Square has announced the launch of its software partner platform, collaborating with third parties to build new applications that complement Square’s suite of business services.
Square expands their platform with a new integration with Xero. The integration simplify operations for small businesses in the US. With data flowing automatically from point of sale to back-office accounting software, sellers save time spent manually inputting sales.
The new Xero integration is Square’s second available in the US Since November, thousands of sellers have been saving time and improving accuracy with Square’s integration with QuickBooks, seamlessly importing their Square sales data into QuickBooks each day.
“The Square/QuickBooks integration couldn’t have come at a better time for our growing business. It has been nothing short of a miracle and has given us so much time back.” says Jess Hughes of Tad Hughes Custom Fit Studio in Houston.
“I used to spend my Sunday afternoons manually dragging, dropping and categorizing my weekly Square transactions into Xero,” says Andy Ciordia of The Secret Chocolatier. “This integration gives me my weekends back — I have more time for my family and my business.”
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