Invoice Apps to Consider for Your Business
When choosing invoice software, look for something easy to use and helpful for tracking outstanding invoices.
Thorough invoicing practices are critical to your revenue stream.
Invoice apps can make your company’s invoicing process less time-consuming.
The Square Invoices app is an invoice generator that manages billing and payments through your mobile device. It allows you to create custom and recurring invoices, track payments, and generate payment reminders. It also includes analytics and accepts various payment methods, making it easy for you to maintain your cash flow.
With Square Invoices, both the invoicing and credit card processing software are free to use. Every time a client pays you, Square charges a flat fee plus a small percentage of the transaction.
Invoice2go is a mobile and web invoicing app designed for micro- and small businesses. It offers customizable templates so you don’t have to start from scratch. It also saves pricing, customer information, and other data to autopopulate required fields.
Invoice2go allows you to see when a client opens an invoice, set up automatic payment reminders, and create financial reports for any unpaid invoices. The service offers four plans at different price points (starting at $3 per month, billed annually) based on your number of account users, how many clients you store, and how many invoices you send per month. All four plans allow you to accept payments via credit card, debit card or PayPal.
QuickBooks Online allows you to create invoices and receive payments quickly, while keeping your invoicing and accounting software completely connected. It uses what the company calls “smart invoices,” which alert you when customers have viewed and paid their invoices. Payment options include credit cards, debit cards and free ACH bank transfers.
QuickBooks offers some great timesaving features, such as autofill based on your past invoices, recurring invoices and payments, payment reminders, and conversion of estimates to payable invoices. QuickBooks does have a mobile app, though it does not include all the features of the web application. QuickBooks plans are priced per month (starting at $12.50) based on the size of your business, the level of customer support you choose, and access to additional features such as inventory tracking and financial analysis.
FreshBooks is an all-in-one invoicing solution for small businesses. Its customizable templates allow you to add your logo and change fonts and colors to fit your brand. FreshBooks makes it easier to get paid, with features like credit card payments, invoice tracking, flat-fee PayPal transactions, and fast deposits to your business bank account. It also has several automation features to save time, such as recurring invoices, payment reminders, late fees, discounts and tax calculations.
FreshBooks’ many other features include time and expense tracking, project management, reports, and customer relationship management. As part of the FreshBooks cloud accounting system, plans are billed monthly (starting at $4.50) based on the number of active clients in your account.
With Billdu, you can create invoices and send them in seconds, and customers can instantly make payments by clicking the “pay now” button straight from the invoice. Billdu also lets you create estimates and purchase orders, track inventory and expenses, manage expenses and receipts, and export files into PDF, XLS, CSV and other formats.
Billdu has a handy offline mode, which lets you access invoices and other data without an internet connection. It offers three different packages, which are billed monthly based on the number of invoices you want to send per year and how many users you want on your account, starting at $1.99 a month.
Zoho, perhaps best known for its cloud-based CRM software, also offers an invoice platform that lets you automate and schedule the delivery of branded invoices to your clients. The user-friendly software allows the addition of line items, taxes and more to your invoices. It also offers the option for Zoho’s team to send your clients paper invoices by postal mail.
Zoho is free if you have five clients or fewer. Otherwise, plans start at $9 a month. Processing fees may vary, since client payments you receive through Zoho might be processed through several third-party apps.
Through Invoicely, you can deliver invoices to your clients, accept your vendors’ invoices, manage your expenses and business activity, and more. It allows for branded invoices and online payments, though these features are limited if you use Invoicely’s free tier.
Beyond the free tier, plans start at $9.99 a month. The free tier only allows online payment via PayPal, so PayPal sets your processing fees on this plan. Your processing fees will vary on the other plans.
Bill.com is an invoice app that details the progress of all your invoices – sent, approved, pending and more. The Bill.com user experience tends to be best when your clients also sign up for it, and registering an account takes just minutes. With their own accounts, your clients can stay atop of their payment deadlines, and you can be alerted when payments are processed.
Bill.com’s plans start at $39 a month. Its electronic payment and ACH processing fees are 49 cents per transaction, and Level 3 merchant fee processing rates are available for credit card payments.