by Lauren Maffeo
Published on 16 November 2017
Square ought to be called the little app that could. It overcame financial losses and PR faux pas to beat analyst expectations earlier this year. The mobile payment processing app processed transactions worth $50 billion in 2016. So, several apps go out of their way to sync with Square by building integrations with it.
QuickBooks was a leader in the accounting apps world: it launched the first (albeit limited) version of Sync with Square back in 2014 before updating it the following year. This update was hailed as a welcome improvement.
Unfortunately, the QuickBooks - Square integration still gets low marks from many users. Several of them say that they spend more time correcting transactions than uploading them in the first place, especially for reconciling cash payments. Another user cites a time when retail transactions stopped syncing for 30 days. And many reviews cite lackluster customer service when they seek help.
To help you learn which other choices you have, we've shared some five additional accounting apps that sync with Square. To earn a spot on this list, each app had to earn an average rating of four stars or higher from GetApp reviewers and offer at least basic accounting functions, like billing and invoicing.
Hiveage's integration with Square is relatively new: the company announced it earlier this year after several user requests. It allows you to process invoices online for a flat fee of 2.9% and $0.30 per invoice. As an added bonus, this integration lets you deposit sales into your account the next business day.
Hiveage earns high marks from GetApp readers for supporting unlimited clients and invoices. The app also integrates with more than a dozen payment processing apps. Alongside its ability to sync with Square, Hiveage integrates with PayPal, Stripe, and Braintree as well.
Price: Four plans range from $15 per month for two staff to $79 per month for 20 staff.
Jobber is a field service management app at heart. It helps small businesses in plumbing, landscaping, carpet cleaning, manage workflows, scheduling, and billing. And since Jobber syncs with Square, you can use it for payment processing.
Jobber's integration with Square lets you track time, invoices, and job details on any device. If you're on-site at a job, you can accept credit cards on the spot or ask clients to pay online later. And since payments accepted through Square sync with your Jobber account, you can keep your invoices organized.
Price: $69 per month when billed annually or $89 if you pay month-to-month.
Kashoo's simple design lets small business owners balance their own books. Creating and sending invoices, capturing and managing expenses, generating reports, and viewing transactions are just a few of the app's standout features. And thanks to the fact that Kashoo syncs with Square, you can also use it to accept credit card payments.
Kashoo prides itself on being the only accounting app that instantly updates each time you swipe with Square. They also claim that connecting your account takes less than one minute and you can import each Square transaction into Kashoo. This integration also lets you accept payments and give refunds from your phone or tablet.
Price: $16.65 per month on its annual plan or $19.95 per month on its monthly plan.
Xero is an integrations machine. It works with more than one in three of the most popular apps on GetApp.com - including Square. This means that along with tracking 1099 forms and expense claims, you can also manage your payment processing.
Xero users can also use Square to accept payments whether you're in-store or online. Transactions from Square upload to Xero automatically, which erases the need for manual data entry. And if you want to see daily summaries at a glance, Square converts them into invoices.
Price: Three plans range from $9 per month to $70 per month.
Zoho Books is designed for businesses of all sizes in services, marketing, and consulting companies. It integrates with Zoho CRM, which helps sales and finance teams work with each other. It also integrates with Square to serve as a POS system.
Once you've integrated these apps, your previous day's business transactions in Square are created as sales invoices in Zoho Books. The amount that Square owes you is also tracked within the system. Your sales, refunds, discounts, tips, and Square fees are all tracked in separate accounts as well.
Price: Three plans range from $9 per organization per month to $29 per organization per month.