The Best of Friends

On February 22, 2011, FileMaker and Xero became best friends. We'd been thinking about moving to the exciting new upstart accounting system, Xero when the Christchurch earthquake struck badly damaging our premises and, amongst other things, taking out the server that ran our previous in-house accounting software. 

Suddenly cloud based software seemed like a great solution and with Xero's reputation for ease of use and a great API (means of connecting it to other software) the choice was a no-brainer. To this day we continue to favour the robust nature of cloud hosting not just for web-based software like Xero, but for FileMaker solutions too—read more about FileMaker cloud hosting.

A Star is Born

X-Fuse was born and has been refined and extended since that day, allowing us to easily link FileMaker solutions into the Xero accounting system to share data including

  • Clients
  • Invoices
  • Receipts
  • Debtor balances
  • Purchase Orders
  • Payments
  • Inventory

And this all happens invisibly, behind the scenes and near instantly. It just makes so much sense to have your front line operations software be best mates with the back office accounting systems to save you time, reduce the chance of errors and make sure everyone is on the same page.