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Meet the UK Xero App Awards winners

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Edward Berks

Mar 2, 2020

With Xero’s marketplace now hosting over 800 diverse apps, the competition for the Xero App Awards was fiercer than ever. 

The Xero Awards for our app partners showcase the most innovative, established and emerging accounting and tech apps helping businesses become more efficient and productive. 

We’re especially excited to celebrate our winners this year, so here they are… 

App Partner of the Year: ApprovalMax 

ApprovalMax facilitates advanced approval workflows for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

Since being awarded Xero’s Emerging App of the Year Award in 2017, ApprovalMax has gone from strength to strength, capitalising on technical opportunities provided by our platform and proactively searching for new ways they can solve problems for our mutual customers. 

Over the years, ApprovalMax’s popularity has grown consistently in every region with great advocacy from our partners earning this app the “Preferred App Partner” status in 2019. 

Emerging App of the Year: Xavier Analytics

Created and built by accountants, Xavier Analytics uses data cleanup tools and flexible reporting to provide accountants with a deeper understanding of their clients. 

Since being listed on Xero’s marketplace, this emerging app has become one of the fastest to grow in popularity. 

Xavier’s beautiful integration is already adding value to hundreds of Xero partners in the UK and we’re excited to see what else is on the horizon in 2020. 

Financial Services App of the Year: GoCardless 

GoCardless makes collecting payments by Direct Debit easy and efficient for both accountants and their clients. 

Whether it’s recurring or instalment payments, this app allows clients to easily set up a Direct Debit mandate so they’re paid on time. 

In 2019, GoCardless continued innovating with the launch of new features such as Instalments and Borderless Payments, to help even more Xero customers get paid on time. 

This financial app also took their technology to the US and Canada, launching ACH supported payments for Xero customers.

Industry Specific App of the Year: Re-Leased

Re-Leased is an award-winning cloud solution for property managers and property accountants. 

Re-Leased has been developed with a strong focus on accounting accuracy, a process that’s typically complex for property managers. 

In the last 12 months, the team at Re-Leased have worked tirelessly to amplify the value of their Xero integration and invested in a robust proposition for accountants by launching their accounting partner programme, which has resulted in exceptional customer growth.

Practice App of the Year: Fluidly

By using artificial intelligence to produce a baseline cash flow forecast, Fluidly allows accountants and businesses to confidently monitor key financial metrics.

This cash flow app partner has only been part of Xero’s marketplace for a little over two years but its focus on developing tools to help firms offer proactive cash flow services has meant it’s gained big traction from our partner community. 

Last year, Fluidly was awarded a prestigious £5m grant from the RBS BCR Capability and Innovation Fund, to invest in its growth and new product development.


Find out who our 2020 UK and Irish accounting and bookkeeping winners are and see all the action from the awards ceremony and party.

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