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By Controlc
4.75 out of 5 stars
Automated, unlimited, daily backup and business continuity service for your Xero, Xero Practice Manager and WorkflowMax. Data is backed up to NZ data centres, plus optional sync to your own datacenter or local PC/Server or a common cloud storage provider such as DropBox, Box, GoogleDrive, OneDrive


We believe that everyone should have uninhibited access to all of your data stored in 'the cloud’, Xero being no exception - Xero Blue and Xero Practice Manager.

We provide the tools to empower you, the owner, access to your valuable financial data stored in Xero and the means to repatriate your data back to a location of your choosing. You will not only be complying with Xero’s ‘Terms of Use’, but also local tax regulations and compliance when it comes to your data sovereignty.

Xero users and Xero partners also use Control-C to safeguard against “uncontrollable” events which will ensure that their businesses can keep operating.

Xero partners can also subscribe on behalf of their clients as an in-house solution for ‘peace of mind’ and a ‘near data-insurance solution’, while others such as MSP's or CSP's use Control-C as a value-add service, offering an incremental revenue opportunity.

Backing up your financial data is only 'Part A', we also provide the ability to read, search, export, print, reconstitute your financial accounts and even raise invoices in the event of access being lost to Xero for any reason - you will also want to get to your 'Accounts Receivable' as a minimum to keep your business alive.

The risk of data loss is real, whether through cyber attacks or single or multiple ‘3rd party' service outages that are not under the direct control of Xero such as AWS or infrastructure.

As a business owner, you are solely responsible for maintaining copies of your data entered into Xero services.

Here are some of our Key features

  • Automated, Unlimited backups, forever of all your Xero Accounting data
  • Data Export to XML or XLSX and PDF
  • Local Storage - Data Sovereignty
  • Direct integration and data sync to your own infrastructure
  • Includes all Accounting data, Attachments, History and full Journal.
  • 3rd party integration - with other cloud storage providers
  • Secure
  • Off-line access to your data
  • API integration with your own IT services
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Controlc + Xero

Once your account is connected your backups will automatically start within the next 24hr cycle (there is a manual start option too if you can't wait).

The Control-C user portal will allow you to check on the status of your backup, manage your account details and provides the option to download various components of the backed up data, such as all financial data, attachments or Journal in XML or XLSX format.

In the unlikely event that you should have an issue, we are here to help and can be reached through our support portal or by directly emailing us at

Failing this, if it is urgent our you would just like to talk to a person here at Control-C, please call us on one of the numbers listed on our website.

Reviews & ratings

4.8 out of 5 stars
16 Reviews

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Mohmed Mohsen
Posted 27 Nov 2023
1 out of 5 stars

The backup download process is slow and almost does not download

How do you ask me to pay the bill when I have not benefited from the service for more than 3 months and I have submitted many complaints that have not been resolved yet?
Franco van Vuuren
Posted 26 Oct 2023
5 out of 5 stars

Rest asure, sleep well

Wow, I was super surprised to learn that I need to do backups on Xero. Then I found Control-C. Pheew, I now sleep well at night, knowing it is all backed up! Campbell and the team is super clued-up, and the "handholding" during that first couple of weeks (API limits on Xero's side mean that the first full backup takes time) was awesome! Even the time difference (NZ - SA) did not stand in their way to assist!
Shelley Gale
Posted 25 Oct 2023
5 out of 5 stars
Easy to use app with a responsive and helpful team. Would definitely recommend it for peace of mind.

Additional info

Shared data

Accountsshared from Xero to Controlc
Usersshared from Xero to Controlc
Tracking Categoriesshared from Xero to Controlc
Reportsshared from Xero to Controlc
Receiptsshared from Xero to Controlc
Paymentsshared from Xero to Controlc
Manual Journalsshared from Xero to Controlc
Journalsshared from Xero to Controlc
Itemsshared from Xero to Controlc
Invoicesshared from Xero to Controlc
Credit Notesshared from Xero to Controlc
Contactsshared from Xero to Controlc
Bank Transactionsshared from Xero to Controlc


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App details

By Controlc
Added in 2017


Australia, Canada, Global, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States




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