About Zoho Invoice

Zoho Invoice is a 100% free cloud-based invoicing solution designed to help small businesses with invoicing, tracking expenses and, accepting online payments.Key features include project billing, time tracking, reporting, customizable templates and, a client portaI.

Teams using Zoho Invoice can track estimates, convert them to invoices, and send reminders to clients to complete their outstanding payments. Additionally, users can create tasks, collect advance payments for projects, and keep track of their invoice history.

Zoho Invoice is available in 17 languages: Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Pricing starting from:

US$0,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Zoho Invoice

Zoho Invoice is intuitive and easy to use, so you can get up and running in no time.

Benefits of using Zoho Invoice:

1. Managing customers and item information
Stay organized by keeping all of your customer and item information in one place. Capture customer details along with information about the goods and services you offer, so that you can quickly add them to the transactions you create.

2. Seamless invoicing
Zoho Invoice provides an intuitive interface with which you can create and send invoices with just a few clicks.

3. Efficient time tracking
Zoho Invoice enables users to keep track of the time spent on various tasks and use it as a basis for billing.

4. Payment collection
Zoho Invoice offers integrations with multiple payment gateways to help you collect payments on time, send reminders, and keep track of customers' payments.

5. Efficient expense tracking
Zoho Invoice makes it easier for you to track your expenses. It also lets you capture expense receipts right from your mobile device and attach them to expenses.

6. Interactive client portal
The software provides a customer portal where clients can share their concerns and queries, view and accept estimates, pay your invoices, and download statements.

7. Intuitive reporting
Zoho Invoice supports over 30 reports to give you detailed insights into the financial health of your business. With these real-time reports, you can track key metrics such as best-selling products, invoice statuses, pending payments, and more.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others

Supported Languages

Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch and 12 others

Pricing starting from:

US$0,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Zoho Invoice: 64

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Client Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Dunning Management
  • Employee Database
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Small Businesses
  • General Ledger
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Offline Time Tracking
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Payment Processing
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transaction Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,7 /5
(681)
Value for Money
4,7/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,7/5
Customer Support
4,6/5

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Skyler
Skyler
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Zoho Invoice is the perfect invoicing solution for freelancers

Reviewed on 2023/05/17

My experience with Zoho Invoice has been great. I used to use Wave to invoice clients for years....

My experience with Zoho Invoice has been great. I used to use Wave to invoice clients for years. But then they changed to only be available for US and Canadian customers. After that I then tried a number of other invoicing software and settled on Zoho Invoice. For freelancers and small businesses it is the perfect option, and completely free! It makes it quick and easy to add new customers, invoice them, and also keep track of outstanding payments.

Pros

I love that Zoho Invoice software is free to use, and also integrates Stripe to allow me to take credit and debit card payments. As a freelancer, I work with a small number of clients, and only send a few invoices per month, so paying for other freelancing software doesn't seem like good value. I like that the invoice can be customized to suit my branding, as well as adding custom fields such as an ABN. It is also minimalist and looks professional. Another great thing is that there are also no restrictions on the number of clients I can add, which is perfect because I do a lot of one off projects.

Cons

I don't like the way that the card payments via Stripe appear on the invoice. It is just a small icon of a card under the 'Payment Options' section, but it doesn't seem as clear or trustworthy as other invoicing software. I manually added text about clicking the icon to make a payment by debit or credit card via Stripe. However, I noticed that the number of clients who do so is significantly less than when I used to accept card payments via Wave. It can also be confusing to find certain menu items when configuring invoices - especially related to custom fields.

Alternatives Considered

FreshBooks

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Invoice

I only send a few invoices per month, and the Freshbooks Lite plan only has up to 5 billable clients. Because I do a lot of one off projects, I found myself having to delete previous clients to still be able to charge new ones. The next plan was double the price, and went from 5 to 50 billable clients - a significant difference.

Switched From

FreshBooks

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Invoice

Zoho Invoice has all of the features that I need and is totally free. It also doesn't have any limitations on the number of clients I can invoice.
Matthew
Matthew
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great invoicing tool for small businesses

Reviewed on 2019/11/25

Overall good customer service and good product. We tried different ways to implement the recurring...

Overall good customer service and good product. We tried different ways to implement the recurring feature that most of our clients would use. We wanted to auto deduct recurring invoices and it didn't have that feature, otherwise, we probably would have stayed with it. We did use Zoho subscriptions for that.

Pros

It was quick to get up and running. The software is fairly easy to navigate and provides professional looking invoices that are downloadable by my customers. My favorite feature is the reminder feature, once you send out an invoice the software can send out automated reminders for the client to pay in case they don't see it in their email the first time or get busy and forget (cause an email will be forgotten eventually, as good intentioned as we all are). Definitely good for people starting out and small businesses that don't have a lot of clients. The price point is low for starting out, usually a lot less than other software I've seen and used. And if you use Zoho CRM, in can integrate with that.

Cons

For me personally, I was using the software for invoicing website development customers, and once you get done, apart from web hosting, you are done. And over the past few years, I hit my max level and I don't feel like its much of a benefit to have past customers count towards my limit. Some of which are small jobs.

I think it would be better if you have the same customers you invoice regularly.

Alternatives Considered

PayPal

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Invoice

We were switching CRM systems and cutting back on things we were not using.

Switched From

Keap

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Invoice

Better options than paypal with less setup.

Response from Zoho

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for the review!

We are happy to know the automatic reminders and the integration between Zoho Invoice and Zoho CRM were of help to you.

Regarding recurring transactions, it's good to hear that Zoho Subscriptions caters to your needs but since Zoho Invoice itself has recurring invoices and the ability to auto-charge your customers, we would like to know a little more on it.

You can reach out to [email protected] so that we can understand your requirements better.

Regards,
Harikrishna

Verified Reviewer
Overall rating
  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Free to Paid - Service & Expectations Can Use Improvement

Reviewed on 2019/04/06

Overall starting out it was ok. Even though there were setbacks it helped on a budget. However...

Overall starting out it was ok. Even though there were setbacks it helped on a budget. However there are much better programs out there that are less maintenance and easier to use.

Pros

The free service makes it great for someone starting or learning how to use invoices with no overhead. Its easy to use and print reports for file keeping, and visually appealing to customers.

Cons

If you are looking for more advanced features like advanced payment processing or sending to more than 5 users. etc, you will want to use the pro version or most likely look somewhere else for the price you pay. The customer service is terrible and outsourced to other countries. This is an issue if you need any assistance whatsoever.

aaminah
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

It's Excellent

Reviewed on 2023/12/07

Pros

It's an easy to use application that I have access to on my phone. I can create invoices on the go and send them to my customers instantly. This is great when I'm pressed for time and need to send these documents off easily. I can also track who owes me money which is convenient when I have so many orders on a daily basis and cannot keep track of these things myself.

Cons

The app would be better if it had some of the features on the sirte.

Lynda
Lynda
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great product for small business

Reviewed on 2023/05/25

excellent simple system for most small business

excellent simple system for most small business

Pros

Simple invoice and expense tracking easily tracked on dashboard with drilldown to details. Can add business logo to invoice. Can enter time and have projects populate an invoice; can add items for quick entry; can add invoice discounts at $ or %; can attach timesheets; option to send to multiple emails, option to attach pdf of invoice to email and modify email contents. Also great support.

Cons

when a new invoice line is entered, the empty default line remains and has to be deleted

Alternatives Considered

Quickbooks Online and Wave Accounting

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Invoice

integration with expenses and Zoho expense entry has faster and better receipt attachment auto scan from emails and app. i.e. expenses in email can be inline or attached and it will auto-scan either

Switched From

Wave Accounting

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Invoice

qbo not requred for simple business, zoho better than wave as described in 'why switched'
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Zoho Invoice FAQs

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Zoho Invoice offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$0,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Zoho Invoice is a 100% free invoicing software.

Zoho Invoice has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Zoho Invoice supports the following languages:

Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Vietnamese

Zoho Invoice supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Zoho Invoice integrates with the following applications:

Braintree, Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, Slack, Square Payments, Zoho Analytics, Zoho Books, Zoho CRM, Zoho Campaigns, Zoho Projects, authorize.net

Zoho Invoice offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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