Bench vs Xero


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Bench
Bench is the online bookkeeping service that provides you tax-ready financial statements from professional bookkeepers.
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Xero
Xero is accounting software for small business. Like alternatives, Xero allows to manage invoicing, reconciliation, accounts payable, bookkeeping and more. Share access to your latest business numbers with your team & your accountant – so everyone is up to speed. Xero accounting software lets you work anywhere.
Comparing Bench vs Xero is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Xero has more user-friendly interface than Bench because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Xero is more popular than Bench

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Xero integrates with spending tracker Curve (in 2017)
- Cloud accounting service Xero raises $111M (in 2015)
- Online accounting service Bench raises $7 Million (in 2015)
- Xero launches cloud payroll service in US (in 2015)
- Xero Launches New Features and Plans for a Payroll Solution (in 2013)

Looks like Xero was recently more active than Bench (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Bench and Xero meet head to head:

2015 - Cloud accounting service Xero raises $111M. Bench should better react


New Zealand-based online accounting software firm Xero has raised a $110.8 million round of capital to grow its business in the North American market. Prior to today, Xero had raised over $240 million from investors. Xero provides online accounting software for small/medium businesses and accountants. While many small businesses were still using rudimentary accounting systems or even Excel spreadsheets, Xero knew the future was in the cloud. By giving small businesses, accountants and bookkeepers a way to do accounting online and from mobile, has revolutionized how they work.