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Sunrise, formerly Billy, is a cloud-based accounting system

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4.6

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19.99

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Sunrise is free to get started.

You can also upgrade to Sunrise Plus to unlock additional discounts on merchant processing fees for invoicing, and machine learning to auto-categorize your business expenses, https://sunriseapp.com/pricing/.

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Sunrise will truly make your bookkeeping easy and help you save money. It is made to be easy enough for a kid to even use.
Overall, I like this product and have stayed with it even when other companies have offered their products for less money.

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Art R.

Publishing, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to use Accounting Foundation, Impressive Road Map

Reviewed 6 years ago

Billy is a small business accounting lifesaver. I love how Billy saves me time in day-to-day operations and keeps me compliant with my books. My accountant even loves Billy (and she used to recommend that "books" software). Thank you Billy!

Pros

For the first time in 20+ years accounting is not a frustrating and overly expensive task. Billy has provided my companies a easy to use and nearly complete solution that does not cost a fortune or hold me hostage. Using Billy has saved me countless hours each month for the past 18 months. It's streamlined and logical workflows, dead simple invoicing, and reasonable fees make Billy a real winner for small business.

Cons

The only gotcha with Billy is their integration with PayPal accounts is not as clean as it could be. The company is on the right track and should have this issue resolved shortly. The support team at Billy has been fantastically helpful and understanding. They not only know accounting, they know how to help people.

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Donna v.

Medical Devices, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great For Small Businesses!

Reviewed 4 years ago

I have had a reduction in stress and cost to do my business accounting because of using Sunrise.

Pros

This product is way simpler to use for the average small business owner than other, more costly and more complicated accounting products. Everything is very intuitive and easy to understand.

Cons

I have had repeated issues with integrating my bank information to the software.

Vendor response

Hi Donna, thank you for providing us with feedback. You should not be jumping over hurdles when it comes to bookkeeping. We strive to simplify bookkeeping and will continue to improve our product for our small business owners. Regarding your bank sync issues, we recently launch an integration with Plaid, which we believe will solve a lot of bank sync issues. When you log into Sunrise, you'll be prompted to relink your bank accounts. Please reach out to us if you have any issues. Thanks!

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Chelsea S.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Super Simple Bookkeeping Option for Small Nonprofit

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Our team is all volunteer and we don’t have the resources for a lot of expensive software or training. Using Sunrise is pretty intuitive and you can learn the system really quick.

Cons

It would be nice to have an app. I think there use to be one that let you take photos of receipts but I haven’t been able to use it.

Vendor response

Hi Chelsea, thanks for being a Sunrise member and leaving a great review. We are so happy to hear that Sunrise helps you accomplish your business's tasks in a quick, stress-free way. Our Product Team works hard to consistently meet and exceed our users expectations. We will be launching a new version of the mobile app very shortly! You'll be one of the first to know. Thank you for your awesome review. Happy bookkeeping!

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Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Too Simple to Use

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

the cost of the program is very cheap which is good to keep track of where money is, creating invoices, uploading bills, and generating PDF's to send to customers. The interface is very great as well and allows you to reconcile with your banks in a pretty easy fashion

Cons

There really isn't that much to this program aside from basic accounting practices and reconciling. Sometimes the imports, especially when trying to upload a file can result in errors. Setting something up such has recurring payment reminders, I think would make this app a lot more efficient.

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Mike O.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great Product, Excellent Value

Reviewed 4 years ago

It's been a great system to build our billing and invoicing process on and I don't know of any others out there that are any better.

Pros

I originally started using this product when it was called Billy and since Lendio bought them out and turned it into Sunrise they have added options that have been very helpful. The best so far (for both clients and myself) is the subscription feature for recurring invoices. The software is intuitive and has more features than I actually use, but I do think using the expenses features would be great for myself and my business, I just have not set it up yet.

Cons

The editing of recurring invoices is clunky at best. If there are changes to recurring invoices I generally delete the old one and replace it with a new one because I've have several instances where an edited recurring invoice sits in the system and never sends which of course is bad for both us and the client.

Vendor response

Mike, thank you for your wonderful feedback. It brings us joy to know that the software satisfies your business needs. We are always rooting for small businesses and want to make the tool as user friendly as possible. Our Product Team works hard to consistently meet and exceed our users expectations. Thank you for the feedback on the default recurring invoices. I will share this information with our team. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review.

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Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Billy vs Freshbooks

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall, I am using Billy because of the lifetime deal I have for it. It provides a substantial savings over the monthly cost for Freshbooks. However, without the features, workflow, and integrations that I have come to rely on for my business, I make up for the cost with my time (or a less efficient business). For the cost, I can't complain and even then, Billy really is a nice piece of software for managing quotes, invoicing, and payments.

Pros

I purchased a lifetime deal of Billy through AppSumo, which is really the only reason I am using it. Admittedly, my experience with Billy is colored by me being a longtime user of Freshbooks (which I was very happy with!), so perhaps I had a set of expectations coming into Billy. That being said, Billy is a nice software that gets the job done. They've recently implemented Paypal payments, which I couldn't believe was missing, but so glad it's here, as I have many clients who prefer to pay that way. It shows that they listen to feedback and are actively working on their roadmap. Another plus I appreciate is that you can collect signatures for quote approvals, which is nice.

Cons

However, the two pros mentioned above, Paypal and the quotes functionality, have a flip side. The downside to Paypal is that I can't offer the option on an invoice for clients to pay via Paypal or credit card, I can only offer one or the other -- which completely defeats the purpose! Ideally, I would offer clients as many options as possible, since I don't know in advance which way they would prefer...

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Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Limited features, but excellent for those features

Reviewed 6 years ago

Prior to using Billy, I was using Freshbooks. Their prices skyrocketed recently, with no real improvement in features or other details which warranted the price hike. That's the reason I came to Billy, but then I was happy to see that something else was the happy result -- I get paid faster. Freshbooks invoices and the system for logging in, paying, viewing, printing, etc., must have been tedious for my clients, because the same clients getting Billy invoices, click and pay MUCH more rapidly, with FEW hiccups in the process. Simply put, with the same business, and the same clients, I get paid more often, more quickly, and with less administrative time. That's a huge win.

Pros

The ease of use, the simplicity of getting started, the clean and minimal look of the invoice templates.

Cons

There are not many bells and whistles, and that's what makes this program so simple and easy to use, but this also means some very useful features are absent -- features which are NOT complicated and should be the norm. For instance, there are two (2) features which are not overly complicated, and yet, would be very useful, if we had them: 1) Let us hyperlink a term, with a URL. I am invoicing...

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Trevor B.

Internet, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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For someone who struggles to keep the books, Billy became my new best friend overnight.

Reviewed 6 years ago

Joy beyond belief, My accounting and bookkeeping skills were causing me a nightmare, now, I actually sleep better knowing I'm on track, the product is awesome.

Pros

The Income and expense overview - I always know where my money is and isn't, Creating Invoices is almost too easy, just enter the details, generate a PDF (with your company logo on), and email to the customer, done and dusted. Bills, scan, upload, everything in date order, I always know whatI've had to pay out, and to which customer to deliver their final invoice. Top customers and Top vendors, AWESOME...

Cons

There are two things (one I know is happening), and one that would just be a cherry on the cake. The first is currently no way to link UK bank accounts, although I've been told that will appear hopefully Q2 this year, the only other feature I feel is needed, is a personal diary/journal & a personal calendar. I do a lot of meetings, it would be great to integrate new clients and their idea's from the initial meeting as part of the historical process and the calendar because it's always a useful tool to share information with to whoever is working with you. There the only things that for me would make Billy the ultimate app for anyone.

Vendor response

Hi Trevor, We just updated our bank technology and will likely support your UK bank. Please try to connect it again. -Billy

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DARON G.

Design, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Sunrise ok but can be great

Reviewed 4 years ago

My overall experience has been great except for customer service. They are great when they respond but their response time leaves something to be desired.

Pros

The price of the software is what I find the most beneficial.

Cons

They are missing a lot of features that you would normally find in this type of software such as integration.

Vendor response

Daron, thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We strive to do better for our customers and aim to improve our product for our small business owners. We are excited to share some amazing new functionality coming to Sunrise in 2020. Keep an eye out for these improvements. Wishing you success and growth with your business.

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Omar B.

Wholesale, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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It's a great software

Reviewed 4 years ago

It's a great software

Pros

The invoicing is amazing, The software is very easy to use,

Cons

The cost of goods sold is confusing and difficult to use, the voided invoices can't be reviewed and the expenses are difficult to post as well. Also we can't connect other merchant accounts other than Chase.

Vendor response

Omar, we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We apologize that the functionality around COGS and voided invoices. Here is a help article that might be of assistance: http://support.sunriseapp.com/en/articles/880984-how-to-retrieve-an-invoice-that-we-have-accidentally-deleted-or-voided. Additionally, we'd be happy to schedule a demo to walk through the feature and clarify any questions you might have. Thank you for your review, and happy bookkeeping.

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Hauke H.

Consumer Electronics, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Simple Billing Software

Reviewed 4 years ago

Simple invoice creating. We have an accounting software in the background but that one is not that user friendly for invoicing customers.

Pros

(We don't use the accounting features so the focus is on the billing features). It is very easy to create a professional-looking invoice and share it with the customer instantly via email. It's simple to use, user-friendly and self-explanatory.

Cons

One feature that I would like to see is that I can go to the products overview and see all the invoices that have one of these products on it. In addition, it would be nice to be able to select certain products and bulk-change products (for example, increase pricing on all items selected by 2%).

Vendor response

Thank you for your positive feedback. Sunrise strives to make creating and sending professional-looking invoices to customers as seamless and stress-free as possible. We're glad to hear that you found the process effective! Unfortunately, we do not have the bulk-change product items capabilities yet, but we've brought the suggestion to our product team. However, if you want to change a product price and have it reflected across all invoices, go to Settings > Product > click to edit a product. Please reach out to us if you have any additional questions. Thanks!

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Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Intuitive, easy to set up and use!

Reviewed 5 years ago

I have yet to truly tap into the Sunrise features for my own business, but love the invoicing features, and am looking forward to converting everything over soon.

Pros

Sunrise offers even better features and functionality for my small business than QuickBooks online, and for a fraction of the cost!

Cons

My accountant is not interested in learning to use Sunrise. She is a Quickbooks expert, so I still have to keep my bookkeeping there and currently only use the invoicing features in Sunrise. I would really like to switch, however.

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Sam D.

Food & Beverages, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy to Use

Reviewed 4 years ago

Great overall experience

Pros

I can churn out a quote in no time. The automation is awesome - great value for the money.

Cons

Sometimes quotes will disappear and automatically archive for some reason. Some of the features are buried deep and require looking around. Desperately needs a mobile app

Vendor response

Sam, we are ecstatic you had a pleasant experience with Sunrise. You should not be jumping over hurdles when it comes to invoicing and bookkeeping. We strive to simplify bookkeeping and will continue to improve our product for our small business owners. Our product team has been working hard on developing an app and should launch very soon. I will make sure your feedback gets in the hands of our development team. Thank you for the awesome review.

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Ed F.

Hospital & Health Care, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A simple solution that inexpensively provides all the functionality of the big guys

Reviewed 7 years ago

I really like the electronic invoice transmittal - it adds a lot of validity to my company, as does the ability to pay electronically.

Pros

Billy is very easy to use, with lots of tutorials to help you set it up correctly, the first time. As a cloud-based solution, it can be accessed from anywhere, on any platform. It has all the functionality needed in an accounting platform, at a very inexpensive price. The team is constantly developing/tweaking areas within the application, providing even more functionality while making it even easier to use.

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Russ H.

Graphic Design, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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Was good, then a huge bait and switch

Reviewed 2 years ago

DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANY. The original app, Billy was great. I purchased a lifetime deal from Appsumo and everything ran pretty smoothly. When Lendio bought them out, they decided to not honor the lifetime deals and went for a despicable cash grab, forcing users to pay a monthly fee for the most basic functions. They don't care about users, and refuse to issue refunds. I ran a SAAS company and can tell you that it would cost them virtually NOTHING to continue to offer the features that Billy had, Lendio does not care about you as a customer - you are expendable and replaceable to them. DO NOT BUY THIS SOFTWARE.

Pros

The invoicing used to be great, with a stripe payment option and customizable templates. Then Lendio bought it and it went to crap.

Cons

Lendio is a horrible company, with horrible service. Not to be trusted with your financial needs.

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Internet, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Accounting for Non-Accountants

Reviewed 6 years ago

This helps me be more efficient and keep track of my accounts a bit better. I am still not utilizing all the features correctly or to their fullest but have hopes to get there. The key thing for me was being able to get up and going quickly and if not using all the features to at least have them more complex and dual entry accounting options available

Pros

I bought Billy because I needed an affordable, easy to use system for my Freelance business. This was easy enough for me to set up, includes room for me to grow with it's extended features and is something I can hand over to an accountant when I am ready. I love that I can collect payment from the invoice and take many forms of payment

Cons

I just an not a numbers accounting person and really dislike this stuff so I procrastinated on set up items that will help me and iddn't utilize help docs as much as I shoulda

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Melissa V.

Arts and Crafts, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Loved by a Luddite!

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I am a right-brained, creative, low-tech Luddite; I hand-make jewelry for museums. I am not high tech, and many programs confuse me. I tend to be disorganized because my brain is a busy place and that makes the financial side of my business difficult, and in the past, an ongoing struggle. Sunrise simplified my life!! At least in the area of bookkeeping and invoices. I love it's simplicity! I have been using it for a few years now and have saved hundreds in misplaced invoices!

Cons

I do sometimes run into problems with the editing feature, but that is probably just me.

Vendor response

Melissa, thank you for the glowing review! We are so happy that Sunrise accomplishes what your business needs in a stress-free, simple way. That is our whole goal. We love hearing customer feedback that Sunrise has made at least one small business owner's life a little easier. We've built this system for the "right-brained, creative, low-tech Luddite" and will continue to always be in your corner cheering you on. Thanks again for your wonderful feedback.

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Nick E.

Apparel & Fashion, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Awesome Invoicing Made Easy

Reviewed 6 years ago

We use Billy for invoicing, quotes/estimates, as well as keeping up with our business expenses. Our customers have given us great feedback, especially being able to pay online through the invoices we send. Our money processes in a reasonable time as well. Overall, the presentation is outstanding. Very clean and easy on the eyes, not to mention easy to use as well. Can’t say enough good things. Also, we had one slight hiccup, only once, where we couldn’t get an invoice to send through email. Customer service/tech handled this quickly and we have had no issues since!

Pros

Super easy to use Great presentation Affordable Great customer service Nice features

Cons

Honestly I’m very pleased overall with everything.

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John B.

Environmental Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Great and cheap but I'd rather pay a bit more to have better customer management tools.

Reviewed 7 years ago

Easy and quick to use.

Pros

Easy to use. No real software learning required. Keeps track of my invoices easily. I'm not sure what else to say???

Cons

Customer management has incredibly limited options. We have customers with multiple addresses etc. No customer note field. Email invoices to more than one email at a time.

Vendor response

Hi John, we hear you and have added features to enhance our customer management system to our roadmap. Thanks for the feedback.

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Kyle S.

Logistics and Supply Chain, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Definitely great for small businesses!

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Very easy to use Low monthly fee Great customer service Quick upload receipts feature which allows for quick expense records Professional invoices Easy to add discounts and corrections on invoices

Cons

It is a little 1 dimensional and lacks a bit of features

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Candace G.

Writing and Editing, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Tracks expenses very well!

Reviewed 5 years ago

I used to track expenses in a very haphazard way. This cost me money at tax time because I was never able to gather all of my allowable deductions together to claim. This program lets me track business expenses in every category, which means at tax time it will be easy ot claim every deduction allowed.

Pros

it is very easy to use and provides clear, clean methods to track my business expenses each week. There are plenty of helpful tips available as well.

Cons

I dislike that it has not been intergrated with PayPal yet. I hope someday it is. Many freelancers, including myself get paid almost exclusively through PP and it would be great to have all bookeeping tools integrated.

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Bevan V.

Graphic Design, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy accounting for right brain thinkers....

Reviewed 7 years ago

As a graphic / web designer using my left brain is tough, so accounting certainly does not come easy. Our rep makes it so easy for me. It's super pretty interface presents the right information in the right places - which is probably why right brain thinkers like me love it!

Pros

Recurring invoices

Cons

There are one or 2 features I'd like to see. 1) I'd like the recurring billing to recognize any price increase etc made in your inventory. 2) Would like the 'Description' included in the table view.

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Sébastien O.

Consumer Services, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great software for small businesses

Reviewed 6 years ago

The team is very communicative and provide a great support when it is required.

Pros

It is super easy to use and all invoicing and accounting features required for small businesses are included. Great value for the price!

Cons

Lack of translations available for templates. I would like to have templates available in other languages or be able to translate all text variables myself.

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Cammy A.

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Billy, my online accountant.

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

They support all major currencies, and some international banks. Have to request if your bank isn't supported. All transaction fees are with the payment processor you use, either Paypal or Strip.

Cons

Doesn't seem Cannot change the VAT value to suit different country. No language translations. No paypal payments... only Stripe is available.

Vendor response

Hi Cammy, You can actually change VAT or TAXes to say what ever you like. Please contact our support to learn how. -Billy

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Lindsay R.

Arts and Crafts, self-employed

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Easy to use and set up

Reviewed 7 years ago

I'm able to view my invoices from any computer and don't have to search for them

Pros

I love that I am able to add images to the invoices is a great feature and having the picture there makes it easier to look up the cost of an item if I ever need to use it again.

Cons

I wish you were able to see if and when the client opened the invoice. I had a few clients tell me they did not receive the invoice. They did eventually find the email after I had them check their spam folder.