Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zoho today announced Zoho Invoice, its online invoice generation and tracking application for organizations that want to run their businesses online. A live demo is available at http://invoice.zoho.com for users who would like to test drive the application without registering.
With Zoho Invoice, Zoho further expands its suite of business applications, which also includes Zoho CRM, Zoho Meeting, Zoho Projects, Zoho DB, and the recently-announced Zoho People. Zoho Invoice brings online invoices and estimates, multi-currency support, online payment options, and more to consultants, individual professionals, and other one-person companies, as well as traditional small and medium businesses.
“Zoho Invoice reinforces the stance we’ve taken with our earlier business applications – Zoho is IT for SMBs,” said Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist.
“We offer Zoho CRM for sales and marketing departments, Zoho People for HR departments, and now Zoho Invoice for finance and sales departments. As we continue to build out our portfolio of business applications, our goal is to be the company that SMBs turn to for online collaborative productivity applications and business applications.”
For a Zoho Show presentation and screenshot examples of Zoho Invoice, visit Raju Vegesna’s blog post at http://blogs.zoho.com/invoice/introducing-zoho-invoice/.
Zoho Invoice creates, sends, and tracks estimates and invoices for users in sales and finance departments, as well as for one-person shops. Users can issue estimates to customers and prospects; convert estimates into invoices, which are issued at the users’ discretion; and track and manage customer payments. Given the nature of the application, Zoho is using SSL to encrypt data in transit.
In typical Zoho fashion, the company has built a powerful business application that offers a wealth of customizable features, yet remains easy to use and access via interface tabs. When users first login to http://invoice.zoho.com, they are directed to the Settings page, where they can define their company profile, select the logos that will appear online and on invoices and estimates, and customize the look and feel of their invoice and estimate templates. Users can also define email notification settings for sending customized messages to their customers.
Other parameters found on the Settings page include time zone, taxes, currency code – Zoho Invoice supports over 150 currencies – and an online payment gateway (currently through PayPal), which lets users accept payments directly from customers once invoices are emailed. Beyond the initial setup, Zoho Invoice users have access to several modules.
Zoho Invoice is currently integrated with Zoho Projects. Users working on a project can invoice their clients by creating an invoice and choosing the option to ‘Create Invoice from Zoho Project.’ Going forward, Zoho Invoice will be closely integrated with Zoho CRM and other Zoho applications.
Zoho Invoice is available in a variety of service plans, including a FREE plan that includes invoicing 5 customers per month and it also supports multi-currency. The Standard Plan is $15 per month and allows unlimited invoicing for 500 customers with 3 users. The Professional Plan is $30 per month and it offers unlimited invoicing to unlimited customers. More information about pricing is available at https://www.zoho.com/invoice/pricing-plans.html.
Zoho adds strong Invoice app to growing business suite
“Zoho Invoice is a clean, straightforward, and flexible invoicing service…But Zoho has more than just another invoice app. The company is building a full suite of business apps, which at some point will connect together at the logical places: CRM to invoicing to project management to HR, for example.” Rafe Needleman, WebWare
Zoho’s business offerings still growing with online invoice tool
“Zoho Invoice expands Zoho’s already formidable offering of 16 other applications, moving well beyond the company’s initial focus on productivity apps.” Anthony Ha, Venture Beat
My verdict: I am very pleased with invoices by Zoho. In about 8 minutes I had everything setup just as I had it in SimpleInvoices. All worked as expected. And Zoho offers a few extras too: the paypal gateway is a sweetening addition.” Tech Interest Blog
“No doubt, Zoho is getting closer to SOHOs/Small Businesses with applications that are a perfect fit for these companies.” PluGGd.IN
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