FreshBooks Estimates Are Here

May 31, 2007

This morning, FreshBooks successfully released version 3.9 with Estimates. So far, people seem to be enjoying it, here is some early feedback:

The estimates look great! I also like the new header bar at the top that has the customer’s profile/logout link. Customers used to have problems finding the profile link. This will make it easier for them to find.

You just eliminated one more piece of additional software for me. Thanks!

Thank you, thank you, thank you. In my opinion the new estimates feature is a milestone that will go down in Freshbooks history as the moment when it all got tied together into one huge killer app.

If you haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, the way it works is you can create an estimate before you start any project.

You can then send the estimate to your client and the client can review it online just like they would an invoice. If they are happy, they can accept the estimate or request changes.

You can have a conversation back and forth about the estimate.

Once you and/or your client is happy with the estimate, you can convert it to an invoice or a recurring invoice with one click.

about the author

Co-Founder & VP of Operations, FreshBooks Levi is a professional engineer with a BEng from the University of Victoria. Before co-founding FreshBooks as the VP of Operations, Levi managed projects at Apex Systems Integrators Inc., where his clients included Canadian Tire, Nestlé and Parmalat. Levi’s long term goals include: never losing the contest to wear shorts to the office for as long as humanly possible, some day growing back his mullet he had in the eighties and getting on the jumbotron at the Raptors game at least once a year.

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