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Overview

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QuickBooks Online Advanced is a web-based accounting & business management solution which enables small businesses to track...

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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Pricing

Starting from

180

/user

Per month

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

Starting from

19.99

Per month

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

User reviews

4.4

917

5

4

3

2

1

551

260

70

15

21

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
93%
would recommend this app

4.5

213

5

4

3

2

1

135

58

15

3

2

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

Pros

Overall it is very simple to use and I like the transparency to do our transactions and great a report, I really like how easy and accurate it is to track donations and the donors.
I love the ease of creating invoices. It's very easy to get paid and I love that I get notified instantly upon getting a paid invoice.
It is very user friendly. I love the webinars that are available to help you navigate your way around the software.

Pros

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

Cons

My records were a jumbled mess, and the tech support was awful. They’d say someone is going to call , then that person would email instead.
I dislike being unable to undo batches of reconciliations to fix errors.
Doing a bank reconciliation is more complex than the desktop version. There was a problem with the AZ withholding and they have never fixed it.

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.
The only drawback for my company is the the inability to run payroll.
They are missing a lot of features that you would normally find in this type of software such as integration.
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Key features

  • Total features193
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Alumni Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Auction Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • BIM Modeling
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bookkeeping Services Integration
  • Budget Tracking
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Automation
  • CPA Firms
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Change Order Management
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Core Accounting
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Management
  • Donation Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Discovery
  • Donor Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dunning Management
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Event Management
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Government
  • For Legal Professionals
  • For Medical Purposes
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Real Estate
  • For Religious Organizations
  • For Residential
  • For Small Businesses
  • For Trucking Industry
  • Forecasting
  • Forms Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • General Ledger
  • Gift Matching Management
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • Grant Management
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Historical Database
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Giving
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Projects
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Forms
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Payment Collection
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Pledge Management
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Product Identification
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Reports
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Costing
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Revenue Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Scorecards
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Reporting
  • Social Media Integration
  • Spend Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Assemblies
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Management
  • What-if Analysis
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features27
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Alumni Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Auction Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • BIM Modeling
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bookkeeping Services Integration
  • Budget Tracking
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Automation
  • CPA Firms
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Change Order Management
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Construction Breakdowns
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Core Accounting
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Management
  • Donation Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Discovery
  • Donor Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dunning Management
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Event Management
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Government
  • For Legal Professionals
  • For Medical Purposes
  • For Nonprofits
  • For Real Estate
  • For Religious Organizations
  • For Residential
  • For Small Businesses
  • For Trucking Industry
  • Forecasting
  • Forms Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • General Ledger
  • Gift Matching Management
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • Grant Management
  • HVAC Estimating
  • Historical Database
  • Hourly Billing
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Giving
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Projects
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Forms
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Payment Collection
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Pledge Management
  • Plumbing Estimating
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Product Identification
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Progress Reports
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Costing
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Revenue Management
  • Revenue Recognition
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Scorecards
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Reporting
  • Social Media Integration
  • Spend Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Assemblies
  • Volunteer Management
  • Website Management
  • What-if Analysis
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations1196
  • Dropbox Business
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations7
  • Dropbox Business
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Lendio

Switched from Quickbooks online, super simple and far less buggy

Reviewed 6 years ago

Saves me time and has far less bugs than Quickbooks Online. Easier to use and understand.

Pros

This software is extremely easy to use and understand. Unlike Quickbooks online I'm able to understand the settings and what I'm doing and why. It's far easier, but best of all, not full of bugs!

Cons

The one issue I run into is the automation with my bank is not nearly as good as with Quickbooks. Quickbooks would be able to automatically track income and expenses and sort them in the right categories. I can't seem to figure this out in Billy.

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Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Lendio

Great experience. In love using Billy to send invoices to my clients.

Reviewed 6 years ago

My company finances are more organized after I start using Billy.

Pros

Billy is an accounting system very easy to use but at the same time it has all the advanced features a company need in a app like this one.

Cons

I dd not find the reports to be very advanced but for sure most of people does not need it as I came from Quickbooks/

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Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Lendio

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.

AR
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Information Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Lendio

Great Feature Set for Small Business Owners Ready to Move Beyond Spreadsheets

Reviewed 4 years ago

It helped me get organized and serious about my business accounting, which helped my business grow. And it's a great free alternative to Quickbooks Online.

Pros

This is the tool I recommend for any business owner/startup for double-entry accounting. It's the tool I used to get serious about my business accounting (moving out of spreadsheets). Getting organized with a chart of accounts, an real Profit/Loss statement, invoice processing/tracking/payments, and more helped me focus and grow. I purchased it when it was known as Billy, but now it's free and improving.

Cons

There is a bit of a learning curve, but it's not too bad. Lendio is improving Sunrise since acquiring Billy, but there are still some areas that can be improved. There is no account dashboard, meaning you have to go into each account individually to see if there are transactions to be reconciled or to check balances (this should be visible on a single page). Also, there is no way to save report settings, so if I want to see my P/L report by months for the current year, I have to make multiple selections each and every time I run it.

Vendor response

Our customer feedback is essential to how we improve the product. Thank you for providing us with your detailed review. As you mentioned, we plan to keep improving and making the tool better for our users. We have some exciting new product launches coming in June. Thank you again for your valuable input.

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Mark S.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Lendio

Very simple and no fluff Saas product. It's enjoyable to use.

Reviewed 6 years ago

The transfer from paying higher with Quickbooks. Saves us money.

Pros

Simple, straightforward. Some Saas products are to bloated and end up confusing. Billy keeps the basics in front of you and accessible. Intuitive to use.

Cons

Not as many integrations yet, however I don't use those. Just looking for the negatives to say. ;)

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Nicole L.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 11-50 employees

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  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Lendio

simple

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The features with this software are simple enough to get the job done but not too advanced.

Cons

I felt like there could be more options a little more in depth. But the customer service is great!

SL
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Sandhya L.

Cosmetics, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Lendio

Great for a startup

Reviewed 6 years ago

Good, but would only use for the beginning year or two of a startup. Definitely not for advanced features or book keeping.

Pros

The Billy software is very easy to use, pretty trivial.

Cons

Billy lacks a lot of features as the company grows and advances, also does not have an actual app that you can use from mobile device. It is very limited in its use to receipt captures only.

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matt a.

Motion Pictures and Film, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Lendio

It gets me paid without a hassle

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall, this has been a remarkable software, and the support is outstanding.

Pros

I've used several invoicing platforms and so far, Sunrise is the easiest. It's organized well, with the expense reports and other things I don't need to see frequently pushed to the side. The main thing is to see an overview and then see my invoices. It delivers this flawlessly. The overview shows an immediate comparison of the current year with your last year, and shows a pie chart for which clients have paid the most. It's always encouraging to see this clear info.

Cons

I would like it to integrate with TurboTax more easily. I often consider using Quickbooks invoicing just for this purpose. I'd also like a receipt snapshot feature like Quickbooks Self-Employed has, where I can just take a picture of a receipt and immediately import it into my expenses.

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Stephanie G.

Entertainment, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Lendio

Billy has some limitations compared to similar tools but it gets the job done.

Reviewed 6 years ago

It has improved and streamline my book keeping with little manual work every week.

Pros

Pretty simple app and user-friendly layout, easy to use and understand if you go through the videos! I also like the custom invoices and ability to track multiple currencies!

Cons

Tracking and bank syncing is limited and not as straight forward as other tools I have used before like quickbooks unfortunately.

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Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Lendio

Better than quickbooks, but still not the best

Reviewed 6 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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Niki R.

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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Lendio

I'm trying Billy out for my new consulting business.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

It's a beautiful app, and is really easy to use and understand! Very intuitive and user-friendly. And, it's customizable!

Cons

It's a little harder than Quickbooks to link my bank to this software - or, at least I would love to have PayPal as an option for a payout.

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Mark S.

Financial Services, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Lendio

Perfect Solution for Small Businesses

Reviewed 4 years ago

I have loved the Sunrise service and functionality. Quickbooks is overkill for my size of business, but Sunrise gives me the perfect level of sophistication yet simplicity.

Pros

The Financial Statements produced each month are super helpful to let me know where the business stands, and made tax season so easy and stress freed. All my income and expenses were in the right accounts and summarized for easy entry into Turbo Tax.

Cons

I would like recurring transactions, like my mortgage payment, that are the same amounts each month or from the same vendors to be auto-classified for me. I would also like to be able to classify expenses as they occur via a mobile app for Sunrise.

Vendor response

Hi Mark, thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled you enjoy the financial reporting tools within Sunrise. We have a lot of exciting new product developments coming your way, especially around our mobile app. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.

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Paolo M.

Retail, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Lendio

Truly make your bookkeeping easy

Reviewed 4 years ago

Sunrise by Lendio is reliable and easy to use, definitely will help you save money.

Pros

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.

Cons

Advanced filtering isn't too builtin but it still does a great job. The software also takes a little long to load sometimes.

Vendor response

Paolo, thank you for your positive feedback. Sunrise strives to make our tool simple, yet powerful. We're glad to hear that you found the process effective for your business! Thanks again.

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Ariel E.

Graphic Design, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Lendio

my favorite accounting app

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The UI is beautiful and as i designer I appreciate that. I also the ease of use for novice accounting person. A solid app indeed!

Cons

I can't really find anything I dislike about this app. Maybe for the power user coming from Quickbooks there are functions not available, but for most entrepreneurs this app is perfect.

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Law Practice,

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Lendio

Great so far!

Reviewed 7 years ago

FWIW - I've already recommended the software to some friends. To my surprise, Billy makes my bookkeeping ...well... almost fun! :)

Pros

For me it's been cheaper and more fun than Quickbooks. I really appreciate how the Billy team is trying to provide positive reinforcement to use the product and keep on top of the details with Billy!

Cons

I may need to do annual reconciliation with Quickbooks to work with others (eg - accountant etc). So far it looks like that may run per year. Would like to see that cost come down.

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Arpad S.

Design, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Lendio

Fast and friendly bookkeeping

Reviewed 6 years ago

My experience is still good, I like using Billy. As the time of writing this review Billy is my current invoicing software. I like how fast it is, It just lacks some advanced customization features. Even though the needed features are on their roadmap for more than a year now...

Pros

The interface is very clean and fast, issuing and invoice is very easy. You can create quotes too and send directly to your clients.

Cons

Still in early stages, but it's heading in the right direction. I find the lack of translations limiting. For example you can not issue an invoice in other languages than English.

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Higher Education,

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Lendio

Intuitive, easy to use, multi currency, good invoice tool, iPhone app for expenses.

Reviewed 7 years ago

Clear breakdown of parts of review.

Pros

Clear, simple interface, Multi currency, all I need to run my freelancing business with international clients.

Cons

There is a knowledgebase, but it's sometime hard to find the specific answer I'm looking for. However, most questions I have are simple general accounting questions, and answers can be found online via Google.

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Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Yes it's very solid

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

This software does make business accounting simple and straightforward. It's intuitive and allows you to not spend a bunch of time figuring out your financial software.

Cons

Coming from Quickbooks, for my needs specifically, it's missing a few things that I'm used to. Also QB does allow customization of invoices. Not a huge deal, but it's a personal thing. I think other platforms are more robust, but that's also Billy's strength, that it's all that you need without all the bloat.

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Chris R.

Financial Services, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Program! Simple & Easy to Use

Reviewed 4 years ago

It has helped me exponentially in balancing my books and keeping me on track.

Pros

I love how easy it is to use. As a former quickbooks user, I was tired of how complicated they were for smaller businesses and just didn't like the look of it overall. Using Sunrise is very simple and has everything I need as a small business owner. I love how it integrates and matches my expenses and payments with my bank account, credit card and invoices.

Cons

The only process I found difficult was when I have made a return of a product. Trying to reconcile that was not as simple as I feel it could be.

Vendor response

Wow, Chris, we appreciate you leaving such a glowing review. We aim to take the power of bookkeeping and put it in the hands of our customers in a simple and easy-to-use platform. Instead of hours trying to figure out your bookkeeping, we want to give you back that time, so you can focus on growing your business. Truly, we are lucky to have such wonderful customers like yourself. Thanks again for the feedback.

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Raisa S.

Internet, self-employed

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great tool for all entrepreneurs

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Billy has a clean interface and great functionality. It is easy to use and helps manage my online works and a lot of my websites.It greatly saves on time.

Cons

The only thing I am particularly concerned about is that its integration with paypal is not as elaborate.

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Justin N.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Simple, easy, and to the point Accounting

Reviewed 4 years ago

I've been a part of Sunrise since it was called Billy accounting software. Sunrise definitely took the strong foundation of Billy and continues to improve on it.

Pros

I've been using Billy/Sunrise since I started my business. They are quick to setup, and can be very simple to track your banking and invoicing, along with some advanced features to automate a lot of your accounting. The biggest pros I see are: - Quick and easy invoicing (including recurring) - Connect your bank account for automatic transaction tracking - Budgeting - Integrates with Stripe for collecting payments but also offers their own merchant account (good to have a backup)

Cons

I'm not a power user since I'm a one-man business, but there is one big feature missing. There is no automatic payment/debit feature. Recurring invoices are just automatically sent, but need to be paid by the client. There is no way to auto-debit every month, which slows down a few workflows.

Vendor response

Thank you, Justin, for your awesome 5-star review. We are thrilled you are happy with the product. Our goal is to simplify bookkeeping, this mean making our tool intuitive and easy to use. Wishing you success and growth with your business.

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Scott L.

Computer & Network Security, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best Online Invoice Maker

Reviewed 6 years ago

We first started using the free version and eventually moved to the paid version and are very happy with how it has worked. We are able to create invoices outside of the office on the road and accept payments online.

Pros

This was quick to set up​ and add customers and products.

Cons

The invoice template is hard to change and hard to customize.

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Leonardo W.

Internet, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to use Bookkeeping tool

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

This tool was previously called Billy, but since Lendio bought it they changed the name to Sunrise. Not just the name changed, customer support improved a lot and the tool have more options. It's worth nothing that this tool will only working for people that are US-based. The double entry booking is the same used by Quickbooks and software like it. It's possible to attach receipts, invoice customers and charge them using Stripe, Square, PayPal and other payment gateways. It's a very powerful app, yet, simple

Cons

It would be nice to see recurring payments, a set and forget to charge customers that are on subscriptions. Support told me they will add it soon!

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Fredy P.

Architecture & Planning, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great accounting software

Reviewed 4 years ago

I've been using Sunrise for sometime now, haven't had major issues with it and when I had it turned out to be a user issue :p rather than software issue and support help me clear it. Overall really happy with it.

Pros

Is easy to use, I'm not an accountant nor have many experience in that field so being easy to use was a big advantage for us. It has the core functionalities we need and many others that I certainly don't know how to use so It should have the required features for advanced users. The invoicing system is great, easy and customizable. Has a quoting and estimating system that's easy to convert to an invoice, also has an easy way to send reminders about our invoices and has some automation once you get paid. It has a bookkeeping system and loans offering but we haven't used those so no comment there.

Cons

Would be great if we could use our own domain to send the invoices, reminders etc instead of the @sunriseapp.com I haven't found a way to automate the invoicing process, using a csv file or something like Zapier or similar to avoid the need to create each item of the invoice . That certainly would save us a lot of time. Not sure if these will be offered later or if there's already a way to do it at this time, just haven't found them.

Vendor response

Thank you, Fredy! We appreciate the kind and thorough review. Like you mentioned not everyone is an accountant. At Sunrise we strive to take the power of bookkeeping and put it into an intuitive and easy to use platform. We've taken note of your feature suggestion and we will make sure it gets in the hands of our product development team. Stay tuned for our Zapier integration going live this June. We'll make sure you are notified once is launches. Again, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.

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Jan B.

Writing and Editing, self-employed

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to use and reliable

Reviewed 6 years ago

I'm a solo freelancer who does all my own billing. I'm happy to have such a simple solution because it saves me time and headaches.

Pros

I've been using Billy for more than a year now. It's very easy to use and reliable. It meshes seamlessly with Stripe (and other payment processors, but I don't use them). When I've had occasion to contact customer service (once or twice), they've been quick to answer my question. Note: There are online accounting features to the software that I don't use, because I prefer to use my own spreadsheets. Nothing against Billy, but I choose not to use them.

Cons

I'm really reaching here, but it can be difficult to find where to go to change the wording of their default emails. I've had to drop a note in the customer service chat to be reminded how to do that. And the answer came back quickly.