Top 5 Invoicing Software for Small Businesses and Startups

best 5 invoicing software for small businesses

Running a small business or a startup means you need to make sure your customers and clients pay you on time. This is why having an up-to-date invoicing tool is important to keep your business going. Being able to present a clear and concise invoice that your customers can understand will make you look professional, so here are the best 5 invoicing software for small businesses.

1. Xero

Xero is a cloud-based accounting software for SMBs (small and medium businesses), with headquarters in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and is used in more than 180 countries around the world. It is based on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model and sold on subscription. The price varies depending on how much clients you have.

Xero has a whole suite of accounting tools, including invoicing, accounts payable, purchase orders, business and management reporting and credit card account feeds. The price varies from $20 per month for a Starter pack, which includes 5 invoices and quotes, up to $30/mo for Standard and $40/mo for Premium. Xero also offers a 30-day trial for free.

If you’re creating purchase orders, you can also integrate Xero  mobile app with Purchase Order Plus. This add-on allows you to define who can create purchase orders and also who can approve them. Your employees don’t need access to Xero.

2. Zoho

Zoho is not just an invoicing software for small businesses. The platform also allows you to collaborates with your team members, track project time and integrates with payment gateways such as Stripe or PayPal, as well as with Microsoft Office 365. A very nice feature of Zoho Invoice is that it allows you to brand your invoices.

Zoho Invoice is free if you have less than five customers, after which paid plans start at $15/mo.

3. FreshBooks

FreshBooks offers a very user-friendly way to create, manage and send invoices to your customers and is used by more than five million people all over the world. You can also create branded invoices by adding your company logo, send paper copies (if you’re into that), check if the client has viewed or paid your invoice in real time and calculate taxes. You won’t even be limited to one or two currencies (dollar and euro for instance) like with some other invoicing software for small businesses).

For the privilege of using FreshBooks, you’ll need to pay $19.95/mo, but if you’re not sure if this is the right invoicing tool for you, you can always try it for 30 days free of charge.

4. Hiveage

Hiveage is used in 140 countries by 45,000+ companies and with a good reason. This invoicing tool (previously known as CurdBee) offers a wide suite of features, including customized invoices, client reminders, invoice estimates, time tracking, reports, expense tracking and more.

The basic version is free, but for more features, you’ll need to pay $6.95/mo.

5. Invoicera

Whether you’re a freelancer,  startup, small-to-medium business or an enterprise, Invoicera can be a good choice for creating professional-looking invoices. One very useful feature of this invoicing tool is the ability to convert your invoicing templates into PDF files. In addition, Invoicera also creates very detailed reports and can help you plan your revenue.

For fewer than three clients, Invoicera is free and pricing starts from $19,95/mo.

If you need to create, approve and send purchase orders on any device, Purchase Order Plus is a good choice. Be sure to subscribe for the email list for early access for POP.

Do you agree with this post? Are there any invoice software for small businesses that you think deserves a place on our list as well? Perhaps you have one? Let us know in the comments below.

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