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Migrating from QuickBooks Desktop to Xero

May 27, 2021

QuickBooks Desktop Discontinued – Xero as an alternative accounting software 

From midnight 31 January 2023, the QuickBooks Desktop version will not be available – or supported. If you were using this version of QuickBooks, you must find an alternative MTD-compliant accounting software with powerful features and a user-friendly interface. You may have several options available to you – including Xero accounting software. 

Like QuickBooks, Xero has comprehensive accounting features that most businesses need to run their business. It is also optimised for small to medium-sized companies. 

Xero vs QuickBooks Desktop – why you should move to Xero from QuickBooks Desktop 

Xero is an all-in-one online accounting software for small businesses with many accounting functionalities. When you move from QuickBooks to Xero, you will get most of the features you were getting – in addition to: 

  • Unlimited users: Xero does not charge for an additional user. You can also add an unlimited number of employees and advisors to your account. 
  • Track project profitability. When using Xero, you can see how much each project costs you in real-time and compare that to your estimated profits. 
  • Find and Recode feature: this feature allows you to identify and recode multiple transaction lines instantly. For example, you can edit tax rates, accounts, tracking and contracts. 
  • Multicurrency support: if you are expanding internationally, Xero offers you multicurrency support where you can pay or get paid in over 160 currencies – and Xero will convert the transactions for you. 

Convert to Xero from QuickBooks – moving from Quickbooks Desktop to Xero 

Moving your business to Xero from QBD may seem easy at face value, but in reality, it is very tricky if you lack experience with Xero. 

Considering these are two different accounting systems with individual unique features and functions, you may find yourself making intricate mistakes.  

As QuickBooks ProAdvisors with expertise in Xero accounting (Xero Gold Partners), we can help steer your accounting system migration and ensure the process is smooth and seamless. 

Our specialist team of migration accountants and software developers will handle the step-by-step Migration from QuickBooks to Xero for you. 

Get help Migrating from QuickBooks to Xero

If you want to migrate from QuickBooks desktop to Xero and start running in no time – Call us at 02033 259 341 or email us at We will not just move your business – we are also open to educating you and your team about the basics of using Xero. 

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