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By Zahara
5 out of 5 stars
Everything you need to control spend and automate your Bill payments in this one application. Multi-step approval workflows for both purchase orders and invoices, GRN's, as well as superb accurate invoice recognition with advanced matching and automation.
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Listed for
6 years
August 2017
Key functions
Bills and expenses


Zahara combines the functionality of systems like Dext with sophisticated workflows for approvals and invoice automation. It is the choice for many larger small businesses looking to control spend and automate their purchase invoice workflow.

All purchases can follow an agreed path, with budgets, projects and purchase order generation and sending off all built-in.

Orders can be easily receipted on the mobile app, with invoices emailed into Zahara and automatically read and recognised, matching against any outstanding orders. Zahara is the closest thing to hands-free processing of supplier invoices you will find, together with all of the workflow capability to automatically export invoices into Xero once they are approved. You can even use it with Dext or other similar systems that deliver invoices into Draft.

Our customers love the way we display an order/invoice balance, allowing master POs to be sent to the supplier with multiple invoices recorded against it. They also tell us our departmental and project Budgets help control spend – especially for departments like IT or Marketing and for project-centric businesses like events and construction.

Zahara is an English language app from a dedicated team in the UK, used across the world including the UK, USA & Australia / New Zealand.

We have different price points based on the number of users and your order invoice/volumes. Our all-in-one, 5-user price of £39 per month is great value especially as 100 invoices can be read and processed including line items.

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Zahara + Xero

Zahara syncs with Xero vendors, account codes and tracking categories. Purchase orders are created in Zahara with purchase invoices exported into Xero. Zahara allows you to control suppliers and only record them in Xero when an invoice is created for the first time.

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Roger White
Posted 18 Jan 2023
5 out of 5 stars

Easy to Integrate

The API works really well for integrations and reporting. Very easy to use and very reliable.
Mark Carden
Posted 18 Jan 2023
5 out of 5 stars

Easy Purchase Order and Invoice Approvals

We onboarded Zahara in 2020 and haven't looked back since. Its allows easy control of our purchase order and invoice approval processes. As a contractor we work on numerous projects each month and Zahara gives us control of budget spend, senior staff approval for large purchases and an easy to use Mobile App for on site PO creation and approvals. Dispute resolution on supplier invoices is also dealt with through Zahara and this allows us to keep track of all of our disputed invoices, in a weekly report. It intergrates well with Xero and has allowed us to create project specific profit and loss accounts. Zahara has changed the way we discuss project financials and made our operations and project management staff more aware of costs and spending habits.
Chris Racher
Posted 13 Jan 2023
5 out of 5 stars
We've been with Zahara from Day 1 and we love it. Its perfect for departments seeing their live spend & budgets as well as ensuring spend gains the correct authorities using zaharas workflows. We've also seen Zahara continuously improving over the years which has enabled us to continue using whilst we've also gone through huge year on year growth. The IT Support is also quick to action and has fixed every issue we've ever had with zahara.
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Shared data

Accountsshared from Xero to Zahara
Tracking Categoriesshared from Xero to Zahara
Invoicesshared from Zahara to Xero
Contactsshared from Xero to Zahara and from Zahara to Xero


Bills and expenses



App details

By Zahara
Added in 2017


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




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