Learn why leading accounting firms and businesses are choosing Spotlight Reporting

Through automation with Spotlight and Xero, we can provide in-depth analysis to nearly every single client we look after.

Frank Druda
Managing Director, Accounting


Spotlight really supported us in our Advisory journey, and helped us accelerate our growth in the Advisory space and deliver the solutions our clients need.

Rachel Stewart
Senior Advisory Manager

Forvis Mazars

Spotlight takes all of our Xero data across into the spotlight platform that means that we can spend less time manipulating the data and more time analyzing.

Jacqui Loveridge

San Churro
Scale your Advisory services
Quickly create in-depth, client specific reports and forecasts across your entire client base.
The preferred choice of Enterprise firms
The Spotlight suite of tools are the preferred choice of the Big Four and thousands of leading accounting firms.
Depth of functionality and analytics
Five powerful products covering everything from management reporting, forecasts consolidations, even ESG reporting with Spotlight Sustain.
Ideal for Franchises, and larger SME’s
Create comprehensive visual reports, consolidations, and KPIs. Aggregate and benchmark performance across a Franchise.
Easy to use and implement
Save time and resources with a powerful feature set that streamlines even the most complex tasks.
Premium training, onboarding and support
Extensive training for accounting firms and their teams to unlock the full potential of Spotlight and maximise the success of your Advisor services.

Gain unparalleled visibility and control

Five powerful products to unlock the power of both financial and non financial data and reveal the insights that matter the most.

Go beyond the numbers with Spotlight Reporting

Create comprehensive visual reports, consolidations, and KPIs, revealing the insights that matter the most.

Extensive chart gallery & visual graphs
Industry specific templates
Group Consolidation up to 75 entities
Highly customisable & powerful reporting

Powerful forecasting, cash flow & budgeting

Say goodbye to error-prone spreadsheets. Easily create budgets, forecasts, and what-if analysis. Even produce consolidated forecasts for groups with ease.

Three-way Forecasting & Budgeting
Plan for best & worst case scenarios
See how unit based cost changes affect your forecast
Create consolidated forecasts for groups

High level Dashboards for a birds eye view

Within minutes create high-level overviews of the most important business metrics on one insightful page to get an instant snapshot of the business.

Drag-and-drop dashboard creation
Financial & non financial KPI reporting
A wide selection of displays and charts

Aggregate and benchmark with Spotlight Multi

Aggregate and compare networks and industry verticals. Perfect for Franchises, Not-for-Profits and industry specialists.

Consolidate up to 500 entities (Spotlight Multi)
Track & benchmark performance
Easily handle multiple currencies & eliminations

Turn your data into visually engaging ESG reports

Spotlight Sustain provides intuitive, out of the box Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) templated reporting that is highly customisable.

Extensive gallery of ESG charts
Customisable ESG report templates
Flexible white labelling
Monitor KPIs, targets & action plans

See Xero and Spotlight in action

Who is Xero and Spotlight for?

Spotlight Reporting empowers Xero accounting firms, businesses, franchises and not for profits with powerful solutions to create better business outcomes


They helped train all our staff and provided continual support along the way.

Karly Whitehead

William Buck | Manager

Spotlight Multi really highlights which stores are above or below critical levels. We can respond scientifically in terms of what's occurring in our business in a much more timely way.

Ken Rosebury

The Cheesecake Factory | Former Executive Director

Visually the reports are easy to interpret for people who don’t come from a financial background.

Nouri Groom


Supported by the charts that give an outer glance views as whether they’re financial KPIs or Non Financial KPIs. The ability to customize those in the Spotlight Reporting is fabulous for us.

Kirsten Forrester

Accounting For Good | CEO

Our practice loves your products,it's a great tool for our customers.

Brad Harpur

Laurenson Chartered Accountants Limited

A powerful BI tool which helps with strategies and mid-to-long term business plans.

Vikram Jha

Empower Business Accounting Limited

Your pathway to Advisory

We’re not just software. Our Advisor Plans provide the onboarding, training and goal setting
accounting firms need to make the complete journey to offering Advisory services

We see the Xero/Spotlight Reporting combination as being a key tool in adding value to our clients by presenting complex financial information in a relevant, concise and visually-appealing way. Our clients love the usability of the information. We love that we can focus on meaningful highlights and identify critical data to assist our clients to manage risks and take timely advantage of opportunities.There is no doubt Spotlight Reporting has helped us offer valuable, innovative services to our clients.
Suze Atkinson, Business Development Manager, Synectic
I am a newcomer to Spotlight Reporting and I have to say I love it!! Being a business coach rather than an accountant the budgeting and cash flow forecasting never came easily to me. Using Spotlight I had the rest of this financial year budgeted and forecast done in 30 minutes. With the addition of the Action Plan, we can now take our quarterly priorities and add them to our reports giving a more complete picture of where we and our clients are at. Great work guys!!
Dave Sewell, Management Director and Business Coach, Scaling Up
LOVE LOVE LOVE Spotlight Reporting. We have seriously used every single financial reporting software that is available but love the ease of Spotlight, it seems to be built for accountants who love the numbers and ratios, also the industry templates are great too. Our clients love the reports and we love the ease it takes to prepare them, highly recommend!
Shannon, Director of Smart Business Solutions, Xero Accounting Partner of the Year
I've tried several Reporting add-on's for Xero and have selected Spotlight Reporting above all the others. It is very user-friendly and intuitive, and I was able to get up to speed very quickly thanks to the great support from the Spotlight team, and their online resources.  Most of all my clients think they are great too, and at the end of the day that's what counts!! I can highly recommend Spotlight - or perhaps I shouldn't else I'll lose the competitive edge it's giving me!
Brian Katzen, Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent, Xero Advisor

How to connect Xero to Spotlight

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