Adding your first Organisation: Xero

Learn how to connect a Xero organisation to Futrli for the first time, so that you can start creating beautiful reports, building forecasts and setting up alerts to manage your business on auto-pilot

Written by Tom Mimnagh

While we give you demo data to play with, you won’t see the full benefit of the power of Futrli until you sync your organisation with us and start getting insights into your business.

Adding a Xero Organisation

First, you need to navigate to the Organisations section of Futrli. This is where you can add new organisations and view and manage existing ones which you’ve added or have access to.

Access to Organisations can be found on the sidebar menu.

 

In the top right you’ll find the Add Organisation button:

You will now see a box that offers you the various options for adding an organisation.

From the menu, you can choose which type of accounting package you have. In this example, we’re using Xero, but if you can just as easily get your data into Futrli using QuickBooks, MYOB or you can even import your data via CSV, so don’t worry.

If you have multiple organisations already synced with us and want to have a consolidated view of them, you can also do that here.

Select the Connect to Xero button and you will be redirected to the Xero site where you will be asked to authenticate and authorise the connection to Futrli. This is a very quick and simple process and once complete, you’ll be taken back to Futrli automatically:

This is a very quick and simple process and once complete, you’ll be taken back to Futrli automatically. Here you will be asked to select the industry category for your organisation:

 It will take a moment for your data to sync with Futrli. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know with a notification just as soon as the sync has completed.

Your data will also be set up to auto-sync daily, to ensure your insights are always up-to-date and correct.

Once you’ve connected your Xero organisation you can click on the settings button adjacent to your organisation, which will allow you to view and edit your organisation’s basic settings, chart of accounts and this is also where you can add any non-financial data.

You are now ready to start building boards, adding cards, creating forecasts and getting granular insights into your organisation’s finances. It really is that easy!

The video below will show you just how straightforward it is to add an organisation to Futrli by connecting it to Xero: