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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Power

Retail, professional services, non-manufacturing, or non-inventory-based clients are a great fit.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshBooks

FreshBooks is the perfect tool for businesses who have hundreds of clients and customers whom they invoice regularly. It removes the need to manually send invoices to clients and customers, by streamlining inputted information to create an automated invoicing system which keeps clients and customers up to date with their bills.It is also a great tool for managing expenses, especially for companies with different teams working on varying projects, ensuring these teams do not exceed the budget ceiling.
Sandra Ikegwuonu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Accounting Power
9.5
FreshBooks
8.8
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Power
10.0
FreshBooks
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Power
9.0
FreshBooks
7.5

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Power
8.0
FreshBooks
6.9
Dashboards
Accounting Power
7.0
FreshBooks
8.2
Custom reports
Accounting Power
9.0
FreshBooks
4.8
Standard reports
Accounting Power
FreshBooks
7.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Power
8.5
FreshBooks
7.7
Accounts payable
Accounting Power
9.0
FreshBooks
8.5
Accounts receivable
Accounting Power
9.0
FreshBooks
8.4
Cash management
Accounting Power
8.0
FreshBooks
7.0
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Power
10.0
FreshBooks
7.0
Expense management
Accounting Power
9.0
FreshBooks
7.8
Multi-division support
Accounting Power
6.0
FreshBooks
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Power
8.0
FreshBooks
Standardized Processes
Accounting Power
9.0
FreshBooks
Time tracking
Accounting Power
FreshBooks
7.5
Multi-currency support
Accounting Power
FreshBooks
7.0
Regulations compliance
Accounting Power
FreshBooks
6.6
Self-service portal
Accounting Power
FreshBooks
9.1

Customization

Accounting Power
FreshBooks
7.3
API for custom integration
Accounting Power
FreshBooks
6.1
Plug-ins
Accounting Power
FreshBooks
8.6

Order Management

Accounting Power
FreshBooks
8.4
Pricing
Accounting Power
FreshBooks
7.7
Order entry
Accounting Power
FreshBooks
7.4
Credit card processing
Accounting Power
FreshBooks
8.3
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Power
FreshBooks
10.0

Pros

Accounting Power

  • Simple layout
  • Logical menu and format
  • Flexibility in designing reports
  • Department/location accounting
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshBooks

  • FreshBooks is pretty intuitive to use. I did have some questions when I first started using the system, but it wasn't a long learning curve.
  • FreshBooks provides more capability than other billing applications such as PaySimple or BlinkSale. FreshBooks does provide an easy invoicing function. It's easy to create invoices that can be sent via email or snail mail to one or more individuals (for example, the decision-maker and the accounting dept). Clients can pay online or send a check and then I note that the payment has been received. If paid by credit card, the system automatically marks the invoice paid. Your business accounts such as bank accounts can be linked to FreshBooks. Then, the system can automatically draw in expenses and will create simple P&L reports, overdue invoices, client history, etc. If you don't have inventory and complex payroll, etc. FreshBooks provides just the right level of capability to make financial tracking simple.
  • FreshBooks integrates with a number of credit card companies. I use Stripe, which has fees similar to Paypal, but much more reliable processing. I can accept all credit cards, including American Express, for a reasonable fee.
Kathleen Allardyce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Accounting Power

  • CPA firm's client interface for delivery of bills to pay
  • Better ACH payment options for bill payment
  • Additional layer of department/location allocation
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshBooks

  • I can brand invoices with my business logo, but I might like to change colours of the invoices themselves to match the rest of my business documents. That isn't a major point at all, but it's something that I'd like to see.
  • Freshbooks doesn't remember the categories that similar expenses were previously assigned to. It would be nice if Freshbooks would suggest a category for an already saved vendor, to ensure the consistency of expense reporting.
  • The home page of a Freshbooks account has a great graph display of expenses and income, but it only shows the last 6 months. This is still very useful, but I'd like to be able to see this kind of graph for different periods of time.
Raylene Wall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Power

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 7.6
Based on 18 answers
At the current needs of our business, FreshBooks suits us perfectly - it allows online access by our accountant to the system for GST purposes, easy input of expenses and tracking of Profit and Loss statements. FreshBooks customer service is great as well - very understanding and accommodating.
Stan Zaslavsky ★ 3D Visuals for Projects | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accounting Power

Accounting Power 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It provides everything one needs for accounting services and then some at a price point that makes it very affordable.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 8.3
Based on 11 answers
FreshBooks is very easy to use even for novices. If you're looking for an online accounting software that is full of features, has great aesthetics and is user-friendly, then this is definitely the software for you. I've been using it for several years now and despite being tempted to switch by other vendors, I like the feel of FreshBooks and it's mobile features.
LaToya M. Davidson-Perez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Power

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 10.0
Based on 4 answers
FreshBooks is easy to use and always works!
Matt Franko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Accounting Power

Accounting Power 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Needs some work. Support staff seem to be computer people, not accountants or users of the system. Their answers sometimes seem short and computer-based. Not answered in a way that says, "I have thought through this and here is what I see to do."
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 9.1
Based on 11 answers
They told us about the recent acquisition of a Mexican company in order to accelerate the implementation of compliance with Mexican needs, in addition to being able to make payroll and compliance with Mexican taxes. We look forward to this to re-evaluate and use it with our clients with affiliates in Mexico.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accounting Power

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't changed my mind since my first evaluation. Freshbooks is still meeting my needs, easy to use, etc.
Kathleen Allardyce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Accounting Power

I find Accounting Power to have more flexibility, power, and reporting capability than QuickBooks Online with a simpler interface.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshBooks

I selected FreshBooks because it combined Toggl, Harvest and Quickbooks features into a single system. This simple move allowed for me to save money on the tools and in turn bring all client data into a single portal.
FreshBooks is easy to use and automatically generates the accounts based on available data!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Power

  • Allowed for standardized processes
  • Improved efficiency in disbursement processing
  • Bank feed is easily broken
  • ACH payment options are not well established
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreshBooks

  • Freshbooks saves me time compared to when I managed to invoice without an app.
  • Freshbooks make keeping my invoices organized which saves me time.
  • Freshbooks helps me to know who is late on payments. When I was doing this by hand, some invoices would get lost in the clutter and I would not find out I haven't been paid until much later.
Mike Calabro | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Accounting Power

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Accounting Power Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

FreshBooks

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

FreshBooks Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$4.501
Plus$7.501
Premium$151
SelectCustom Pricing
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Power
9.0
FreshBooks
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Power
FreshBooks
7.6

Usability

Accounting Power
10.0
FreshBooks
8.3

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Power
FreshBooks
10.0

Performance

Accounting Power
FreshBooks
8.0

Support Rating

Accounting Power
7.0
FreshBooks
9.1

Implementation Rating

Accounting Power
FreshBooks
10.0

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