IT Pro is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

Xero unveils new app store for small businesses

The Xero App Store aims to make it easier for its customers to find, trial and buy software

Xero has unveiled its own app store designed to make it easier for small businesses to access software, such as accounting tools and CRM platforms.

Available at apps.xero.com, the Xero App Store lets customers find, trial, and buy apps, while also supporting the growth of its app partners.

This includes ​​workforce management platform Planday, which Xero acquired in March for €183.5 million (£158.5 million) in its biggest deal to date, as well as payment platforms such as PayPal and UK-based decacorn Wise.

Customers will be able to choose between over 1,000 apps based on their industry and functions, which range from accounting and CRM to inventory management and time tracking.

Xero's Executive General Manager of Ecosystem, Nick Houldsworth, said that the company had “been building towards the Xero App Store launch over the past 18 months and are excited to see the impact of this enhanced experience for our customers and partners”.

"The Xero App Store now provides strong foundations for encouraging greater digital transformation, while democratising access to technology for small businesses. As Xero scales globally, this is reflected in the calibre of services offered by our partners in the Xero App Store,” he added.

Related Resource

How to maximise the value of your data and apps with IaaS

Free yourself from infrastructure complexity

Free yourself from infrastructure complexity - white words against a green background - whitepaper from OracleDownload now

The cloud-based accounting software firm also announced that, starting today, app partners based in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand will have access to new subscription and billing capabilities allowing Xero customers to pay and manage their apps in one place. It will also benefit early-stage developers by simplifying the development process. The function will be rolled out in the US and Canada in the next 12 months, followed by Asia and South Africa, the company added.

Commenting on the launch, Xero chief executive Steve Vamos said that the company’s “vision for the Xero App Store is to be the place where small businesses go to discover and buy apps that complement Xero, and the place to help developers grow their business”.

“Today’s milestone is exciting because better connecting Xero’s platform to external apps — whether it’s to manage inventory, receipts or their customer relationships — is a powerful enabler for small businesses looking to grow, manage their workflows or digitally transform their business. With these improvements, we can better connect small businesses and developers to each other, in smarter and more seamless ways,” he added.

Featured Resources

Accelerating AI modernisation with data infrastructure

Generate business value from your AI initiatives

Free Download

Recommendations for managing AI risks

Integrate your external AI tool findings into your broader security programs

Free Download

Modernise your legacy databases in the cloud

An introduction to cloud databases

Free Download

Powering through to innovation

IT agility drive digital transformation

Free Download

Most Popular

Actively exploited server backdoor remains undetected in most organisations' networks
cyber attacks

Actively exploited server backdoor remains undetected in most organisations' networks

1 Jul 2022
Former Uber security chief to face fraud charges over hack coverup
data breaches

Former Uber security chief to face fraud charges over hack coverup

29 Jun 2022
Why India wants to become a chipmaking powerhouse
components

Why India wants to become a chipmaking powerhouse

28 Jun 2022