FreshBooks

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About FreshBooks

If you are a service-based business, FreshBooks is designed for you. If you are a designer, a marketing agency, a plumber, an IT professional, a lawyer, an architect, a web professional – if you create value for your customers by applying your time and expertise to other people’s problems – FreshBooks is built specifically for you.

We uphold a longstanding tradition of providing extraordinary customer service and building a product that helps save you time because we know you went into business to pursue your passion and serve your customers – not to learn accounting.


Key benefits of FreshBooks

- Wow your clients with professional looking invoices that take only seconds to create

- Use automatic checks and balances to ensure accuracy and compliance, while financial info helps you make smart business decisions and working with your accountant even easier.

- Wave goodbye to that shoebox of receipts. Easily log and organize expenses in FreshBooks to track every dollar spent so you're always ready for tax time.

- Never forget to bill for another hour. Automatically pull your tracked time onto your invoice so you’re always invoicing for exactly what you’re worth.

- FreshBooks integrates with over 100 great apps to streamline your business,
help you connect with your team and clients, and better understand your business.

- Get paid up to 11 days faster when you accept credit cards online in FreshBooks. Say hello to automatic deposits, and goodbye to chasing clients for checks.

- Wondering if you’re turning a profit or need to switch gears? In FreshBooks, your dashboard shows you, at-a-glance, where you stand so you know where to focus and can run your business like the boss you are.

- Talk to a real live human anytime you have a question, 8am-8pm ET, Mon-Fri.


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Value for Money
4.3/5
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Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Allison
Allison
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great Invoicing Tool for Time Tracking

Reviewed on 12/11/2022

Freshbooks does manage the following VERY well: Time tracking against projects and clients;...

Freshbooks does manage the following VERY well: Time tracking against projects and clients; invoice creation based on tracked time; and one-off invoices or flat rate pricing. I also like the clean and easy to navigate interface.Generating and reading historical reports is quick and easy to determine things like, how quickly specific clients are paying (and who is historically slower at paying), income by client and income by project/work type.The phone app is functional for my needs, although it's a little clunky and not nearly as full featured as the desktop software. It's not bad, but not great. I have successfully tracked time on the app, then issued an invoice from my phone to my client's email inbox.Overall, Freshbook fulfills my needs as a consultant.

Pros

I really like Freshbooks for it's easy invoicing and time tracking. I was able to integrate it with Teamwork project management software so that more complex jobs that require detailed time tracking against tasks and milestones could be tracked there and then my time could be exported to Freshbooks. Freshbooks also integrated with my Paypal gateway, allowing me to accept major credit cards.

Cons

Freshbooks collaboration with other contractors doesn't work very well. In addition, the per-client pricing has gotten pricey for those of us who have many one-off clients.The retainer payments feature was not easy to use.

Alternatives Considered

Harvest and QuickBooks Online

Reasons for Switching to FreshBooks

Invoicing flexibility, integration with Teamwork PM software and integration with Paypal.
Kimani
Kimani
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Like human fingerprints, Freshbooks is Unique

Reviewed on 23/10/2023

Freshbooks have proved to be dependable over the years. It's accuracy and efficiency remain...

Freshbooks have proved to be dependable over the years. It's accuracy and efficiency remain unmatched

Pros

Using Freshbooks has been a game changer for me and my team. It's interface is friendly and easy to navigate saving us on setting up time and helping us keep everything neatly organized. Freshbook is a unique platform whose touch of excellence in accounting and expense management stood out for me in comparison to other tools in the market. I find it's performance and reliability top notch in functions like generation and invoices tracking which is complete. It's decency in tracking expenses is on its own level. I am also able to execute receipt approvals, billable hours and keep financial records which are the major accounting roles making it an ultimate accounting solution

Cons

To be honest I have not encountered a single thing I dislike about Freshbooks. As an accountant who have used lots of accounting softwares I can recommend freshbooks to anyone out there for efficient execution of his/her accounting needs

Susan
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Really like FreshBooks but there's room for improvement

Reviewed on 10/01/2017

Here's the skinny on FreshBooks (the good, the bad, and the ugly):

The Good:
You can't beat...

Here's the skinny on FreshBooks (the good, the bad, and the ugly):

The Good:
You can't beat the visual dashboard for tracking outstanding and past payments for clients. It's a great billing system for small businesses and especially consultants or freelancers. The recurring billing/invoicing system is FAB!

Like many platforms these days, Freshbooks showcases a library of "add-ons" to help enhance your experience. Some of the best ones (in my book, as a tech consultant and marketer) are Hubspot, Shopify, Mailchimp, Bidsketch, BaseCamp, and Podio.

There's a decent time tracking feature, along with the ability to track expenses. You can create/assign staff to project billing. Of course, you can issue "estimates" to prospects for future projects. As you send invoices through the Freshbooks system, it will log "sent" emails for you. And the system is designed to handle manual invoices for snail mail as well.

Each client/business that you bill receives their own "login" to your dashboard to view their invoice(s). This is a nice touch, as clients may often "misplace" that original email with your invoice in it...

It integrates very nicely with Stripe and PayPal (although I hear that may be changing - what? I know) plus Freshbooks has its own payment feature. I never have issues with payments, they always come through the system promptly (for online playing, 24-48 hours, the norm).

The Bad:
I'm not a fan of the reporting feature, while it's functional, it doesn't allow enough flexibility that a diverse consultant such as myself would like (need) to have. There are several reporting functions for each core feature (Accounting, Clients, Invoicing, and Time Tracking). But no option for custom reporting, which I often need as my diverse array of clientele has different process, set-ups, etc. At the very least, I would like to be able to customize the built-in reports on some level. I've not found an add-on that would assist me with this pain point.

The Ugly:
Finally, sadly, the worst thing I have to say about FreshBooks is that the Android app is greatly lacking. As the years (and technology) progress, that could eventually become a deal breaker. All the features in the world won't do a consultant much good if all of those same features can't be accessed via mobile device. We're ALL mobile these days, doncha know.

However, if you split your time between desktop/Mac and mobile, then Freshbooks is well worth a look!

Alan
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

FreshBooks - Quicker and Easier than the other

Reviewed on 06/02/2024

Migrating from what everyone thinks is the Number 1 Account Solution to Freshbooks was easy. Simple...

Migrating from what everyone thinks is the Number 1 Account Solution to Freshbooks was easy. Simple setup and then found out I had a dedicated account rep if I needed help

Pros

Super easy to setup; created customers, and products and set up recurring invoices on auto-pilot

Cons

haven't found anything I don't like so far

Alternatives Considered

Zoho Books

Reasons for Choosing FreshBooks

Lack of support; issues with using the product, just wasn't easy to use

Switched From

QuickBooks Online

Reasons for Switching to FreshBooks

Liked the interface of FreshBooks better than ZoHo
Linda
Linda
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A fantastic tool for accountants, FreshBooks

Reviewed on 24/07/2023

Simple to use and effective, with a wealth of helpful features that can be tweaked to improve the...

Simple to use and effective, with a wealth of helpful features that can be tweaked to improve the final product. Simple enough for those who aren't tech savvy. It's a great program with two uses: as a payment chip that works with any card, and as a tool for managing your company's finances.

Pros

FreshBooks is an accounting software that manages your daily invoices, receipt approvals, expenses, billable hours, and financial records. To improve the financial management of small businesses, FreshBooks is developing a cloud-based accounting solution. The firm boasts industry-leading customer service.

Cons

They recently implemented a new format that was mandatory for all users. The old version of FreshBooks was far better than the new one. The software's electronic payment option is the worst part. Some banks allow it while others refuse to even process the transaction.

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FreshBooks FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for FreshBooks.

FreshBooks offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: £4.40/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Lite: £4.40/mth (first 6 mths) Plus: £7.60/mth (first 6 mths) Premium: £12/mth (first 6 mths)

FreshBooks has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50

FreshBooks supports the following languages:

English

FreshBooks supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

FreshBooks integrates with the following applications:

ActiveCampaign, Acuity Scheduling, Adobe Commerce, Agile CRM, Ambassador, Artichoke, Asana, Autotask PSA, Avalara, Basecamp, Bench, Bidsketch, BigCommerce, Braintree, Calendly, Campaign Monitor by Marigold, Capsule, Chrometa, Clio, Constant Contact, Dext Prepare, Eventbrite, Expensify, Expiration Reminder, Formstack Forms, Freshdesk, Fundbox, Geckoboard, Google Workspace, Gusto, HappyFox Help Desk, Highrise, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Insightly, Intervals, Justworks Hours, Keap, Klipfolio, LiveChat, Mailchimp, MinuteDock, OneSaas, PayPal, Payment Evolution, ProWorkflow, Proposify, RightSignature, Rydoo, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Shopify, Skyvia, Slack, Solve CRM, Square Payments, Stripe, Teachable, Teamwork.com, Todoist, Toggl Track, Trello, Universe, WooCommerce, WordPress, Wufoo, Yalla, Zapier, Zendesk Suite, ZipRecruiter, authorize.net, noCRM.io

FreshBooks offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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