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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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Patriot Accounting is an online accounting solution that allows businesses to track and manage transactions, import bank...

  • 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

15

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

15

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.5

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  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

4.8

279

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  • Ease of use
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97%
would recommend this app

Pros

It has a great interface which makes it feel very easy to use and has a great set of templates you can use from the beginning for various accounting needs.
For a small company as myself the excellent invoice features has been very helpful and useful.
FreshBooks combined with other applications is a great tool. In any case, if you want to create invoices and send it in a split second and then track and monitor its progress, I recommend FreshBooks.

Pros

I love how easy it is to keep track of my income and expenses with this software. It is the best on the market by far.
I have used the software mainly for payroll. Extremely happy and outstanding support.
I have been very happy with Patriot Accounting. The payroll system is super easy to use.

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

Also, there is no one report that will show me on a daily or weekly or even monthly Basis just on a single line what each of my employees brings in, gross income.
Other things too that I can't remember. I just remember being really frustrated.
I really did not find anything that I disliked.
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Key features

  • Total features104
  • 1099 Preparation
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Aging Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automatic Billing
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Billing Rate Management
  • CPA Firms
  • Calendar Management
  • Cash Management
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Core Accounting
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deferred Billing
  • Discount Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Reminders
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Small Businesses
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Collection
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring Payments
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Spend Control
  • Status Tracking
  • 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
  • Vendor Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • Total features55
  • 1099 Preparation
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Aging Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automatic Billing
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Billing Rate Management
  • CPA Firms
  • Calendar Management
  • Cash Management
  • Check Processing
  • Check Writing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Core Accounting
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Deferred Billing
  • Discount Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Reminders
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Small Businesses
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Collection
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring Payments
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Spend Control
  • Status Tracking
  • 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
  • Vendor Management
  • Visual Analytics

Integrations

  • Total integrations302
  • Adobe Commerce
  • Authorize.Net
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations2
  • Adobe Commerce
  • Authorize.Net
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier

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FreshBooks

Stop calling it accounting software. It's not.

Reviewed 7 years ago

As a freelance bookkeeper, I hate Freshbooks with a passion. My client uses it, and he loves if for invoicing, but it's really not good for anything else, and without even a basic reconciliation feature, it's an absolute nightmare to try and figure out if any of the information is correct on the limited reports it allows. Even a report listing just the entries for reconciliation would be a vast improvement. Also, there is no way to reverse entries other than just deleting them, which is absolutely ridiculous. Overall, I will probably turn down clients rather than work with this software again, unless there are major changes. It needs VAST improvement. It doesn't even integrate with common accounting software.

Pros

I honestly can't think of any. It's easy to invoice for computer illiterates?

Cons

It's touted as accounting software, but it isn't. It doesn't even work with actual common accounting software, making it functionally worse than useless. Advertising it as accounting software is fraudulent.

Vendor response

Hi Christine! Tim from FreshBooks here. I'm really sorry to see that you had a frustrating experience. Whatever pain that we may have caused for you to leave such a passionate review, we're sincerely sorry. You can see a list of entries by running either the payments collected report, or the expense report. If you want to get into details for your sales, you can also run the items sales or the...

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Good for a basic start up software

Reviewed 6 years ago

I started to use fresh books as a business tool because I was told that it was simple to use. In some aspects, it was. I loved most of the invoice and billing features, but the designs were limited. There are limited reports to choose from, and no accounts payable option. One aspect that greatly irked me was having to manually go back into settings to add a new sales tax, instead of being able to change it directly on the invoice. This software is great for a simple business, but you may need back up software because the accounting features are lacking.

Pros

Simple to use

Cons

Lack of accounting features

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Entry Level Product

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

It has basic accounting functions but does not cover complex accounting needs. Or corporate level accounting needs.

Cons

Customer service was difficult to get on the phone and were not very helpful with troubleshooting the issues with the software.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy for all to use!

Reviewed 6 years ago

We are using FreshBooks for our invoices and administration for our hotel in Java, Indonesia. Easy to use, always available. Standard reports are good and other reports are also simple to make.

Pros

Easy to use, no downtime

Cons

Sometimes missing international accounting features.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy to use!

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

This software is easy to use for the average business owner and integrates well with other accounting systems. Works well for small companies.

Cons

Too simple for an accounting software. Lacks some features you get with other accounting software's like Xero and QBO.

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Very easy accounting solution -- geared toward the client more than the accountant

Reviewed 6 years ago

In my role as an accounting consultant, I used this software in order to determine if it would be a good fit for my clients. I like its easy usability from the client perspective, and I have recommended it to clients who are not accounting experts or tech savvy. Ultimately, I switched to a more accounting-focused solution for my own business because Freshbooks lacks some of the accounting functionality I'm accustomed to. It is easy to import bank data into Freshbooks, and it's easy for me to export data from Freshbooks into my accounting software to prepare the clients' books. One thing that really sets Freshbooks apart is their customer service. Unlike any of the big name small business accounting solutions, I was able to get through to a person every time I called with questions.

Pros

Very easy to use; Mobile data input; Invoicing and credit card processing from within the system; Interfaces with many banks to sync data; Great customer service; The software is designed for clients who do not have accounting backgrounds, so clients are more likely to use it.

Cons

The software is designed for clients who do not have accounting backgrounds, so it doesn't necessarily function like other accounting systems you may be accustomed to if you do have an accounting background.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Best for small business enterprises

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Attractive double entry accounting software for small business enterprises.Double entry accounting experience.Project tracking feature is best.

Cons

Expensive monthly cost,limited accounting features.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Freshbooks

Reviewed 4 years ago

It's good for invoicing and light bookkeeping but not good for a bigger business that needs a lot of accounting.

Pros

It's a good software good for small business to invoice.

Cons

It's not good for much accounting services.

Vendor response

Hey Baylee, thanks for sharing your review of FreshBooks! FreshBooks has actually recently launched a number of new accounting features that can help support businesses as they grow. This includes features like a General Ledger, a Balance Sheet, a Chart of Accounts and Bank Reconciliation. These features can be used by FreshBooks customers to help manage their finances. If you have any questions about how these features work, you can reach out to our Support Team at 1-866-303-6061 Monday through Friday, 8am-8pm EST or support@freshbooks.com. ^DM

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No downloading and installation is required because it is web hosted. This saves a lot of time.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Unlike other software's where one has to pay extra cash for time tracking ,Fresh books offers time tracking for free.

Pros

It is easy to use especially when you are logging in.The software offers great customer care if you need help with the setup they have provided instructions and guidelines.

Cons

I was very disappointed for their misleading advertisement of being an accounting web software while its not.They don't offer any accounting solutions .

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Freshbooks, helps you account for your transactions as a small business

Reviewed 4 years ago

The different invoice templates allowed us to pick and the choose the correct solution in terms of invoice design for our company

Pros

Besides the invoicing templates, it is a simple straight forward package that is usable by a small business. The expense categories are simople enough for non accountants to work with

Cons

The use of single entry accounting which Freshbooks uses may lead to the business outgrowing the accounting package. That is a fear we have.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Great product for easier accounting functions

Reviewed 8 months ago

Freshbooks saved me time with the time tracking and monthly package tracking.

Pros

I loved that FreshBooks would do a monthly billing package and let you know if you went over the set hours so you can send an additional invoice. This is the only software that does this!!!

Cons

The accounting side of the product isn't the greatest. It is not robust, but it has the basics for businesses that don't need robust accounting.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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FreshBooks has been incredibly intuitive and easy to use. The new version is even more so.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Ease of use, a new interface and great for light bookkeeping/accounting.

Pros

Easy to use and has beautiful invoices. Same great customer service and strong mobile apps. It also has strong invoicing and billing features, unique time tracking and client management tools.

Cons

it is not actually accounting software. It does not use double entry accounting, offers limited reports and has very poor bank recon capabilities.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy to Use and innovative

Reviewed 4 years ago

It was good. For a small business it was able to track my invoices and monitor receivables easily.

Pros

It’s attractive and modern. I like the look of the templates, it’s very attractive

Cons

It’s not compatible with other major accounting software

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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My Freshbooks Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

I've been using Freshbooks since starting my company - almost 15 years ago. I find it exceptionally easy to use and very functional for smaller companies like mine. I highly recommend Freshbooks!

Pros

Ease of use!

Cons

Wish it had a few more accounting features

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Freshbooks accounting software

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

An average accounting software though it provides cloud based accounting applications. Customer support is great for this.

Cons

Reporting features can be improved in future. Rest is good.

Vendor response

Hey Nitesh, thanks for taking the time to share your review of FreshBooks! I'm happy to hear that you had a positive experiencing using FreshBooks, especially with our Support Team. If you have specific feedback about report features that you'd like to see improved, you can reach out to our Support Team with this feedback so it can be passed along. Our Support Team can be reached at 1-866-303-6061 Monday through Friday, 8am-8pm EST or support@freshbooks.com. ^DM

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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FreshBooks really keeps my papers clean

Reviewed 3 years ago

Less accounting work.

Pros

It's easy to use and working great on Windows 10 !

Cons

Interface can be better. Maybe you can hire me :)

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Using freshbooks for a side company, it seems like it still has some bugs to work out... overall, ok

Reviewed 4 years ago

Free accounting software.

Pros

The Price. For small biz or side companies, you can't beat free! I'm not an accountant but it seems like it gets the job done.

Cons

Mobile limitations such simple mileage inputs. Somewhat limited functionality but again, its priced right so it works.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Super Super Easy

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

As a business owner we don't have time to wear so many hats and this software makes it easy to manage your books.

Cons

I think it's more training on basic accounting that helps understand what and how to manage accounting software. Not really a con just more online videos

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Freshest on the block

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Simple to utilize Incredible client benefit Great versatile applications Very much structured UI Alluring receipt formats Various incorporations

Cons

No double-entry accounting Limited features Expensive monthly cost

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Robust features for our website

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Easy to use cloud accounting software. Perfect for our online website to keep track of our yearly accounting.

Cons

Nothing! It was great! We have had zero issue with this software

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Why FreshBooks?

Reviewed 2 years ago

Satisfactory overall experience with FreshBooks

Pros

FreshBooks is very suitable invoice management application for startup based companies. The software supports invoicing, and what I especially enjoyed was estimating, which is essential for individual customers to estimate and for projects.

Cons

Accounting functionalities are not so good in FreshBooks

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Excellent Cloud accounting

Reviewed 4 years ago

Excellent Cloud accounting

Pros

FreshBooks Makes it Simple to Create Reports Detailed, reduced the time creating, sending, filing, and tracking invoices & expenses. User-Friendly. Has a simple, straightforward user-focused design. It's colorful. It has personality.

Cons

The characteristics of metrics, establishment of objectives and reports can be better. The automated expenses did not work because they are a bit slow.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Best small scale accounting solution

Reviewed 4 years ago

I would describe as an amazing and simple accounting tool.

Pros

It offers users with an excellent and simple accounting solution mostly for invoicing. It goes ahead and integrate with mobile applications for numerous transactions and automation services. It has an outstanding customer service to cater for its huge pool of customers. Generally it is a simple and user friendly accounting software with very interactive templates which can be used even by small scale businesses.

Cons

The main problem with this platform is that it is single entry accounting which limits transactions that involves numerous entries which makes it costly as many unnecessary accounts thus increasing cost on labour. It also lacks some accounting features evident in some other accounting software platform.

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Easy to navigate, with great customer service software with limited accounting features.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

It is a cloud based software with great mobile apps, especially for the iPhone. It is good bookkeeping software that uses only single data entry accounting. This software is great for invoicing and billing, has an unique time tracking and client management tools, and allows some light accounting. The customer service is very helpful, knowledgeable and kind.

Cons

The company market this software as an accounting one, but in reality it doesn't allow for double-entry accounting as well as other accounting features such as accounts payable and etc. I run into the problems with importing customers data, such as bank statements and contacts lists.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A fresh look a the books!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Made this tedious job a bit less so.

Pros

Easy of use, visually appealing, easy to remember name.

Cons

The work I have to do in it, accounting....