Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise, formerly Billy, is a cloud-based accounting system

4.4/5 (153 reviews)

Sunrise Overview

What is Sunrise?

Sunrise - formerly Billy - is a cloud-based accounting system that offers freelancers and creative professionals a single platform from which to manage billing and expense tracking activity. Incorporating customized invoices, expense capture and financial reports, Sunrise aims to deliver a user-friendly billing and expense tracking solution.

In order to manage billing effectively, Sunrise equips users with the tools to create professional, customized invoices quickly and easily. To enhance user productivity, Sunrise enables users to send recurring invoices, see when invoices have been viewed and create quotes and estimates simply online. Moreover, since Sunrise is available as a native mobile application for iOS and Android, users have the flexibility to bill clients conveniently on the move from any smartphone device. By allowing users to accept credit cards, work with multiple currencies and process discounts and refunds as well as add sales taxes to invoices, Sunrise provides users with the functionality to streamline billing processes.

Besides billing, Sunrise allows users to capture and track expenses effortlessly. Using the Sunrise mobile app, users can capture and store their receipts in a central location. Furthermore, Sunrise enables users to import and categorize all expenses automatically by linking Sunrise to their bank account. To help users gain actionable insight into their financial numbers, Sunrise includes different reports like profit and loss, balance sheet, tax summary, customer statements and accounts receivable. Sunrise also helps users to track payments easily by permitting individuals to see at a glance who owes money.

Sunrise Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$0.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Sunrise is free to get started.

You can also hand over all of your bookkeeping to one of our professional bookkeepers for a monthly fee, https://sunriseapp.com/pricing/.


Sunrise Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

Sunrise screenshot: Gain a quick overview of business performance
Sunrise screenshot: Gain a quick overview of business performance Sunrise screenshot: Generate professional, customizable invoices Sunrise screenshot: Send invoice reminders Sunrise screenshot: Capture and submit expense receipts on a mobile Sunrise screenshot: Approve expense claims Sunrise screenshot: View invoice status

Sunrise Reviews for UK Users

Sunrise Reviews for UK Users

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
88

Very good
49

Average
13

Poor
2

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4.5
Features
4.1
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.5
90% recommended this app
Art R.

Easy to use Accounting Foundation, Impressive Road Map

Billy is a small business accounting lifesaver. I love how Billy saves me time in day-to-day operations and keeps me compliant with my books. My accountant even loves Billy (and she used to recommend that "books" software). Thank you Billy!


Matt A.

It gets me paid without a hassle

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


Verified Reviewer

Free invoicing software

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


Candace G.

Tracks expenses very well!

I used to track expenses in a very haphazard way. This cost me money at tax time because I was never able to gather all of my allowable deductions together to claim. This program lets me track business expenses in every category, which means at tax time it will be easy ot claim every deduction allowed.


Nate R.

Simple Invoicing

5/10. It works, it's simple, but it doesn't give me all the option and tools that I would like when it comes to integrating and designing invoices. They just don't match up with the design scheme of my company and because of that, we have switched services, although it should be said, it's been a lot higher of a learning curve with more the complex platforms we've switched to.


Art R.
Industry: Publishing
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Easy to use Accounting Foundation, Impressive Road Map

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 24/11/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Billy is a small business accounting lifesaver. I love how Billy saves me time in day-to-day operations and keeps me compliant with my books. My accountant even loves Billy (and she used to recommend that "books" software). Thank you Billy!

Pros

For the first time in 20+ years accounting is not a frustrating and overly expensive task. Billy has provided my companies a easy to use and nearly complete solution that does not cost a fortune or hold me hostage. Using Billy has saved me countless hours each month for the past 18 months. It's streamlined and logical workflows, dead simple invoicing, and reasonable fees make Billy a real winner for small business.

Cons

The only gotcha with Billy is their integration with PayPal accounts is not as clean as it could be. The company is on the right track and should have this issue resolved shortly. The support team at Billy has been fantastically helpful and understanding. They not only know accounting, they know how to help people.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Matt A.
Industry: Motion Pictures & Film
Company size: Self Employed

It gets me paid without a hassle

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 31/10/2019
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Writing & Editing
Company size: Self Employed

Free invoicing software

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 25/02/2020
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Candace G.
Industry: Writing & Editing
Company size: Self Employed

Tracks expenses very well!

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 14/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I used to track expenses in a very haphazard way. This cost me money at tax time because I was never able to gather all of my allowable deductions together to claim. This program lets me track business expenses in every category, which means at tax time it will be easy ot claim every deduction allowed.

Pros

it is very easy to use and provides clear, clean methods to track my business expenses each week. There are plenty of helpful tips available as well.

Cons

I dislike that it has not been intergrated with PayPal yet. I hope someday it is. Many freelancers, including myself get paid almost exclusively through PP and it would be great to have all bookeeping tools integrated.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Nate R.
Industry: Graphic Design
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Simple Invoicing

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 17/09/2018
Review Source: Capterra

5/10. It works, it's simple, but it doesn't give me all the option and tools that I would like when it comes to integrating and designing invoices. They just don't match up with the design scheme of my company and because of that, we have switched services, although it should be said, it's been a lot higher of a learning curve with more the complex platforms we've switched to.

Pros

A basic, fairly easy to use platform for creating and managing invoices. It's utility is fine, it does allow my clients to pay us through their invoices. It's because of this, that I give it a mediocre rating. However, I think there is room for improvement.

Cons

This app lacks the design and integration capabilities of its competitors and they seem to have been experiencing some growing pains lately. The templates are basic and allow for minimal changes in font, some color, and logo changes; that is about it though.

Our company uses sales decks to issue quotes for projects and it would be great if I could integrate billy invoices into that, however design compatibility aside, billy invoices can only be structured vertically, not horizontally, which is how our deck are orientated. We've also experienced some glitches in notifications and connections to stripe, which is the processor they use.

Response from Billy

Hi Nate,

Thanks for your honest review. You are right that we are simpler than some of our competitors (though not any less powerful!). This is how we keep our costs low and our prices low for new entrepreneurs. It also helps small businesses who don't have accountants keep their books organized on a budget.

I am sorry that our invoice designs didn't work out for you. It sounds like you have a design focused business and I can understand the need to have even more control over how your invoices look.

Our invoice templates are clean and elegant and very customizable for most small businesses with levers for font type, color and style as well as logo placement and even background colors.

Thanks again for giving us a try and best of luck with your business!

-The Billy Team

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
Based on 153 user ratings
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Sunrise Pricing

Sunrise Pricing

Starting from
US$0.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Sunrise is free to get started.

You can also hand over all of your bookkeeping to one of our professional bookkeepers for a monthly fee, https://sunriseapp.com/pricing/.

Sunrise is free to get started.

You can also hand over all of your bookkeeping to one of our professional bookkeepers for a monthly fee, https://sunriseapp.com/pricing/.

Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 153 user ratings
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Sunrise Features

Sunrise Features

API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.1/5
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Additional information for Sunrise

Additional information for Sunrise

Key features of Sunrise

  • ACH payment processing
  • Accountant email invitations
  • Accounting management
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Activity dashboard
  • Automated billing
  • Balance sheet reports
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Calculates exchange rates
  • Capture expenses
  • Collections management
  • Compliance management
  • Contact database
  • Credit card payments
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable invoices
  • Data encryption
  • Data visualization
  • Discount management
  • Estimating
  • Expense categorization
  • Expense tracking
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial management
  • Invoice management
  • Invoices
  • Multi-currency
  • Overdue invoice reminders
  • Profit / loss reports
  • Quote & estimate approval
  • Quote management
  • Recurring invoices
  • Reporting & statistics
  • SSL security
  • Sales tax management
  • Search functionality
  • Security & encryption
  • See when invoices are opened
  • Tax summary reports

Benefits

  • Sunrise is available as a native mobile application on iOS and Android, affording users the flexibility to manage billing & invoicing on the move.

  • Users can capture and store receipts with the Sunrise mobile app, providing users with an efficient way to organize expense claims.

  • Sunrise delivers 256-bit secure sockets layer (SSL) encryption, helping users manage sensitive financial data safely and securely.

  • Sunrise includes customizable invoices, allowing users to create professional invoices complete with customizable logo quickly and easily.

  • Sunrise facilitates financial reporting with balance sheet, tax summary and customer statement reports, granting users valuable, accurate insight into business performance.

  • Sunrise FAQs

    Sunrise FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Sunrise.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Sunrise offer?

    Sunrise offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$0.00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Sunrise is free to get started. You can also hand over all of your bookkeeping to one of our professional bookkeepers for a monthly fee, https://sunriseapp.com/pricing/.

    Q. What are the main features of Sunrise?

    Sunrise offers the following features:

    • ACH payment processing
    • Accountant email invitations
    • Accounting management
    • Accounts payable
    • Accounts receivable
    • Activity dashboard
    • Automated billing
    • Balance sheet reports
    • Billing & invoicing
    • Calculates exchange rates
    • Capture expenses
    • Collections management
    • Compliance management
    • Contact database
    • Credit card payments
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable invoices
    • Data encryption
    • Data visualization
    • Discount management
    • Estimating
    • Expense categorization
    • Expense tracking
    • Financial analysis
    • Financial management
    • Invoice management
    • Invoices
    • Multi-currency
    • Overdue invoice reminders
    • Profit / loss reports
    • Quote & estimate approval
    • Quote management
    • Recurring invoices
    • Reporting & statistics
    • SSL security
    • Sales tax management
    • Search functionality
    • Security & encryption
    • See when invoices are opened
    • Tax summary reports

    Q. Who are the typical users of Sunrise?

    Sunrise has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Sunrise support?

    Sunrise supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Sunrise offer?

    Sunrise has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Sunrise support mobile devices?

    Sunrise supports the following devices:

    iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Sunrise integrate with?

    Sunrise integrates with the following applications:

    GetMyInvoices, ProviderSuite, Stripe, Stripe

    Q. What level of support does Sunrise offer?

    Sunrise offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials