Xero Extends Small Business Accounting Solution, Powered by Yodlee


Yodlee, Inc., the leading provider of online and mobile personal finance management (PFM) and payments solutions and Xero (XRO), the global online accounting solution, today announced plans to expand Xero's online solution for financial advisors and small businesses, powered by Yodlee's Software Development Kit (SDK).

Xero's accounting solution provides real-time access to bank transactions, invoices and reports for consumers across the globe. Using Yodlee's SDK to extend its growing number of bank accounts available to small businesses, Xero will increase customer account access to more than 11,000 financial institutions and account sources, including 100 throughout Australia.

"For small businesses, the ability to automatically view all of your financial data in one place is crucial to successfully managing cash flow," says Xero CEO Rod Drury. "Extending the availability for our customers to access their financial information at thousands of additional financial institutions further reinforces Xero's commitment to being the leading online accounting solution. We've chosen Yodlee based on their proven technology and industry practice as the prime channel to deliver bank data that is both scalable and secure."

Yodlee is the leading provider of secure and personalized online PFM services in the U.S., powering 85% of the industry, with more than 20 million consumers at leading bank and portal sites.

"Everyone from the average consumer to the business owner needs reliable financial resources they can depend on," stated Yodlee CEO, Anil Arora. "Increasing access and account availability adds greater value to those end-users looking to budget and maintain their financial stability. We are looking forward to the expansion of Xero's existing platform and bringing accounting solutions to the masses."

The fully integrated service will be released in mid 2010 for Xero Business customers.

About Yodlee

Leading financial institutions trust Yodlee to power critical online financial applications. Yodlee's personal financial management, payments, and customer acquisition solutions unify all personal financial account information to deliver a simple, centralized and secure source for consumers to manage all of their financial tasks anytime, anywhere. Yodlee makes financial institutions' websites essential to their customers and generates new revenue opportunities. Yodlee's patented data, payments and risk management utility supports more than 11,000 account sources and over 100,000 different account types. More than 100 leading financial institutions and portals today offer Yodlee-powered solutions to millions of customers worldwide. Yodlee operates in the United States and Europe and is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, visit www.yodlee.com.

About Xero

Xero is an easy to use SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) accounting system for small business. The company has customers in more than 50 countries and sales teams in Australia, the UK and New Zealand. Marketing partnerships with Telstra in Australia, BT in the UK and Telecom in New Zealand exposes Xero to more than 2.6 million small business customers. For more information, visit www.xero.com.

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