We are bringing you our top 5 tips to make Xero even easier to use! We have collected our 5 top tips that our a&c account managers use every day.
There are plenty of little shortcuts that we could share with you, but here are our top 5 shortcuts our account managers mostly use.
|Day in the next week||next [day]||If today is Monday, using shortcut: next fri enters the date of the next Friday|
|Date in current month||(number)||Enter 15 for the 15th of current month|
|Months after today’s date||+[number]m||In the date field, enter +1m for 1 month after today’s date|
|Weeks before today’s date||-[number]w||Enter –1w for 1 week before today’s date|
|First of any month in any year||[month]/[year]||Enter July 2012 for 1 July 2012|
For all Xero’s shortcuts click here
2. Add a Shortcut to Your Desktop
a&c Chartered Accountants are all about time efficiency so all our account managers have added a direct link to Xero on their desktop.
To do this go to www.xero.com, and drag the blue Xero logo on to your desktop. Xero hassle!
3. Use Payment References
Reconciling your statement lines, make life easy and be sure to put in a reference code/number in the Reference field on the Awaiting Payment invoice or Bill when recording the payment. You will thank yourself later!
4. Inbuilt Calculator
Our account managers use the inbuilt calculator to calculate simple equations using a few quick shortcuts:
Use + to add
Use – to subtract
Use * to multiply
Use () to group e.g. (19.95*.80)+30
5. Utilise the Help Centre
The help center is like the Google Search of Xero, enter anything and you are sure to find the answer. Not only are there helpful articles, but screeds of informative videos too. Here’s a few videos to get you started.