About Zoho Books

Zoho Books is a smart online accounting software designed to help businesses streamline their back office operations, automate business workflows, and help securely collaborate with accountants online. It is designed for all business sizes, from small businesses to large enterprises, and can be used by services, consulting, and marketing companies. The accounting solution offers a range of features including cash flow management, invoicing, including one-off or recurring invoice generation, balance sheet management, inventory management, purchase order management, expense tracking, automated workflow creation, and much more.

With the inventory feature, retail businesses can keep track of their stock and make smart purchase decisions. Zoho Books allows users to invoice their clients in their currency and it's also available in 11 languages.Using Zoho as an accounting tool, businesses can gain a clear picture of how much money their business is generating. Users can manage customers and invoice them either online or by mail, automate recurring invoices, set up payment reminders and payment thank-you notes, and get paid faster with online payment gateways. Businesses can manage and control expenses and cash outflow with Zoho Books and record invoices and commitments for purchases, services, and even for reimbursable expenses like client travel.

With Zoho Books accounting software, users can share -or delegate- accounting duties to anyone in the organization, but set different permissions for employees. Get professional help with accounting by easily sharing your books with your accountant or financial advisor. Record and monitor bank and credit card transactions like deposits, fund transfers, checks, expenses, credits, and refunds. Easily reconcile them with bank and credit card statements. Zoho Books facilitates integration with other Zoho apps including Zoho Sign, Zoho CRM, Zoho Inventory, Zoho Analytics, and more, as well as third party solutions such as PayPal, Stripe, G Suite, Dropbox, Slack, and more.

Pricing starting from:

US$20.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Zoho Books

* Unlimited invoicing
* Recording and tracking bills from vendors
* Expense tracking
* Recording & monitoring bank/credit card transactions
* Reconciling bank and credit card accounts
* Full fledged multiple currency support
* Receiving online payments from customers
* Managing contacts – customers and vendors
* Financial reports – Tax Reports, Trial Balance, Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, etc.
* Multi-user support and data access to your accountant
* Customizable templates and snail mailing of invoice and quotes
*Client Portal for users
*Purchase Order
*Calendar view of timesheets
*Weekly timesheet
*Upload Expense Receipt
*Attach files to Invoices and Bills
*Dashboard for quick insights
*Attach unbilled projects and expenses while creating invoices.
*REST APIs

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

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German and 5 others

Pricing starting from:

US$20.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Zoho Books: 97

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Client Portal
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Core Accounting
  • Cost Management
  • Customer Statements
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualisation
  • Electronic Payments
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For AEC Industry
  • For Government
  • For Legal Professionals
  • For Medical Purposes
  • For Real Estate
  • For Small Businesses
  • For Trucking Industry
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • K-12
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Nonprofits
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • PO Reconciliation
  • Payment Processing
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requisition Management
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Spend Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Filing
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transaction Management
  • Trust Accounting
  • Vendor Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(617)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Rick
Rick
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Zoho Books has been our go to for invoicing for years

Reviewed on 22/3/2023

I started using Zoho Books many years ago and have used it ever since. It's been easy to use and...

I started using Zoho Books many years ago and have used it ever since. It's been easy to use and the customer service has been great whenever I need a little help. It's simple to create new invoices and it's what I always recommend to others. Every so often I try other services but always end up back at Zoho and all their different services.

Pros

I have been using a single template for years and it's made my life very easy. It even creates the invoice and reminds me to send it.

Cons

I wish Zoho Books would automatically send the invoice for me but it's not a big deal. I just really like automation whenever possible.

David
David
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Using ZOHO Books for invoicing and payments in US Dollars and Mexican Pesos

Reviewed on 14/1/2022

use it for all client invoices and payments
also use for all vendor payments and invoice tracking...

use it for all client invoices and payments
also use for all vendor payments and invoice tracking of accounts payable and recieveable

Pros

very easy interface with Zoho CRM and integration with online payment capabilities in both US Dollars and Mexican Pesos

Cons

the multi currency feature is sometimes glitchy in reports

Alternatives Considered

Best Movers CRM and QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Books

more functionality

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Books

much easier interface and the integration with a partner CRM program within ZOHO
Andre
Andre
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

They don't fix old issues

Reviewed on 1/8/2022

There are a lot of outstanding problems that users have notified them about and I continuously see...

There are a lot of outstanding problems that users have notified them about and I continuously see people bringing up the same problems years after they were first brought to the attention of the developers.

Pros

It was relatively easy to switch from the previous accounting software.

Cons

They do not fix old issues unless they are critical to the functioning of the software.

Alternatives Considered

Quickbooks Online and Xero

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Books

Because Wave was bought by H&R Block and they decided NOT to support anyone outside of the USA anymore.

Switched From

Wave Accounting

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Books

1 year free Zoho Books subscription offer through Wave Accounting to switch away from Wave.
Samuel
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The Perfect Accounting Solution For Business

Reviewed on 1/11/2023

Zoho Books is a go to solution and has been very helpful when it comes to all matters accounting

Zoho Books is a go to solution and has been very helpful when it comes to all matters accounting

Pros

First, it is an easy to understand accounting solution
It makes online accounting easy
It makes invoicing and purchasing easy
It makes handling accounts payable easy

Cons

While using Zoho Books, my experience has been amazing. It has some great features and not a single issue or missing feature

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

"Zoho Books"; Accounting made easy.

Reviewed on 19/12/2020

I have been in the field of finance and accounting for quite a couple of time now and have tested...

I have been in the field of finance and accounting for quite a couple of time now and have tested many accounting softwares. I finally landed on Zoho Books and my experience with this software is amazingly outstanding in its results and ease of use.

Pros

It's very effective and efficient in its operations. Zoho Books perform splendid task as expected.

The BRS statement is also an amazing feature I enjoy mostly on this software as it prints clearly all required details as expected.

Cons

For the fact that the little shortcomings are prevalent regarding the usage of this software, its benefits cannot be outweighed.
The only problem i think is with this software is for the fact that you must be familiar with the accounting terms as a new user to be able to effectively use the function to the fullest benefits.
A learning or help pop ups when added to the features will be of help especially to new users

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Zoho Books FAQs

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Zoho Books offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$20.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Start with the 14-day free trial and later subscribe to a plan that fits your business needs. Zoho Books is available in 6 plans: Free - $0, for businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum. Standard - $15 per organization, per month, billed annually. Professional - $40 per organization, per month, billed annually. Premium - $60 per organization, per month, billed annually. Elite - $120 per organization, per month, billed annually. Ultimate - $240 per organization, per month, billed annually.

Zoho Books has the following typical customers:

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

Zoho Books supports the following languages:

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Zoho Books supports the following devices:

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

Zoho Books integrates with the following applications:

2Checkout, Avalara, Box, Braintree, CSG Forte, Dropbox Business, Entryless, Evernote Teams, Google Drive, Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, OneDrive, PayPal, Slack, Square Point of Sale, Stripe, Twilio, Worldpay, Zapier, Zoho Analytics, Zoho Billing, Zoho CRM, Zoho Docs, Zoho Expense, Zoho Flow, Zoho Inventory, Zoho Invoice, Zoho People, Zoho Projects, Zoho Sign, authorize.net

Zoho Books offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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