Ignoring the need for a third-party backup is a major gamble. Xero’s own Services Agreement states: “You must maintain copies of all data inputted into the service. Xero expressly excludes liability for any loss of data no matter how caused.”
Having a copy of your data outside of Xero is imperative to keeping your data safe and providing you with peace of mind that your data is protected. Xero itself will do an excellent job keeping your data safe, but it can’t help if the problem originated from within your organisation.
Without a separate backup strategy, you risk losing Xero data if:
- A new employee has deleted data in error or imported transactions wrongly
- A disgruntled employee has wreaked havoc, sabotaging files and deleting contacts
- An app you were trialing has pushed unwanted data into your accounting records or drastically altered contact details, records about deals or company data.
In this blog we’ll outline the benefits of Xero data backup with Redstor, for your accountancy business.
Benefits of Xero Data Backup
With Xero Data Backup from Redstor, you can protect your data in simply a few clicks. Scale your protection easily with no impact on local bandwidth and no capital expenditure.
We provide a simple, monitorable and auditable process, enabling you to speed up Subject Access Requests.
Backups run on an automated schedule. So, unlike manual Xero backups via CSV, there’s no risk of outdated or negative CSV file imports that can often lead to irreversible data loss or require hours dedicated to cleaning up an unorganised account.
Data is encrypted at the source and remains encrypted at all times. There’s no circumventing Xero security and you can set role-based permissions.