BookKeeping Express Disrupts Admittedly Static Industry with New Integrated Services for Entrepreneurs

Financial Reporting Franchise Plants Flag as First in Industry to Take Entrepreneurial Approach to Bookkeeping

February 06, 2014 // Franchising.com // TYSONS CORNER, Va. - The number of U.S. small businesses has increased by almost 50 percent since 1982, but no financial company has ever taken an entrepreneurial approach to bookkeeping - until now.

The leading bookkeeping company, BookKeeping Express, has added Xero, the global authority in online accounting software, to its suite of products. This announcement follows the company's recent addition of two other services - bill pay and payroll. With the addition of these three new services, BookKeeping Express is disrupting the bookkeeping industry and simplifying operations for small businesses through full integration.

BookKeeping Express is now a silver partner with Xero and Keith Mueller, CEO of BookKeeping Express, has joined the Xero Partner Advisory Council, a global team of the world's most innovative and forward-thinking accounting professionals dedicated to empowering small businesses.

"It is painfully time-consuming to gather and organize all of your banking, invoices, payables and payroll data, and then enter it into your general ledger software," said Mueller. "BookKeeping Express is working with Xero to integrate your software and data so you don't have to worry about it. This gives entrepreneurs more time to focus on the things that matter to them the most - growing their business."

The advantages of utilizing Xero's accounting software include immediate access to up-to-date data and files, automated bank feeds and rule-based reconciliation. The program has a scalable, secure, resilient and global infrastructure; accounting, workflow and collaboration features and open APIs. On top of that, it is more cost-effective than using other accounting software on the market, which traditionally comes with a heavy price tag.

For clients who use Xero, BookKeeping Express will also provide integration of the accounting software into BookKeeping Express systems, and seamless migration from QuickBooks to Xero - from chart of accounts, fixed assets and invoices to bill payments, bank spend and receive items, and journals - for no additional cost.

"Xero is a highly-sophisticated accounting software program that allows business owners to manage the day-to-day finances of their business through a simple platform that is smart and easy to use," added Mueller. "Small business owners have instant access to their information in real-time, and at the end of the day, know exactly where their business stands."

With more than 40 franchised locations around the country, BookKeeping Express offers an essential service to companies that are not equipped or do not wish to handle accounting responsibilities, such as setting up charts of accounts and general ledgers, monthly data entry, processing and managing accounts payable and accounts receivable, and producing reports. BookKeeping Express is able to offer this suite of services by integrating different pieces of software with the company's industrial strength Team Center as well as by utilizing the latest, secure, cloud-based technology.

For more information, please visit www.bookkeepingexpress.com or contact 877-525-5337.

About BookKeeping Express

Based in Tysons Corner, Va., BookKeeping Express provides a much-needed service to small and medium-sized businesses by offering a full range of bookkeeping, management, accounting and financial reporting services traditionally only reserved for Fortune 5000 companies. By combining technology and people, the financial reporting franchise is disrupting the industry and simplifying operations for small businesses through full integration. To learn more about BookKeeping Express, visit www.bookkeepingexpress.com.

About Xero

Xero is beautiful, easy to use online accounting software for small businesses and their advisors. The company has over 211,000 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. The Xero US team is headquartered in San Francisco. Xero is hosted with Rackspace in Chicago. To gain insight on how to grow your small business, visit Xero's Small Business Guides.

SOURCE BookKeeping Express

Media Contacts:

Alicia Aldrich
BookKeeping Express
Fishman Public Relations
O: (847) 945-1300, ext. 246
aaldrich@fishmanpr.com

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