SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 29, 2013) - Xero, the global leader in online accounting software, and Clio, the leader in cloud-based management tools for the legal industry, today announced a new partnership aimed to alleviate paperwork-based productivity losses and increase efficiency for lawyers. By seamlessly integrating their powerful and effective accounting and legal practice management software within the cloud, Xero and Clio deliver an automated, easy-to-use and affordable platform that helps lawyers and law firms focus on their core competencies: client work, growth and profitability.
Historically, lawyers and legal professionals have struggled with time consuming administrative work -- importing and exporting massive amounts of paperwork, billing data and client information manually, or with outdated USB drives. Now, these professionals have the ability to integrate billing time and client data into the Xero online accounting platform from Clio's legal practice management solution, effectively bringing their entire legal practice into the cloud.
"All lawyers agree: there are never enough hours in the day. With their new relationship Xero and Clio bring two of our essential technologies together, effortlessly, enabling us to focus on what matters the most: our clients," said Josh Schiffer, co-founder of ChancoSchiffer P.C. (a three partner full service Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Firm in Atlanta, GA.) "Xero and Clio products are extraordinarily easy-to-use and my administrative headaches have evaporated. The price point is where I need it and the software pretty much does everything I want when it comes to practice management and accounting. With Xero and Clio I focus on working with my clients rather than worrying about my finances and chasing down bills."
Because both companies built their products in the cloud, integration between the Xero and Clio systems are seamless, secure and accessible from anywhere around the world. Entire legal practices can be managed with Clio's cloud-based software, with billing and sales invoices easily generated, sent and followed up on within Xero.
"As an industry leader that recognizes the benefits of cloud computing, Clio is a natural addition to our ever-growing partner ecosystem," said Jamie Sutherland, President, Xero U.S. "Xero's powerful online accounting engine, dovetailed with Clio's efficient legal management online platform, creates a system that is smart, affordable and easy-to-use, delivering exactly what small businesses and law firms need in terms of financial planning so they can focus on growth and profitability."
"I've never met a lawyer who said, 'I love the administrative part of my work!' so our goal is to continue to find ways to help our customers with this aspect of their business. The Xero partnership is another step towards this goal," said Jack Newton, Founder and CEO, Clio. "Xero and Clio make it easier for any individual lawyer or small firm to efficiently and affordably manage their practice management and financial information."
In September, Xero and Clio will unveil their integration at two premier industry events, Xerocon and the Clio Cloud Conference. For more information on Xerocon, taking place on September 4 and repeating on September 5 in San Francisco, visit here. For more information on the Clio Cloud Conference, taking place from September 23-24 in Chicago, visit here. For those who cannot attend Xerocon or the Clio Cloud Conference, Xero and Clio will co-host a webinar outlining this new integration on September 9 at 1pm EDT. To register, visit here.
About Xero Xero is beautiful, easy to use online accounting software for small businesses and their advisors. The company has over 193,000 paying customers in more than 100 countries around the world. Recently Xero garnered a five-star review for Software As Service from CPA Practice Advisor. Xero's U.S. team is based in San Francisco. Xero is hosted with Rackspace in Chicago. See http://www.xero.com/us
About Clio Clio is a comprehensive web-based practice management product specifically designed for solo practitioners and small-to-medium-sized law firms. Clio can be accessed using PCs and Macs as well as mobile devices including iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices. Secure and easy-to-use, Clio provides case/matter management, time tracking, billing/reporting, client contact and document management, task scheduling, trust accounting, and detailed reporting. In addition, Clio includes Clio Connect, a secure portal for exchanging information and collaborating with clients, and Clio Express, an offline time capture application. Clio is based in Vancouver, B.C., and was founded by Jack Newton and Rian Gauvreau in 2007. Visitwww.goclio.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 1-888-858-2546 or follow on Twitter @goclio.
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