About Plooto

Plooto is an all-in-one platform that enables businesses to automate their domestic and international accounts payable and accounts receivable functions by unifying payments, processes, control, and reporting. Get paid as soon as 2 business days with credit cards! Trusted by 6,000+ businesses, the platform also integrates with popular accounting systems such as Xero and QuickBooks to eliminate data entry and automate the reconciliation of bills and invoices.

Plooto provides robust two-way sync with QuickBooks and Xero, automating the end-to-end AP and AR processes - from syncing invoices and payments to reconciling payment records while keeping a full audit trail.

Additionally, features like customizable approval workflows, recurring payments and pre-authorized debit (PAD) agreements save you even more time and effort.

Pricing starting from:

CA$32.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Plooto

  • Stop chasing check signatures with Plooto's smart approval workflow - allowing you to get payment approvals from assigned approvers from anywhere in the world.

  • Improve your cash flow and get paid as soon as 2 business days with Plooto's credit card acceptance (compared to the 4-7 business days with ACH). Plus, provide more payment flexibility to your customers!

  • With Plooto's smart integration, automatically sync all invoices and transactions to and from QuickBooks or Xero

  • Plooto keeps a full audit trail of all transactions, saving you countless hours on data entry

  • Switch between multiple client accounts with Plooto's dashboard view - perfect for accountants and bookkeepers.

  • Collect one-time and recurring payments faster with PAD to streamline the accounts receivable process

  • Securely transfer funds electronically without having to know the payee's banking information.

  • Send domestic and cross-border payments between Canada and the U.S. with no percentage fees.
  • Typical Customers

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

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Canada, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    CA$32.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Plooto Software - Plooto Client Dashboard | Have full visibility of your clients and see all pending action items at a glance.
    Plooto Software - Plooto Accounts Payable Dashboard | View all of your client's pending and completed payables
    Plooto Software - Plooto Integration | With Plooto's two-way sync with QuickBooks and Xero, automate accounting payable processes
    Plooto Software - Plooto Manual Payment | Have the ability to make manual payments without having to sync to an accounting software
    Plooto Software - Plooto Accounts Receivable Dashboard | View all of your client's pending and completed receivables
    Plooto Software - Plooto Request Payment | Manually request payments and enjoy features like recurring payment and PAD
    Plooto Software - Plooto Integration | With Plooto's two-way sync with QuickBooks and Xero, automate accounting receivable processes
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    Plooto Software - Plooto Client Dashboard | Have full visibility of your clients and see all pending action items at a glance.
    Plooto Software - Plooto Accounts Payable Dashboard | View all of your client's pending and completed payables
    Plooto Software - Plooto Integration | With Plooto's two-way sync with QuickBooks and Xero, automate accounting payable processes
    Plooto Software - Plooto Manual Payment | Have the ability to make manual payments without having to sync to an accounting software
    Plooto Software - Plooto Accounts Receivable Dashboard | View all of your client's pending and completed receivables
    Plooto Software - Plooto Request Payment | Manually request payments and enjoy features like recurring payment and PAD
    Plooto Software - Plooto Integration | With Plooto's two-way sync with QuickBooks and Xero, automate accounting receivable processes

    Features

    Total features of Plooto: 51

    • ACH Payment Processing
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Account Reconciliation
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Approval Process Control
    • Automatic Billing
    • Bank Reconciliation
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • CPA Firms
    • Cash Flow Management
    • Cash Management
    • Check Writing
    • Contact Database
    • Contingency Billing
    • Core Accounting
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customer Statements
    • Dashboard
    • Data Security
    • Document Management
    • Electronic Funds Transfer
    • Electronic Payments
    • Email Reminders
    • Financial Reporting
    • For Small Businesses
    • Fraud Detection
    • General Ledger
    • Invoice History
    • Invoice Processing
    • Multi-Location
    • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
    • Online Invoicing
    • Online Payments
    • Partial Payments
    • Payment Collection
    • Payment Processing
    • Payroll Management
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Billing
    • QuickBooks Integration
    • Receivables Ledger
    • Recurring Invoicing
    • Recurring Payments
    • Recurring/Subscription Billing
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Search/Filter
    • Status Tracking
    • Transaction Monitoring
    • Vendor Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5
    (221)
    Value for Money
    4.2/5
    Features
    4.2/5
    Ease of Use
    4.5/5
    Customer Support
    4.0/5

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    Aislinn
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    • Industry: Management Consulting
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Entreflow Consulting Group's use of Plooto

    Reviewed on 19/4/2019

    Plooto has certainly helped us from a workflow perspective, it's pulling your payables from your...

    Plooto has certainly helped us from a workflow perspective, it's pulling your payables from your Quickbooks or Xero account into Plooto so you can see all the payables that you need to deal with and when they're due. And there's a whole bunch of approval processes you can put in place for internal controls perspective so make things a lot more bulletproof than just manually writing checks and doing e-transfers.

    Pros

    So you can currently do pre-authorized debit, pre-authorized credit receivables in U.S. dollars and Canadian dollars which is super kick-ass. It's also made some of our clients lives a lot easier if they've got clients in different countries, and it gives their clients flexibility to pay in debit or credit. Also, as far as the amount of time it takes for that cash to clear your bank account; it's faster than Stripe, and on top of that the integration with Quickbooks makes it a lot easier to manage the fees, unlike Stripe.

    Cons

    We'd love to see more international payments to more countries just for some of our clients that have people they're paying in lots of different places around the world. As well, with the international payments, if a client has a lot of companies that they're paying in the U.S. for instance if you get really costly really quickly. So I'd like to see some bulk discounts for high volume payments to the U.S.

    Heather
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    • Industry: Accounting
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Our EFT provider of choice

    Reviewed on 14/12/2020

    Our objective was to automate payables, and Plooto has been great for that purpose.

    Our objective was to automate payables, and Plooto has been great for that purpose.

    Pros

    We're a Quickbooks shop, and we *love* the integration. Virtually all of our clients are using Plooto for payables, and some for receivables. In terms of pricing, the package is advantageous for most of our clients. Some of the tiny ones would spend less on regular bank fees -- but the convenience still makes Plooto a good option. The interface is clean and user-friendly. Our clients love the signing authority "tiers." We're working with nonprofits, so there's always a board of directors to consider -- and therefore multiple signers. It's not uncommon for orgs to specify who needs to approve organizations over certain limits, and Plooto gets us there with no fuss.

    Cons

    We still have issues with some vendors not being serviced by Plooto, e.g. credit card companies. The ability to send payments internationally through Plooto is great, but we sometimes experience issues with foreign banks. On the signing authority front, it's possible to do an "end run" around banking agreements by authorizing people on Plooto that aren't authorized on the bank account. We need to do our due diligence on that, to ensure payments are authorized only by signing authorities.

    Tammy
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    • Industry: Publishing
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    It appears to have it all until you use it.

    Reviewed on 17/12/2018

    Not Good. Really ambitious to make it work I like the concept but they make it very hard to be a...

    Not Good. Really ambitious to make it work I like the concept but they make it very hard to be a client.

    Pros

    I like that it can process both bank or credit card payments for receivables. It can provide automation too but unfortunately it didn't work for me. I like the price. And I like that it linked into xero. It appears to have it all until you use it.

    Cons

    1) Its not easy to use, no introduction. 2) the automation component never worked for me I know I had to get PAD on but I wanted it on for some clients off for others and this was not an easy thing to set. It also doesn't allow me to store the credit card something like Quickbooks online I had in mind but this is a complete oversight to the program. I guess if automation actually worked then this could solve this issue. 3) Ya I was very confused but when my clients couldn't figure it out either, some ended up with duplicate payments pulled from their accounts etc. No help to fix very embarrassing. 4) their live chat is not live. You ask a question and wait. Fine to get started but even in the middle of conversation to deal with issues they just disappear. The conversation is not live. Sometimes they don't even read my questions which makes me think not a real person is helping me. 5) Money holding ridiculous! If a client due date on invoice was 30 days and they paid me next day I had to wait until what my invoice said for due date on payment. Plus when money drops into my account there is no PLOOTO ID on the deposit. Very confusing for trying to reconcile. 6) Plooto reconciled in Xero in its own little account but doesn't reconcile with the bank account. Weird and confusing.

    Noah
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    • Industry: Market Research
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Time Saver

    Reviewed on 1/9/2022

    Pros

    Plooto has reduced our payment processing time down from 4-5 hours twice a month to paying our key vendors on a weekly basis in 45 minutes. We went from cutting over 50 cheques to completely electronic payment methods, with the option to still send cheques to vendors that prefer it. It is very easy to use and syncs perfectly with QuickBooks Online. They give excellent transparency on timelines of your payment statuses so you can keep vendors informed of when they can expect payment. Customer service is right at your finger tips and gives almost immediate help through their chat feature.

    Cons

    Some vendors can be skeptical to enter banking details into a third party payment processor.

    Alternatives Considered

    BeanworksAP, Stampli, Lightyear and Tipalti

    Reasons for Switching to Plooto

    Does it exactly what we needed it to without having extra add-ons. Other A/P automation software out there can be very intricate, causing the pricing to be very expensive for features you may not even need. Plooto is very simple and to the point, but still does exactly what we need to at a fraction of the price.
    Maddie
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Plooto is an easy-to-use, handy program that simplifies the process

    Reviewed on 27/5/2022

    Accounts payable include a variety of options that make it simple to designate an approval tier and...

    Accounts payable include a variety of options that make it simple to designate an approval tier and transfer payments. Checks that have been deposited in the previous few months have not shown in the system, however the support staff is working to correct this. Other than this, Plooto has a number of features that make processing AP more efficient.

    Pros

    Sending payments in practically any quantity to suppliers with Plooto is one of its finest features. Approval control, user-friendliness, and affordability are all things we like. It integrates with QBO and makes it simple to reconcile and set up payments automatically. Recurring payments and deposits may be set up quickly and effortlessly.

    Cons

    The inclusion of cheque numbers in a report would be quite helpful in keeping track of payments. As an alternative, it would be good if the user could pick from a list of pre-existing merchants.

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    Plooto FAQs

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    Plooto offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: CA$32.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    No setup fees. No integration fees. No hidden fees.

    Plooto has the following typical customers:

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

    Plooto supports the following languages:

    English

    Plooto supports the following devices:

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

    Plooto integrates with the following applications:

    QuickBooks Online Advanced, Xero

    Plooto offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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