Zoho Books vs Zoho Invoice


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Zoho Books
Zoho Books is an online accounting software with time tracking that allows you to easily manage the money flowing in and out of your business. Manage your customers and invoices, while keeping expenses in check. Record, monitor and reconcile your bank accounts and transactions, and collaborate with your accountant in real-time. Most importantly, Zoho Books helps you make better, more informed decisions and stay on top of your business.
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Zoho Invoice
Zoho Invoice is the easiest way to invoice your customers. It helps create, send and manage your invoices online. Using Zoho Invoice you can track customer payments and also accept online payments from customers. In this section let's take a quick look at some of its invoicing features
Comparing Zoho Books vs Zoho Invoice is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Zoho Invoice has more user-friendly interface than Zoho Books because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Zoho Books is more popular than Zoho Invoice

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Zoho Books gets document hub and receipt auto-scanning (in 2017)
- Zoho Books available on iPad (in 2014)
- Zoho Invoice is available for Windows Surface and Windows Phone (in 2014)
- Zoho Books app for Windows 8.1 released (in 2014)
- Zoho launched online accounting service Zoho Books (in 2011)
- Zoho Invoice 2.0 becomes an online accounting app (in 2010)
- Zoho Invoice - Review (in 2008)
- Zoho adds strong Invoice app to growing business suite (in 2008)

Looks like Zoho Invoice was recently more active than Zoho Books (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Zoho Books and Zoho Invoice meet head to head:

2014 - Zoho Books app for Windows 8.1 released to win over Zoho Invoice


Zoho launched Windows 8 version of its accounting app for growing business Zoho Books. It allows to send instant invoices to your clients and record payments, track expenses you’ve incurred and categorize them by type, identify and cut down on unnecessary expenditures, get instant insights into your business with interactive graphs and charts rather than drowning in information overload, organize contacts (capture important details like currency, email, phone, and billing address in a single place), maintain items in your product/price list.

2010 - Zoho Invoice 2.0 becomes an online accounting app to stand out over Zoho Books

Zoho Invoice
Zoho released version 2.0 of its online invoicing service Zoho Invoice. One of the major updates is the appearance of Expenses module, so now the service can be used as an online accounting app for service companies. Of course, it lacks legal compliance, but it's a great solution for estimating, tracking time, money expenses and revenues. In addition, the latest release includes a beautiful design, multi-user access to the company account (for collaboration) and an open API, that enables to integrate Zoho Invoice with other applications. Thanks to the tighter integration with Zoho Mail you can link email history which tracks your email exchanges with your clients to the invoice.

Today, Zoho Invoice - is one of the most advanced services in the market. Excellent functionality is combined with low cost: from $0 to $35 per month. Among its greatest features are fully customizable invoice templates (in WYSIWYG editor with macroses), multi-currency support.