Fooman Connect: Xero (Monthly Service)
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Automatically export Magento data to Xero
Export Magento orders, customer data, items and credit notes to Xero. Simply log into Xero and all your Magento data is there.
It's an easy way to stay on top of your business financials. All that's left for you to do is to approve and reconcile the invoice or credit memo with bank, credit card or paypal payments in Xero.
Fine grained options put the control in your hands
You control the automatic export process - choose which order status will trigger the export, and choose to manually export or exclude orders.
Say goodbye to hours wasted exporting data manually, and reduce errors from manual processes.
Easy customer record management
Invoices are matched to existing customer record and new customer records are automatically created.
Track your online sales in Xero
Use a tracking category for your online sales to easily run reports in Xero. Track how your online sales perform against other channels.
Match different revenue streams to the appropriate Xero account (configurable on a per store or individual product level).
Display Xero payments in Magento
Once you have reconciled a payment in Xero, the payment will be displayed in Magento.
Streamline your accounting by keeping financial information up to date in both Magento and Xero.
Currency and tax rate options
Backend options give you (total) control over things such as multiple currencies and tax rates.
Choose to export orders in base currency or order currency. Use Xero tax rates in Magento to keep administration and set up simple.
Easy to use
Set up and control the export process all from your Magento backend - no separate logins or interfaces required.
Fooman Connect is easy to set up with our comprehensive user documentation and video set up guide.
All data transfers are protected by secure, high grade 128/256-bit encryption.
- Automatically export Magento orders, customer data, items and credit notes to Xero
- All that's left for you to do is approve and reconcile each invoice or credit memo - reconcile with bank, credit card and paypal payments
- Supports simple, configurable, bundled, grouped and virtual Magento products
- All data transfers are protected by secure, high grade 128/256-bit encryption
- Invoices are matched to existing customer records, or new customer records are automatically created for new customers
- Easily match different revenue streams on a per store and/or individual product level to appropriate Xero accounts
- Use a tracking category for your online sales channel, to run reports easily within Xero
- Display payments recorded in Xero inside Magento
- Multiple currency support - choose to export orders in base currency or order currency
- Use Xero tax details in Magento – supports, GST, VAT and Xero custom tax rates
- Choose which order status will trigger automatic export
- Ability to manually export or exclude orders
- Optionally allow Xero numbering to override Magento numbering
- Works directly from your Magento backend – no separate logins
- Suitable for small to medium Magento stores (transfers are subject to Xero's limit of 60 requests per minute)
- Available as a traditional software package (one off purchase option for NZD$599) or as software-as-a-service option (for NZD$24.95 each month) - check out which version is right for me? for a detailed comparison
Fooman is an official Xero network add on partner.
To securely transfer your financial data, your php version must be able to support openssl. Most websites meet this requirement, but please ask your hosting company if in doubt.
Customer Case Study
Lero9 is a New Zealand based full service Ecommerce and B2B Digital Agency that partners with established retailers and emerging online brands to create unique results focused, custom solutions for Magento Commerce and WordPress.
Lero9 often recommends Fooman Connect: Xero to clients using Magento and Xero. "As Magento Solution Partners who also use Xero first hand for our accounts, we customise a lot of online stores and therefore appreciate the high standard of workmanship behind Fooman's extensions", says Lero9's Robert Popovic.
"We find Fooman's extension code well written and straightforward to customise whenever there is a requirement. Fooman is committed to supporting and continuously enhancing their extensions to ensure they are the best in their class. We are extremely confident in recommending Fooman extensions to our clients and are always impressed at how quickly Fooman responds to any support requests we have."
What Our Customers are Saying
“An amazing product with even more amazing after sales service. With near to 2 years’ experience with using this product and supplier, I can strongly recommend to others... the product just works; the supplier knows what it means to respect the customer and supply world class service whilst remaining approachable and friendly.”
- collinsricki, via Magento Connect
“This extension works amazing with Magento and Xero. A fantastic way of automating your business process. Great support from Fooman to get this working for my website. Thanks!”
- Mohamedali, via Magento Connect
License License for 1 Magento Installation (including multi store setup)
Stability stable Supported Magento Versions (full feature set) 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168 Legacy Magento Version Support (reduced feature set) No Supported Magento Enterprise Versions No Change Log 1.1 Initial Xero API v2 release
1.2 Added Use Xero Numbers, Credit Note Prefix and Start Date for Orders/Credit Memos settings
1.4 Serial number equipped to run Fooman Connect. Added Refund Account and Item Details settings
2.0 More multi store support, wider support for custom totals, discounts are now shown as discount percentage on line items in Xero, either map order or invoices to Xero invoices depending on your workflow
To install the extension, follow the steps in The Ultimate Guide to Installing Magento Extensions.
Please note that successful installation of this extension requires a moderate knowledge of website maintenance. Alternatively, we can install the extension for you. Simply choose this as an additional service when ordering the extension, or order installation separately if you have already purchased your extension license.
Set Up and Documentation
Watch the set up video:
The Set Up Guide and User Manual expands on the steps shown in the video, providing more detailed instructions on how to set up Fooman Connect.
The monthly subscription option offers unlimited free updates to the Fooman Connect: Xero extension. When a new version is released, the file will be available to download from your account on the Fooman website, under “My Downloadable Products”.
The Ultimate Guide to Installing Magento Extensions Set Up Guide and User Manual - Fooman Connect Xero
Below, you can find answers to questions you might have about the extension functionality, and common questions asked by customers before they purchase the extension.
Do you have a general question (eg. about licensing or your account), or a specific troubleshooting issue? Check out our Help Centre.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Xero?
Xero is easy to use online accounting software that’s designed specifically for small businesses. Find out more or try Xero Accounting Software for free.
What are the system requirements for running Fooman Connect: Xero?
To securely transfer your financial data, your php version must be able to support openssl. Most websites meet this requirement, but please ask your hosting company if in doubt. When you are running Magento on a low specced shared host you will likely have issues with too low limits (like not allowing enough time to connect to Xero and process data).
Do you offer a free trial?
We don't offer a free trial at this stage, but rest assured that Fooman Connect: Xero is backed by a 30 day money back guarantee. This allows you to test it out on your own store, trial all the settings and evaluate how it's working for you.
If it you're not happy for any reason at all, just let us know and we will send a full refund back onto your credit card. Let us know if you need a little more time to evaluate the extension - we're happy to extend the money back period with prior agreement.
Are there any known conflicts between Fooman Connect: Xero and other Magento extensions?
There are no known conflicts.
Is there a discount if I upgrade from my monthly subscription to the one off payment version of Fooman Connect?
Yes - if after using Fooman Connect for several months you decide to upgrade to the one off purchase option, we will credit the monthly charges you have paid towards the cost of the full purchase price, to a maximum of 6 months credit. This allows you to try out Fooman Connect in your own time before investing in the one off purchase cost.
Can I use Fooman Connect to export existing Magento orders, customer data, items and credit notes to Xero?
Yes - you can manually export existing Magento orders, customer data, items and credit notes to Xero that were in your store prior to using Fooman Connect.
Is Fooman Connect: Xero suitable for multi store set ups?
Fooman Connect: Xero links your Magento store to one Xero account, and maps all multi store websites to this account.
Is there any way to reconcile orders automatically?
Manual reconciliation is the only way to guarantee 100% accuracy, so automatic reconciliation is not supported by the extension. There is no 'safe' way of automating reconciliation without producing errors - for example with credit card payments, Magento does not recognise if you get a daily payout, what the split is between different card types, and how long the payment delay is.
Can I export Purchase Order Numbers from Magento to Xero?
If you are using the Magento default payment method for the purchase orders the purchase order number entered by the customer will appear as the reference on the invoice in Xero.
Can I use the extension with Magento Enterprise?
No - the extension has not yet been fully tested with Magento Enterprise, so we don't recommend using it.
Can I customise the extension code?
The code of the one off purchase version of Fooman Connect is fully customisable. It is also possible to make limited customisations to the monthly subscription version of Fooman Connect – please contact us to discuss your requirements.
What additional features from external extensions are integrated?
Rentals We have recently added support for integrating with SalesIgniter's Magento rental booking software.
Surcharges Fooman Connect: Xero is compatible with our Surcharge extension and the surcharge will be carried over to Xero as a separate line item