Xero partners with BP

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Xero says BP is its latest partner to sign on to Xero Connect.

Xero Connect has been set up to reduce the administrative burden of invoicing and to help businesses avoid overdue payments.

Xero Connect will integrate with the BP Plus Fuelcard in Australia and the BP Fuelcard in New Zealand.

This means a small business’ monthly BP invoice will flow automatically into the Xero platform as a draft bill awaiting the business owner’s approval, says Xero, which announced the partnership at its annual Xerocon event in Brisbane.

When the invoice is paid, payment will appear in Xero and is matched to the bill for easy bank reconciliation.

“BP integrating with Xero Connect enables small business customers to streamline bill payments, taking away the pain of daily admin to give small businesses back something they don’t have enough of - time,” says Jared Baker, platform growth director at Xero.

Michael Hart, general manager of business partnerships at BP Australia, says that as a result of this partnership, their customers will soon be able to feed their BP Plus fuel invoices automatically into their Xero account.

This, he says, will help customers to save time on administration “so they can instead focus on their business priorities,”.

Businesses using the BP Fuelcard can purchase fuel at more than 1,400 sites in Australia and 408 sites in New Zealand.

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