FreshBooks Vs Zoho Books (Apr 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Apr 29, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - FreshBooks or Zoho Books?

Zoho Books is more expensive to implement (TCO) than FreshBooks, Zoho Books is rated higher (96/100) than FreshBooks (95/100). FreshBooks offers more features (12) to their users than Zoho Books (6).

Looking for the right Core Accounting solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How FRESHBOOKS compares with Zoho?

FRESHBOOKS: FreshBooks is the #1 cloud accounting specialist for small business owners.If you are a service-based business, FreshBooks is designed for you. If you are a lawyer, a marketing agency, a plumber, an interior decorator, an IT professional, a therapist, an architect, a web professional – if you create value for your customers by applying your time an...

Zoho: Zoho.com offers a comprehensive suite of award-winning online business, productivity & collaboration applications. Customers use Zoho Applications to run their business processes, manage their information and be more productive while at the office or on the go, without having to worry about expensive or outdated hardware or software. To date, Zoho...

Who's more expensive? FreshBooks or Zoho Books?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Core Accounting software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for FreshBooks and Zoho Books.

FreshBooks price starts at $4.50 per month , on a scale between 1 to 10 FreshBooks is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Core Accounting software. Zoho Books price starts at $10 per organizer/month , when comparing Zoho Books to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Core Accounting software cost.

Bottom line: FreshBooks cost is around the same cost of Zoho Books.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared FreshBooks Vs. Zoho Books based on some of the most important and required Core Accounting features. FreshBooks: this software is considered "feature-rich" with more than 10 important features, here is a partial list: Mobile Access, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Balance Sheet, Billing & Invoicing, Budgeting & Forecasting, Cash Flow, Depreciation. Zoho Books: Billing & Invoicing, Purchase Orders, Sales Reporting, Tax compliance, Time & Expense.

Target customer size

From day one, FreshBooks was intended for Freelancers and small businesses who just don't want to waste their time using Excel or Microsoft Word when invoicing their client. Zoho Corporation created Zoho Books in response to another accounting software called Quickbooks to target small and mid-size businesses that want to save time in bookkeeping and paperwork.

FreshBooks

ITQlick rating
(4.5/5)

starts at $4.50 per month

FreshBooks is built for small business owners to get organized and get paid. You'll spend less time billing, and more time getting down to business.FreshBooks is simple and intuitive, so accounting isn't intim...

Categories: Accounting & Finance, Recurring Billing, Billing & Invoicing, Core Accounting.

Zoho Books

ITQlick rating
(4.4/5)

starts at $10 per organizer/month

Zoho Books is an online accounting software designed to provide businesses with better control and management of their money flow. It is a tool that helps you record, monitor and reconcile transactions and bank...

Categories: Billing & Invoicing, Core Accounting, Medical Accounting.

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FreshBooks: 12 Features

Mobile Access
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Balance Sheet
Billing & Invoicing
Budgeting & Forecasting
Cash Flow
Depreciation
Multi-Currency
Payment Management
Time and Expense Tracking
Time Tracking

Zoho Books: 6 Features

Billing & Invoicing
Purchase Orders
Sales Reporting
Tax compliance
Time & Expense
Time and Expense Tracking
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality score
Software review
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FreshBooks
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$4.50 per month
Functionality
28
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Zoho
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$10 per organizer/month
Functionality
9
Review
QuickBooks
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$12.50 per month
Functionality
7
Wave
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
5.6/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
8
Review
Vyapar
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
8/10
License pricing
$19 per year
Functionality
5
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.