report for all customers with access to reports.
Improved process for applying for direct feeds with some partner banks.
New features for partners using report templates, including a Statement of Cash Flows report (NZ, AU, Global); Search now available for fixed assets.
December 10, 2015
New direct feed (AU) - Suncorp Bank.
Payroll: Changes to tax filings (US); Final pays in employee payslips (AU).
New direct feeds (AU) - Baptist Financial Services and ECU Australia.
Centralized searching across Xero, with shortcuts to commonly viewed screens; Billable Expenses - Outstanding report; Billable Expenses status panel added to Sales dashboard.
Improvements to adding a bank account.
Payroll: Employee payslip display (AU); Employee leave (NZ); Sign up for payroll in Xero (NZ, UK); Warning message for bank account changes (NZ, UK, US); Cancel tax payments (US).
November 17, 2015
New direct feeds (AU) - BDCU Alliance Bank and DDH Graham.
New payroll leave workflows for Australia.
Invoice reminders for customers with awaiting payment invoices.
Payroll: Payroll credit notes match to outstanding bills (US); Cancel federal tax payments (US); Send time off requests to multiple approvers (US UK); Send leave requests to multiple approvers (NZ).
Check your login history; new direct feed (AU) - Tyro Payments.
Payroll: Leave Balances & Time Off Balances reports show four decimal places (AU US); Tax filing form information saved (US).
Help for Xero's mobile apps; new direct feeds (AU) - Auswide Bank, Bank Australia, Holiday Coast Credit Union, Northern Inland Credit Union.
Pricing plan changes (NZ, UK) - payroll unbundled and becomes add-on for Starter, Standard and Premium plans; Premium plan price reduced.
Payroll: Revert manual tax payments (US); Cancel electronic tax payments (US); Time off balances appear when submitting or approving requests (UK, US); Leave balances appear when submitting or approving requests (NZ).
Report templates for global region; ability to assign billable expenses when creating spend money transactions.
NAB (National Australia Bank) loan enquiry (AU).
Payroll: Employees can manage their own information (AU, NZ, UK, US); Leave request approvals (NZ, UK, US); Public holidays added for Victoria (AU); Set PAYE scheme cease date; (UK) BACS processing date set to payment date (UK); Payroll credit notes (US); Taxes & Filings activity log (US).
Fixed Assets rebuilt; Inventory Item Summary report.
Payroll: Upcoming tax payment advice, send employee payslip messages (NZ, UK, US); Holidays included in employee payslips (US); Selecting accounts for pay items (AU, US); Calculate ADP for employee leave (NZ).
Billable expenses; mark inventory items as inactive or active.
September 9, 2015
New UK direct feed - Metro Bank; new AU direct feeds - Bank of Sydney, Bendigo Bank, Delphi Bank and Rural Bank.
Payroll: Payslip template moved to Organization tab (AU); Transfer marriage allowances to a partner (UK).
Copy an invoice from the invoice list tabs; merge multiple sales invoices into a new invoice; edit paid invoices and bills; new look invoice screens; description field no longer required for bills and manual journals; new AU direct feed - Bananacoast Community Credit Union (bcu).
Payroll: Alaska, Hawaii and North Carolina payroll tax calculations (US); Xero Me to manage leave and view pay history on your phone (AU); simplified end employment process (NZ); pension contribution calculations on qualifying earnings (UK).
Payroll: South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming payroll tax calculations (US); ATO submission history (AU); Set directorship start and end dates (UK).
Default tax settings for purchase orders and quotes; currency placeholders in email templates; import multiple manual journals; reports rounding change to truncation. New AU direct feed - eWAY.
Set up NAB direct feeds online (AU).
Employee emergency contact information; Payroll in Xero for businesses in New Hampshire (US); Taxes and filings notifications (US); Payroll reporting (UK); Correct an EPS submission after it's accepted (UK).
Inventory Item List Report; revert tracked inventory items to untracked; free conversions from MYOB (AU partners); convert QuickBooks Enterprise files (US).
Payroll: Payroll in Xero for businesses in Illinois and Nevada (US); Protected Earnings Amount (UK); pro-rata pay for leavers (UK).
Payroll for Maryland and Tennessee (US); Payroll updates for the new financial year (AU).
Direct feeds available for ANZ Business One Visa Credit Card accounts (AU only).
Cash coding enhancements; New report templates (AU); New receivable and payable reports; Enhancements to editing reports; Set exchange rate for range of dates.
Payroll: Indiana payroll tax calculations (US); Payroll overview includes a calendar; Annual leave (NZ); Xero AUSkey to lodge EOY payment summaries (AU).
New Practice Administrator permission level available for multiple practice staff.
The business performance dashboard; Internet Explorer 10 support discontinued.
Payroll: Payroll in Xero for businesses in Colorado and support for Utah e-services (US); easier auto-super registration (AU); PDF report for payroll filing (NZ). New direct feed - Reliance Credit Union (AU).
Ability to include accounts other than bank accounts in batch deposits; new batch payment export formats for Santander Bank customers (UK). New direct bank feeds - Santander Corporate and Commercial (UK); Maritime Mining & Power Credit Union (AU).
New direct bank feed (AU) - Beyond Bank.
Payroll: Electronic payroll filing and payments for New Jersey and Virginia (US); Resubmit RTI filings to HMRC (UK); Revert a pay run (UK); KiwiSaver Employee Details (KED) file (NZ).
May 7, 2015
QuickBooks conversion for businesses (US).
May 5, 2015
New direct bank feed (AU) - P&N Bank.
Payroll: File the Employer Monthly Schedule (NZ); view all paystubs or payslips for an employee (NZ, UK and US); KiwiBank payment files (NZ); add and view work locations in payroll settings more easily (US).
Find and recode multiple transactions; default tax settings for sales and purchases; more bank transaction references displayed; statement balance placeholder added to email templates; send multiple statements — ability to deselect; quick-find addresses on quotes, purchase orders and checks (US); new direct bank feeds (AU) — Summerland Credit Union and Banking on Football.
Payroll: request a call back from Xero Support; employee and employer opening balances (UK); schedule EPS (UK); bank files for Westpac, ASB and BNZ (NZ); pay run Payments Report (NZ); EDF for small and large employers (NZ).
Process a pay run in payroll in Xero for NZ and UK.
New and improved inventory; online quotes; report templates, new user permission and reporting name change for partners (NZ); side-by-side file attachments; unmerge contacts; email file attachments with invoices; notification pop-ups; check numbers displaying in bank rec; lock date naming made easier; partners able to create trial business organizations from My Xero.
March 17, 2015
New direct bank feeds (AU) - Broken Hill Community Credit Union and Pulse Credit Union.
March 10, 2015
New direct bank feed (UK) - RBS International.
Payroll in Xero for NZ and UK.
Checks for Canada; create quote or purchase order from contact record; set default expiry date for quotes; transfer and add another bank transfer; changes to reports for US and UK organizations.
New notifications inbox; search across quotes; ability to copy quote to purchase order or bill; filter new reports by tracking; repeating journal placeholders, manual VAT adjustments (UK).
Payroll (US): Electronic payroll filing and payments for NY (US); Time off email notifications improved.
January 27, 2015
Payroll (AU, US): Employee payment method improvements.
Quotes; new column in aged payables and receivables reports; text block title options in new reports; quickly find address information for your contacts and your own organization (US); larger page sizes for browsing statements; purchase order number in Reference field when creating a bill from a purchase order; inbuilt calculator on conversion or comparative balances; ability to hide deleted and voided invoices on Customer Invoice report; Approve & Add Another option on credit notes.
Electronic payroll filing and payments for CA, FL, and TX (US); Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return available for 2014 (US); Payslip layout (AU); Payroll tax e-file, e-pay and Direct Deposit available to payroll customers (US).
New look Help Center; new look dashboard; dynamic date placeholders; Reference placeholder for email templates; tax inclusive option when importing invoices, bills and credit notes; 'New' contact indicator; repeating journals and the ability to archive manual journals; switch rules in reports to move accounts according to debit/credit balance; report footers (accounting partners only); new columns on the Account Transactions report (tracking, net, tax and gross); support for MOSS VAT (UK); copy credit notes; more bank rule options for the Reference field; default due date improvements; ability to drill down from new Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and Movements In Equity reports; Bank of Queensland partner feed.
Public holidays improvements; payroll settings updates; new payroll reports (US); new annual forms and electronic filing (US).
New Movements in Equity report; add text blocks to new reports; create cash receipts; pay expense claims and credit note refunds by check (US); view or print remittance advice PDFs; give Xero access to your organization when asking for help; deleted and voided items removed from All and Summary tabs; support discontinuing for old browser versions.
Payroll (US): W-2 Wage and Tax Statement available to e-file; My Payroll updated; Time off requests easier to handle. Payroll (AU) Superannuation fund lists show USI.
New partner bank feed (AU) - WAW Credit Union.
November 5, 2014
New partner bank feed (NZ) - Fonterra RD1.
New Balance Sheet report; contact account numbers; ability to void checks on specified dates (US); New Reports link on main Reports menu; contacts search faster and smarter.
Payroll (US): Updates to employee details, employee taxes, time off scheduling by payroll admins, time off screens and paystub settings including check layout. Payroll (AU): Updates to employee details, payslip design, updated bank payments, pay journal and employee summary reports.
New partner bank feed (AU) - Coastline Credit Union.
New user permission - Contact Bank Account Admin; tracking on bank transfers; attach files to inventory items; improvements for sending invoices; improvements to bank reconciliation prompts; Payroll Admin assigned by default.
September 30, 2014
New partner bank feed (AU) - First Option Credit Union.
September 25, 2014
Attach files to support requests while logged in to Xero.
Opening and closing balances on Account Transactions report; inventory items - new details screen including recent transactions, history and notes; purchase order improvements; email templates increased to 10; CSV import file asterisks for required fields; IRIS trial balance export.
Payroll (US): Federal e-pay for employment and unemployment tax payments.
Payroll (AU): Change to payroll year options for new organizations.
Batch deposits, faster spend/receive money data entry, new Profit and Loss report, new Disposal Schedule report for fixed assets, export invoices and bills, receipts for invoice payments, improved search for contacts when entering transactions, new inventory item fields, VAT return changes for flat rate VAT (UK).
September 2, 2014
New partner bank feed (AU) - Goulburn Murray Credit Union.
Payroll (AU): General ledger integration, negative pay runs, employee notes, employees search, updated overview screen and new overview info bar. Payroll (US): Employee notes, updated employees screen showing previous employees.
August 14, 2014
New partner bank feed (AU) - B&E.
New Account Transactions and Depreciation Schedule reports; search for invoices and bills by amount; Square integration opened up to our Canadian customers; allow other users to refresh Yodlee MFA bank feeds; insert registered address and tax number into remittance advices.
August 4, 2014
New partner bank feeds (UK) - NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland.
July 29, 2014
New partner bank feed (UK) - Silicon Valley Bank.
Payroll (US) – New Overview screen; new organization payroll setup guide; updates to new employee set up.
QuickBooks conversion for your clients’ organizations (US partners); remittance advice standard branding themes available; bank reconciliation auto-suggest can now be turned on or off; online invoice link easier to insert; manual journals more easily reordered; Internet Explorer 8 support discontinuing; invoice and bill imports improved; automatic numbering sequence improved; bank reconciliation incorrect matches handled better.
July 15, 2014
New partner bank feed (US) - Silicon Valley Bank.
July 8, 2014
New partner bank feed (NZ) - PGG Wrightson.
Payroll (AU) – File your payment summary annual report online with the ATO, updates to Auto-Super for SuperStream and more. Payroll (US) – File your federal payroll tax forms directly with the IRS using e-file.
New Smart Lists; 4 decimal places for unit prices; new payment service - Authorize.Net; new consultant permission as an alternative to staff; Practice Admin role renamed Principal; default accounts and tracking; archive and restore tracking categories and options; new tax rates - EC Acquisitions and Reverse Charges (UK); import default branding theme on contact; improvement to repeating invoices when contact email changes; improvement to the file library; new login screen.
June 12, 2014
New partner bank feed (AU) - IMB Building Society.
May 28, 2014
New partner bank feed (AU) - Maitland Mutual Building Society.
May 27, 2014
Added new Electronic Service Address Alias field for self-managed super fund (AU).
May 21, 2014
New partner bank feed (AU) - Rural Finance.
New payables and receivables reports; bulk status change on repeating invoices; option for Advisor to set lock date from conversion screen; import foreign currency invoices; auto-create new line on manual journals.
April 30, 2014
New partner bank feed (AU) - Community Mutual Group.
Automatic creation of payroll time off liability journals (US).
Ability to remove planned payment dates on bills; new default payment due date option for individual contacts; removal of automatic lock after completion of setup wizard; removal of legacy GST and VAT rates for new Xero organizations; ability to check your bank's website when setting up Yodlee bank feeds; added statement import date to the Bank Reconciliation Summary report, and a link to the statement.
Download and print pre-populated, payroll tax worksheets for Florida, New Jersey, and Texas (US); download and print pre-populated, Virginia quarterly payroll unemployment form (US).
March 31, 2014
Integrate with point-of-sale service Square (US).
Generate and print payroll tax forms (US); view history of payroll taxes that are marked as paid and tax forms that are marked as filed (US).
New export option when making bulk check payments (US); e-Learning available in new regions (US and AU); updated Help search function in Xero.
EC Sales List report (UK); e-Learning (UK and NZ); include files with online invoices; attach files to payslips and pay runs; edit the branding theme on paid invoices; embed your profile.
February 24, 2014
Payroll available for Texas (US); mark payroll tax payments as paid (US); choose a primary work location (US); payment date displays on Pay Run screen (AU).
Xero Profiles; new user account management screen; Standard user + No Reports; trial balance exports added for TaxACT, Keytime, Taxcalc, Forbes Accounts; bank rec split payment improvement.
New look header; remove yourself from an organization; attach files to purchase orders; New Zealand Business Number (NZ).
December 9, 2013
Payroll for 6 states (US); pricing changes; enhancements to Files; multiple email addresses on contacts; inventory items on spend/receive money; check alignment improvements (US); search for contact address on purchase orders; period selection on Taxable Payments Annual Report (AU); statement search; reference on bank transfers.
November 13, 2013
New partner bank feed (AU) - Greater Building Society.
November 11, 2013
Purchase orders; updated GST return (NZ).
October 29, 2013
New partner bank feed (AU) - Investec Specialist Bank.
October 24, 2013
New file upload types (EML, MSG, 7Z, ODS, ODT, KEYNOTE, PAGES, NUMBERS) added to file attachments.
October 23, 2013
Updated partner bank feed (NZ) - ASB: term deposits, loans, foreign currency.
October 21, 2013
Attach files to all sorts of things in Xero; improved EC sales VAT reporting (UK).
October 15, 2013
Search by SPIN for regulated superannuation funds (AU only).
October 10, 2013
New partner bank feed (US) - City National Bank.
September 30, 2013
Inbuilt calculator added for sales invoices, bills, spend money, receive money.
September 9, 2013
NBS - new batch payment export format; HSBC (UK) - export batch payments without service user or owner ID number.
August 19, 2013
Financial Advisor user role renamed 'Advisor'; inbuilt calculator added for manual journals; TIN/EIN/SSN added to the Organization Settings screen (US only).
August 5, 2013
Payroll tax file number declaration online filing (AU only); Payroll reporting tweaks (AU only); organization name in the SMS for auto super authorizations (AU only).
July 31, 2013
New partner bank feeds (AU) - BankSA, Bankwest, Bank of Melbourne, St George.
July 29, 2013
Bank Reconciliation screen - delete bank statement lines re-enabled; Bank Reconciliation report - new message to check Xero bank balances with bank; Invoice Only - Sales/Purchase roles - hide sales or purchase figures from Contacts.
July 8, 2013
Partner Edition organization groups and favorites; public profile in Organization and Practice Settings; History & Notes Activity report; duplicate repeating invoice warning; client codes (Partner Edition).
June 19, 2013
Payroll (AU) changes to support the year-end process in Xero, including a payment summary redesign and changes to align with the SGC legislation updates.
June 17, 2013
eWAY payment service; email settings; Taxable Payments Report (AU); inventory items codes in invoice imports.27 May 2013
Payment services; invoice branding: grouping of tax subtotals, information displayed on fx invoices; unmark as reconciled option.
May 6, 2013
Manual journals show amount out of balance; date format display changes (US): History & Notes, expense claims, fixed assets, purchases, pay run.
April 17, 2013
Payroll (AU): updated and improved reporting functionality including new reports, the ability to customize your report layouts, and other options. New DOCX field for invoice templates (all regions): 'TaxPercentageOrName'.
April 2, 2013
Payroll (AU only): update to videos in Xero Payroll; new Earnings Type field when you add an earnings rate (allowing us to support varying types of tax calculations on earnings in the future).
March 25, 2013
VAT online filing (UK); zero rate tax name changes (AU); Remove and Redo button replaces Delete and Unreconcile buttons in bank reconciliation; more control over user roles; invoice updates.
February 18, 2013
CCH ProSystem fx Engagement trial balance export (US).
4 February 2013
Report packs (AU); Lacerte tax software export (US).
December 10, 2012
Email templates; remittance advice on single payments; outstanding statements; new Sales and Purchases dashboards replace Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable; automatically reversing journals; 1099 Report (US); updated Income Statement and Balance Sheet layouts; chart of accounts search; payment terms; due date shortcuts; change subscriber; social links for online invoicing; change to timeout length; contacts export for contact groups.
December 3, 2012
Payroll changes (AU only): employee timesheets; timesheet templates for administrators and employees; ability for authorized managers to approve timesheets without Payroll Admin role.
October 24, 2012
Online invoices - customer comments and mobile view; new bank feeds - Heartland Building Society (NZ), The Co-operative Bank (NZ), Macquarie Bank (AU), Hume Building Society (AU).
October 23, 2012
Payroll changes (AU only): filtering employee lists; pending super fund details.
October 1, 2012
Online invoices; report schedules (NZ, Partner Edition).
September 17, 2012
Remittance advice; multiple budgets with tracking; export contacts by group; new currency totals for invoices; address lookups extended (NZ and AU); HSBC batch payment file format supported (NZ); Rabobank bank feeds (NZ or AU); new default chart of accounts for the US.
September 2, 2012
Payroll changes (AU only): multiple draft pay runs, payslip changes and new superannuation contribution type for RESC.
July 26, 2012
Payroll Admin changes: introduction of a new Payroll-only role with Payroll Admin access (AU); restrictions to who can grant or remove Payroll Admin access (all regions).
July 16, 2012
Cash basis added to Income Statement and Balance Sheet reports; new My Xero dashboard; new General Settings with favorites; approve and move to next invoice; include account balances in Xero COA import file; import fixed assets with tracking.
May 28, 2012
Fully integrated Payroll for Australia.
May 14, 2012
Checks (US); Budget CSV import/export; new report codes (NZ); NZ Home Loans bank feeds; tracking on bank rec and coded statements; Xero centered in browser.
February 20, 2012
Accounts receivable discounts and invoice line reordering; Communities site launched; HTML graphs; report pack functionality changes (NZ); report text formatting; BAS Return - T2/T3 field updates (AU); depreciation calculating daily; BGL Simple Fund GL export option (AU); sort order and page size remembered (extended); search improvements (contacts).
December 19, 2011
Budget manager fixed column headings and new account totals; CRT-Farmlands and BarterCard bank feeds (NZ); report pack changes; new Customer Invoice Report; new Supplier Invoice Report; fixed assets - register and add another; contact bank account history recorded; bank rules - new any text condition; AR and AP - how much is due; sort order remembered.
November 23, 2011
Overpayments; prepayments; spend and receive money screen changes; VAT late claims (UK); update login email address; TSB batch payment export file (NZ); address lookup (AU), duplicate AP invoice warning; full screen reports; Profit & Loss - variance amount; improved bank rec matching; search repeating invoice templates; Highrise - supporting multiple accounts; Partner Edition - Cashbook and Ledger limited invoicing.
September 22, 2011
Updated Annual Accounts report (AU); New Partner Edition report pack layouts available (NZ).
August 15, 2011
1500 new bank feeds for MFA supported banks; US version; US Partner Edition (US); Partner Edition report packs (NZ); manage Partner Edition staff access to organizations; Highrise contact imports (Xero add-on); manual journal cash option; future conversion date; bank sort codes (UK).
May 23, 2011
Invoice & receipt attachments; create new report by copying a published one; address lookup service (NZ); Arial Unicode MS fonts for DOCX; Excel export format updated; a step towards full MFA support for Yodlee feeds; NBS bank feeds (NZ).
March 23, 2011
Payroll; employee role name change (to Invoice Only); Partner Edition - now available to global partners & staff can add orgs to practice; contact import updates; new fields for DOCX templates to create tax incl invoices; Google Docs export fix; Help Menu change to bigger question field; reports via API; automated payment dishonored notifications.
February 14, 2011
More automatic bank feeds for New Zealand and Australian credit cards; General Ledger export for Sage HandiLedger; CSV imports for manual journals; improvements to PayPal feeds; API updates; Answers for Developers forum for discussing Xero's API features.
January 13, 2011
Bank feeds via Yodlee for US banks.
December 16, 2010
Custom templates using MS Word (DOCX); detailed account transaction report; bulk emailing invoices & statements; edit reconciled spend/receive money transactions; tabs on bank account detail screen for quicker access to bank rec & statements; edit posted manual journals; mm/dd/yyyy format now accepted for date input; updated address format for postcode placement; API updates for returning journals, invoice branding & custom URLs; trial orgs changed to large pricing plan; new NZ demo data; NZ Differential Reporting.
November 30, 2010
Bank feeds via Yodlee for UK banks, feeds for more Australian banks.
November 2, 2010
Australian bank feeds via Yodlee; initial release of notification inbox; reference field on repeating invoices screen; 'View Report' link on Contact Details.
September 29, 2010
Inventory Items; GST changes (NZ) to introduce report for adjustments & changes to how GST Return calculates GST - adjustments & 15%; Westpac bank feed in Australia; more data in Kiwibank (NZ) bank feed; Analysis Code field recognized in Bank Rec; auto-complete line item description on Manual Journals; updates My Xero search.
August 16, 2010
VAT adjustments (UK); spend and receive money editing; GST changes (NZ); report changes (Journal Report and Reconciliation Reports); partner updates - new Ledger Plan, updated Managed Client role.
June 30, 2010
Invoice branding to customize invoice & statement layout; export GL to APS-XPA; fixed assets importer; negative percentages in bank rec rules; ref column on statements; bank rec comments on cash coding tab.
May 10, 2010
Improved importing of accounts from MYOB & BankLink (NZ & Australia only), batch payment improvements for Australian banks; more fields available when importing Contacts; fixes for account drop-down sorting, remembering bank account search results; import changes flowing through to Account Transactions report; double-click prevented in Cash Coding.
March 29, 2010
Xero Personal; xero.com makeover; API long term OAuth tokens; FreshBooks multi-currency; partner updates - report codes, report logo, Partner Edition name change.
February 21, 2010
Bank rules; moving planned payment date for multiple payable invoices at once; addition of DE user ID field for Australia; behind the scenes log in system enhancements.
December 16, 2009
Batch payments; full editing of approved invoices; 0.00 or no value line items; flat rate VAT (UK); replacement of account '821-GST/VAT on Imports' with new tax rate for GST/VAT on imports; tax settings (No Tax, Tax Inclusive, Tax Exclusive) remembered from last transaction.
November 13, 2009
Automatically email AR repeat invoices; cash coding; imported coded bank statement lines; FreshBooks integration (beta); own tax rates for NZ & Australia; manage staff access grid in Accountants Edition; improved link action on reports; addition to company information section in Annual Report.
October 11, 2009
New pricing plans Small, Medium, Large; My Xero add organization process streamlined; updates to Bank Rec report; 'No Tax' disables tax rate column on transaction entry screens.
September 8, 2009
New 'read only' role and 2nd employee role; process part payments & bank fees in bank rec including multi-currency; updates to transfers screen & exchange rate entry for multi-currency; run Profit & Loss/Balance Sheet in another currency; new account type Non-current asset & term liability changed to Non-current liability; changes to Profit & Loss and Executive Summary for income tracking; contact person and attention to field added to Contacts; general redesign of how contact detail screen looks; updated graphs; customize PDF statement; use address padding on invoices/statements for window envelopes; save & add another option on spend/receive money.
July 29, 2009
PayPal feed for automatic import of PayPal transactions; import CSV bank statements; further multi-currency enhancements following initial release; feedback icons; sort/hide bank accounts on Dashboard; graphs use expected or planned payments dates instead of invoice due date where used; Demo now runs for 28 days before expiring.
June 22, 2009
Introduction of multi-currency (foreign currencies); planned payment date for Accounts Payable Awaiting Payment invoices; specify bank, credit card or PayPal when entering a bank account.
April 8, 2009
Redesigned Help Center and search from Xero help menu; import invoices; report updates (PDF no cents, Balance Sheet/Cash Summary additional comparison options, statement balance on Bank Reconciliation report, move working capital items on Cash Summary); GST/VAT Reconciliation report; journal to GST/VAT/Sales Tax account; new Advisor tab reports - Reconciliation Reports and Abbreviated Accounts for UK, updated annual report; copy spend/receive money; conversion balance grid; export GL transactions; display sales tax component names on invoices.
March 12, 2009
Fixed Assets; Contact import/export; view archived Contacts; format PDF invoice; filtering on Bank Summary and Cash Summary reports; expected payment date for Accounts Receivable Awaiting Payment invoices; budget moved to Reports menu.
February 2, 2009
Add a default tax rate for a Contact; for UK organizations - zero rated EC sales and purchases tax codes and ability to add your own tax rates; My Xero for Accountants Edition; tax rate and quantity input fields to 4dp; global invoice PDFs titled 'Invoice' rather than 'Tax Invoice'; Cash Manager role removed (Standard Edition); choose to log directly into My Xero; bank feeds for Commonwealth Bank CBA.
December 22, 2008
Global version allowing all other countries beyond New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom to use Xero; PayPal link on invoices to receive online payments; enter historical credit notes (from previous accounting system) and process cash refunds using credit notes; import Australian versions of MYOB into Australian organizations; update tax rates in bulk on accounts in the Chart of Accounts; new General Settings page including split of organization and financial settings.
December 15, 2008
Bank feeds for ANZ Australia.
November 25, 2008
Bank feeds for National Australia Bank NAB.
November 9, 2008
Introduced a new way of processing invoices, credit notes and payments behind the scenes which allows for credit notes can be raised for customers or suppliers; PLUS: AR Dashboard - new Top 10 Debtors and Debtor Exposure graphs, transaction reports show descriptions entered on the reports, Aged Payables and Receivables now show credit amounts.
September 30, 2008
Introduction of Xero into Australia, 'common formats' on P&L and Budget Variance reports, report format in Add Account pop-up in Chart of Accounts.
September 2, 2008
My Xero redesign, Price List reports, Cashbook Client user role (Xero Accountants Edition), Contact Groups, print Accounts Payable invoice.
August 5, 2008
Invoice layout improvements for entering and viewing invoices, bulk processing, price list, Tracking Summary Report, UK company registration number and address, improved printing and email of invoices, credit notes and statements.
July 17, 2008
Westpac automatic bank feeds.
June 17, 2008
Bank improvements - delete, unreconcile, mark transactions as reconciled directly from the bank account; delete, unreconcile, restore deleted items directly from an imported bank statement.
May 30, 2008
Employee and Cash Manager roles, year end lock date, save invoices in draft without all fields completed, Invite Xero Support button, Money Coming In and Money Going Out graphs updated.
May 7, 2008
Provisional tax on GST Return, customize layout for Balance Sheet and P&L, default sets of annual reports based on organization type, export reports to Google Docs, 50 customer enhancement requests.
April 16, 2008
Customer statements, payments to or from accounts that aren't bank accounts, manual journals, tracking on Balance Sheet.
March 28, 2008
Edit AR invoice number, load Comparative Balances, Set up wizard, import MYOB or BankLink accounts (NZ only), changes to Conversion (Starting) balances.
March 2, 2008
Xero to Xero transactions, updated display of Contact details.
February 19, 2008
Tracking (our term for cost centers, department codes etc), P&L by date range as well as period, guide to how Xero does its accounting, much much larger box for entering invoice, transaction and receipt descriptions.
February 4, 2008
Negative line items on invoices, weekly or fortnightly repeating transactions, get to your bank rec directly from My Xero, see who can manage users for your organization.
January 22, 2008
Delete bank statement lines, new/updated user roles, import and export the Chart of Accounts and new General Ledger Report.
December 19, 2007
Search bank transactions, Contact improvements, AR/AP workflow.
December 10, 2007
Update to GST Report, My Xero and introduction of UK Xero and Help Center.
November 18, 2007
Credit notes, lock dates, BNZ bank feeds.
October 3, 2007
Improvements to the Chart of Accounts, Dashboard and Starting Balances and introduction of a new role 'Financial Advisor'.
September 13, 2007
Bank Reconciliation, Automated Bank Feeds and Reports.
August 28, 2007
Negative line items, Expense Claims and Dashboard improvements.
August 3, 2007
Repeating transactions and My Xero.
June 27, 2007
Contacts, invoice enhancements (logo, sequential invoice numbering), bank reconciliation and Contact-based reports.
May 25, 2007
Basic search, billing.
May 18, 2007
Budget, updated PDF invoices, browser detection.
May 1, 2007
Bank Reconciliation adjustment.
April 20, 2007
Updated Chart of Accounts and expense claims.
April 13, 2007
Cash Summary Report.
March 30, 2007
Edit accounts and manual journals.
March 16, 2007
Getting Started tour, aged payables and receivables reports, updated organization settings and bank account entry.
March 12, 2007
Delete bank statements, updated login and user invitations.
March 4, 2007
February 28, 2007
Forgotten password, online help, Getting Started, set starting balances, delete/archive accounts, default invoice text, users, GST return, delete bank transactions, print and delete/void accounts payable and receivable invoices.