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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Chargebee

Chargebee is really well suited to any growing company. There is probably a lighter-weight solution that might be optimized for a 5 person startup. There may be better options if you're the size of Google. But if you're a venture-backed startup, growing anywhere from Series B to Series E it's great. The tool is purpose-built for SaaS billing, but it now has a ton of features that make non-SaaS billing easy as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HoneyBook

I would recommend Honeybook to other coaches, consultants, and small business owners. It may not be appropriate for a large team's use, but works for the size of organization I currently own and manage. It also integrates with QuickBooks and makes financial data management fairly seamless.
Tiffany Waddell Tate | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Chargebee
HoneyBook
8.8
Customer data management / contact management
Chargebee
HoneyBook
8.1
Workflow management
Chargebee
HoneyBook
8.0
Opportunity management
Chargebee
HoneyBook
9.0
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Chargebee
HoneyBook
9.1
Contract management
Chargebee
HoneyBook
10.0
Quote & order management
Chargebee
HoneyBook
9.8
Interaction tracking
Chargebee
HoneyBook
7.7

Customer Service & Support

Chargebee
HoneyBook
9.5
Case management
Chargebee
HoneyBook
9.5
Help desk management
Chargebee
HoneyBook
9.4

Marketing Automation

Chargebee
HoneyBook
7.5
Lead management
Chargebee
HoneyBook
7.5

CRM Project Management

Chargebee
HoneyBook
7.9
Task management
Chargebee
HoneyBook
6.7
Billing and invoicing management
Chargebee
HoneyBook
9.5
Reporting
Chargebee
HoneyBook
7.6

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Chargebee
HoneyBook
6.4
Customizable reports
Chargebee
HoneyBook
6.4

Customization

Chargebee
HoneyBook
8.4
Custom fields
Chargebee
HoneyBook
9.1
Custom objects
Chargebee
HoneyBook
7.7

Security

Chargebee
HoneyBook
6.9
Single sign-on capability
Chargebee
HoneyBook
7.5
Role-based user permissions
Chargebee
HoneyBook
6.4

Platform

Chargebee
HoneyBook
8.3
Mobile access
Chargebee
HoneyBook
8.3

Pros

Chargebee

  • Simple interface that new employees are able to navigate fairly easily
  • Provides simple dashboard information you need.
  • Really love the dunning that makes it much easier for us to collect expired credit card info. Otherwise we'd be doing it manually and that would be a huge pain
Brad Henderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

HoneyBook

  • HoneyBook offers incredible resources to train users how to best use their system. It's informative and eye-opening to watch one of their training sessions.
  • I love how easy HoneyBook makes it to create highly professional materials that are beautiful. Its brochures and selling materials are stellar and I'm able to streamline the process without feeling like I actually have to sell my capabilities.
  • I'm thrilled with the billing system and how simple it is to automate. I love that I can see how my customers have engaged with the bills.
  • The app helps me feel connected to my leads and data while I'm away from my computer.
Melody Alexander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Chargebee

  • One area that is difficult is that I don't have an easy way to allow users to select their own plan options. I have monthly and yearly plans, but no way to let the customer choose (not without custom code). This is the one thing that has caused extra work for me.
  • Configuring additional custom fields in the checkout form is possible, but not very intuitive.
jeffrey samorano | TrustRadius Reviewer

HoneyBook

  • The online scheduling tool does not work with different time zones very well. It doesn't automatically adjust to my clients' timezones and it doesn't even have many international time zones as an option! I had 3 clients in a row schedule meetings at the wrong time when I first started using HoneyBook's scheduler. I had to switch to Calendly because HoneyBook's scheduling tool was causing me to lose business.
  • The transaction fees for instant deposits are expensive.
  • [I believe} many of the features on HoneyBook are half-baked. It's marketed as an all-in-one business management platform, but I'm still using Calendly, Google Drive, Typeform, Clockify, and ClickUp because HoneyBook's equivalent features aren't as sophisticated or as easy to use.
  • The notes section for client projects does not have much space or allow for any custom formatting such as hyperlinks, bold text, highlighted text, etc. Tools such as Teamwork, Pipedrive, Asana, and ClickUp do a much better job at displaying this type of information.
Alyssa Parr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Chargebee

Chargebee 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's very easy to use once you know what you're doing. I found it very straight forward once I got the hang of things and was able to create plans easily for my business. I was also able to just charge my clients right away easily. Refunding was also easy when needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HoneyBook

HoneyBook 8.8
Based on 5 answers
When I was onboarded I was given a complete walk-through, and as new items are added they do a great job of utilizing help videos and tutorials.
Ce'Erica Christine Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Chargebee

Chargebee 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Chargebee is simple to use, and we have had little need for support.
Will Goad | TrustRadius Reviewer

HoneyBook

HoneyBook 9.0
Based on 5 answers
They have ALWAYS been amazing when I needed any type of service or help. Their concierge service is also amazing vs other services I have used in the past. I have confidence when I ask for help - both through Chat or even on their Facebook group that I will get an answer quickly.
Dana Sacco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Chargebee

A strong balance between flexibility and simplicity -- Chargebee has proved to be a product that is well liked across the organization, and from a technical standpoint does not present too many hiccups for our developers. We also feel the pricepoint is good in a market which often has very taxing pricing structures
Dailius Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

HoneyBook

We switched to HubSpot after a few years of the company using HoneyBook. We switched to HubSpot because we needed more features that would allow us to automate our processes and pull better data on our clients, their vendors, and our overall client process. I appreciated that HoneyBook was its own booking/payment system, that it was easy to use and set up, but ultimately that was not enough to keep us in the platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Chargebee

  • This tool has helped me to create better selling opportunities and I am building closer relations with my customers through self-service and churn management.
  • It is very simple to use and it has an intuitive interface as well. I am a satisfied customer.
Rebacca Flowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

HoneyBook

  • Workflow/task management has increased our bookings and saved lost opportunities by 25%.
  • Customization of brochures and contracts allows us to fully represent our brand through the sales process.
Kristin Cole | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Chargebee

General

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

Chargebee Editions & Modules

Edition
Rise$2491
Scale$5491
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
No transaction based fees. No setup cost. No monthly contracts. No hidden fees.

HoneyBook

General

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

HoneyBook Editions & Modules

Edition
Unlimited Plan - Annual$3901
Starter Plan$92
Unlimited Plan - Monthly$392
  1. Year
  2. Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Chargebee
8.5
HoneyBook
9.3

Usability

Chargebee
8.0
HoneyBook
8.8

Support Rating

Chargebee
8.0
HoneyBook
9.0

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