SimpleBooks Features

SimpleBooks

Small business digital accounting software

4.29/5 (21 reviews)

SimpleBooks Feature Summary

  • Easy to use - no experience needed
  • Secure and reliable
  • CSV Bank Import
  • Create Quotes, email them and convert to invoices
  • Create Invoices and email to your customers
  • Produce customer statements with email function
  • Full debtor and creditor control
  • Manage multiple banks and credit card accounts
  • Full bank reconciliation
  • Complete VAT returns (standard, cash and flat rate)
  • VAT calculations - including flat rate scheme

SimpleBooks Features In Depth

Bank Reconciliation

Most businesses already have bank accounts in place when they start working with Arithmo. Pulling these accounts in is easy, requiring the business to simply enter account information to link the two.

Once an account is integrated with Arithmo, users can quickly reconcile bookkeeping with all business accounts, ensuring no information is lost during duplicate entry. This also helps ensure accounts always have the most up-to-date information available.

Invoicing

Getting paid is the most important part of keeping a business going. Arithmo seeks to make the process as simple as possible to get its users paid faster. Using Arithmo, businesses can create a template that can be used with each client. This automation will save team members the time they would have spent creating paper invoices and tracking them.

Within the invoice template, businesses can upload a logo and customize fonts to create the look they want. Once sent, invoices can be tracked in the Income section of Arithmo, with refinement available by customer, days overdue, payment method, and more.

Track Expenses

Late payments can hurt your business’s credit and negatively impact your relationship with suppliers. With Arithmo, you’ll be able to stay on top of your pending obligations. Suppliers can be entered in Arithmo and each payment tracked in the system.

Under the Expenses tab, professionals can also isolate only repeat expenses, which helps with budgeting. Arithmo’s Aged Debtor and Creditor Analysis shows which payments are due and overdue, as well as how many days overdue they are.

Ease of Use

The creators of Arithmo noticed many professionals felt daunted by complex accounting procedures. With Arithmo, they sought to bring ease of use to everyone within an organization, creating an app that can be used by anyone, regardless of accounting knowledge.

Arithmo combines the ease of use found with spreadsheet-oriented procedures with the functionality of today’s comprehensive accounting solutions. The solution requires no training, but an extensive knowledge base of articles is available to answer any questions a user might have as he navigates the software.

Reporting

Gathering reports on your expenses and income is an essential part of any accounting software. Arithmo has a robust reporting section, enabling businesses to run reports on profit and loss detail, expenses, customer statements, and much more. This will give you insight into your finances that can help you determine where to make cuts, if needed.

Arithmo also includes Value-Added Tax reporting to help businesses meet their obligations. The process of calculating VAT through the standard method is automated with Arithmo, as well as calculating cash accounting and flat rate VAT schemes.

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SimpleBooks Feature Reviews

17 reviewers had the following to say about SimpleBooks's features:

Dean Tulley

Arithmo Accounting Software

2011-01-04

Excellent, I have not found a problem with the software and it fulfills all of my current accounting needs.

Pros

Flexible Easy to use Backs up data Prompts regular data entry

Cons

Nothing

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Roy Mitchell

Arithmo - Online

2011-03-23

It has a full audit trail. The ETB for accountants is excellent.

Pros

It is easy to use for customers and the price is fantastic value.

Cons

It has a few quirks, but it seems the new version will iron these out. I wish it used the keyboard more. I love TAS Books for that. No mouse waving!

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Doris López Rodríguez

Ideal Accounting Software

2019-01-26

Consolidate the VAT of all invoices has been our salvation, is one of the great successes we have had with this software

Pros

It is an easy to use software, it does not need any previous training, it does not require installation, nor configuration, it is excellent to carry billing, since the VAT calculation is automated, it is also a very economic software

Cons

Frequently asked questions should be changed and adapted according to the doubts that regular users present

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Steve Pendrill

Arithmo

2011-03-23

Clear and easy to use.

Pros

Easy to generate reports. Fairly flexible.

Cons

No specific way to collate mileage expenses. You can add to but not delete headings. Register for a webinar and you may or may not be contacted as promised!

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Richard Coleby

Arithmo accounting package

2011-03-23

An easy to use package ideally suited to small businesses.

Pros

Easy to use and understand. The reports make it quick and easy to see how the business is doing.

Cons

Nothing really.

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John Parkes

Great Accounting App

2011-01-05

Compared to many other accounting systems i have used and viewed, this is by far the easiest system to use.

Pros

Ease of use everything about it is designed for simplicity, without looing any critical features.

Cons

When i want to make a change to a statment i am so used to using a right mouse click, not a left click. I know i am being a little pissy about this but it is the only thing that i can say i mildly dislike. But it aint a big issue.

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Jeremy Greene

ARITHMO - easier than you think

2010-12-21

This is a simple accounting/book-keeping software for the smaller business.

Pros

On line app Someone else takes care of system admin and maintenance. Simple

Cons

Slightly confusing to get to grips with Payment method defaults to cash

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Karen MacDonald

Great for small businesses

2011-02-10

Arithmo is very good value, user friendly and helps small businesses to keep track of their finances as part of the everyday routine.

Pros

You can use as many or as few of the features as you need for your purposes, and it is easy to adapt them to your own way of recording information ('clients' can become projects, for instance, so you can effectively create cost centres)

Cons

It would be great if you could automatically feed information through from income to expenditure rather than input everything twice to create new (clients/suppliers/projects) - sometimes you want to track income and expenditure for the same things

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David Wheeler

Arithmo Online? Excellent!

2011-04-10

Very good package, easy to use.

Pros

Knowing that the information I put in is in the format my accountancy firm can use.

Cons

Find the Calendar irritating (it reverts to today's date all the time).

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Eyal Opher

Verified Reviewer

Cheap and nasty

2018-02-23

Cons

Un-intuitive interface. Slow to react and update.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
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e cude

Good, but could be better

2011-03-23

Some fuller explanations on the different applications would be useful, and a quicker response time when making queries would be advantageous.

Pros

Efficient, reasonably comprehensiv, good price

Cons

Response time very slow (usually 24hrs+) , Not enough explanation about some of the functions, FAQ's not at all useful

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Simon Kilburn

Arithmo Online Accounting Solution

2011-04-25

Good features and easy to use.

Pros

Almost everything.

Cons

If I was being hyper-critical I suppose I would say the GUI could be a bit prettier. Nevertheless, it is well laid out and intuitive.

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Gill Heron

Accounting Software Review

2011-01-05

Find it exceedingly easy to use.

Pros

The page gives you every facility of moving around the whole programme. If there is a problem with the page you are on down the right hand side there are easily understood directions of how to use that particular page.

Cons

On the contrary, I do not have any complaints and love using it.

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oluwatobi Onu

Great Software

2017-04-15

Arithmo is very easy to use and very good value for money.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

None

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
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Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lee Smith

Verified Reviewer

Great Software

2015-08-22

This software is ideal - very easy to use and very good value for money.

Pros

Price Ease of use Trial available

Cons

None - Cannot find any faults with this software

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Free Trial

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Ladders and Access

Verified Reviewer

Arithmo is a excellent tool for small business

2014-05-13

Arithmo is a excellent tool for small business have used it for 3-4 years had no problems at all

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Can be a little slow

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Siddesh Raj

Nice Tool

2018-03-19

Pros

It is a nice and efficient also easy to operate and even a less educated can handle and use it and support is good.

Cons

This is very slow and has very less features. When I looked at FAQ's it was not much useful and instead confusing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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