Wave vs Send Invoice Comparison Chart

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Priscilla Macharia

Accounting software for small business owners

2018-10-23

I send invoices to my customers with ease and wherever i am i can access the application provided there is good internet connection.

Pros

Wave has really helped me learn how to balance my books of accounts. I like that it has an option of reminding the customer of a pending invoice.

Cons

It is not that easy to use. You have to keep on practicing or training yourself so as to get the ease of use. Sometimes the invoices go to the spam instead of inbox of my customers emails.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
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Richard Hinitt

Excellent software

2017-09-15

Pros

Easy to send invoices

Cons

Canno change which account receipts come from on mobile app. Occasional crash when accessing mobile device contacts

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, myself only employees)

Great free accounting software

2018-11-25

Pros

I can send invoices, keep track of payroll and expenses.

Cons

I would really like a time tracker in the software for hourly billing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
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McKay Salisbury

Great for a free software, everything you need for a simple business

2018-08-15

Great so far, don't have any issues. Can't complain that it's free!!

Pros

I can send invoices and put in expenses just fine.

Cons

One downside is it doesn't let you track you miles. That's ok though since I can do it separately with an app.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
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Fiona Prince

Wave Saves Me Time

2017-11-02

Saves me time, keeps me track, allows customers to pay online, great customer service, no software to download.

Pros

I like that I can connect easily connect to see my current bank balances, create & send invoices, record payments, run reports, and send reminders.

Cons

Sometimes the connection to my bank or credit card needs to be reset. This is most likely because of security issues with the bank, and I'd rather have more security than less.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

I'm currently using the free version of Wave Apps and it has been amazing.

2018-03-01

Pros

I love how easy it is to send invoices and track payments.

Cons

It would be great if there was an easier way to track expenses; specifically a way to store photos of receipts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
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Armando Reixa

Free high quality service

2019-01-11

As a design freelancer, I need a tool that simplifies my invoicing and payments flow. Sending a recurring payment or a single invoice to my clients is so easy that I barely lose a minute to do so. It connects very easily with my stripe account and it's very intuitive for my clients to pay.

Pros

It has all the accounting tools I need: sending invoices and recurring payments to my clients are the most important to me.

Cons

Does not have a time tracking tool to record my work shedule.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
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Josh Andrews

I've been using Wave for about 4 years. It's a great free alternative to QuickBooks.

2018-07-04

Easy-to-use accounting software that saves a lot of time and makes accounting simple.

Pros

You can send invoices and recurring invoices to clients.

Cons

The transaction categorization could use some improvement. It would be nice if the platform recognized certain merchants after you used them before (i.e. HostGator would be categorized as "Hosting" instead of "Uncategorized"

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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Tahwii Spicer

Simple and easy to use

2018-03-21

Pros

Connnectinf bank accounts was simple and sending invoices were a no brainer.

Cons

When I used it it did not integrate to Woocommerce so I had to manually add all sales and inventory. This became time consuming as the business grew. Moreover, there wasn't a way to add Stripe, Square, or Amazon Payments.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
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Zack Aquilla

A very handy free accounting tool for small businesses

2018-03-20

Pros

It automatically pulls business transactions from my bank accounts and will try to guess what type of transaction it is, saving me a lot of time each month. Sending invoices is super easy and does auto-reminders too!

Cons

It gets a bit confusing when working in different currencies unless you're a trained accountant and you know what you're doing!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
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Krysta Wallrauch

Accounting Made Simply Easy!

2018-11-27

I am able to keep accurate records and send invoices PLUS receipts to my clients.

Pros

The ease with which I'm able to track my expenses and categorize them. I also like how clients can pay me immediately, and it goes DIRECTLY into my business account. In addition, I am able to see my earnings growth, which is essential in my line of work.

Cons

That there's a fee involved when someone pays me online, though I understand it's necessary.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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Rajeev Bagra

Recommended for freelancers/SMEs for preparing invoices and keeping track of receipts and expenses

2018-06-15

Pros

Excellent for freelancers and SMEs in need of preparing and sending invoices, keeping track of receipts and expenses.

Cons

This is not an accounting software for keeping track of inventories or meeting tax obligations and GST returns. Not suggested if your need is deeper like maintaining branch accounts while adhering to financial reporting standards.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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Chio Diez

Manage your money and get paid

2018-09-19

Pros

I love the fact that you can send invoices from the platform with a neat feature for card payment, right into your client's inbox!

Cons

The could greatly improve the support for european taxes, payment methods and customer support, it's a little short.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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Michael Van Geyt

Accounting for small companies

2019-04-02

Pros

It's easy to send invoices by email, you can see if a client had a look at the invoice and it's very easy to send a reminder.

Cons

When you have a lot of invoices it can be time consuming as the internet connection sometimes need some time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

A great FREE solution for all my needs

2018-07-26

Pros

I love using it to send invoices to my clients which are easy to accept payment and also look great!

Cons

I wish that I could use my own payment gateway (like Authroize.net), but I understand that part of how they make their money is through the processing fees so it makes sense.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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Anonymous
(Consumer Goods company, 1-10 employees)

Great software for running a small business

2018-10-23

I have had a very positive experience with the app. As a previous quickbooks user, Wave as turned out to be much simpler for Managua my business.

Pros

It allows me to easily see the status of my finances, send invoices and pay bills from one simple interface that is available from anywhere.

Cons

Sometimes updates and feature changes can be confusing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Fantastic accounting software

2018-01-20

We've saved money because Wave Apps doesn't require a monthly fee to use like Quickbooks online or other accounting software.

Pros

We can send invoices and accept credit card payments... and more recently they've added the feature to automatically schedule recurring invoices and payments.

Cons

The only downside is that there are less integration capabilities with Wave Apps as you might find with a more commonly used software like Quickbooks.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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Chris Warfield

I am using Wave for my small business accounting, including invoicing, expenses and reports.

2017-06-09

I was able to get my new business up and running in less than a day. I was able to set up accounts and start invoicing for services right away. Being able to run and save reports helps me with filing taxes.

Pros

I am able to send invoices and set auto reminders to be sent to customers when payment is due.

Cons

So far I have not run into any issues. Adding more template options and customization options would always be a good thing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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Anonymous
(Machinery company, 11-50 employees)

Freaking love it, simple and I look professional!

2018-05-05

Pros

First off, it's free. Don't change that. Second, it's all so easy! User friendly and looks professional. Sometimes that's all people want. Easy and professional, kept it simple and fast. We don't have time for anything else sometimes. Good job.

Cons

I can send an invoice, but I can't quote!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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Megan Parks

Best Free Accounting Software!

2018-01-09

Completely Free Accounting Software that is easy to use.

Pros

Its great to keep track expenses, send invoices and reminders.

Cons

Its a fairly basic software but it works great for what we use it for. My only really complaint is that its internet based and if you have a slower connection, it takes a while to load.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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Sheri Grupp

Simple to Use, Straight-forward Functionality

2018-07-11

Pros

I liked this product for sending out invoices - it made everything really quick and simple. Very user-friendly, didn't have to have any experience to jump in and start using it.

Cons

There's not a whole lot else we could do with Wave - we ended up having to move to a larger platform as our company grew, but it was great and I'd recommend it for any start-up.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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Aaron Socci

One of the best free accounting and invoicing softwares out there

2016-04-08

Pros

It integrates directly with google apps as well, so sending invoices via gmail with Wave is great so that it doesn't get caught in any spam.

Cons

There's no mobile app yet besides an app for adding in receipts. There have been frequent updates and changes to any of the issues that I had which were very minor.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Wave

Try it out, its free and there's no downside to trying it out. If you are just starting a business or have a small business and looking for a way to manage your books and invoices, test it out.

Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, myself only employees)

Simplicity

2019-02-05

Pros

I love using Wave for my business. It is super easy to send professional invoices to clients and keep track of my expenses. Wave also has an option to add your personal account to the system

Cons

I do not like that If I use the same account for business and personal (I know it's not a good thing to do) I cannot use the auto upload and then easily separate transactions between accounts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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Tabitha Thompson

The free version is great for my needs

2018-07-19

Pros

I also like the iPhone app that allows me to make and send invoices as soon as I finish a job.

Cons

Some people might not like the double entry system of accounting. Personally, I've chosen to ignore that feature and simply use the app like a simple transaction register. My accounts don't balance and I don't reconcile with my bank statements. I probably only have 20 or fewer transactions per month so I'm pretty aware of what's going on. If I had to make everything balance, I think the app might be harder to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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Phyllis Calderon

Finally, Functionality & Free

2018-12-05

I needed to find a solution that would allow me to produce PNL reports. What I was using previously was not working favorably for me.

Pros

There is even a feature to integrate payroll and to send invoices. So, to have an accounting platform that has everything in one definitely saves money.

Cons

Honestly, there is nothing I dislike about this software. It seems to have everything I've been looking for in an accounting software and more.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Wave Reviews
Wave
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