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5 out of 5 stars
Based on 117 user ratings
If you are a user of Xero and Syft, tell us how you are getting on and your experience so far. Any tips?

About Syft

On-demand reporting add-on that tracks business performance and enhances decision making.
For more information, check out Syft.


Remember if you have questions or need assistance with Syft, this is not the best place to ask - this forum is for reviews and feedback only.
For general support, check out the Syft Xero Integration guide or email info@syft.co.za

I use Syft for my own businesses, it is by far the most cost effective way to build reports for combining different entities in Xero. Its saves me hours each month and was much cheaper than getting our development team to pull the info into our reporting platform using the API also the service has been fantastic so uptake of non financial people who need to review the reports was very quick.

Warren Winch  

We Syft at our firm. So far, our clients have loved it. We love it because it allows us to provide a really clear and transparent report with automated trend commentary to our clients. The budget and forecasting allow us to provide Virtual CFO services to our clients. Overall, Syft has been a great addition to our firm. Also, it's extremely EASY to use! No major learning curve.

Michael Levy  

This is an amazing add on to XERO. It has changed the way I am able to produce impressive and informative reports. Syft is easy to use and saves you hours in monthly reporting.

Lawrence Rae  

Highly recommended and very straight-forward. It amazingly sorts data for better understanding.

Claire Mallari  

I love this product. I use it for all of my clients to provide the opening conversation in business advisory. It has enabled me to expand the services I can offer for my practice. The new features of the Financial Health check and the Practice Overview are terrific. It's intuitive to use and the support, when needed, has been fabulous. Good job Syft-ers!

Tracey Rubens  

This program does what it promises. It is very user friendly but best of all the support response time when I have queries is astounding. I've never known a response to be so quick and helpful.

Lynda Smith  

Excellent start up. Saves time with reporting, captures essential information. Support team are amazing.

Caitlin Hall  

Excellent reporting product with integration to Xero and powerful budgeting and forecasting insights.
Always has constant updates and new features to cater to our ever-growing clientele needs.

Tim Leung  

just joined syft, my clients were impressed about the reports so it defnitely worth the money

Oliluca Accountants  

Best reporting and cash flow app for XERO that I have tested so far. Plug and play right out of the box. Excellent support and sales team as well which is big plus. I plan to offer this service to my clients for a fee.

Edouard Sabbah  

value-added product. the consolidation feature is disruptive for SMB accounting tech.

Thomas Fasullo  

Syft is by far the most intuitive and comprehensive reporting software suite I have used. It is ten steps ahead of any other suite in terms of visual quality and amount of information provided by each tool at the best price point as well!

Ryan Egan  

Started on Syft about a month ago now. It packs quite a punch for the price, in terms of features and easy learning curve. We are a CPA firm and wanted to improve interim reporting for our clients, and Syft is helping make this happen efficiently and profitably.

Fabien Gendron  

Syft Analytics is an awesome reporting add-on to Xero. It provides both accountants and their clients dynamic business reports and visual insights all from a quick link to the Xero organisation!
Very easy to set up and just as easy to navigate around.

Andrew Hemingway  

Easy to use and in-depth analysis and interpretation of data.

BABATUNDE Michael Olawole  

I love the reporting I get from Syft - it helps me predict trends in the business and gives me data that I can make better, informed decisions with.

Suraj Sodha  

This is an amazing add-on, really worth it.

Stephan Joubert  


A program that is making my life as an accountant a lot easier. Reports are becoming a breeze and our clients appreciate the professional look and feel of the reports as well. Still a bit of a struggle though when it comes to clients that is not as up to date with modern accounting programs, but Syft is certainly the future. I especially appreciate the fact that when you get stuck using Syft, you can get immediate help using their live chat, no long phone calls or long waiting times for a response.

I would most definitely recommend Syft to all modern accountants.

Ronel Reyneke  

Syft is an absolute game changer for any accounting practice.

The reports are incredible and made a fantastic impression on our clients when first introduced as part of our monthly management accounts reporting.

Their practice feature has been a great addition and all the features currently in the pipeline will only further enhance your experience of this great app.

A must have for any modern accounting firm.

Brent Naude  

Creates an indepth management account at the click of a button, enables swift and accurate eom reporting. The Syft developers are always looking for new ideas to incorporate and the system will create reports that are not available in Xero. The syft team are always around to help with questions and support.

Kerri Hunter  

Syft is an amazing cashflow tool that gives us the insights to be able to manage our business efficiently and effectively using live data to futureproof our business.

The Syft team is always supportive and available with even the smallest query.

I can highly recommend this application for any business owner that is looking for real time insights.

Natalie Fourie  

Using Syft is very easy and the team were helpful in setting up and showing the whole team how everything works, it is so simple to pick it up and be set. The amount of reports and customisation is great, I love to be able to show each client what they want and change it to however simple so clients are always able to understand. Overall I enjoy using Syft and love all the existing and new feature they bring, every experience with the team has been easy and helpful, would definitely recommend.

Rebecca Bruce  

Started using this software about a month ago. Out of several packages that I looked at Syft was by far the most comprehensive. I love the look of the reporting packages and the level of built in reports is excellent. The support service has been second to none. Overall can highly recommend this software.

Debbie Lynch  

Syft is a fantastic add on. It changes the way we look at SME's and how we can assist our clients. I can recommend Syft.

Francois Joubert  

Making consolidations a breeze. Also listens to the needs and constantly updating their software to make it even better.

Alize Hough  

Multi currency consolidations have been a game changer! Highly recommend.

Adam Lancaster  

Great software. Simplicity is key when building a multi-service offering firm and this is the product/solution that drives efficiencies. We are able to then leverage on the time saving and use this free time with clients more pro-actively in terms of our advisory services. This not only makes the service and relationship more sticky, but enables us to talk with clients more frequently about their true challenges/opportunities. :)

Duncan Bye  

I love Syft its a great way to generate management information and charts. Syft are constantly improving the product with great new features like Financial Health Checks.

Steve Bicknell  

Syft is very rapidly going from useful to totally amazing - the speed of development is astonishing - the tailorable valuation reports on their own justify the subscription - and with cash flow and 3-way forecasting coming soon.

Malcolm Veall  

Really good product that makes reporting awesome and easy.

Evan Olivier  

Syft has already become an essential part of my accounting toolkit. The Support Team (mainly Catherine) helped me to complete a crucial set of Management Accounts for a Financier within hours of signing up. The subsequent on-boarding session was an eye-opener to the amazing capabilities of Syft.

Rob Milne  

Syft is Amazing! Been using it for the last year and they keep on improving the product!

Matt Vosloo  

Just finished our onboarding session with Craig - so impressed by the package & how easy it is to use.
Our clients are already telling us how good it is.....Craig has been so friendly & helpful....very positive first dealings with SYFT :)

Karen Kennedy  

Any negatives to the software? Just starting to look into it now as an accounting practice

Peter Allen  

We have been using Syft for a month now and the product is excellent, really impressed with it.
The customers service from Swantje and Catherine has been outstanding, really prompt replies to emails and extremely helpful.

Adrian Farrimond  

Syft is amazing! The financial visualization and performance reports are essential for advisors to provide valuable advice these days. The benchmark and valuation functions are attractive to me and my clients. It is a must-have app for advisors!

Cyrus Leung  

A great option to be able to present data to clients without having to spend hours putting it all together. The reports are well received and enable us to present useful information in a professional way

Eleanor Shakeshaft FCCA  

I literally stumbled on Syft one Saturday morning and I could not wait to speak to Syft onboarding team and it turns out they are just as great of the product. Syft has become my default reporting tool for management accounts. Syft have shared their Roadmap and it is really exciting. Can't wait.

David Mahwe  

just trialling it but looks the best value for features v price of all the reporting apps i have found.
spotlight just too expensive, joiin not enough features for example. syft so far seems about right for the money.

Steve Grail  

Loving giving my clients a professional info pack without lots of spreadsheet work

Sue Weighell  

Syft has made my reporting easier, making it possible for me to combine entities and evaluate the performance of the company globally without any coding. The visualisation element is superb.

Ibrahim Musa  

Came across Syft and couldn't believe the value. As a business owner (SME) I actually remember saying 'these are the first visualisations I've understood properly'.

A suggestion for a functionality upgrade was implemented within a week. Considering the reporting failings and inaction of Xero this is unbelievable.

Furthermore I recommended Syft to an accountant who said that it saves them 50% of time on compiling reports.

Steve Sykes  

We have just started working with Syft and have been really impressed with the reporting that we have had so far. The automation of preparing monthly/ quarterly reports looks great as it will ensure we produce them on the timetable that is set internally and for the client.
Seems good value for money and comprehensive to well worth looking at.

John Johnstone  

I am new to Syft but intend to start using it now that my trial period ended. I like the fact that I can have a management report ready to send to a client without any manual intervention from me. Great addition

Rafeeq Erasmus  

Just starting using Syft, clients are loving the reports and it is saving me loads of time.
Very Efficient and helpful.

Gary Deans  

A great out of the box reporting tool for small to large businesses. Every easy to use and set up new clients with a unlimited licensing plan, is real value for money. Their consolidation reporting takes minutes to set up and their new Business Valuation and Cashflow forecasting tools are a breeze to use.

The ongoing development of the tools is also pleasing to see in their planned toll out of new and better functionality along their willing to interact and listen to advisers.

Michael Kirby  

Great additional reporting tool. The function to report and combine more that one entity is awesome!

Paul Botha  

Adding great value to my clients and practice!!!! Really enjoying the after-sales service as well!

Hanno Coetzee  

We are using Syft and have noticed that it is saving us a lot of time with our management reporting processes as well as giving our clients an idea of the value of their businesses and businesses that they want to purchase

Thomas Sparks  

Awesome website. Easy to use and adds value to our advisory services at the end of each month. White label is a nice touch too! Highly recommended from an award winning cloud practice.

Chris Gascoyne  

Excellent add on for Management Accounts production. Have also found support staff to be very helpful and eager to keep the software improving:-)

jon dickinson  

We have found Syft very easy to set up and use. The financial reports are great helping us manage our company finances, to plan and project future cash flow requirements.
Also, the team at Syft seems to be continuously adding new features and improvements. Keep up the good work.

Rory Delahoyde  

Syft is very easy to set up and start using for management reports, has some cool features like automated commentary and set up a schedule to automatically email reports. Highly recommended.

Tim Charles  

I 100% would suggest using Syft for your reporting needs. It is very easy to use and my clients love the reporting. Their infographics help my clients who prefer them over the financials. The analytics are fantastic as well.

Melissa Thimot  

Reporting Functionality is comprehensive, but the best bit is their outstanding support. Every time I have a problem I cannot solve easily they are there to help with either a workaround or even a new release that will take care of my needs. Feels like having an extra person on my team. Amazing. Hope you guys can keep this level of personal service as you grow.

Nikolay Atanasov  

We found it quick and simple, you are able to create detailed and beautiful reports in a matter of minutes. Saves you tonnes of time.The support is great too and new features are being released regularly.

Chris Pilipczuk  

Best in class for management reporting.

Bryant Akonjang. FCCA. M.Sc  

Best reporting programme to use - very excited for the future with the new IFRS for SME's coming soon. Our company loves using Syft and is very user friendly, as well as staff is great to work with

Jessica Santana  

Great app! Clients are super impressed with the reports and the team behind the app is really agile at building feature requests.

Jonathan Botha  

have tried a demo and looks great, look forward to using it in the future.

Zacharia Oubid  

Easy and seamless integration with Xero. Looking forward to use the Consolidation function, which I haven't tried yet. Has increased the quality of our Management Accounts.

Anton Claassens  

Had demo of Syft. I think it is something that will help me manage my business going forward.. the fact it syncs with xero is extremely helpful.. looking forward to exploring it further in the coming months

graeme murray  

We love Syft and so do our clients. Customisable reporting that is simple to set up and run each month. You can design the report pack to answer your clients biggest questions and all very quickly and with ease.

Claire Grimes  

Love Syft, we find it much easier to use than other reporting apps and integrates with Xero really well. Just enough functionality - many apps have too much customisation which we do not need for our clients of small to medium organisations.

Sandy King  

Very cost effective and I'm saving a few hours each month using Syft. Swantje is super helpful too!

Rakesh Nairn  

I have really enjoyed using Syft. Definitely the easiest package to use and links so well with XERO. Keep up the good work.

Ian Pamensky  

Syft has been a game changer in terms of producing cost effective, fast and quality management reports that give insights into business that are not apparent from the financials alone. Syft leads to better quality conversations and more advisory engagements. 5 Stars!

Adrian Acheson  

Syft provides straight forward and easy to understand monthly reporting.

Mark Beehre  

Using Syft has not only taken hours of management accounts production time away; it has also given me a fantastic service offering to my clients. The software is affordable and the support and help I have received has been fantastic. Well done guys

Paul Cain  

Simple yet insightful tool. Highly appreciated by my clients.

Tanjong Tajocha  

Wow this is amazing reporting.....it's taken our company to the next professional level. Thanks Syft!

Kim Pretorius  

Had a demo recently and looks to be quite good bit of software. Looking forward to putting to good use.

Jason Sweenie  

Syft is an exceptional reporting add on for Xero. Clear and simple reports which are easy for our clients to interpret and understand, highly recommend.

Edward Peters  

This reporting add on is awesome! The graphs are exceptionally easy to read!

Jack Osman  

Brilliant tool to assist clients with evaluating their business.

Glenn Ekron  

Very good bit of kit. The reports are pretty intuitive and fit in well to many business types.

Give it a try!

Stuart Higgins  

I use Syft for my business reports and found I've been able to spend more time of the Analysis and commentary than on the creation of reports.

Luke Stevenson  

I have been using the Syft platform for a few months now. The visuals and graphs gives an amazing breakdown of exactly what the figures mean. Even on the free platform you derive great benefit from the reporting and graphs. The automated commentary is possibly one of the most helpful features. I love using Syft for my clients and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an amazing reporting integration in their accounting practice.

Victoria Modise  

Very satisfied with all the features of Syft. Use for multiple types of clients.Very user friendly.

Seth Swain  

This is truly an amazing piece of software, integrates perfectly with Xero, produces the best graphs and saves a lot of time preparing reports.

David Farnsworth  

This is truly an amazing piece of software, integrates perfectly with Xero, produces the best graphs and saves allot of time preparing reports.

Gerhard Huysamen  

Great product. Easy to read graphs and reporting for multiple types of clients and industries.

Lauren Hickey  


That's my description for this product.

First of all, they connect amazingly with Xero which is a huge plus since my team and I are moving our portion of the client base of the firm to Xero.

Secondly, they produce a very thorough report if you want or you can choose to simplify it if you like. You can group accounts like other much much more expensive reporting tools which shall not be named, and you can also create automatic talking points from the data as an executive summary.

Both these would be amazing on their own but then you couple in a flat fee for firms with unlimited clients and users and you have a product that swings way above it's pay grade. And I mean WAY above.

Our firm is just stepping into advisory services and after my time with it on a few of my clients, I am now recommending it to the firm to have as a part of our app stack for the future. It has the right amount of information to keep a conversation about the business going and also looks amazing, You feel proud handing over these reports to your client.

Well done Syft.

Joshua Veldman  

Syft is an amazing tool. User friendly and time efficient.

Shayan Patanwala  

We use Syft for our clients business management reports. Have great features and graphs which looks very professional from our side.

Amjad Batliwala  

A hit with clients who would rather want something visual over the actual numbers. Great for supplementary reporting!

Ian Minnaar  

We have been using Syft for sometime and we as the company and customers says its friendly and very nice layout for our reporting requirements.

Thanks for everything Syft, we do appreciate your good work :-)


Philip Jansen van Rensburg  

We use syft for various clients the reporting functionality is amazing. Graphs are a good visual aid. A real timesaver as we all know time=money

Barry Smith  

Rather than reading reviews sign up to a free syft account and experience the magic.
Simply by linking your Xero account you get instant great looking reports based on live data.
If you find you need the advanced features eg budget, tracking reports, it's very keenly priced compared to competitors and it does an amazing job of having sensible defaults meaning you are likely to get instant insights.

Rob Riddell Tigeir  

Love it! Syft is easy to use, cost and time efficient and the reports are beautiful.

Chanell Schultz  

We have just started to use Syft and couldn't be happier with the results! What an amazing piece of kit, would thoroughly recommend!

Mathew Crane  

We use Syft for our clients and they all love the reports! Love the new feature releases aswell.

Paul Swinton  

Using Syft has really added a new dimension to our business. It is great tool to be able to automatically prepare a professional looking report for our clients. The graphs are very user-friendly and easy for clients to understand, and our clients find the reports to be a great educational and revision tool. They have helped us point out ways to help our clients manage their accounts and increase cashflow - our clients are very grateful to have this service and Syft has enabled us to do this.

Kimberly Madden  

Syft adds a whole new dimension to reporting - and it gets better all the time.....

Kevin Salter  

Been using Syft for a few select clients to trial - great product - now looking at implementing the auto send function for cleints on a monthly or quarterly basis - so we can "have the discussion".

Mark Scott  

A fantastic reporting add-on that leaves my clients impressed each and every month!

John Macmillan  

We have been using Syft for some time now are very happy with the time saving and the service from Van and the team. The developments coming through are very exciting!!!

Jarred Barnard  

Syft is a great reporting tool we use for many of our clients. Very user friendly and if you have any problems the support is always quick and efficient. I would recommend Syft to anyone looking for a great reporting tool.

Maisie Emans  

Syft has fundamentally changed the way I am able to share insights with my clients. The automated reports are client ready and look amazing. Aside from the many hours saved, Syft has allowed my business to improve our service and offerings to clients - a must have tool.

Duran Hamer  

Very user-friendly and it really adds so much value to the management reports given to clients in so little time. Definitely a must have for every company!

Renalta van Marcke  

Syft is an amazing sporting add on that brings value to the clients whilst simplifying the process fro accountants

David Smith  

As someone who can appreciate the old fashioned things in life, Syft is a welcomed addition to our firm. Both my team and our clients get tremendous value from Syft and I have no doubt that you'll have a similar experience.

Elios Rossolimos  

We have been using Syft for more than a year. It has simplified our reporting and saves us hours each week by automating the reporting for our clients.

Frans van Eden  

We are extremely please with the reports we are getting out of Syft. Fantastic and quisk to use. very valuable tool for our practice.

Matthew Wren  

I have been using Syft for over a year now, it is great, turns numbers into graphs, charts and trends. I am a visual person so seeing how the business is going is so much easier than just reading some numbers.

News features are always coming out and i am looking forward to the TB upload feature coming soon.

The team are on hand to answer any questions.

A must have app.

aaron McLeish  

Our firm's been using Syft for almost a year now with great success. Full client management reports including graphs etc can be run & emailed to clients within 5 minutes. Beats the hell out of excel reports and we can truly recommend it!

Michael De Koker  

Syft is a top-class reporting add-on! Syft has saved me countless hours in terms of my monthly management reporting process. It's really easy to use! Looking forward to the new features :)

Dionee Rossolimos  

Been using Syft Analytics for a couple of months now and it really lifted the productivity of our team.

Further more our clients are really happy with the level of professionalism of the reports.

Can suggest this application for any accounting firm. You won't be disappointed.


Willie van Dyk  

Syft makes everything so much easier, no need for manual management accounts anymore!! Love this programme.

Claudia Lindeque  

Syft makes it easier especially with the graphs and reports that most of my clients understand and prefer and its very much easily to pull reports for management accounts

John Uzwilenkosi Mhlanga  

Such a great way to present information to clients. These reports prompt conversations with clients and allows us to see any anomalies in the the data. The integration is seamless and report packs can be customised to be unique for each client depending on their requirements and time period.

Richard Howlett  

Syft is easy to use and it makes my life when generating reports a walk in the park.

Niel Pienaar  

Great software, very easy to use, in fact very little effort on our part plus our clients love the reports that they receive. Highly recommended

Jess Brooks  

Really impressed with the easy integration and impressive report packs. An awesome tool to help us help our clients. Graphics are so helpful to clients and really improves their understanding of their business performance.

Belinda Voigt  

I use syft for all my clients, they enjoy the easy to understand graphs contained in the reports. It generates a comprehensive report pack at a click of a button and saves me a lot of time. Highly recommended.

Peter Chakanyuka  

Very straight forward and easy to use but produces powerful reports.

Brian Gibb  

I recently discovered Syft and I am blown away by the reporting and great business analysis that it generates. It is so quick and easy to use and they are adding more features and reporting regularly. Be sure to produce the comphrehensive report pack first when you go in on your free trial and if you invoice your customers through XERO you will be wowed by customer reports it generates. There is also great support from the team at SYFT if you have any queries or recommendations for more features. Check it out today!

Nicola Bouchaud  

Even as an "old-dog" I still enjoy new tricks and Syft beats any you find in Vegas

Steve Pearce  

So user friendly saves us so much time, will recommend to any business.

Tina van Wyk  

This is an awesome reporting add on! Exceptional graphs.

Ilze van der Merwe  

Use Syft for all my clients. Saves me tons of time, highly recommended.

Dominic Bauer