Zoho Invoice is an online invoicing software belonging to the Zoho suite of cloud-based applications. It is a productivity application that aims to help users save time by making it easy to create invoices, track time for billing, send invoices and get paid online, and track outstanding payments. People who have closed business deals, delivered products or provided services now can complete the business transaction with professional looking invoices. The application also removes the hassle for both business owner and customer with simple and fast online payment methods.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Easy Invoicing and Faster Payments – Zoho Invoice makes management of invoices easy by showing all in one page. Users can see instantly which ones are paid in full, which one are partially paid, and which are due or overdue. They can also view its history and changes made. Users can put their own logo, choose a template and customize it to their business needs. With many payment partners, it is simple to choose a payment gateway and let clients pay quickly through them. Users can set payment reminders and send invoices in multiple currencies.
- Accurate Estimates and Expenses – This online invoicing software enables users to create great looking detailed estimates and quotes with the help of its template gallery. History is kept and status can be tracked anytime. It is simple to convert an estimate to an invoice. Accurate estimates and quotes can be created by recording and categorizing all expenses. Users can take a picture of actual receipts and attach them to the expense.
- Accessible Time Tracking, Centralized Contacts, Business Reports and more – Zoho Invoice management software also has other features such as project time tracking that can manage multiple projects, simplify time tracking with automated timers, and fetch billed hours into an invoice. It also has contact management that helps users create and edit individual and organization information, helps monitor the kind of business they have made, and helps customers get information and updates through a client portal. The software also provides different types of business reports such as invoice aging, detailed expense reports, and categorized sales report. It also has native apps for iOS, Android and Windows phone, and can integrate quickly with other Zoho products such as Zoho Books.
Zoho Invoice has updated their pricing plans to be more hassle-free especially for small businesses and freelancers. The Basic plan priced at $7 per organization per month includes for 1 user who can invoice up to 50 customers. The Standard plan and Professional plan is still priced the same, which includes 3 users and 500 customers for the Standard plan, and unlimited users and customers for the Professional plan. The Free plan now can invoice up to 25 users, up from 5 users previously, in multiple currencies.
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Zoho Invoice is for any business who creates, manages and sends invoice. It is ideal for freelancers, professional service providers, consultants, startups and SMBs. It is highly valuable for business owners, project managers and finance managers and staff.
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Some of their Clients
Clients include Homes Aglow, Gatsby Valet, The Cookie Department, KAPT Mobi, Brandography, 1st ScotSail Training, Helene Mathieu Legal Consultants, and Xaby.com.
Eric Alksibati of HMLC stated that Zoho Invoice considerably improved the firm’s cash flow and productivity.
Graeme Kerr of ScotSail described the customer service as excellent, responding well, and quickly explaining and fixing the issue.
Jean-Marc Lagace of M2i3 found the software very simple and easy to use.
Why Zoho Invoice
Customer billing and invoicing is an essential part of making a business profitable. However, it can be problematic if not managed well. Zoho Invoice makes invoicing not only hassle-free but also adds value by enabling users to provide great looking invoices and estimates that will impress customers, as well as added features to manage contacts, time and expenses at an affordable price.
Invoice is a product/service of Zoho Corporation, a privately held IT company with headquarters in Pleasanton, CA, USA and offices in Texas, India, China and Japan. The company started as AdventNet in 1996 as a software development platform providing IT management solutions. It was founded by Sridhar Vembu, who is also CEO of the company. In 2009, the company changed to its current name and is focused on three great products: Zoho.com, ManageEngine, and WebNMS. Its online business remains focused and committed in solving business problems by creating beautiful software. It is highly invested in R&D, product development and customer support. It also continues its University program, where high school students are hired and trained to be future engineers of the company.