Using a Xero Demo Company

When testing new features or functionality, it is often a good idea to use a demo company, rather than your real Xero company.

Xero provides the option of setting up a demo company for exactly these situations.

Some things to be aware of:

  • They are free to set up and use (no charge from Xero or UpSheets)
  • They come pre-loaded with data, so you can get started immediately
  • If you make a mess, you can reset them and start again
  • They expire after 30 days (keep this in mind if setting up anything complicated)
  • You can use Xero Projects
  • You can use Xero Payroll - but renmember to complete the setup in Xero before connecting to UpSheets

Xero's instructions to set up a Demo Company are below:

Setting up the Xero Demo Company