EmpowerRD Xero Integration

We know that Xero is a key part of running your business, so we wanted to make it easy to connect the EmpowerRD platform and select your R&D costs in record time.  With all your invoices and transactions already in Xero, you can quickly select which suppliers and spend are relevant to your R&D projects to build out your claim.

Why connect EmpowerRD and Xero?


By connecting Xero you can quickly select suppliers and costs relevant to your R&D projects.  This takes less time than creating and uploading cost spreadsheets or entering costs manually.


We’ll analyse all your expenditure in the year and let you select and filter suppliers and invoices.  This makes sure you discover all the spend for your R&D projects and that your claim reflects your actual spend


We link your imported Xero costs back to the original invoices, suppliers and transactions in Xero so there is a clear audit path for your R&D expenditure.

Connect EmpowerRD to Xero in 3 Steps

1. Choose EmpowerRD for your R&D Claim
2. Connect to Xero

After the introduction call with your claim manager, you can sign into the EmpowerRD platform and you’ll be prompted to connect Xero.  If you can connect Xero straight away it will be speed up your cost collection process and give us a chance to analyse all your expenditures.

We’ll always then prompt you again to connect to Xero when it’s time for your cost collection.

3. Sign in and authorise EmpowerRD

After clicking the “Connect to Xero” button you’ll be prompted to authorise our app to read information from your account.  We’ll only look at information between the dates of your claim, and we never change any information in your Xero account (nor do we request the permission to do this). Find out more on our Xero help page

About Xero

Xero is world-leading online accounting software built for small business.

Get a real-time view of your cashflow. Log in anytime, anywhere on your Mac, PC, tablet of phone to get a real-time view of your cash flow. It’s small business accounting software that’s simple, smart and occasionally magical.

  • Run your business on the go. Use our mobile app to reconcile, send invoices, or create expense claims – from anywhere.
  • Get paid faster with online invoicing. Send online invoices to your customers – and get updated when they’re opened.
  • Reconcile in seconds. Xero imports and categorises your latest bank transactions. Just click ok to reconcile.

Find out more or try Xero Accounting Software for free.

About EmpowerRD

EmpowerRD was founded with the belief that too much government funding was being taken by inefficient advisors who weren’t incentivised to lower their cut. To solve this problem we’ve used technology to radically improve the process of making an R&D tax credit claim: making it more reliable, time-efficient and cost-effective in the process.