Using the right cloud accounting software is the best way to take your business where it’s at, and make it more efficient, productive, capable, and successful. When you can access time tracking and project management tools from your phone, you’ll be keeping accurate records as you go. And with a simple invoicing process that encourages clients to pay faster, you’ll enjoy the stability of a steady cash flow.
However, don’t be persuaded into paying a monthly fee. Especially when you can sign up for accounts with companies like ZipBooks—who have figured out how to offer professional accounting software for free. ZipBooks is cloud accounting for small businesses that gets you paid.
A NEW WAY TO INVOICE
Accurate and instant invoicing
ZipBooks offers a simple invoicing template that can be sent in seconds. Clients receive invoices in their inbox, and you can offer them multiple payment options so they can pay right from the invoice.
An invoice that doesn’t sink to the bottom of the pile
ZipBooks invoicing software makes getting paid top priority. When your client receives an email containing their invoice, they can pay immediately, and you can use that funding to fuel new projects.
A way to invoice even when you don’t have time
No one has time for paperwork. With ZipBooks, quickly fill out an invoice template and send it from your phone. Get it off your to-dos and get paid for your work.
Anywhere access to your data
Open up your free ZipBooks account and begin processing your invoices while sitting on a plane, a bus, or while waiting in line at the store. It’s easy to see what invoices you’ve sent and mark who has paid partially or in full.
INCREASE FINANCIAL VISIBILITY
Time tracking and project management
You’ve probably heard of these features that help you keep track of the work you’re doing. There are two great things about the way ZipBooks does time tracking and project management. First, there’s no limit to what you can store, so keep track of as many projects as you need to. Second, you can gather any of the project information you’ve stored into your invoices. So when you go to invoice a client, you can let them know exactly what’s been completed, who completed it, and at what rates. Your clients will want to pay you when it’s clear exactly what work you did.
The ZipBooks dashboard offers you a valuable overview of your cash flow. With interactive charts and graphs that display things like LTM revenue, customer concentration, AR, and billings and collections, you’ll know exactly where your money is at. Debits are displayed in blue and credits in green, so you’ll know where your company currently stands at glance. Cloud accounting for small businesses has never been more clear.
Share your information with a team
With ZipBooks, you can add as many team members to your account as you need to. Give them each their own permissions, assign them to different tasks and projects, and allow them to track their time from your company’s account. If you own a business, you probably load a lot on your own shoulders. Let a team member or partner keep track of their own work from ZipBooks, and you can review what’s being done from your own login.
A way to follow up
Once you’ve sent an invoice to a client, you can ask, “When can I expect payment?” The best way to do this is in person. You can also pick up the phone just after you’ve sent an invoice and ask a client, “Did you receive my emailed invoice?” Then ask them when you can expect payment. This sets expectations early on in the payment process and makes follow-up less awkward for you and your client.
Cloud Accounting Life Hacks
Splitting payments across multiple invoices
You can easily track which invoices have been paid by changing the payment status next to an invoice. Just click the “Add Payment” button from an opened invoice and enter the amount that has been paid so far.
A way to remember unbilled time
When you open an invoice and select a client, ZipBooks will remind you “This client has unbilled time.” Just click “Add to Invoice” to include recorded time associated with that client.
Do what makes sense
Sign up for ZipBooks with just an email address and you’ll have unlimited access to our product. There’s no cost, no obligation, and there’s nothing to lose from trying it out. You can send invoices, manage a team, track hours, and record project information directly from your mobile device. Increase your visibility and decrease the amount of time you spend waiting for payment when you use ZipBooks to manage your books.