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ZOHO BOOKS VS. FRESHBOOKS

FreshBooks Is the All-in-One Accounting Solution Built for Owners

Zoho Books is just one piece of the big “Zoho Finance Suite” puzzle. With FreshBooks, you get a fully-featured accounting software that unlocks every tool you need to serve your clients.

MTD COMPLIANT   |   HMRC APPROVED

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FreshBooks Does Everything You Expect From an Accounting Tool… And More

“Easy to use, clean reports, time tracking, automatic invoicing. It saves me a substantial amount of time every month by keeping everything in one place. One-stop look for everything to do with the financials of my business.”


AMBER TURNER

Zoho Books Wants You to Subscribe to Multiple Products

Zoho Books works best if you’re part of the entire Zoho ecosystem. With FreshBooks, everything is in one place: accounting, invoicing, expense tracking, recurring payments, and more. It’s easier to navigate and set up your business. And we’ll never push you to buy add-ons or extra products.


Zoho Users Say “Multiple Products” Make Accounting More Difficult Than It Already Is

“There are limited reporting options which force you to purchase another Zoho product to perform meaningful reports.”

Verified Zoho Books review on Capterra

“Zoho Books can be more difficult to set up than other accounting software that is much more hands-on.”

Verified Zoho Books review on G2Crowd

“You need to use multiple products to do anything Zoho makes it very difficult.”

Verified Zoho Books review on Capterra

“I tried to use Zoho books, but it was confusing and difficult to get setup quick. Option/decision fatigue.”

Verified Zoho Books review on Capterra

“Zoho Books gave the impression that everything was integrated into a one-stop service. It is not the case. There is sort of double-entry work importing Zoho Expenses into Zoho Books.”

Verified Zoho Books review on Capterra

“It literally lacks capabilities in terms of Reporting, maybe that is due to them having a standalone app as Zoho reports.”

Verified Zoho Books review on Capterra

Verified user reviews from public sites


ZOHO BOOKS vs. FRESHBOOKS

FreshBooks is the Zoho Alternative that Keeps You Organized So You Can Focus on Client Work

A Complete Accounting Solution

Every key feature in a single product. No need for bundles or add-ons.

Making Tax Digital Compatible

Recognised by HMRC to help you ensure you’re compliant.

Open Banking Compliant

Zoho Books requires users to integrate with Token. With FreshBooks, bank reconciliation is built in.

Award-Winning Customer Support

If you need help our friendly support team is just an email or call away.


Simplify Your Day-to-Day Finances

Manage It All in One App

No need to jump between Zoho Books, Zoho Invoice, Zoho Checkout or any other Zoho product. FreshBooks is a single product with everything your business needs to grow.

“I really like being able to create estimates, invoices, track my time and expenses all in one place.”


ELISSA DAVIS

Recurring Payments Without Add-Ons

FreshBooks lets you send recurring invoices and accept online payments from your clients, without manual follow-ups.

“My favorite part is recurring invoices. We have 50 recurring clients and it doesn’t require anyone except me to set it and forget it.”


MAX FRIAR

Easy to Use Bank Reconciliations

Import data directly from your bank accounts and match the information against your books. Save time while you keep track of every transaction.

“Bank reconciliation is super logical and easy.”


MEREDITH NOBLE


Stay Compliant With HMRC and Making Tax Digital

FreshBooks ensures your financial records always follow HMRC’s guidelines. Stay on top of your tax records while taking the stress out of preparing and filing your end-of-year returns.

Best UK Tax Software 2020


Accounting Software Built for Owners, and Their Clients

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FreshBooks vs. ZOHO BOOKS

Compare FreshBooks With Zoho Books and Other Zoho Products

Features table header
Zoho Books FreshBooks
Invoicing

Unlock features by subscribing to Zoho Invoice

Available

Available on any plan

Manage and send unlimited invoices

Expense Tracking

Unlock features by subscribing to Zoho Expenses

Available

Available on any plan

Set up tracking and audit your expenses automatically

Open Banking compliant

Requires a 3rd party service provider

Available

Available on any plan

Built-in bank reconciliations

Subscription-Based Payments

Unlock features by subscribing to Zoho Checkout

Available

Available on Plus, Premium, and Select Plans

Automate recurring payments and set up client retainers


FreshBooks vs. ZOHO BOOKS

Make Accounting Effortless for Your Business

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FreshBooks vs. ZOHO BOOKS

Use a Single Product—Save on Your Subscription Costs

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Zoho Books FreshBooks
Cost Comparison

Zoho Books Starts at £6/mo

Zoho Invoice Starts at £6/mo

Zoho Inventory Starts at £30/mo

Zoho Subscriptions Starts at £30/mo

Zoho Expense Starts at £4/mo

Zoho Checkout Starts at £9/mo

Starting price: £9.90/mo

  • Accounting
  • Invoicing
  • Inventory management
  • Recurring invoices
  • Expense management
  • Online payments

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“Whenever I have a question, whether it be big or small, I love the fact that I can call a number and reach a real person quickly. Support is always friendly and knowledgeable. They’ve helped me out of a jam more than a few times.”


SUE BOOKHOUT

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Making Tax Digital (MTD)?

FreshBooks is MTD compliant as of April 1, 2019 with our MTD Portal. Making Tax Digital is an HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) initiative designed to make sure the UK tax system is effective, efficient and simpler for taxpayers. All VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above £85,000 are required to keep digital financial records and send returns using MTD-compatible software as of April 1, 2019.

How Does Pricing Compare in Zoho Books vs. FreshBooks?

When you take a look at pricing options for both Zoho Books and FreshBooks, you’ll find them to be similar. Zoho Books offers three plans, with a discount if you choose to pay yearly. The same with FreshBooks.

The main difference is that FreshBooks offers a comprehensive accounting solution in a single product (that starts as low as £9.90 per month), while Zoho Books is only part of what Zoho calls the “Zoho Finance Suite”. If you are looking to solve the same accounting problems with FreshBooks and Zoho Books, you’ll have to pay for extra Zoho products, such as Zoho Invoice, Zoho Expense, and Zoho Subscriptions. Paying for extra products will easily bring your monthly subscription with Zoho to £85 per month and more.

Where Can I See FreshBooks Pricing?

Find the perfect plan to support small business owners and growing businesses by visiting our pricing page.

Is FreshBooks a Good Fit for Small Businesses?

Absolutely! While Zoho Books offers a solid combination of products, the fact that they come bundled in a “suite” makes them a better fit for enterprise companies.

FreshBooks is a preferred accounting software for small and growing businesses. The fact that every key accounting feature is built in, makes really good value for money when compared to Zoho’s Finance Suite.

Small business customers love how user friendly FreshBooks is and the low learning curve when getting all set up for the first time.

Does FreshBooks Automate My Accounting Tasks?

FreshBooks automates lots of your business accounting so you can spend more time focusing on your work and your clients. You can have invoices automatically generated and sent, expenses automatically tracked and even have your payments automatically recorded, all from a single software.

Can I Use the Software While Away From My Office?

You sure can. FreshBooks is web based software, which means you can use it from anywhere and updates happen in real time. FreshBooks is available on both iOS and Android mobile platforms to help you painlessly invoice your clients and track expenses wherever and whenever you need to.

Can I Accept Credit Card Payments Through FreshBooks?

Absolutely. With FreshBooks Payments your business can start accepting credit card payments online right away, in just a few clicks.

Other payment processing options include:

  • FreshBooks Payments
  • Stripe
  • PayPal
  • Direct Debit (Bank Transfer)
  • Multi currency available on all plans

Is My Data Safe in the Cloud?

The safety of your private data is our top priority, that’s why it’s protected by 256-bit SSL encryption—the gold standard in internet security. FreshBooks is cloud-based accounting software and uses industry-leading secure servers.

Does FreshBooks Allow Teams to Collaborate?

Yup. With FreshBooks, you and your team can automate time tracking and collaborate on different projects and clients. Turn your team members into users so they can help with your books, creating invoices and handling expense tracking. Project management gets easier if you add team members to your account with specific user roles and levels of access to sensitive information.

How Does Customer Service Work at Freshbooks?

FreshBooks is helping thousands of customers do business. If you have any questions about our products or services, please call one of our toll-free numbers below or email FreshBooks at support@freshbooks.com

Customer Service Phone Numbers:

Freephone (UK): 0808 101 3408

Freephone (Ireland): 1800 949 046

Toll Free (North America): 1.866.303.6061

Toll Free (French/North America) 1-833-905-1834

Toll Free (France): +33 801 84 00 99

Toll Free (Australia): 1800.218.7318

Head Office Phone: +1.416.481.6946

Fax: 416.481.3800

Is FreshBooks Compatible With a Mac?

Great news: FreshBooks software is available on any device—desktop, tablet and mobile apps (both iOS and Android), and plays nicely with Mac and PC.