REVIEW: FreshBooks


  • http://www.blinksale.com/ Brian Oberkirch

    Christian: this is a great review touting the power of hosted billing apps for small teams. As more people go solo and small teams collaborate remotely, apps like Freshbooks (and our billing app, Blinksale – http://www.blinksale.com), are going to become more & more important. Your readers should also check out the Small Business Web (http://thesmallbusinessweb.com/) for a collection of small biz apps that continue the trend toward integration you mention in the review.

    Exciting times for small business tools and powerful independents.

  • http://freshbooks.com/team/mike Mike McDerment

    Thanks for taking the time to write us up (FreshBooks)! Really nice to read such a well researched piece. We're constantly evolving (literally daily/weekly) and to that end, I thought I might interest you and some of your readers to know we've added Profit/Loss statement, including COGS since you wrote this piece. We've also fancied up a number of other reports (Taxes, expenses) so it might be worth a look!

    Anyway…thanks again for the mention!

  • http://blog.betterbottomline.com Scott

    I'm all for simplified invoicing and accounting systems and its' great to hear that FreshBooks fits in with the simplified idea. Maybe QuickBooks could "borrow" a few of their ideas to simplify :-)

    Unfortunately, many businesses find out far too late just how powerful (and necessary) an accurate profit and loss report is to their business. Learning how much money a business made or lost once per year at "tax time" isn't helpful, and can be downright detrimental.

    The profit and loss report is one of the critical financial reports a business owner needs to understand and monitor on a regular basis.

    Not having that capability and requiring a supplemental system to be bolted on to get it seems to create more complexity than a business owner needs.

    Maybe we'll see FreshBooks grow into that type of capability as their feature set expands.

    Scott Gregory
    http://www.BetterBottomLine.com

  • http://www.simplybill.com Craig

    Just want to mention Simplybill – it has plans start at $5/month and we’ve just updated it with a new look and more features. Why not try it out free for 30 days. Look out for the upcoming free iPhone app to do invoicing on the go.

  • http://1daylater.com Paul King

    Great article. Have been meaning to try out Quickbooks, as it's popped up on my radar a few times. Paul, http://1daylater.com – activity tracking for freelancers

  • http://www.invoicera.com rony

    I have tried various cloud based invoicing apps for my business and keep exploring more options. One application that has really impressed me with its features and interface is Invoicera (http://www.invoicera.com). Have just started to use it and it is good.

    Cheers!

    • http://www.businesscomputingworld.co.uk Christian Harris

      Thanks for the heads-up Rony. However, you wouldn't happen to work for Invoicera would you?

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