• Petitioned Rod Drury
  • Responded

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Rod Drury
Craig Walker
Product Manager – Mobile and Banking Integration
Matt Vickers
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Alastair Grigg

Allow mobile purchase tracking

    1. Caleb Jones
    2. Petition by

      Caleb Jones

      Lakeland, United States

October 2013


From Caleb Jones: Thank you Xero!

Due to the responses and votes on their community, Xero has decided to add this feature to their product roadmap.

We're very thankful for all of their work, and the great platform that they produce. We also wanted to thank everyone for their support, and ask that all of our supporters continue to spread the word about Xero, so that they have more customers to build great features for.

Xero is a cloud based accounting program used by small business and startups all over the world. As one of the fastest growing platforms of its kind, Xero is making strides to become the leader in online accounting.

As faithful Xero users, we need the ability to manage all aspects of our business wherever and whenever. This is exactly what Xero promises to do for us, which is precisely the reason we signed up in the first place. We especially love using the mobile app to stay up-to-date and track personal expenses. Unfortunately, in the midst of all these great features and benefits, there is still one key feature missing - business purchases and tracking through the mobile app. For example, if you buy something with a corporate card, issue a purchase order, or recieve an invoice from a supplier, you can't use the mobile app :(

The implications aren't fun either. Currenlty, we have to keep all of our corporate receipts from every trip, business meeting, and office supply run, plus pay $30/month to use a 3rd party service. That equals a lot of hassle and $360/year in extra costs.

The Good News
Xero has had time to make great videos, restructure their mobile app, and raise $150 million dollars. Now you have the time and resources to create the one feature that is missing. The other good news is that the exact feature already exists, except its for personal expenses. All we ask is that you replicate it to works with business expenses. Simple right?


In September of 2012 - over a year ago, this person asked, and multiple people responded echoing the sentiment. 

Xero just posted a blog update about their new mobile app - 


We're looking for 150 faithful Xero customers to stand with us, one for each of the million dollars Xero just raised. Together we can build a better tomorrow with zero accounting complications. 

Recent signatures


    1. On the roadmap!

      Caleb Jones
      Petition Organizer


      Thank you all for your support. Xero has reached out and posted on Change.org and their site that because of all the support this has had in their community, they're adding this feature to their product roadmap! We're really thankful for all of their hard work. We are also very excited to see this feature come to our phones soon. Please continue to show Xero your support and refer the service to others that you know.

      Thanks again and take care,

    2. Decision-maker Matt Vickers responds:

      Matt Vickers

      Hi all,

      Based on the number of votes on our community web page we've scheduled this work for a future release.


      For more updates please follow our community page.


    3. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • David Maher COOKEVILLE, TN
      • about 1 year ago

      A lot of small business owners make purchases while they are out during the day. The ability to capture the receipts is critical to an application like Xero. This way clients can capture all their paperwork on the go...making it truly a beautiful accounting application.

    • Phillip Schone LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      I waste so much time carrying around receipts and entering them - this would make my life a lot easier!

    • V Beattie AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Really need the business purchases available via the app to be able to snap / receive invoices from suppliers and have them ready to be approved and batched paid later on.

      This change would greatly help streamline our processes and give us back time that is already too consumed by accounting / tax / government obligations etc.

      • about 1 year ago

      As this is needed to streamline processes for sole traders


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