Does FreshBooks replace accounting software?

June 4, 2008


There is a great thread going in the forum about “if, how and when does FreshBooks replace accounting software?”, and vice versa.

Tinugal asks:

I own a small art gallery and thinking about becoming a customer. I was wondering if I could use Freshbooks for invoicing customers and tracking our business expenses and thereby not have to use [accounting software] at all, or is it not really suited for that purpose?

The answer is “it depends”. The thread that ensues does a good job of describing when it’s time to move to accounting software, and how to operate without it. Thanks to Heather for chiming in with me and adding her expert advice.


about the author

Co-Founder & CEO, FreshBooks Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. A lover of the outdoors, Mike has been bitten so many times it’s rumoured he’s the first human to have developed immunity to mosquitoes.