Xero Online Network
In This Chapter
Understanding Xero networks
Knowing what to consider before you commit
Looking at the available add-on solutions
Thinking about custom integration
I have a friend who is a simultaneous Japanese-to-English translator. Many people can translate languages, but only a rare few can do it simultaneously. As Barack Obama speaks to the United Nations audience, for example, his English words are translated into the world’s different languages by simultaneous translators. The non-English audience wear headphones and hear Obama’s translated words in real-time, and the whole audience feels the emotion of the speech and reacts together.
Xero networks operate in a similar manner: Information can flow seamlessly from one solution to another. This allows you to view completed jobs from a job management solution translated into Xero sales invoices (refer to Chapter 6 for more on sales invoices), Xero financial data (Chapter 9) translated into colourful graphs in a reporting solution or integrate with a robust inventory solution, for managing stock ( ...