Continuing from where we left off on the Read-Only mode update for Zoho services, we are happy to announce that Zoho Invoice and Zoho Books services too are now running in read-only mode from our secondary data center in the New York metro region. You can access the services via the below mentioned URL’s.
What you’ll see here is an exact replica of your data which is stored in our secondary data center. If an unexpected outage renders the primary data center inaccessible, you’ll still be able to access the read-only mode of your account.
What you can do : Search any record you want, run unlimited reports and also export various entities like the invoices list, estimates list, Items list etc.,
What you can’t do: As this is a read-only mode, you will not be able to add, edit or delete any record. Integration with other applications like Zoho CRM or Zoho Project is also not possible as it involves adding or modifying records.
We understand the importance of having access to your data all the time, therefore we wanted to kick in the read-only mode to our customers as soon as possible. Go ahead and bookmark (Ctrl+D) the website links and access it anytime you want.
Over the years Zoho Invoice has proved to be an efficient invoicing software for small businesses. Sebastien Guardiola, the co-founder of KAPT, an award-winning mobile apps start-up in Southwestern France, has been enjoying using our invoice software for a long time.
Sebastian, who loves skiing in Alps had a lot of things to share about his company and experience using Zoho Invoice. KAPT which has been always innovating since its inception has come out with marvelous applications. Ou Dormir, an accommodation finder app and KAPT Touch, a communicating kiosk are those i can think of as of now.
KAPT has been able to easily organize its billing and streamline its invoicing process using Zoho Invoice. A mobile apps lover himself, Sebastien uses Zoho Invoice’s iPhone app to invoice his customers on the go.
As Sebastien says “Most of the times, we travel to our client places by bike or train. That time the iPhone invoice app comes handy. The app is easy to use and is very much efficient.”
If you’re interested to find out more about Sebastien’s love for Zoho Invoice, click here to read the complete story.
We’ve got some good news for Zoho Invoice android app users. You can now add, delete and modify ‘Expense Categories’ right from your android phone. It’s simple, smooth and you are going to love not having to turn to the web app each time you add an expense.
If you want to edit a category name or description, just long press (touch it and hold it for a moment) the category name and the action mode is displayed.
Next time you want to track your expenses on the go, all you need to do is take out your awesome phone and turn to our android invoicing app. You can categorize your expenses, choose the currency, add tax , enter amount and bill it to your client.
Go ahead and update your android app to the latest 1.6.2 version in Google Play. Check it out and drop us your feedback right below in the comment section.
Four year old Brandography is bringing in a scientific approach to web marketing. Website marketing has been synonymous to creativity for a very long time and still is. A while ago, we had a chat with Jason Dailey, founder of Brandography, a long time customer of Zoho Invoice.
Effectively managing someone’s website necessitates a blend of scientific experiments to determine what works best and requires commitment to continue striving to achieve new (and greater) levels of success metrics.
With a 11 member team, Brandography achieves a gargantuan task of creating, executing and managing online marketing campaigns for several of their customers. Time is of essence here and Jason says,
“As a business owner, Zoho has saved me a lot of time, headaches and the need to hire additional staff.”
Jason has been using our online invoice software for a very long time now. He’s able to send invoices on the go from his mobile app and also receive instant payments as Zoho Invoice is integrated with popular online payment gateways. Read our latest Customer Spotlight on Jason and Brandography where he talks about Brandography’s beginning, tips for young entrepreneur and how Zoho applications have helped him save heaps of time to be able to do what he loves doing.
Zoho Invoice android app keeps getting better and better with every new update. Our android team here believes in developing the app on the latest platforms and delivering the best to our users. In this release, you are bound to notice the cleaner, crispier and sleek UI changes to the Zoho Invoice android app.
Apart from the UI changes, which is like a breath of fresh air, the most useful addition is the ‘clone feature‘ (you can say yayiii). If you want to duplicate an invoice or an estimate, all you need to do is tap the clone option. It’s painful to enter the same data over and over again when you are on the move. That’s why, now, you create the invoice for one and ‘clone’ the rest. You have been doing this on the web app. Now it’s available on your android app.
This update is bound to make your mobile invoicing easier in a beautiful way. Update your android app to the latest 1.6 version available in Google Play and let us know what you think of it.
You never know when life is going to throw you in a spot where you have to save someone’s life. Sam Thomas has worked with Red Cross for more than a decade. He now runs Philly CPR Classes, his own venture, where he trains workplace responders, students and many more to be prepared for that moment. He instructs individuals on First Aid, CPR, AED and other life saving techniques.
With people all over the country calling him and numerous training sessions that keeps him busy all day long, he wanted a robust and user friendly invoicing software to help manage his business. His friend suggested Zoho Invoice and Sam says ‘it just clicked!’ He manages his clients list, their payment history, credit owed and tons more on our invoicing software.
He loves the invoice template and the fact that he can create an invoice in under a minute saving valuable time. In his line of work, he needs to add that personal touch to every form of communication.
In Sam’s words, “You can draft out your own thank-you letter and its not forced fit.”
Read ahead to know Sam’s tryst with Red Cross, running a business and invoicing.
View last set exchange rate: Exchange rate set for a customer’s currency is now saved in settings. When creating a new invoice for the same customer, system reminds you of the last set rate. You can choose the existing rate or set a new rate or set a new rate just for the invoice. There’s more flexibility as you can modify them whenever you want. New rate does not affect your old invoices. If you want to view the rate set by you on a given date, just go over to the exchange rate history page in settings.
Recalculate Item Price : Another thing to take note of, are the item prices which you would probably have stored as per your currency. You can’t run around looking for a calculator everytime you want to recalculate the item price. Just select your customer’s currency in Zoho Invoice and have the price recalculated for all the items in the invoice.
Import and export exchange rate: Why type when you can just import it all in quick and easy steps. Get the data from one of the currency conversion sites as a CSV or TSV file and pull it in Zoho Invoice smoothly.
Learn more about setting the exchange rate for a currency in our help section. We hope you like the additions and it comes in handy when tackling the ever fluctuating rates. You can add your suggestions below or even share how you manage the rise and fall of the exchange rate for your business.