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Xero teams up with Microsoft
February 12, 2016 Blog big data

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Xero teams up with Microsoft to provide powerful insights 
for small businesses globally

Xero,today unveiled an integration with Microsoft Power BI to deliver Xero’s 600,000 users an easier way to access and analyze information from Xero and other sources to make smart, informed decisions.

By integrating Xero financial data with Microsoft Power BI, Xero is delivering big data for small business so customers can directly connect with, and gain insight from, their business data through the deep visualization tools & the power of Excel.

The integration between Xero and Microsoft Power BI enables businesses to analyze data with greater speed, efficiency, and understanding. Available in March, the powerful analytics create compelling data visualizations of the most commonly tracked 25 small business metrics including cash position, revenue vs. expenses, profit loss trend, debtor days and return on investment.

Integrations with Microsoft Power BI and Office 365 extend Xero’s reach and usability and allows small businesses to extend their current Microsoft investments to easily view their Xero data alongside other critical business data, including Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Mailchimp, Salesforce, Google Analytics, Zendesk and Stripe.

Comments on the News

Xero’s Chief Executive, Rod Drury says, “Business tools today are smarter and more connected than ever and finally available to the small business sector. The Accounting Industry runs on Microsoft Office and we’re delighted to further integrate with Microsoft’s Power BI to give our users easier ways to access and analyze information from Xero and other sources to make smart, informed decisions.”

Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President and the General Manager of Microsoft’s Business Applications, Platform and Intelligence (BAPI) organization, James Phillips says, “Technology exists for us to transform and change what we can do. Microsoft’s integration work with Xero brings together each of our strengths in cloud, productivity and business intelligence so our customers can more easily analyze and visualize their business data, share insights from anywhere within Office 365, and work with each other to get more done.”

Xero’s Chief Product Officer, Angus Norton says, “Xero is deeply invested in the potential of big data for small business. We understand that the true value of data lies in the ability to extract insights and the story it paints around the health of their business. Xero is continually embracing new innovations and opportunities for our small business users and partnering deeply with one of the world’s most loved productivity tools for business makes total sense to us. Microsoft Power BI can now be accessed with a click of the financial system of record in Xero and paired with data from other advanced inventory systems – to surface new insights, and give precious time back to our customers to focus on their customers.”

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