Hiveage vs. HoneyBook

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hiveage
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Hiveage (formerly Curdbee) is billed as a simple solution for expense tracking and invoicing for small companies that do not need larger or relatively complex accounting software. Hiveage allows a user to send invoices and estimates and accept payments online, track time and expenses, set up autobilling and charge subscriptions, and manage multiple teams. Hiveage also lets users bill in multiple currencies, apply discount and shipping options, and manage taxes. Additional features include…
$16
per month
HoneyBook
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
HoneyBook aims to help creative entrepreneurs and freelancers book more clients, manage projects and get paid all in one place. With HoneyBook, users can automate busy work and stay on top of to-dos, saving time and money, while growing a business. HoneyBook is designed to emulate a personal assistant. The vendor states that small business owners and freelancer customers have tripled their bookings and saved multiple hours a day using HoneyBook. They further state that a variety of small…
$1
6 Months Promo Code = ONLY1
Pricing
HiveageHoneyBook
Editions & Modules
Free
$0
Basic
$16
per month
Pro
$25
per month
Plus
$42
per month
$1 Promo
$1 Per Month
6 Months Promo Code = ONLY1
Unlimited Plan - Monthly
$39
Month
Unlimited Plan - Annual
$390
Year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HiveageHoneyBook
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWith the free trial, you can use Hiveage at no charge for 14 days (no credit card required). After your trial is up, you can choose from one of several paid plans or the free plan. If you’re not ready to subscribe, no problem: your invoices, expenses, and other data will be securely stored (and available for export) in case you decide to upgrade later on.For the first 6 months, get HoneyBook for $1 per month with code ONLY1!
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Features
HiveageHoneyBook
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
2.1
9 Ratings
114% below category average
Customer data management / contact management00 Ratings2.49 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings1.88 Ratings
Opportunity management00 Ratings2.08 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)00 Ratings2.38 Ratings
Contract management00 Ratings2.99 Ratings
Quote & order management00 Ratings1.87 Ratings
Interaction tracking00 Ratings1.87 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
1.8
7 Ratings
123% below category average
Case management00 Ratings1.55 Ratings
Help desk management00 Ratings2.26 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
1.6
7 Ratings
130% below category average
Lead management00 Ratings1.67 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
2.1
9 Ratings
113% below category average
Task management00 Ratings2.49 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management00 Ratings2.08 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings1.88 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
1.5
6 Ratings
134% below category average
Customizable reports00 Ratings1.56 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
1.9
8 Ratings
120% below category average
Custom fields00 Ratings2.08 Ratings
Custom objects00 Ratings1.88 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
2.3
8 Ratings
113% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings2.46 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings2.37 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
1.9
8 Ratings
119% below category average
Mobile access00 Ratings1.98 Ratings
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User Ratings
HiveageHoneyBook
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
2.9
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
2.7
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.7
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
HiveageHoneyBook
Likelihood to Recommend
Vesess
For a very small business or a freelancer this is an excellent billing/invoicing system. Easy to get set up and configured quickly so you can get paid online quickly. It works very well for what it is intended. But for a growing small business it doesn't have the more complex accounting/bookkeeping features you might need. There is some limitation to customization as well.
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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.
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Pros
Vesess
  • Setting up to receive online payments from a number of payment processors was quick and easy, and the range of processors was excellent.
  • Invoicing and recurring invoicing were easy and straightforward to use, and clients liked it as well.
  • The entire system is user-friendly and very easy to use for anyone. It has all the basics you need for billing/invoicing for a small business and is especially ideal for freelancers.
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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.
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Cons
Vesess
  • Mobile app still needed some work, but they were going in the right direction.
  • Would like to see them add more accounting/bookkeeping functions.
  • Preferred the old pricing structure vs the current one.
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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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Vesess
No answers on this topic
HoneyBook
Since I do not use ALL the functionality in HoneyBook, I have wondered if the plan I am on is too much. That is why I rated a 9 rather than 10. I have definitely considered downgrading but not leaving HoneyBook.
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Usability
Vesess
No answers on this topic
HoneyBook
This is now a copy-paste response since this platform is asking me to answer every single question. It is such a negative experience with Honeybook that they even upset me while I'm trying to warn others of all the horrible pitfalls in working with the platform.
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Support Rating
Vesess
No answers on this topic
HoneyBook
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Vesess
Hiveage and FreshBooks are actually pretty comparable. I tested both before choosing Hiveage. At the time that I chose Hiveage, the reason for choosing it was that the pricing was cheaper with their old pricing structure (you could select what features you did and didn't need as "modules" and just pay for what you used). The pricing is now comparable and both offer the same features, and similar ease-of-use.
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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.
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Return on Investment
Vesess
  • Hiveage was perfect for my small business when I was smaller, and it worked well to get invoices paid online from clients quickly and easily.
  • The invoices were professional-looking, and the ease of use to make payments made clients happy.
  • Keeping track of time for billing to specific projects was advantageous as well.
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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.
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