FreeAgent vs. Zoho Finance Plus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FreeAgent
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
FreeAgent is an cloud-based accounting system designed for small businesses and freelancers. FreeAgent supports many core accounting features and bank reconciliation, payroll, tax management, project level accounting, and multiple currency support. It is mobile-accessible, and integrates with many apps.N/A
Zoho Finance Plus
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Zoho Finance Plus is an integrated accounting suite for small businesses, featuring invoice and AP / AR management, accounting, and billing management.N/A
Pricing
FreeAgentZoho Finance Plus
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FreeAgentZoho Finance Plus
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
FreeAgentZoho Finance Plus
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
FreeAgent
8.6
13 Ratings
14% above category average
Zoho Finance Plus
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
FreeAgent
5.5
11 Ratings
25% below category average
Zoho Finance Plus
-
Ratings
API for custom integration4.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins6.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
FreeAgent
8.5
14 Ratings
8% above category average
Zoho Finance Plus
8.5
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.013 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.013 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
FreeAgent
7.8
20 Ratings
3% above category average
Zoho Finance Plus
-
Ratings
Dashboards10.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports9.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports4.410 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
FreeAgent
9.3
22 Ratings
23% above category average
Zoho Finance Plus
7.4
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Accounts payable10.017 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Accounts receivable10.019 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Cash management10.017 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Bank reconciliation10.018 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Expense management10.021 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Time tracking10.016 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Fixed asset management8.611 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Multi-currency support9.17 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Multi-division support9.05 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Regulations compliance8.78 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Electronic tax filing9.018 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Self-service portal9.011 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
FreeAgent
7.4
4 Ratings
5% above category average
Zoho Finance Plus
8.0
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Inventory tracking7.72 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.21 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location management4.51 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Manufacturing module9.11 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
FreeAgent
8.1
13 Ratings
9% above category average
Zoho Finance Plus
-
Ratings
Pricing8.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry6.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing8.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
FreeAgentZoho Finance Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(22 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
FreeAgentZoho Finance Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
FreeAgent
FreeAgent is really suited to the financial management of a small business. Especially an owner managed business as it provides all the tools to keep on top of finances. It can reduce the need for a bookkeeper as it is easy to add expenses and reconcile them with the linked bank accounts. The integrated payroll would also reduce the need for third-party management of such processes. Would still recommend the use of an accountant to advise on more complex financial requirements.
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Zoho
It is very well suited to track the expenses which employees use in an organization and if any employees are using business accounts. It has multiple integrations with other applications and we can customize it as per our needs.
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Pros
FreeAgent
  • Accounting! As you'd expect. Makes it much simpler andmore cost effective. In-coming and out-goings are recorded and assigned to projects and accounts. My accountant can access my books and reconcile so much more easily than trawling through spreadsheets.
  • Time billing - time spent on projects/client work is recorded and is ready to be invoiced as required. Saves so much time and prevents inaccuracies.
  • Invoicing - again, it should do this well and it does. Non payment reminders are automatic and clients have no excuses for not knowing the status of their account.
  • Account dashboard - gives me an instant overview of the health of the business (am I on track to meet my yearly targets) and my accounts.
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Zoho
  • Expense Management
  • Report Tracking
  • Integration with other application
  • Customization
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Cons
FreeAgent
  • Reporting on financials, time tracking and project status is a little poor. It's adequate for what what we need, but would be great to see more advanced features.
  • API is quite closed so cannot integrate with our other project management tools.
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Zoho
  • Customer Support
  • Mobile Platform Optimization
  • Minimal GUI
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Usability
FreeAgent
I spent nearly two decades in IT and am happy to say that FreeAgent's user interface is one of the best interfaces I have ever used.
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Zoho
We have been efficiently using this product for 2 years, so the overall experience of using the product is fairly easy and straightforward
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Reliability and Availability
FreeAgent
Based in a cloud and never had any issues with down time. I can access from any device
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Zoho
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Support Rating
FreeAgent
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Zoho
I have been a user of Zoho Financial Plus for more than a year and it's been a very efficient and sophisticated tool for managing the expenses in our organization.
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Alternatives Considered
FreeAgent
I used Fresh Books for about three years prior to switching to FreeAgent. It was the accounting functionality that made the difference - in the past two years I've not regretted the switch. Fresh Books is good, but its the UK accounting features that make FreeAgent indispensable to my business.
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Zoho
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Return on Investment
FreeAgent
  • Professional and uniform offering providing great confident customer service. My clients love it, whether they use it a little or a lot. It's a great piece of software - while sophisticated, it's straightforward to use.
  • Time saving and efficient use of my team's time. Being able to easily share and compare work / tasks.
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Zoho
  • Zoho Ecosystems
  • Finance Audits
  • Financial Account Management
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