Cashboard vs Zoho Invoice
Last updated: August 08, 2014
Cashboard lets you view your team's performance on estimates vs actual hours. Manage and approve all of your employee's time entries before invoicing. Easily see how much you're making vs the amount you're paying workers with our Cash Stats reports.
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
Cashboard vs Zoho Invoice in our news:
2014 - Zoho Invoice became available for Windows Surface and Windows Phone
Zoho Invoice app is now available for Windows phone and Windows Surface. It allows to manage your income and expenses on the go, just as efficiently as you would in your office: create invoices in minutes and send it to your clients with just a tap, record payments as soon as the invoice is paid, track your reimbursable expenses effortlessly, add all your contacts using your tablet or your phone, get Quick Insights from the Dashboard, track Time from your mobile device. You can track time and tasks for your projects easily by logging the time you spent on a task or by simply switching on the timer on your Windows Phone app.
2010 - Zoho Invoice 2.0 becomes an online accounting app to stand out over Zoho Books
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.
2008 - Zoho Invoice - Review
Zoho invoice is the invoicing offering from Zoho, that complements
the myriad other on-demand offerings. As the name implies it is
currently and invoicing-only service and as such it competes with other
similar services such as FreshBooks.
Most online invoicing/accounting products provide for a free trial
period and then charge - no matter the usage level. Zoho however
believes in a freemium model - for the contractor doing five or less
invoices a month the Zoho product is completely free. Thereafter the
price rises, but even for a very busy business with 50 invoices daily
the monthly cost is still only $35
The user experience
For those without an existing Zoho account, signing up for invoice
is a quick, painless process. The dashboard itself is pretty intuitive
with a tabbed interface that separates the different functional areas,
namely estimates, invoices, customers, items and reports. Invoice has
the sort of customisation one would expect of an invoicing-only product
- users can upload a company logo, design invoice templates and specify
While invoice integrates with other Zoho products - it looks and
feels like a separate product - one could see that as a positive or a
negative however in my mind a company like Zoho that offers a complete
suite of products should do more in terms of cross application
aggregation - it's a potential value-add that other players don't have
and it seems logical to leverage it.
The basic functionality
Invoice invoices well! Setting up an invoice template is quick and
easy as is the creation of specific items. As would be expected from a
company that also has a CRM and project management system, Invoice
allows data to be shared from/to these two offerings (for customers
that use them obviously). Invoice also has some good CRM type
functions, allowing customers to automatically send a thank you note
for payment received.
Invoice has some nice options to follow up on unpaid bills. Users
can select up to three e-mail reminders and determine how many days
after the payment due date they are sent. The reminder text can also be
Unlike some of its competitors, Zoho invoice is already set up for
multiple currencies and allows for multiple tax lines (for example a
regional and a federal sales tax can be automatically applied).
Zoho integrates with PayPal and Google Checkout for payments received, providing a nice seamless integrated invoicing and payment receipting service.
The value adds
With a suite vendor such as Zoho, the biggest value add comes from
using multiple products and sharing data within them. Users of Zoho CRM
and Zoho Project will enjoy the efficiency created by an out-of-the-box
enabled integration. As mentioned above there are more angles for
integration that I would expect Invoice to leverage.
The security issue
Zoho invoice leverages the security delivered by the entire Zoho
suite (and the clout of its parent company AdventNet). Data is stored
in US located Tier 1 data centres with regular security screening. They
have a reasonable comprehensive security policy on their product wiki.
Invoice allows user to export their data to a multitude of formats -
as with other SaaS products, I'd like to see a one click complete data
dump that took all user information - from settings, to invoice
layouts, to invoices, to payments - but Zoho are not alone in failing
to provide this ready-access to data portability.
APIs - connecting the dots
Zoho integrates with it's own products as well as providing for importation of data from Blinksale, Google checkout and PayPal.
Zoho invoice does what it sets out to do, that is provide a robust
and intuitive invoicing solution. While not being a flashy operator, it
beats other vendors with it's multiple tax and multi-currency support.
2008 - Zoho adds strong Invoice app to growing business suite to keep up with QuickBooks
Zoho launches Zoho Invoice, yet another Web-based app in the company's growing suite of paid business-focused services. Zoho Invoice is a clean, straightforward, and flexible invoicing service. There is a good collection of attractive invoice templates for goods and services, or you can create your own. It's easy to take an estimate and convert it into an invoice, and the app has a solid template system that sends form e-mail cover letters with an invoice or estimate attached as a PDF file. The system tracks payments and has aging reports; it will send dunning letters and apply flat or percentage-rate fees for late transactions. The app lets customers pay via PayPal, but it does not process credit cards. It supports multiple currencies and tax rates, however, this early version does not come with auto-populated tax rates for different states or regions. There will be four service levels, but they're ridiculously tightly-grouped. The most expensive will cost only $35 a month and will allow up to 1,500 invoices per period.