Lightspeed’s integration to Xero seamlessly connects your point fo sale to your Xero Accounting software, saving you time and money.
    Overview

    Lightspeed is a cloud-based commerce platform powering small and medium-sized businesses in approximately 100 countries around the world. With smart, scalable, and dependable point of sale systems, it’s an all-in-one solution that helps restaurateurs & retailers sell across channels, manage operations, engage with consumers, accept payments, and grow their business.

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    Lightspeed + Xero

    In addition to being an all-in-one point of sale solution provider offering advanced inventory management, customer management and analytics tools, Lightspeed’s accounting integration bridges the gap between your retail or restaurant POS and Xero.

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    Nikolay Atanasov
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    Drop Lightspeed or choose a new accountant

    We have a rule in the practice not to take any clients that use Lightspeed. Out of respect for the long relationship and trust we have build with existing clients that use Lightspeed we continue to support them. I have no problems with LightSpeed itself, in fact before MTD when we were just posting manually once a month a summary of sales and CoS it was all good. What keeps me awake at night (literally) is the black box integration between Lightspeed and Xero called Shogo -rebranded to Lightspeed accounting. I have spent countless hours trying to figure why it posts some things, some not, some in the wrong accounts. Every year we have a huge reconciliation mop up exercise at year end for every client that uses Lightspeed and Shogo. Just now I am dealing with an issue where Lightspeed posted transactions it has somehow missed posting for the last 3 quarters resulting in a massive VAT bill for the client from late claim adjustments. Client has not changed anything in the settings, neither have we. Support - replies after a few months usually saying nothing wrong with Shogo. Only thing I am left with is to continue pleading with clients to drop LS all together.
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    Johnny Mak
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    So bad its not even funny

    This is not intergration.
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    Mark Leenaerts
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    Lightspeed does not integrate with Xero.

    Be warned, Xero does not natively integrate with Lightspeed. Lightspeed use a third party called Shogo, rebranded as Lightspeed Accounting, to extract the data from their crappy API, and then Shogo "integrates" with Xero. "Integrates" is being kind. It "integrates" in about the same way north as North Korea integrates with South Korea. It's totally inadequate; feature poor, impressively difficult to set up, not customisable, then buggy and unreliable. All the things you want in your accounts, right? Certainly do not pay extra for it - the only reason we use it is because there is no way to extract invoice numbers from purchase orders in Lightspeed. Why would you want invoice numbers, a tax requirement in every country that has a tax system, easily searched?? (which you cannot in Lightspeed or "Lightspeed Accounting" aka Shogo).
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    Countries

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

    Languages

    Dutch, English, French, Spanish

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    866-932-1801

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