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4.6 out of 5 stars
Based on 17 user ratings
If you are a user of Xero and Breadwinner, tell us how you are getting on and your experience so far. Any tips?

About Breadwinner

Breadwinner brings up-to-date Xero Invoices into Salesforce, allowing for receivable reporting by company and opportunity.

For more information, check out Breadwinner.


Remember if you have questions or need assistance with Breadwinner, this is not the best place to ask - this forum is for reviews and feedback only.

For general support visit the Breadwinner website.

Breadwinner has been easy to install, our accounts people have found it to be a time saver without the need for double keying. Most important of all is the friendly and helpful support team. More often or not we have received responses within the hour. Would recommend this product for integrating to Xero.

Eoin Keith  

When we ran Salesforce, we used Breadwinner but found it very expensive, so moved to a free app in the marketplace - it didn't sync or create invoices, but it was useful. Anyway if you have the budget, Breadwinner is likely for you!

Small Business Web Designs  

Breadwinner is great and sets a high bar for Xero. I "have" to use Xero (so says my accountant) and "have" to use Salesforce (I'm a Salesforce consultant!); one of the powers of Breadwinner, for me, is that I can unlock all the Salesforce reporting functionality that Xero seems to lack - I can make the reports, decide what fields to include, align to my custom data that is otherwise locked away in Salesforce. Amazing! Oh, and it makes all that invoicing stuff far easier too... (no double data entries!)

Paul Ginsberg  

We have been using Xero for a number of years - when we decided to deploy Salesforce the ability to integrate with Xero was essential. Getting Breadwinner up and running was the simplest part of our Salesforce implementation - literally minutes! Our sales team are able to access all the information pertaining to their clients without needing access to the accounting system.

Pauline Bullock  

Only been using the system for a week and everything is going well. Great support too.

Kate Hardy  

Really helpful team that answered all our initial questions and concerns well. Smooth implementation and also really receptive to our on-going needs. Thank you!

Peter Barker  

Hi Mark

Short version:
Breadwinner is close to automatic but currently three clicks are required to create an Invoice in Xero from an Opportunity or Account (reasons why in the long version). To get auto-creation of Invoices in Xero upon marking an Opportunity Closed Won, you'll need something like Carry the One, OneSaaS, or Zapier.

However, none of those tools will bring the Invoice data/status/payment/etc. back into Salesforce. So you can create Invoices from Salesforce but you won't see the Invoice in Salesforce or know if it's paid from Salesforce. And thus won't have the handy per-Account charts in Salesforce on each SF Account, or aggregate totals on each Account, that you get with Breadwinner.

Longer Version:
We could (in theory) make the process of Invoice creation fully automatic from Breadwinner to Xero. But this would break a number of features, including:

* allowing Breadwinner customers to have multiple invoices per opportunity, such as an initial deposit invoice and a balance invoice, or a top-up invoice
* allowing Breadwinner customers to connect a single Salesforce Account to multiple Xero Customers, as is common when dealing with a larger company that has multiple depts/branches/sites/etc
* allowing Breadwinner customers to add additional detail to the Xero Contact when creating an Invoice for the first time - info like First Name, Last Name, email, etc.
* allowing tweaks of the Invoice Date, Due Date, Reference, Tax, Account Code or Xero tracking categories.
* allowing additional line items for notes to customers, or additional line items for anything

So, as much as we would love to make it automatic, the three clicks required to make an invoice with Breadwinner also allow all of the above and much more, which is why we decided to not to be fully automatic.

hope that helps!


Stony Grunow  

Hello Breadwinner or any guys who have experience setting up SF and Xero link through Breadwinner. Is there some tutorial out there on how to make the invoicing seamless between the two system? Our goal is to have automatic invoicing in SaleForce and it gets pushed to Xero automatically as well. Can Breadwinner do that?

Mark Joseph Morales  

Hi Hanabee

I'm sorry you had issues getting access, but I don't believe you ever filed a support case or contacted us to take advantage of our complimentary support and onboarding.

It could have been a software issue, or equally a user issue, but we would have been glad to help with either.

If you reach out to us through our support channel (which is both embedded in the Salesforce App, and at https://help-xero.breadwinner.com/) I'll be glad to work with you so you can connect to Xero through Breadwinner.


Stony Grunow  

Could not get access to Breadwinner as it could not sync with Xero. A shame as I saw a lot of potential.

Hanabee -Accounts  

We have been using Breadwinner Sales Force/Xero mult organisation application now for approx 2 months. We are really impressed in how easy it is for our team to select the relevant organisation they are raising and invoice for in Salesforce and how easy this creates the draft invoices in Xero. We are also impressed in how the repeat invoices populate back smoothly into the Salesforce record. The customer service we received in onboarding Breadwinner was very helpful and easy to implement, we would recommend you check to see if Breadwinner is the solution for your invoice connection between Xero/Salesforce.

Chris Martin  

A real joy working with Breawinner to link to Salesforce. Really professional and works so smoothly. Don't put off your decision on this, as I have wasted years doing it manually.

Damian Hutt  

We have been using the Breadwinner SalesForce/Xero app for approximately 6 weeks now. The installation instructions were easy to follow and once I had synced the Account names all the data transferred into SalesForce for the Sales team to see. I no longer have the team badgering me for invoicing information, it is there at their finger tips, they can see which subscriptions have been raised and who has not yet paid without the need for additional reports. It has streamlined our processes. Thank you Breadwinner.

Anita Hillier  

After trialing three contenders to streamline the invoice process between Salesforce and Xero I have happily chosen Breadwinner as my integration tool of choice. I found the setup process a breeze with well documented instructions. My workflow has been enhanced with the ability to create invoices within Salesforce and have them duplicated in Xero avoiding the need to replicate effort. The two way synching between Xero and Salesforce ensures invoice changes at either end are reflected in the other product and avoids any data integrity issues. The payment tier structure is scalable -which is a great idea for small businesses such as mine which is starting out with visions of future growth. This product is a MUST for anyone who needs to create Invoices in Xero and wants to streamline their workflow in Salesforce.

Peter Cooper  

Seriously , I wish I had this years ago. Fast efficient and it just works. Also the breadwinner team are willing to listen to feedback and evolve on the fly. It seems this kind of integration would cost so much and take so much time .. BUT Breadwinner makes it happen in an instant and its so affordable. Trust me , you use salesforce.com and Xero ? If you dont have breadwinner ... your kidding yourself.

Breadwinner is really the vital link between salesforce.com and Xero. The section in salesforce is really customisable and so you can make it your own in many ways.

#lovinbreadwinner #gogetitnow #itjustworks

chen kotecha  

Finally Able To See Xero Invoice and Payment Data In Salesforce
Our team is committed to the Salesforce platform and our account managers understand that 'if it’s not in Salesforce, it doesn’t exist.” Which is why it’s been great to roll out the app from Breadwinner and connect our customer invoice and payment data that lives in Xero with all our other sales and account data in Salesforce. The app is easy to understand and doesn’t require much in the way of training or customization to use. Works great in Salesforce1 too.

Kristin Arnold  

We've been running Breadwinner for a few weeks now and really appreciate the way it integrates our Xero and Salesforce data so that our sales and account managers have deep insight into customer invoice information and payment history. Setting up Breadwinner only took a few minutes with the help of Breadwinner support (which is great btw) and then it took a an hour or two for all our historical data to sync up from Xero to Salesforce. If you run a sales team, and your finance group uses Xero, you need this tool - saves a ton of time/effort getting keeping your reps up to date on their accounts.

Tom Flynn  

Breadwinner is a massive time saver. By updating my information in Xero, it smoothly transfers the information across to Salesforce, thus saving me a lot of time! Breadwinners allows me to keep up to date with payments, prevents me from entering duplicates, and is in overall, a useful application to have.

Sameerah Farooq  

simple installation
works immediate
quick and efficient support from
if you have salesforce and Xero then you MUST use breadwinner!!!!
exactly what we needed!
Thanks Burger (Teacher Development Trust)

Burger Edwards  

We moved to Xero as part of a move to Salesforce for our member association - a vital element in this move was easy access to Xero invoice information from within Salesforce. Breadwinner was the missing piece in the puzzle that provided that access. I trialled other apps first but none provided the ease of use and the interactive links that breadwinner does. This app is the lynch-pin in our accounting and CRM solution.

Abbie Thompson