Do you have multiple business such as a chain of restaurants or multiple office locations in Xero but want a consolidated report and forecasting tool? We discuss the three leading companies (Futril, Fathom and Spotlight) who can provide cost-effective solutions without the need to use Excel. These solutions are able to integrate seamlessly with multiple Xero accounts to provide powerful forecasting and analytical reporting tool.

Futrli

Formerly known as CrunchBoards is an all-in-one forecasting and reporting application designed for businesses and advisors who want to control cash flow and accelerate growth.

It’s unique feature with Xero allows you to automate notifications directly in XeroHQ (and via email if desired) when targets of certain KPI’s are not met.

Futrli also integrates with MYOB and Quickbooks meaning entities which are using accounting software other than Xero can also be integrated.

In terms of ratings, according to the Xero website for third party apps Futril received a 5 star rating based on 98 reviews.

Pricing starts from $49.99 per month and they offer a 7 day free trial.

Spotlight Reporting

Based out of New Zealand and founded in 2003, Spotlight Reporting is Xero’s number one reporting and forecasting app and was App Partner of the Year award winner in 2015 and 2016. Spotlight Reporting was built by progressive accountants, for progressive accountants and is a preferred choice of the Big 4 and leading progressive accounting firms around the world.

Spotlight Reporting offers a great range of comprehensive performance reports, full three-way forecasting, customisable dashboards and advanced consolidated reports for multi-entity businesses and franchises.

Spotlight Reporting seamlessly integrates with Xero enabling accountants and businesses to import actual and budget data from Xero with the click of a button. The integration unlocks all functionality available in Spotlight, including unique features such as industry templates, action plans, cashflow forecasting, executive summaries, advanced consolidations with multi-currency and intercompany eliminations, etc.

Spotlight Reporting also integrates with Xero HQ. Alerts in Xero HQ can help accountants to become more proactive, reminding them to produce and deliver Spotlight reports or to provide helpful product information. You can add in other data to Spotlight reports via WorkflowMax, EXCEL and Google Analytics, as well as add in your own non-financial KPI information as well.

Spotlight also integrates with WorkflowMax, Microsoft Execl, Google Analytics, MYOB and Quickbooks meaning entities which are using accounting software other than Xero can also be integrated.

In terms of ratings, according to the Xero website for third party apps Spotlight Reporting received a 5 star rating based on 127 reviews.

Pricing is between $25 and $250 per month and they offer a 28 day free trial.

Fathom

Fathom is an award-winning team of designers, developers and business analysts primarily based in Brisbane, Australia. Fathom has since expanded both its systems and team as they strive to provide you with exactly what you need – easy to use and insightful performance analysis and reports.

Fathom also integrates with MYOB and Quickbooks meaning entities which are using accounting software other than Xero can also be integrated.

In terms of ratings, according to the Xero website for third party apps Fathom received a 5 star rating based on 101 reviews.

Pricing is between $14 and $39 per month and they offer a 14 day free trial.

Spotlight reporting, Fathom and Futril are the three top rated apps according to the Xero App Marketplace for multiple entity consolidation and forecasting. Be sure to take up the free trial period before locking into one of these solutions long term.

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DISCLAIMER

This article is an extract from the Xero website and is written in general terms and therefore cannot be relied on to cover specific situations; application of the principles set out will depend upon the particular circumstances involved and we recommend that you obtain professional advice before acting or refraining from acting on any of its contents.

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