Xero Accounting Software

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I was wondering when Xero will be integrated into Front Desk? I had a conversation last year with one of the technicians who mentioned it may be toward the end of 2016?P.S. This forum is a great idea. Thank you!
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Charmaine Petersen

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Tony Taddeo, Managing Director

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Hi Charmaine, Xero integration will be included this year (2015). I would suggest in less than 6 months.  The reason we have been a little slow integrating with external accounting packages is that Front Desk already has a very good accounts receivable functionality for allied health practices at its core. Some of our competitors who already integrate with Xero, do so because their accounting functions are a little light on. Our need was a little less pressing. However we don't cover the accounts payable, BAS and financial reporting like profit and loss etc so we understand the need.  In the past our clients have been moving over summary accounts receivable information manually every month or so.

No integration planned for MYOB at this stage as they don't have the nice API's like Xero and support over time would be too arduous. Each time you update MYOB to a new version it would break the integration on your local machine. We had a third party company approach us a few years ago regarding a MYOB/Front Desk integration that they had created but wanted to charge users $120 per month to support it.  Not surprisingly, no one wanted it.

You will not have to wait too long now  :)
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Charmaine Petersen

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Hi Tony,

Thank you for your response. This is wonderful news! I believe it will be cost effective and time efficient for Frontdesk users and in my case, as a small business owner. I have been a user of Frontdesk for 5 years and have always believed that the integration of a accounting package would see Frontdesk a complete practice software management program.

Charmaine :)

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Tony Taddeo, Managing Director

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Thank you Charmaine, we completely agree. :)

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Kirsty

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Looking forward to Xero integration .... any idea when?
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Timothy, Business Care Manager

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Hi Kirsty. We're aiming to have the integration complete by the end of this year. We'll keep this post updated when we have further information regarding the release.
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Front Desk - Xero integration would be fantastic !  yes please

I'm the accountant and part owner at a well established psychology practice we purchased in July 2015.  We have been using Front Desk for years and very happy with it.  Since July I've been using Xero for book keeping, accounts payable, BAS, payroll, etc.  So integration with Front Desk would be very helpful
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Timothy, Business Care Manager

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Hi all. We are still looking at the first quarter of this year for release. It is hard to give an exact time due to the complexities of software development and other development priorities that pop up from time to time. As you can see from our regular updates, our development team are continually working on the product. We will be sure to update this post when we have further information to provide.
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Georgie O'Donnell

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Any news on Front Desk and Xero integration?
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Tony Taddeo, Managing Director

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Hi Georgie

This project is well underway but will not be completed by the end of March. Part of the reason for this is that we have broadened the scope of these changes so that the integration will be at a transaction level. Previously we were considering summary information posted to the Xero journal area. There will now be a transaction (invoice) in Front Desk and equivalent in Xero. Keeping the 2 systems synced is not trivial. Further, the changes required in the Front Desk accounting engine are more than we expected when setting the time expectation. I confirm this is a priority enhancement for us.

We understand the high level of interest in this enhancement and will keep you up-to-date when we know more. 

Tony
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Ms Pink

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Thanks for the update Tony... We're all 'hanging out' for it! Sad part is the need to 'duplicate' all the Invoices for this quarter to complete the BAS
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Georgie O'Donnell

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Hello Tony, will the Front Desk and Xero integration be ready for 1 July 2016?
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Timothy, Business Care Manager

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Hi Georgie. I am responding on behalf of Tony as he's out of the office this morning. We cannot provide an exact time for release at this stage but I do not believe that the integration will be ready by the 1st of July. We understand there is high interest in this item; this is also a high priority for our development team and we are working earnestly to complete the integration.
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Nicole Barnett

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Hi, wondering how this is progressing?  Will be have integration by 30th June 2017?  Thanks, Nicole.
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Lisa Hughes

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can you please tell me if you have integrated front desk with zero yet?.

We've been wanting to start using front desk but are waiting for this integration
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Timothy, Business Care Manager

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We have now released Front Desk version 17.1.4, which is available to download from the Smartsoft Support page.

There are a lot of improvements included in this new version, including the new billing engine, bulk emailing of invoices and statements (time to start collecting billers' email addresses) and addressing the possibility of transactions appearing on multiple invoices with different invoice numbers. 

Due to the significant changes in this version, it is important that you familiarise yourself with information in the Front Desk Accounting Update November 2017 document prior to updating your system. A full list of changes in Front Desk version 17.1.4 can be found here.

This update includes the majority of the work required for the Xero integration. Our team is continuing work to finalise the Xero specific functionality, which will be tested through a beta program, followed by a release to all users. Once the Xero integration is released, as confirmed above, we will commence work on integrating with the MYOB Cloud accounting package.
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Can you give us an update on Xero integration? Will it include a period lock so that each quarter can be locked to avoid mistakes?