Xero and SurePayroll Join Forces Offering Cloud-Based Accounting & Payroll

Xero and SurePayroll Join Forces Offering Cloud-Based Accounting & Payroll 
Beautiful Accounting Software & Leading Payroll Solution Give Small
Businesses Real-Time Financial Insight 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/13 --  Xero, the global
leader in online accounting software, and SurePayroll, a leader in
online payroll, announce the integration of beautiful accounting
software with the award-winning online payroll solution. Through this
partnership, small businesses and accounting professionals can easily
manage their payroll and finances in the cloud -- removing the need
for double data entry while providing Xero customers access to
additional solutions like 401(k) plans, health insurance, workers
compensation, employee screening and more. 
A recent Zogby survey of accountants overwhelmingly found (54
percent) the biggest mistake small business owners make is not
keeping their financial records up-to-date. Through the Xero and
SurePayroll integration, small businesses can access and maintain
their financials in real-time, with added capability of pulling
payroll any time, anywhere and on any device. Whether behind a desk,
on the road, or on the couch, the combination of cloud-based
accounting with cloud-based payroll provides small businesses the
most comprehensive and current view of their financials.  
"The ability to make smart financial decisions is key for small
business owners, but in order to do this they must have the right
information," said Jamie Sutherland, Xero president of U.S.
operations. "Our integration with SurePayroll empowers accountants
and small business owners with a robust online solution that puts
critical data at their fingertips and ultimately helps them better
run their business."  
"SurePayroll truly pioneered online payroll for small business which
is just one of the reasons we appreciate Xero's disruptive spirit as
they seek new ways to better service accountants and their clients,"
said Rick Gunther, senior vice president, SurePayroll. "Additionally
their end-to-end system offers a host of solutions to help increase
efficiency for small business. With the integration available today
to our clients, we look forward to growing this partnership together
from this point forward." 
About the Survey
 Zogby Analytics was commissioned by Xero Limited to
conduct an online survey of 400 accountants in the U.S. The survey
was conducted from February 14 through February 21, 2013. Based on a
confidence interval of 95 percent, the margin of error for 400 is +/-
5.0 percentage points. This means that all other things being equal,
the identical survey repeated will have results within the margin of
error 95 times out of 100. 
About SurePayroll
 SurePayroll is the trusted provider of easy online
payroll services to small businesses nationwide. Whether a business
has 1, 10, or 100 employees, SurePayroll delivers peace of mind by
combining innovative, Industry-leading technology and personalized
support from an award-winning, U.S.-based customer care team.
SurePayroll also provides private-label and co-branded services for
accountants and banking partners as well as offering efficient online
solutions for managing 401(k) plans, health insurance, workers'
compensation, employee screening and more. SurePayroll is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Paychex. For more information, please visit
www.SurePayroll.com.  
About Xero 
 Xero is beautiful, easy to use online accounting
software for small businesses and their advisors. The company has
over 150,000 paying customers in more than 100 countries around the
world. Recently Xero garnered a five-star review for Software As
Service from CPA Practice Advisor. Xero's U.S. team is based in San
Francisco. Xero is hosted with Rackspace in Chicago. See
http://www.xero.com  
Xero U.S President of Operations:
Jamie Sutherland 
(415) 806-1107
Jamie.Sutherland@xero.com  
Xero Media Contact: 
Kristin Farrell
(415) 963-4174 ext. 10
Xero@bordersgratehouse.com 
SurePayroll Media Contact: 
Lori Bolas
Director, Marketing Communications
(847) 676-8420 ext. 7248
LoriAnn.Bolas@surepayroll.com