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Converting your accounts data is easy. All it requires is a Movemybooks login and an empty Xero organisaton. You simply follow the step-by-step process in our online conversion software. It will only take you 10 minutes and all you need to do is keep clicking on the green buttons. Our software will collect your source data, convert it and email you when it's done - typically within a couple of hours.

Please take a moment to read the important information below. If you have any questions, just ask, otherwise hit the sign in button and get going. If you haven't already registered with Movemybooks, setting up an account only takes a minute.

We can convert your data from:

  • UK Sage 50 / Instant

  • UK Sage Business Cloud Accounting

  • UK QuickBooks desktop (Standard/Premier only)

  • UK QuickBooks Online

Options and costs

You'll be pleased to know that Xero will pay for your conversion. You will get our most popular Convert 24 service (normal price £180) which gives you all transactions for the current year to date, plus all of the previous accounting period. 

If you would like additional years of transaction history, these cost £60 per year. You can also opt to include Sage department information for an extra £60. All prices are plus VAT.

Important information


To convert from desktop accounting software you will need to have the data you want to be converted open in a working copy of Sage or QuickBooks so that our extractor application can read it. If you only have a backup file and not the software, we can do this step for you. When you reach the Upload Data stage of the conversion follow the link for instructions on sending your file and details.


We convert all of the core, important accounting data for you. This includes your chart of accounts and all of the balances on those accounts. Customer and supplier contact details together with the balances on all customer and supplier accounts are converted too. We also copy your individual transactions in detail.


Please understand that it is impossible to make an exact copy of your data in a different accounting system. There will be some information that we can't convert and some information will look different when converted (see below). You can be confident, however, that your financial data will be accurate overall.


Due to the limitations imposed on us by the software you are converting from and to, there will sometimes be some tidying up work that you'll want to do once the conversion is complete. We've done our best to make sure this is as little as possible and provide you with full guidance on these post-conversion tasks (see below).


For detailed information on frequently asked questions, the limitations of what we can and can't convert and guidance on completing the post-conversion tasks click the following links:

Frequently asked questions   |   Limitations of service   |   Completing post-conversion tasks