192 Ratings
Top Rated
819 Ratings
192 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • FreshBooks ranks higher in 1 feature set: Security
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 1 feature set: Customization

Customization

6.1

FreshBooks

61%
8.0

Microsoft Dynamics 365

80%
Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 4/5 features

API for custom integration

6.0
60%
26 Ratings
8.1
81%
55 Ratings

Plug-ins

6.3
63%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Custom fields

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
69 Ratings

Custom objects

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
64 Ratings

Scripting environment

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
51 Ratings

Security

8.7

FreshBooks

87%
8.6

Microsoft Dynamics 365

86%
FreshBooks ranks higher in 1/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
59 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

7.4
74%
37 Ratings
8.5
85%
60 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

6.6

FreshBooks

66%

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
FreshBooks ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

7.8
78%
50 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Standard reports

7.1
71%
48 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Custom reports

4.8
48%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

7.2

FreshBooks

72%

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
FreshBooks ranks higher in 9/9 features

Accounts payable

5.3
53%
35 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Accounts receivable

7.4
74%
49 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cash management

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Expense management

7.3
73%
45 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Time tracking

8.9
89%
38 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-currency support

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Regulations compliance

6.0
60%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Self-service portal

9.1
91%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order Management

7.8

FreshBooks

78%

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
FreshBooks ranks higher in 4/4 features

Pricing

7.1
71%
33 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order entry

8.0
80%
33 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Credit card processing

6.0
60%
34 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Sales Force Automation

FreshBooks

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

Microsoft Dynamics 365

85%
Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 9/9 features

Customer data management / contact management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
71 Ratings

Workflow management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
70 Ratings

Territory management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
54 Ratings

Opportunity management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
66 Ratings

Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
69 Ratings

Contract management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
55 Ratings

Quote & order management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
51 Ratings

Interaction tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
63 Ratings

Channel / partner relationship management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
54 Ratings

Customer Service & Support

FreshBooks

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

Microsoft Dynamics 365

75%
Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 3/3 features

Case management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
54 Ratings

Call center management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
46 Ratings

Help desk management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
51 Ratings

Marketing Automation

FreshBooks

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

Microsoft Dynamics 365

83%
Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 2/2 features

Lead management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
64 Ratings

Email marketing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
64 Ratings

CRM Project Management

FreshBooks

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

Microsoft Dynamics 365

84%
Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 3/3 features

Task management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
61 Ratings

Billing and invoicing management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
46 Ratings

Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
56 Ratings

CRM Reporting & Analytics

FreshBooks

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.6

Microsoft Dynamics 365

86%
Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 3/3 features

Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
58 Ratings

Pipeline visualization

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
63 Ratings

Customizable reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
66 Ratings

Social CRM

FreshBooks

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Microsoft Dynamics 365

82%
Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 2/2 features

Social data

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
39 Ratings

Social engagement

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
40 Ratings

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

FreshBooks

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Microsoft Dynamics 365

82%
Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 2/2 features

Marketing automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
59 Ratings

Compensation management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
32 Ratings

Platform

FreshBooks

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

Microsoft Dynamics 365

85%
Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranks higher in 1/1 features

Mobile access

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
51 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • FreshBooks is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.3

FreshBooks

63%
67 Ratings
7.9

Microsoft Dynamics 365

79%
92 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.6

FreshBooks

76%
18 Ratings
7.9

Microsoft Dynamics 365

79%
19 Ratings

Usability

6.5

FreshBooks

65%
13 Ratings
8.2

Microsoft Dynamics 365

82%
22 Ratings

Availability

10.0

FreshBooks

100%
4 Ratings

Microsoft Dynamics 365

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

FreshBooks

80%
2 Ratings

Microsoft Dynamics 365

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.5

FreshBooks

75%
13 Ratings
8.2

Microsoft Dynamics 365

82%
16 Ratings

Online Training

FreshBooks

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

Microsoft Dynamics 365

75%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

FreshBooks

100%
2 Ratings
9.5

Microsoft Dynamics 365

95%
8 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

FreshBooks

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6

Microsoft Dynamics 365

56%
4 Ratings

Professional Services

FreshBooks

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4

Microsoft Dynamics 365

74%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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.
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Microsoft

We work in a Cloud environment with Azure where using Microsoft Dynamics 365 as a CRM and ERP application helps us to a great extent. We mostly deal with data projects at the moment and combining/Integrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 with other Microsoft applications is easier that helps us to meet the project objective and our goal.
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Pros

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&amp;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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Microsoft

  • Some useful out-of-the-box features, like mass uploads of Leads from trade shows or when qualifying a Lead, CRM automatically creates the Opportunity, Contact, and Account for you, etc.
  • Really powerful customizations through the user interface to improve user experience. Things like Business Rules, for example, if Field A = 1, then Field B = 2 and Field C = 2, if Field A = 2, then Field B and Field C don't apply, so automatically hide them.
  • Or other functionality that improves user experience, like Business Process Flows. These walk users step by step through our business process, helping them know when certain actions should take place, and at what point other data is now required. We've used this extensively with our Lead to Opportunity to Quote to Order process, helping users understand the business process each step of the way.
  • Customizations built on top of the platform now called model-driven PowerApps. You can have connections to "typical" data, like Accounts, Contacts, or Opportunities, for example, but then connect that data to custom entities, records that only apply to your specific business. This is all done through the user interface and allows you to customize and automate specific line-of-business applications for your specific needs.
  • Behind the scenes, D365 CE is built on SQL. So the data conforms to industry standards and makes it much easier to interact with. Your developers and IT team will thank you.
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Cons

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.
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Microsoft

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 storage & license cost can prohibit some large deployments or even cost-sensitive small projects from using the platform (although I'm certain most deployments would realize a positive ROI if implemented correctly with process automation).
  • The cost and licensing document for Dynamics 365 is 61 pages and will take a rocket scientist to understand it. It's better to just have your Microsoft help estimate the cost if they are willing to help you that.
  • The documentation on how to first fully understand the Out of the Box default solution and settings is lacking or even non-existing. This has the potential to derail Dynamic 365 launches and implementations from the gitgo. Want to use an out of the box entity?.. well it's probably related to 5 other entities that require configuration and full understanding of it to successful implement. And you ask where is the laymen guide or instructions?... User groups and forums. In Summary, Microsoft can up its game in deployment training and supporting documentation.
  • Microsoft needs to incentivize more external platforms to build app connectors for easy integration, such as ZenDesk, Slack, Tableau, etc. Even the current connector apps such as Salesforce, MailChimp, Docusign are useless or don't work at all.
  • Several limitations inhibit successful Dynamics 365 deployments such as: limited number of Rollup field calculations (summarizing fields on child/related records), limited number rows that can exported to Excel via advanced find, Dynamics 365 files, log and database storage size limit is extremely small and will always require purchasing additional storage (for Online deployments).
  • New user buy-in or acceptance or system platform changes can be difficult if a solid change management plan isn't enacted.
  • Don't expect much help from Microsoft on implementation or solutions unless it's a technical flaw with the platform. Microsoft relies on their MVP partner network to consult for implementations at a hefty cost. Hiring a knowledgeable and savvy Dynamics 365 System Administrator can reduce the need for consultant support; of course, this is dependant upon many many variables.
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Pricing Details

FreshBooks

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

FreshBooks editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Lite$4.501
Plus$7.502
Premium$153
SelectCustom Pricing4

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Starting Price

$44 per month

Editions & Modules

Microsoft Dynamics 365 editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    FreshBooks

    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.
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    Microsoft

    CRM has allowed us to keep all of our data in one place that is easy for all users within the company to view. I came into the company after they had been using CRM for about 4 years. They have all said that since we have used this it has helped us control work processes better, it has allowed us to be able to track things so much better, and has been something that has helped unite many processes that used to be all over the place. We are currently using CRM 4.0 and are planning on upgrading in the next 18 months to the 2011 version. Support for 4.0 is almost all but dried up. Understandably so. Some of the customization we have done, and a plugins we use, are now contained within the 2011 version so we are looking forward to that upgrade. We use an email marketing company as well, and they primarily support the 2011 version, but their product connects and is integrated within CRM. This is a great benefit as well so that all of our marketing information can be contained in one location.
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    Usability

    FreshBooks

    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.
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    Microsoft

    It's one of the greatest CRM systems on the market, in my opinion, and it combines lighter ERP functions with CRM. I believe it to be the greatest program that is user-friendly and in line with our demands, regardless of what I'm working with my information sets and on the cloud.
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    Reliability and Availability

    FreshBooks

    FreshBooks is easy to use and always works!
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    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    FreshBooks

    I think the support level for FreshBooks is on par with a 6 because the folks behind this application do a fairly good job at providing support for their customer base. I still don't think they are at an elite level when it comes to supporting but are getting there although too slow in my opinion.
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    Microsoft

    Our partner, Ledgeview Partners has been FANTASTIC to work with. They are always timely in their response and have taken time to understand our business and our specific needs. We've made a lot of advanced customizations and they have been a great help in making those updates.
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    Implementation Rating

    FreshBooks

    I haven't changed my mind since my first evaluation. Freshbooks is still meeting my needs, easy to use, etc.
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    Microsoft

    We used a data warehouse to house our data, and our IT team and implementation vendor worked diligently ahead of time to construct idea implementation plans. Out of millions of records- we had less than a dozen errors, which is remarkable. My major insight is simply having a group of completely devoted individuals working towards your goal who fully understand the desired outcome. Focused resources for implementation season are critical to success.
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    Alternatives Considered

    FreshBooks

    We do not consider other options since our client wants the implementation of this platform in order to use it in the two countries where it has operations.

    At the moment, full integration was not possible and we still share the information with a Mexican system to complete everything necessary.
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    Microsoft

    Microsoft Dynamics was part of a system overhaul for a local school, and we looked at many products. If we had used it for a company with low turnover, then it might have been more feasible. They needed something a new person could learn quickly, someone who might also be learning marketing terms at the same time - especially if there is nobody to train the individual now expected to know the system. Similar issues occurred with all of these programs (we called it being too big for their britches), and one of the bigger things we liked was that it is more compatible with MS Office products in both technical and visual appeal. If you have a steady employees who use a CRM consistently, low turnover, and those who are very familiar with Office products, Dynamics would be the smartest option for you. Unfortunately, this was just not true for the school environment
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    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    FreshBooks

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    On our purchase, I'd been interrogated about our usage. Our needs are met by Microsoft Dynamics 365, which is simple to use. With so much data and information available, we must ensure that it is presented correctly to managers. Due to a lack of use, we don't have to spend as much money on Salesforce.
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    Professional Services

    FreshBooks

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    My company's preferred program right now is Microsoft Dynamics 365. We use it to keep track of customers and important sales metrics in a streamlined manner. Anyone familiar with CRMs will find the tool extremely useful. Considering that we have a good turnover, this product will be used for its basic segments. As a result, there are few chances of error with Microsoft dynamics because it is so easy to use. Many options for recording data on these leads are available. It meets our needs and pays off.
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    Return on Investment

    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.
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    Microsoft

    • For those without a centralized, all in one solution for major HR, Finance and other departments, Microsoft Dynamics 365 has vastly improved employee time utilization and profit.
    • Migrating clients from on-premise to the cloud has reaped benefits including better security, no unscheduled downtime and frequent updates to functionality.
    • Those transferring from cheaper solutions have lost money in the aim to be better integrated with other Microsoft products and AI they don't really utilize.
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