Invoicing and finance can be a daunting prospect for any business, but luckily there are a number of mobile apps to help streamline and simplify these processes. From tracking payments and invoices to creating budgets and forecasting, there are mobile apps for each of your business’s needs. In this Part 1 of our series on App Advice for Small Business, we'll look at some of the most popular finance and invoicing apps for businesses and discuss the advantages of each.
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Features and Ease of UseAs one of the more established apps, all your small business accounting needs are catered for, and it’s ready to scale as your business grows. QuickBooks is easy to use, with clear navigation and a multitude of features to employ. Want to track income and expenses? Check. Capture and organise receipts, invoice people, run reports? Check, check, check.
The Essentials plan is £24 or €23.50 a month after the 6-month special offer ends.
IntegrationsQuickBooks also has a range of integrations with other popular accounting software, such as Xero and Sage, as well as with third-party services such as PayPal, Square and Stripe.
Features and Ease of UseFreshBooks helps you get paid on time with automated payment reminders and tracking features. Multiple users can be set up, giving you additional control over who has access to your data. The app is secure and reliable, with data backed up daily. The app also offers customisable invoices with branding capabilities, so you can make your invoices reflect the look and feel of your business.
PricingThe FreshBooks standard plan is £22 or €24 per month after the 6-month discount period ends.
IntegrationsFreshbooks integrates with popular accounting and payment platforms like PayPal, Stripe and Xero, as well as allowing you to accept payments directly via credit card or ACH.
Sage is globally recognised as an established provider of accounting services, and – contrary to what one might think - it’s not just for multinational conglomerates. Sage has some great products for smaller businesses and entrepreneurs too.
IntegrationsSage integrates with popular apps and services, such as PayPal, Shopify, Stripe and QuickBooks, making the accounting process even simpler.
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