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Overview

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FreshBooks is accounting software that makes running your small business easy, fast and secure. Spend less time on accounting...

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Authorize.Net is an online payment gateway enabling online merchants to accept credit card and electronic check payments quickly and affordably

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

7.50

/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

25

/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

2,021

1,200

231

33

23

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

68

36

6

1

5

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
91%
would recommend this app

Pros

The best I found in this software was the ease of use, it is very friendly to the user, the cost is very good too. Is a very good value for the money.
For a small company as myself the excellent invoice features has been very helpful and useful.
Ease of use, simplicity, and reliability. I love how easy it is to access, upload information, and navigate through the site.

Pros

It's quick, amazingly reliable, and super easy to use. I appreciate the time value of this software and love how quickly I can collect card information.
Authorize.net is very user friendly and easy to use. The search functionality is superb, and allows use to locate transactions with ease.
One of its best features is how well it integrates with other systems. It's been an industry standard for years and is a safe bet when your payment processor needs to play nice with other programs.

Cons

We would lose all of that if we switched, so unfortunately we are stuck with having to use this horrible new format.
It is really frustrating to have a client not be able to pay through the invoice, and for this reason, only, I have been considering a new software company.
Tier based pricing from Lite to Premier is a bit confusing. WePay advocates having a Chase bank account for faster processing otherwise fails to integrate.

Cons

My clients couldn't even ask for a refund. All they could do was dispute the charges that were on hold and if they did that it would hurt my account and my credit.
And I'm not only referencing the issue I had with the transaction limit (where I was obviously frustrated), I have had several communications and about half were less than friendly/helpful.
I would never use Authorize.net again. Any client that I have that uses Authorize.net, I refuse to work with.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review21 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 months ago

Key features

  • Total features105
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Billing
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Batch Processing
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commission Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Deferred Billing
  • Discount Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fraud Detection
  • General Ledger
  • Gift Card Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Order Processing
  • Ordering Automation
  • PCI Compliance
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Preview Functionality
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Restaurant POS
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Spend Control
  • Status Tracking
  • Subscription Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Visual Analytics
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features34
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Billing
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Batch Processing
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commission Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Deferred Billing
  • Discount Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feedback Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fraud Detection
  • General Ledger
  • Gift Card Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Order Processing
  • Ordering Automation
  • PCI Compliance
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Preview Functionality
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Restaurant POS
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Spend Control
  • Status Tracking
  • Subscription Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Visual Analytics
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations270
  • Authorize.net
  • Dynamics 365
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Workato
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations397
  • Authorize.net
  • Dynamics 365
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Workato
  • Xero
  • Zapier

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.00/10

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FreshBooks

Love Freshbooks

Reviewed 4 years ago

I've saved hundreds of hours using Freshbooks over the years. Freshbooks is one of the apps that I use most in my business.

Pros

Customer support and ease of use.

Cons

Don't like that the new platform doesn't integrate with Authorize.net

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Customer support

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FreshBooks

Good, Just Not Quite Great

Reviewed 6 years ago

I'm using Freshbooks along with a significant competitor to them, also reviewed here. I'll reveal that in a minute after you've read the relevant pros and cons. What I really like about Freshbooks is 2 things. 1) When you send an invoice to a customer they get a really sweet-looking email as a cover for it with your logo and a quick summary as to what they will be seeing when the open the linked...

Pros

See details in the above review.

Cons

See details in the above review.

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