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Likelihood to Recommend

ArchiOffice

Archioffice is only suitable for architect and interior design firms.
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FreshBooks

For small businesses up to 1M turnover, FreshBooks is a great value software. I think above that it may struggle with the requirements of the business. If online mobile access is important - then this is a great product.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ArchiOffice
4.7
FreshBooks
Task Management
ArchiOffice
3.0
FreshBooks
Resource Management
ArchiOffice
3.0
FreshBooks
Gantt Charts
ArchiOffice
3.0
FreshBooks
Scheduling
ArchiOffice
3.0
FreshBooks
Workflow Automation
ArchiOffice
4.0
FreshBooks
Team Collaboration
ArchiOffice
3.0
FreshBooks
Support for Agile Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
FreshBooks
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
FreshBooks
Document Management
ArchiOffice
6.0
FreshBooks
Email integration
ArchiOffice
3.0
FreshBooks
Mobile Access
ArchiOffice
4.0
FreshBooks
Timesheet Tracking
ArchiOffice
9.0
FreshBooks
Change request and Case Management
ArchiOffice
7.0
FreshBooks
Budget and Expense Management
ArchiOffice
10.0
FreshBooks

Professional Services Automation

ArchiOffice
8.7
FreshBooks
Quotes/estimates
ArchiOffice
5.0
FreshBooks
Invoicing
ArchiOffice
10.0
FreshBooks
Project & financial reporting
ArchiOffice
10.0
FreshBooks
Integration with accounting software
ArchiOffice
9.9
FreshBooks

Customization

ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
7.2
API for custom integration
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
7.1
Plug-ins
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
7.4

Security

ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
9.1
Single sign-on capability
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
10.0
Role-based user permissions
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
8.1

Reporting & Analytics

ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
7.0
Dashboards
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
8.0
Standard reports
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
8.1
Custom reports
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
4.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
8.1
Accounts payable
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
9.1
Accounts receivable
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
8.9
Cash management
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
7.0
Bank reconciliation
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
7.0
Expense management
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
7.4
Time tracking
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
8.4
Multi-currency support
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
7.0
Regulations compliance
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
9.0
Self-service portal
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
9.1

Order Management

ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
8.5
Pricing
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
7.2
Order entry
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
8.0
Credit card processing
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
8.7
Cost of goods sold
ArchiOffice
FreshBooks
10.0

Pros

ArchiOffice

  • ArchiOffice helps me manage my time throughout the work day.
  • ArchiOffice helps me to understand how much time I have allocated to each client and to give me a realistic view on how long each task actually takes.
  • ArchiOffice gives me a breakdown of the time and expenses our company has allocated to each project.
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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.
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Cons

ArchiOffice

  • I would like to see more of a scheduling component, to manage projects across our project team.
  • I would like to receive a notification if a project is going over budget.
  • I have to remember to double click to clear a contact, or the contact will be overridden.
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FreshBooks

  • The new version does not allow 3rd party payment processors -- only FreshBooks billing via Stripe.
  • The new version has higher costs, with some features removed, and no new features that we need.
  • FreshBooks seems to have lost their identity and their sense of who their customer is.
  • No ability to customize interest/late fees per client or per invoice. Only one structure and a yes/no toggle per client.
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Likelihood to Renew

ArchiOffice

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 7.2
Based on 18 answers
Fresh and clean interface, easy-to-use and robust application for accounting.
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Usability

ArchiOffice

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 8.0
Based on 7 answers
It's a fantastic app, and it's very easy to use. I will admit, I don't use it so much anymore however because I already have great systems in place and I also don't like the limit on clients for the lite cost. I feel at $15/mo you should be able to manage more clients than 5. I don't use as many as 50 clients a month, but I certainly manage more than 5 as a freelancer.But overall, the usability is easy and I'd recommend it to people who don't already know how to manage their books.
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Reliability and Availability

ArchiOffice

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 10.0
Based on 2 answers
FreshBooks is easy to use and always works!
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Support

ArchiOffice

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 7.1
Based on 3 answers
I think that their online tools and resources are great and concise but would like it more if you knew what improvements were in the pipeline. There are a number of features or tweaks that I've seen suggested but I don't really know if anyone from FreshBooks is listening to them or if they're being worked on.
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Implementation

ArchiOffice

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't changed my mind since my first evaluation. Freshbooks is still meeting my needs, easy to use, etc.
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Alternatives Considered

ArchiOffice

I love Harvest, especially compared to Archioffice. It's very intuitive, simply designed and easy to use. Perhaps the billing isn't as robust or customizable as Archi, but I would take it over Archi any day.
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FreshBooks

FreshBooks is an invoicing software that wants to do accounting.Xero is an accounting software that wants to do billing. Both are pretty solid at their core functionality, and weak on the other. However, it's a shorter step for Xero to add interest and recurring CC billing, so that's where we anticipate our future path leading.
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Return on Investment

ArchiOffice

  • ArchiOffice helps us manage our day to day time.
  • I would like ArchiOffice to manage future time better with project time projections.
  • ArchiOffice helps us manage our monthly expenses.
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FreshBooks

  • The ROI is solid on the old platform at the old rates. We cannot find any justification for moving to the new more restrictive platform at a higher cost.
  • FreshBooks was built to do one job and do it well. And they did. Then the expansion of services and drive for profits took over.
  • If Xero ever improves their invoicing tool we'll be leaving FreshBooks. The value is diminishing as we're on a platform that is no longer developed.
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Pricing Details

ArchiOffice

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

ArchiOffice Editions & Modules

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FreshBooks

General

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

FreshBooks Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$15
Plus$25
Premium$50
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