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FreshBooks vs Housecall Pro Comparison

Overview

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

Housecall Pro is a full-suite tool that enables service professionals to run their entire business from their smartphone...

  • 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
$6/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$49/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

2,006

1,196

231

32

22

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

1,995

408

54

23

16

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

Pros

The most helpfull thing i found in freshbooks is that it helps us managing our bills effectively and you don't require any professional to do this for you any more. It is very good for small business.
Another great feature of Freshbooks is the availability of Support Tickets. I was very pleased with the opportunity to change the standard templates for emails.
The UI is awesome ,easy to use, also that you know when a user has read the invoice is great. The app is awesome as well.

Pros

The level of care for our success is their secret sauce...from [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] to customer service, all genuinely care to make you a better service professional.
HouseCall Pro was able to offer all the same functionality plus some amazing extras for less than it cost for me to do it myself. The best customer service I have ever had.
Housecall Pro is a cost-effective, user friendly choice for small businesses. The scheduling and reporting features are excellent, and, best of all, if we need something different.

Cons

I emailed them about this dangerous lack of basic security features and as of December 2019 Freshbooks says there is no plan to add two factor authentication in the future.
I had a very difficult time using the bookkeeping software on the program. I couldn't customize taxes, and I found that because I have no background in accounting I was really messing up frequently.
The features and functionalities are limited. It takes little bit more time set up and charges on each transaction and need to pay an account after second client.

Cons

We came from a larger platform and reduced to HCP, there are many features missing from our previous software that we miss.
It was a little bit confusing that could be however because we never got taught how to use it but just figuring it out yourself it was a little difficult.
No integration with QB desktop, though I may be the only person who has that problem.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 days ago

Key features

  • Total features71
  • API
  • Access Control
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Authentication
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Billing
  • Automated Expense Input
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Availability Indicator
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable Hours Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Booking Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Business Analysis
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync with Google
  • Charting
  • Chat
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact History
  • Contact Management
  • Content Filter
  • Credit Card Integration
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Custom Forms
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Discount Management
  • Dispatch Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Drip Marketing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature Capture
  • Email Integration
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing Management
  • Email Notifications
  • Email Tracking
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Estimating
  • Event Calendar
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feedback Collection
  • Feedback Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • GPS
  • Geographic Maps
  • History Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Location Tracking
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Integration
  • Mobile Signature Capture
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • POS
  • Partial Payments
  • Performance Reports
  • Preview Functionality
  • Profit / Loss Statement
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Budgeting
  • Project Management
  • Project Notes
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quote Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receiving
  • Recurring Billing
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SLA Management
  • SMS Integration
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Spend Control
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integration
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Clock Integration
  • Timer
  • Timesheets
  • Visual Analytics
  • Work History
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features94
  • API
  • Access Control
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Authentication
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Billing
  • Automated Expense Input
  • Automatic Backup
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Availability Indicator
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable Hours Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Rate Management
  • Booking Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Business Analysis
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync with Google
  • Charting
  • Chat
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact History
  • Contact Management
  • Content Filter
  • Credit Card Integration
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Custom Forms
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Discount Management
  • Dispatch Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Drip Marketing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature Capture
  • Email Integration
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing Management
  • Email Notifications
  • Email Tracking
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Estimating
  • Event Calendar
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feedback Collection
  • Feedback Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • GPS
  • Geographic Maps
  • History Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Location Tracking
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Integration
  • Mobile Signature Capture
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • POS
  • Partial Payments
  • Performance Reports
  • Preview Functionality
  • Profit / Loss Statement
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Budgeting
  • Project Management
  • Project Notes
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quote Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receiving
  • Recurring Billing
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SLA Management
  • SMS Integration
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Spend Control
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integration
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Clock Integration
  • Timer
  • Timesheets
  • Visual Analytics
  • Work History
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations267
  • Authorize.net
  • Dropbox Business
  • 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 integrations14
  • Authorize.net
  • Dropbox Business
  • FreshBooks
  • Magento Commerce
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP Business One