fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) Customers Map

Every now and then I like to generate a map and see where in the world our customers are located. We’ve shared some maps of where our fmSMS Customers are located and I’ve just generated a map for our fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) customers. Xero currently reports that it has over 600,000 subscribers in more than 180 countries, however these 4 countries/regions represent their largest customer base:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • UK
  • North America

Xero will be announcing their annual results next month, but we know that as of 30 September, 2015 these countries/regions had the following subscribers:

  • Australia: 262,000
  • New Zealand: 163,000
  • UK: 102,000
  • North America: 47,000

Xero UK total subscribers recently overtook Sage 50, the UK’s #1 desktop accounting software product for the past 30 years. Australia and New Zealand is seeing subscriber growth of over 50% and North America is their fastest growing region.

It came as no surprise to see that our fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) customers reflect these Xero numbers – as you can see in the following map all fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) users are based in the four main Xero target markets:

fmXERO Customers April 2016

It will be interesting to see what happens over the next 12 months – based on Xero’s growth we’ll see more Australia, New Zealand, UK and North American customers, but we’re also expecting to see some interest from other countries that Xero is actively targeting such as Asia where Xero did it’s first ever Roadshow in February.

fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) and the Xero API SHA2 SSL Cert Migration

Last year Xero advised developers that they will be migrating the Xero Developer API websites to use SHA2 type SSL certificates in place of the current SHA1 certificates on March 9th 2016. Xero has provided a test API site with the SHA2 SSL certificate installed for developers to run some tests to ensure their applications work with the new SSL certificates.

We’ve run a series of tests using the fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) solution file against the test API site and are pleased to report that everything worked successfully. We were able to authenticate, download and upload data correctly, so at this stage we don’t anticipate any issues once the new SHA2 type SSL certificates go live in March.

If you encounter any issues with your own testing please let us know so we can address these ASAP.

Xerocon 2015

The Australian leg of the annual Xerocon conference is on this week in Melbourne and Databuzz is once again looking forward to attending to learn about the future for Xero and their API.

Last month we released fmAccounting Link, our FileMaker solution that integrates with Xero. The response has been amazing and we now have happy customers in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada and the United States all uploading Contacts, Invoices, Payments etc from their FileMaker solutions to Xero at the click of a button – no more double data entry!

If you’re planning to attend Xerocon and would like to discuss FileMaker Xero integration and how you can save your customers time, money and hassle please contact us to organise a meeting.

FileMaker Developer Conference Show Specials – 10% Off

Databuzz will once again be demonstrating at the annual FileMaker Developer Conference this week in in Las Vegas, Nevada. To celebrate we will be offering a DevCon show special for the entire week – all versions of fmAccounting Link and fmSMS will be discounted by 10%.

The discount will be applied automatically so no need to enter any coupons and it will run from July 20 – July 26, 2015.

You can purchase fmAccounting Link via the Databuzz website and fmSMS from the fmSMS.

If you’re attending the conference please stop by our booth and say hello and we can demonstrate our SMS and Xero integration solutions.

Databuzz releases fmAccounting Link – Integrate FileMaker Pro and Xero Cloud Accounting

Sydney, Australia – July 13, 2015 – Databuzz today announced fmAccounting Link, a FileMaker solution that integrates with the Xero Accounting Software.

fmAccounting Link allows you to upload and download data between your FileMaker solution and Xero, the easy to use online accounting software that’s designed specifically for small businesses. fmAccounting Link removes double data entry and human errors saving your company significant time, money and hassle by automating the exchange of data between FileMaker and Xero.

fmAccounting Link is completely unlocked allowing you to integrate it into your FileMaker solution. You can copy and paste examples showing you how to authenticate with the Xero API and upload Contacts, Invoices, Bills, Payments and more at the click of a button.

Databuzz will be demonstrating fmAccounting Link at the 2015 FileMaker Developer Conference, to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 20-23, 2015. To celebrate we will be offering a DevCon show special for the entire week – all versions of fmAccounting Link will be discounted by 10% when you purchase via our online store at

fmAccounting Link features include:

  • works with FileMaker Pro v12, v13 and v14
  • completely unlocked
  • can be hosted by FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server
  • works with Macintosh and Windows
  • includes support for FileMaker Server scheduled scripts
  • supports multiple Xero Organisations
  • supports both the main Accounting API and the Payroll API

“Like many of our customers we use FileMaker Pro to run our business and Xero for our accounting,” said Andrew Duncan, Director of Databuzz. “We didn’t want to have to re-enter Contacts, Invoices and Payments multiple times in FileMaker and Xero, so we built fmAccounting Link to streamline our business and now we’re making it available for everyone.”

fmAccounting Link works with the following Xero API endpoints:

  • Organisations: authenticate multiple Xero Organisations
  • Contacts: download and upload Contacts
  • Invoices: download and upload Invoices (including Invoice line items)
  • Items (Products): download and upload Items (Products price list)
  • Payments: download and upload Payments against an Invoice
  • Employees: download and upload Employees
  • Timesheets: download and upload Timesheets to Xero
  • Account Codes: download Account Codes from Xero
  • Bank Transactions: download Bank Transactions from Xero
  • Tracking Categories: download Tracking Categories from Xero

Availability, Pricing, and Compatibility

fmAccounting Link is available in a number of licenses: Workgroup, Vertical Solution and Developer. It is available now from the Databuzz website at Workgroup Licenses start at AUD $495.00. fmAccounting Link requires FileMaker Pro v12, v13 or v14.

Media/Customer Contact:

Andrew Duncan

Phone: +61 418 468 103


About Databuzz: Databuzz is a long standing member of the FileMaker Business Alliance and a Xero Approved Developer. We have been developing and deploying FileMaker solutions for clients in Australia and internationally since 1999. Our clients are individuals, small-medium businesses, government agencies and multi-national corporations. Databuzz was founded by Andrew Duncan, a Certified FileMaker 13 Developer. For more information please visit our website at


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fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) Videos Available

We’ve been busy recording a number of new videos that demonstrate how to integrate the fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) solution and how easy it is to get up and running. The first three of these videos are now online and cover:

  • Private Application Setup and Authentication with Xero
  • Downloading Accounts, Tax Rates and Tracking Categories
  • Create an Invoice in FileMaker and Upload to Xero

You can find a list of all the videos on our fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) Videos page. We’ll be recording new videos and updating this page over the next few weeks – let us know if there’s a particular video you would like us to record.

Databuzz to Exhibit at the 2015 FileMaker Developer Conference

FileMaker Inc. have recently released the schedule for the 20th anniversary edition of the FileMaker Developer Conference (DevCon) to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 20-23, 2015. We’re excited to announce that we will be once again exhibiting at the conference, and this year we have 2 products to demonstrate (a 100% increase on previous years!).

As we have in past years we will be demonstrating fmSMS, our award winning 2 way SMS solution for FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go and FileMaker Server (including support for FileMaker WebDirect). fmSMS allows you to send an SMS from FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go and FileMaker Server to almost any mobile phone in the world, reaching over 800 networks in more than 200 countries. You can get more information about fmSMS from the fmSMS website.

This year we will also be showcasing FileMaker integration with the Xero online accounting software. Xero is easy to use online accounting software that’s designed specifically for small businesses and is a great match for FileMaker Pro to help you run your business. We can help you integrate your existing FileMaker solutions with Xero, or if you would rather do this yourself we also have a new product called fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition). fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) lets you upload and download Contacts, Invoices, Payments, Bills, Timesheets and more between FileMaker and Xero. You can get more information on fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) from the fmAccounting Link (Xero Edition) product page.


If you’re coming to the conference please stop by and say hello and we can demonstrate how you can send and receive SMS/TXT messages using FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go and FileMaker Server. We hope to see as many of you there as possible and look forward to answering your questions about FileMaker, SMS integration and Xero.


FileMaker Xero Integration Video Available

We’ve just published our first video that demonstrates how you can integrate FileMaker with the Xero online accounting software.

You can watch below or directly on YouTube via this link.

Databuzz now Xero Approved Developer

Databuzz is pleased to announce that we are now a Xero Approved Developer.



Like many of our customers we use FileMaker Pro to run our internal business processes and as a Customer Relationship Management solution – we’re tracking all our Customers, Invoices, Quotes etc in FileMaker. Earlier this year we decided to make the switch from MYOB to Xero for our accounting software – one of the main reasons we switched was the Xero API, which allows us to integrate FileMaker with Xero seamlessly, something we could never do before with MYOB, particularly on the Mac platform.

We love working with APIs and the Xero API  is no different – it’s well documented, has a great previewer feature and let’s us test API calls on a non production Xero file. We’ve performed a number of FileMaker to Xero integrations this year, starting with our own FileMaker CRM. We’ve been able to eliminate the previous double data entry of customers, invoices and payments in both FileMaker and our accounting software. Now we just enter everything in FileMaker and click a button to push the Customer, Invoice and Payment data directly to Xero.

If you would like more information about integrating FileMaker and Xero please visit out FileMaker Xero Integration page or contact us – we’ve built a simple FileMaker CRM database that we can use to demonstrate how you can exchange data between FileMaker and Xero so you can see this in action for yourself.