Better Bookings can do a lot and is perfect for managing your daily business life, but teamed with Xero accounting software you'll hit the next level of financial management.

Once connected to Xero you can simplify your bank reconciliation, easily track GST and automatically group and push your Better Bookings sales into your chart of accounts – saving time, reducing errors and helping you better understand how your business is tracking financially. Plus, both apps are fully online so you can access your data on the go.

Benefits of integrating Better Bookings with Xero

Simplified bank reconciliation
Automatically push daily sales from Better Bookings to Xero by payment method, directly into your nominated bank account. Manage GST and income by chart of account – making it easy to reconcile.

Breeze through your BAS & GST obligations
Any GST recorded in your appointments or merchandise sales in Better Bookings will sync to Xero, so you can easily keep track of your GST obligations – ready for tax time & BAS submissions.

Track your income by product
Your product/services sales are grouped and pushed into a nominated chart of accounts, helping you to get valuable insight into what product or service is bringing the most money into your business.

How to connect Better Bookings to Xero

  1. Go here
  2. Or go to Settings > Locations > Select Business to connect (you can connect a business to only one accounting integration at a time)
  3. See the Xero integration tile, click 'Connect to Xero'
  4. You will be redirected to the Xero Sign In screen.
  5. Sign In with your Xero credentials
  6. Give permission to share data with Better Bookings 
  7. You have now connected your accounts, you must now configure the connection so Better Bookings know where to send your data within Xero
  8. You must now complete configuration

There are 4 steps to mapping your Better Bookings data with your Xero Organisation. Follow these steps to ensure your data will successfully transact to your Xero account.

These are the steps: 

  1. Choose Organisation. If you have more than one Organisation select your Xero Organisation you would like data to be sent too. Then select the Tax code for transactions with tax and without tax.
  2. Click Next
  3. Now, Map Better Bookings Payment Methods to Bank Accounts in Xero. We've listed your Better Bookings payment methods on the left, and fetched your bank accounts from Xero on the right. Select the Xero bank account you want each payment method to map to. Once done any actual payments received (e.g. Cash, Visa, MasterCard) and recorded on your invoices will be sent to your nominated bank account in Xero.
  4. Click Next
  5. Create a consolidated Chart of Accounts across Better Bookings and Xero. We've listed your Better Bookings Chart of Accounts methods on the left, and fetched your Chart of Accounts from Xero on the right. To create a consolidated Chart of Accounts, move Better Bookings Chart of Accounts items from the left that you would like to use in Xero by clicking on the arrow or dragging the item across to the consolidated Chart of Accounts list on the right. Once added, they will appear at the top of the consolidated list under the title 'Added'. You can also remove Chart of Account options within your consolidated list by deleting them. Once this Chart of Account list on the right is finalised, the consolidated list will be available in Better Bookings and Xero.
  6. Click Next
  7. Map Better Bookings Products to your consolidated Chart of Accounts. We've listed your Better Bookings products on the left (by type: appointments, appointment packs and merchandise), and listed your Chart of Accounts that you finalised on the right. Select the Chart of Account you want each of you products to map to. e.g. your Physio Appointments could be mapped to your Physio Appointment Income Chart of Account in Xero. Once done income from your product sales will be sent to your nominated Chart of Accounts in Xero so you can see sales by product.
  8. Click Next
  9. Your integration setup is now complete and you will see a confirmation popup. 
  10. Better Bookings and Xero accounts are now linked and data will start syncing automatically daily at 12:30am for the day before. 

Better Bookings sends your data to Xero daily as a Manual Journal. This Journal includes the Journal Date, Description (includes location name to differentiate between income from different business locations), Chart of Account for Income received, Payment Methods you have accepted and the GST collected. You can then reconcile the Journal with your accounts.  

Edit your Connection with Xero
You can edit your connection at any time. 

  1. Go here
  2. Or go to Settings > Locations > Select Business to connect (you can connect a business to only one accounting integration at a time)
  3. See the Xero integration tile, click 'Edit Connection'
  4. Step through the same connection steps above. 
  5. Once done the connection data mapping will be updated

Edit Mapped Payment Methods
You can edit your payment methods in Better Bookings with your bank accounts in Xero at any time. You can do this by editing the connection as above, or;

  1. Go here
  2. Or go to Settings > 'Mapped Payment Options In Xero' pod
  3. You can edit the mapped payment methods
  4. Save

Map a New Payment Method in Better Bookings to Xero
If you add a new payment method to Better Bookings:

  1. Go here
  2. Or go to Settings > Add Payment Options
  3. Add new payment options
  4. Save
  5. Go to Settings > 'Mapped Payment Options In Xero'
  6. Select the Bank Account you want this new payment method to be mapped to in Xero
  7. Save

Note: If you have added a new bank account to Xero and you want to update this to your Better Bookings Payment Options you will need to Edit Connection.

Edit how Better Bookings Products are mapped to Xero Chart of Accounts
Once you have connected to Xero, all your products will have a new field in their settings 'Xero Chart of Account'. This is the Chart of Account that any product sales will be sent to. 

To add or edit Chart of Account associated with Product:

  1. Go here
  2. Or go to Settings > Products
  3. Select the product to edit, or add new product
  4. Edit the Chart of Account, or add a new Chart of Account to the product. Any new Chart of Account added here will be added to Xero and your Better Bookings consolidated Chart of Accounts.
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