Wave vs Xero


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Wave
Half a million customers use Wave's online small business software to do their invoicing, accounting and payroll. Smart cloud apps for smart business owners. Wave makes it easy to be your own boss. Just do what you're good at, and lean on Wave's smart online software for help with invoicing, accounting and payroll.
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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 Wave 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 Wave 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 Wave

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)
- 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 Wave (at least in our news).