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Overview

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Wave is an all-in-one accounting solution for small businesses which combines income and expense tracking, invoicing, receipt...

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Sunrise - formerly Billy - is a cloud-based accounting software which enables freelancers & creative professionals to manage...

  • 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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User reviews

4.4

1.2K

5

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321

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42

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
94%
would recommend this app

4.5

212

5

4

3

2

1

135

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2

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

Pros

It's a great software and works well for my basic use case as a solopreneur. The payments feature is also nice and the reporting is great.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

I thought it was going to be great when I saw that it functioned with Etsy. And I loved that it is free.

SK

Sarzh K.

This is a user friendly software that I have been using for years. It makes my invoicing very easy and has been great in tracking my finances.

PJ

Paul J.

Pros

This is great software if your just starting out. Perfect for bookkeeping and invoicing.

JF

Jeff F.

Very friendly, easy & comfortable to use and love the support team. If you need any help getting your books setup, the onboarding team is AWESOME.

JW

Jakki W.

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.

MO

Mike O.

Cons

I am not able to write off a partly paid bill as bad debt if all attempts to reclaim the payment from my clients fail. Sometimes, people pay about 70% and fail to pay for the rest.
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James K.

It can be glitchy at times. I had problems with my transactions imported from my connected bank account, and then when I tried to remove the account and re-connect it, I received error messages.
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Jessica H.

Then, January of 2021, Paypal import was abandoned. Without those 2 features, the software is essentially useless since it creates extra work each month.
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Jesus P.

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.

OB

Omar B.

The only drawback for my company is the the inability to run payroll.

BM

Bernard M.

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

DG

DARON G.

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Key features

  • Total features65
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Client Portal
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Core Accounting
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Reminders
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Government
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • PCI Compliance
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Revenue Recognition
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Spend Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Transaction History
  • Total features25
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Client Portal
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Core Accounting
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Reminders
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Government
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • PCI Compliance
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Revenue Recognition
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Spend Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Transaction History

Integrations

  • Total integrations38
  • 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 integrations6
  • 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

User reviews that mention these apps

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Sunrise

Took over all our accounting processes

Reviewed 4 years ago

Easy accounting

Pros

The tool is fully customizable. Everything can be changed and modified to fit your business. Their customer support is amazing.

Cons

There was some hassle to find stuff that we wanted to alter on the tool. We got ir figured out after talking to support. If we could have found a way how go do it, it would have been a lot faster.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sunrise

Free invoicing software

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've been using it for 5+ years to invoice my clients.

Pros

I love that I can keep track of all my invoices, let clients pay with credit card or PayPal, and send invoices customized with my branding.

Cons

Honestly there's not much I dislike about it. Of course I don't use it for accounting, only invoicing, because it has limited functionality with accounting.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Sunrise

Has excellent potential but still has some way to go!

Reviewed 4 years ago

It makes complex accounting simple.

Pros

Billy provides a simple solution for accounting that is specifically designed for freelancers and agencies. It has a great user interface and is very easy to use. It is solid and I have never had a problem with.

Cons

The fact that key features have taken so long to evolve. I am talking about no PayPal integration and the fact that bank syncing has only just arrived in my country. The most annoying thing is that whilst key features are lagging behind the team are investing users money in having season Billy logos designed, which quite frankly is ridiculous. Their community management needs work as well.

Vendor response

Hi Gary, You didn't like our pumpkin head Billy face :(

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Sunrise

Good service, easy to use

Reviewed 5 years ago

Simplification of the accounting process

Pros

The simplicity of use. The interface is intuitive, I like the invoices generated clean and sleek design.

Cons

The price is a bit high for my current use. Wish could get ability to generate receipts or send invoices marked as paid

Vendor response

Hi Paul, we do have three tier, the lowest tier still gives you access to the invoicing features. These features include adding payments and marking them as paid. If you'd like help with this feature, please feel free to ping us on chat from within the app. Happy to help.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sunrise

Billy Rocks!

Reviewed 4 years ago

Well done, great job on the app! Keep up with the good work!

Pros

Billy really makes your accounting easy! I recommend it to all of my friends, as I hate accounting and this software makes it a breeze.

Cons

Nothing is bothering me so far, and it keeps on improving.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Sunrise

Helpful system

Reviewed 3 years ago

Very helpful and nice customer service

Pros

Brings my clients and work together in one accounting program.

Cons

takes a bit to learn unless you know accounting software. For someone who uses pen and paper, changing over was a little slower than I would expect.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I love using Billy to track my expenses and manage invoicing. The customer service has been amazing!

Reviewed 5 years ago

Efficiency, more tools/resources to manage my accounting more thoroughly

Pros

It's very easy to use. It has all the features I need to successfully manage my accounting, it even helps me to manage it more accurately and efficiently. I have to say the customer service is exceptional and they helped make the transition from QB to Billy seamless.

Cons

Sometimes there are a few extra steps to enter data that I'm not used to but once I learn the flow, it's pretty easy.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Sunrise

Good product

Reviewed 4 years ago

Great software for start up or small businesses!

Pros

Billy is a great hassle free accounting app. It is very easy to use and becomes more intuitive as you use it.

Cons

It is very limited for a growing business that will eventually need more comprehensive accounting reports.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Better than quickbooks, but still not the best

Reviewed 4 years ago

I've used quickbooks, freshbooks, xero. Billyapp does fill in the gap, but some extra features (mentioned in the cons) will make it #1

Pros

Simple and fully functional accounting & billing system that has multi-currency invoicing

Cons

Doesn't have recurring expenses, unable to generate customer statements, unable to apply a discount % or amount in an invoice. Website is not mobile responsive. app name "billyapp" sounds 'Naff', when i tell clients to check their email for our invoicing system sent from "billapp"... Could I use my own custom domain or you use another domain to send emails?

Vendor response

You are able to create customer statements and apply discounts to invoices. Please contact our support for help.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sunrise

Best for My Needs

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I have tried many different brands of accounting software, and Billy works the best for my needs. It's easy to use, has great support, and makes doing my accounting much easier than I experienced with other software.

Cons

I would like to have better reporting capabilities.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sunrise

Excellent accounting service

Reviewed 2 years ago

Learning more about accounting procedures that more than meet our business model.

Pros

I already have and will continue to recommend this service to all I know, because of the unlimited ability within this accounting software I’m only beginning to understand. Thank you Sunrise.

Cons

Free service with power tool, with software Friendly interface. Wish there was a bit more customer service availability, via phone.

Vendor response

Thank you for your review, Danny. We've taken note of your feature suggestion and we will make sure it gets in the hands of our product development team. Our goal is to simplify bookkeeping for our customers, not make it more complicated. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Overall I really like working with it!

Reviewed 5 years ago

Smoother accounting process, and I'd assume a better experience for my accountant next year!

Pros

I like that I can easily see open invoices, and when things are due to be paid. I also love being able to track my expenses, and that everything is in 1 place vs. several spread sheets.

Cons

When I try to search invoices by number, for instance, the information collapses onto itself and I can't read unless I refresh every time. Could this be a Mac bug? Not sure if anyone else has mentioned. I also use in Chrome, so maybe I'll try another browser.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sunrise

Extremely simple and great to use

Reviewed 6 years ago

Setting up and getting started was super easy. We use this software for a retail store selling appliances, so lower volume of transactions a day makes it super easy and to track customer purchases.

Pros

Simple to use and easy to get started. Great simple accounting interface with all your necessary reporting

Cons

No inventory management if you need it. Would like to see a PO module in the software in the future

Vendor response

Hi Jonathon, You can create a PO module by renaming Estimates to PO in the template. Contact our support to learn how. -Billy

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Sunrise

Basic but just what I need

Reviewed 4 years ago

I amsaving money compared to my previouse accounting package, but this is much more simple and streamlined.

Pros

I find the software very simple and basic. It does exactly what I need it to, with no complications or awkward stuff. That being said i am an accountant and I know what I'm doing - might be a little bit too basic for a total beginner....

Cons

Billy is still very much in start up phase, and not everything works exactly as I would want yet, although I think they are heading in the right direction. Over the last six weeks or so I finally managed to connect my bank account nd transfer transactions automatically - once I manage to connect my Paypal account too I will be in heaven

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sunrise

Great For Small Businesses!

Reviewed 2 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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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sunrise

Truly easy accounting software to operate

Reviewed 4 years ago

I can run my business basically by myself

Pros

I like because you can send recurring invoices and quotes and have your bank accounts in accounting all in one

Cons

Haven't really found anything that I like least about it but I am working to learn more about the app but it is easy to comprehend

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Sunrise

Versatile and Convenient

Reviewed 5 years ago

Easy-to-use for sending invoices and creating P&L statements. Clean and intuitive interface makes accounting stress free.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Sunrise

Billy Billy Boy'O!

Reviewed 4 years ago

It is easy to use, is mostly intuitive and follows standards that are common to most other accounting packages.

Pros

I loved when I first found my hero Billy

Cons

With Billy it is harder to match entries

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Sunrise

Great cloud based accounting g and invoicing solution

Reviewed 4 years ago

Using BillyApp for over a year now and we are very satisfied so far with its performance. There have been few issues here and there but sorted by fast support.

Pros

Ease of use of available features; accounting section is pretty good too and certainly creating expenses based on uploaded receipts is a plus.

Cons

Needs number of features: customer statements, better VAT handling for Irish annual Trading details return

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Sunrise

Great software for small businesses

Reviewed 4 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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Easiest to use software

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Since it is designed by freelancers, it is really convenient to use. Has so many features that are extremely useful for my accounting needs.

Cons

The application needs some improvements since it is just on the novice stage. But it serves all the basic needs of any freelance accountant.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Sunrise

Smart software choice for self-employed

Reviewed 4 years ago

Easy to set up, navigate functions, upload and scan receipts - excellent customer support when I had issues.

Pros

Fairly easy for a non-techy person to get into and once set up makes the accounting process so much easier (almost enjoyable).

Cons

UK bank sync took time and I had to enter data manually.

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Sunrise

Simple Billing Software

Reviewed 2 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!