ProWorkflow + Xero = Success!

Monday 4 August 2008, 10:55PM

Proactive Software is pleased to announce the integration of their world class project management software ProWorkflow with award-winning accounting software Xero. Both Xero and ProWorkflow are web based tools supplied on a software as a service basis (SaaS). The integration allows users project managing their work with ProWorkflow to interface seamlessly with Xero accounts.

ProWorkflow and Xero work smoothly together to speed up and simplify the project work and associated billing activity. Invoicing data is entered once and shared by both applications.

SaaS means businesses and staff can be connected anywhere, anytime they have access to the internet. The solutions are affordable and coupled with a low cost of entry customers can trial the real products and determine the fit without complex decision making process that, when wrong can’t easily be corrected.

ProWorkflow CEO Julian Stone said: "It is great to see the SaaS space growing. We were early movers in this space and with other applications coming on stream we can focus on what we are good at - project management - and leverage the skills of others who are experts in their space, like Xero to extend the utility of what we can offer our customers."

"This sort of 'best of breed' link up is the way of the future for application development, it really is great for users."

The ProWorkflow + Xero integration is now officially available to New Zealand customers. One of the early users of the integration, Alex Mann from Spin Advertising and Design, recently said "I am so impressed with ProWorkflow and their ability to respond to our requests for changes... and now that we have Xero integration. - that just worked superbly from the get-go. I see this relationship with ProWorkflow as key to the future of our firm."

Stone said: “Validation from customers about SaaS companies such as ProWorkflow and Xero integrating services, just gives us the push to further invest in other areas of integration. We’re nearly finished testing our QuickBooks integration, then it’s onto an iPhone/mobile application and integration with Outlook and iCal. – Integration is definitely our focus at this time.”

Xero CEO Rod Drury said: “We’re proud that the SaaS industry is working together to give small businesses access to sophisticated, integrated, best of breed offerings. It’s also interesting that our tech teams never met physically yet the integration is seamless as was completed in a very short time. This is the beginning of an exciting phase of computing for small businesses.”

ProActive Software
ProActive, developers of ProWorkflow, project management software are a privately held company with over 80% of customers outside New Zealand.
Details at
- Julian Stone – CEO, 021 864 639

Xero is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange and builds the world’s easiest accounting software.
Details at
- Kate McLaughlin, Xero, 021 481 554.