Ever since we launched Zoho Books one question we hear over and over
again is “What is the difference between Zoho Invoice and Zoho Books?”.
Here’s a clarification for those of you who asked and for those who
have the same question.
Zoho Invoice is an online invoicing software
which helps you get your invoicing done. It has all the essential
functionalities related to invoicing like estimates, quotes,
multi-currency support, online payments, credit notes, customizable
invoice templates, an iPhone app for invoicing on the go, a web
app(beta version) for invoicing from android & other mobile devices
and multi-lingual support.
Zoho Books on the other hand is a comprehensive online accounting software
that lets you get your accounting done online. With Zoho Books you can
keep up with the your income and expenses, manage your banking and
credit card transactions and work with your accountant online. Within
Zoho Books you will see a comprehensive invoicing module which includes
all the features of Zoho Invoice, except for the ones listed below:
- The Zoho Books APIs are in the making. If you are planning to
integrate with us you may need to hold on for a little while more.
Gadgets- We are integrated with Google Apps, the only missing piece is
the contextual gadget, which will be included soon.
- iPhone app- Again we are saving this for later. But this is certainly on our agenda.
Here are the answers to some popular questions on the same topic:
How do I choose between Zoho Invoice & Zoho Books?
If all you require to do is manage invoices and expenses online then go for Zoho Invoice. However, apart from plain invoicing if you want to track your purchases, reconcile your bank and credit accounts, view a complete snapshot of your business, generate performance reports like Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet then Zoho Books would be a better fit.
The equation you’ll need to remember is Zoho Invoice = Accounts Receivable while Zoho Books = Accounts Receivable + Accounts Payable + more…
Will Zoho be adding more features to Zoho Invoice?
with hundreds of thousands of users on board, we need to keep Zoho
Invoice updated and young as ever. The possibilities of interesting
inclusions are endless. We will be adding features to both Zoho Invoice and Zoho Books.
I am on an elite plan in ZI, a little
birdie tells me that the $24 subscription to Zoho Books gets me
unlimited invoices. Can I switch…
Why not? We’ll help you switch if you wish to. You can dial the Zoho Invoice support toll free and our support folks will switch you over in no time.
before signing off, we’d like to thank everyone for the overwhelming
response to Zoho Books. We couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you!
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