November 2019 release - Excel add-in and Dashboard



This release is scheduled a few days earlier to ensure new features are ready for Xerocon London - come and visit the team next week! A new challenge will be launched on the day- are you ready for the Challenge?

New Templates Library - DataDear Dashboard

The Templates Library went through a radical makeover with a new, cleaner layout and ability to use multiple filters such as by application, by type and by category - it is now much easier to find the right templates.

There is also a new section - Expert Solutions - for DataDear Experts to share / publish special templates. We are launching the first template from Clarity Consultancy Services Ltd with a Smarter Profit and Loss report with pivot charts.


Introducing Timesheet Upload for UK Payroll

A new feature to upload and edit timesheets in bulk for UK Xero Payroll has just been launched and is currently available for selected users. If you wish to have access to this template, kindly contact the support team.


This feature is excepted to be launched with the December release.

Xero VAT Reporting in Malta

This project started a few months ago and is finally ready for an early release to selected users. If you are based in Malta and wish to have access to this feature, kindly contact the support team for an introduction on how this works.

Initial studies on extending this functionality for other countries are ongoing. Contact the team if you are interested in having your country listed.


  • Report Problem - Simplifying how to log an incident with the support team directly from the toolbar.

  • Data Backup/Copy - several minor improvements addressing user feedback and small issues.

  • Fix for Xero Account Transactions report when using certain account code as a filter.

  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.

The upgrade will start at 7.30am UTC (18.30 AEDT / 20.30 NZDT / 08.30 CET / 9.30 SAST / 23.30 PST) and will take no more than 60 minutes during which DataDear will be unavailable. The add-in will update automatically once you open Excel after the release is completed.