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FreeAgent

Freelancer, SMB accounting software
9 reviews

Overview

More than 35,000 small businesses and freelancers are discovering an easy way to manage their books and invoicing. Say hello to FreeAgent.

FreeAgent is an award-winning online accounting system specifically designed to meet the needs of small businesses and freelancers around the world. With customers in over 80 countries, FreeAgent puts you in control by taking the jargon out of accounting and giving you real-time visibility of how your business is performing.

Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, Linux, Mac, Mobile Web App, Open-source, Web-based, Windows
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Supported Platforms
Open API
Support Options
FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Pricing

Starting from: £19.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

From £19-£29 per month for UK companies, $24 for US Businesses and $20 per month for businesses in other countries.

Pay as you go every month or pay annually and get 12 months for the price of 10.

All plans include unlimited users, contacts, invoices, banking etc.

First 30 days are free.


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  • · Track sales & expenses
  • · Multi-device document sharing
  • · Print checks
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Overview

FreeAgent lets you manage your expenses and invoices, automatically chase payments, import bank statements and explain transactions, submit estimates/proposals and view real-time cash flow. Any changes you make automatically update your accounts, giving you complete visibility of your income and expenses and showing your real-time profit position.

It is easy to get things done quickly with FreeAgent on your smartphone, tablet or laptop - add expenses after your lunch meeting, send invoices on the train, check your profits in the park. Spend less time sitting down to do the admin and more time focusing on your business.

You can easily collaborate with your accountant or business adviser in your FreeAgent account whilst working remotely. There are also an unlimited number of users permitted for each account - you choose who to give access to, and what permissions they have.

All of the data in your FreeAgent account is backed up several times an hour to our secure server so your data is safe and sound. We use 256-bit SSL technology to encrypt your data, the same encryption as banks.

There is a team of dedicated Support Accountants available to answer any queries about your FreeAgent account. The team also host regular individual Getting Started sessions to make sure you’re all set up correctly, as well as a series of webinars taking you through all of the features of FreeAgent.

“@freeagent Can't imagine trying to manage things without it. It's so good it actually makes accounting fun...” @pixsaul

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Key Features

  • Send estimates and proposals
  • Beautiful Invoice templates, Recurring Invoices
  • Automatic Bank feeds
  • Profit and Loss statements
  • Time Tracking
  • Effortless Expense tracking & management
  • Timesheet Reporting
  • PayPal, Stripe, GoCardless Integrations
  • Customizable sales tax rates
  • Multi-currency invoicing
  • Balance Sheet
  • Tax Timeline
  • Sales Tax reports
  • Configurable Sales Taxes
  • Mobile app for iPad and iPhone
  • Multi-language support
  • Save or email your invoices to clients as a PDF
  • Give your accountant access
  • Award winning support
  • Referral Scheme

Benefits

Getting started is easy

• FreeAgent is cloud-based so there is no software to download/install
• You can access FreeAgent anywhere you have an internet connection, on your laptop, tablet and mobile
• You can have unlimited users and unlimited transactions on your account
• Support Accountants are available to answer any queries on using FreeAgent, along with hosting Getting Started sessions and webinars

Main Features

*Create beautiful, customisable invoices straight from your FreeAgent account

* Your customers can pay online straight from your emailed invoice with links to PayPal, Stripe, GoCardless (in the UK) and Dwolla (in the US)

* Chase up late-paying clients with automated invoice reminders and send automated thank you emails once an invoice has been paid

* Take control of money coming in and going out of your account, by importing and sorting your bank transactions to keep on top of your cash flow

* Use the mobile version of FreeAgent to upload pictures of receipts, keep track of your business remotely and update your account on the move

* Intuitive design makes it quick and easy to keep on top of day-to-day bookkeeping

* Lets you spend more time with your accountant focusing on improving your business finances rather than day-to-day bookkeeping


UK version
* Forecast Self Assessment Income Tax and Corporation Tax liabilities through the unique FreeAgent Tax Timeline
* If you’re VAT registered in the UK you can submit your quarterly VAT return directly online to HMRC from FreeAgent
* Supports the UK’s VAT flat rate scheme, and calculates VAT on either an invoice or cash basis
* Tax dates can be exported to your calendar so you’re always on top of what, and when, you owe the taxman

US Version
* FreeAgent supports Sole Proprietor, Partnership, Limited Liability Company and C-corp and S-corp business types
* Supports 1040 Schedule C worksheet for sole proprietors
* Custom sales tax rate for invoice and estimate items

Universal version
* Supports sales tax reporting
* You can define your sales tax rate and there is also support for compound sales taxes (second sales taxes that are worked out on an amount including a first sales tax)

Integration

FreeAgent is always collaborating with other businesses to add new apps that bring all of your business admin together. For example, PayPal, Dwolla and GoCardless payments can be updated in your accounts automatically.
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User Reviews

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A Fun to Use Accounting App

Scott Jordan, Owner at Jordan Web19th of January 19:31

Sounds like an Oxymoron doesn't it, Accounts & Fun. FreeAgent is just that, fun to use, easy to understand and fast. It has everything you need, links to your bank, multi-currency, great invoicing templates I could go on & on, but it's best feature is the top notch world beating support, they understand business, and are quick and willing to help. Highly Recommend.

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Excellent

Kevin Partner, Chief Geek19th of January 18:44

I've been using FreeAgent for several years and now do the book-keeping for four separate companies using it. Having changed from the abominable Sage, I found FreeAgent a breath of fresh air. Even for my busiest company, I find I only have to do the book-keeping when the VAT is due every quarter and it takes no more than a day. At the end of each financial year, I give my accountant restricted access to they can prepare the accounts. I also find the advice I get from FreeAgent priceless- whether that's what I can claim for "home use" or how to iron out inconsistencies with journal entries. Overall, an excellent product. My only criticism is that the automatic downloading of bank statements takes so long that I've turned it off and manually download/upload them as it's quicker.

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Great service

Tristan Bailey, Freelance Web Developer19th of November, 2014 05:18

When moving to freelancing this was the first product I was recommended and using it has been great. Its nice and clean and I havent had any issues with getting clients to pay with it past the normal hurry alongs. They have been very quick and clear to answer my accounting questions too.

I like Freeagent

Henry18th of March, 2014 09:27

I've been using freeagent now for just under a year and I'm really impressed by the amount of work that has gone into making this such an intuative accounting package. The customer support is quick and it has a number of excellent features, although I would like to see more - things like the lack of proper multi currency support is an issue for me also...and it has been on the 'to do' list for some time now.

lacks multi-currency support

alg0003rd of April, 2013 12:12

FreeAgent lacks proper support multiple currency. Around a year ago, they said they were adding it. A year later, it's still not there! If you need this feature, its absence is a real killer. Xero seems to have it.

Response from FreeAgent


Hi there. FreeAgent has multi-currency, multi-language invoicing and as of earlier this year allows you to record bank accounts in a foreign currency also.

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