Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 12:58am by Site Administrator
If you’re running your own small business or selling services and products over the Internet, you know that getting your clients and customers to pay up can often be a challenge. This list of tools will help you stay on top of your finances so that you can accurately track pay dates, invoice numbers, client contact information and transactions online. Wherever you can find a computer, you can access all of your company’s billing information easily and securely. 1. BillMyClients.com: Freelancers, small companies and large corporations can take advantage of this online invoicing solution that features three separate systems designed to help all kinds of business owners keep track of their finances and "quickly and easily create and print invoices and bills." 2. Blinksale: This "elegantly-designed web-application" can help anyone create and send invoices to clients and vendors. Users can upload contact lists for easy record management and use a tagging system to organize archived and pending invoices. 3. 2ndSite: Manage your invoices and billing records online with 2ndSite, a company that helps you get "paid faster," according to one reviewer. 4. FreshBooks: Its website claims that FreshBooks is "the fastest way to track time and invoice your clients," and their easy-to-use system is especially popular with small businesses and freelancers. 5. BambooInvoice: If you run your own company or freelancing business, try out this open-source invoicing solution to bill your clients and manage your data. According to the website, you’ll "never need to trust your invoicing data to anyone else, and you can get it out of the system easily." 6. Invoice Journal: The DownloadSquad gives this Web-based system a positive review for it’s simple structure and no-frills website. 7. Simplifythis: Simplifythis promotes "business made easy." This attractive, professional-looking solution lets companies organize financial data in a clear, concise manner. 8. BillingOrchard: BillingOrchard in an online system that does more than just basic invoices. Freelancers and business owners can set up recurring billing and time billing options to manage the different needs of all their employees. 9. Invotrak: Instead of buying expensive software, use Invotrak to set up, send out and manage your invoices and bills for free. 10. Bank of America Online Banking: Bank of America’s online banking center helps small businesses supports a "premium online invoicing service" for companies "to create and send invoices online using customizable templates." 11. ToadTime: Metal Toad Media supports ToadTime, an online invoicing system used along with QuickBooks to help you manage your time, project collaborations and more. 12. EZ Invoice, Inc. (EZI): This software system runs on your website’s server so that you can manage all of your client information and business applications on one spot online. 13. SuperInvoice: Windows users should try out SuperInvoice for secure, professional invoicing services hosted online. The system also lets users keep an address book, host password-protected invoice sharing and more. 14. Time59: Time59 is marketed towards independent professionals and contractors, and its sleek look makes it must-use tool for those who work with higher-profile clients and associates. 15. 21st Capital Corp: This company offers several online financial tools, including an easy-to-use invoicing system and QuickBooks integration capabilities. 16. Invoice4u: This online invoicing solution has features like high security standards, a customer messaging system, invoice customization options and more. 17. Simplybill: Simplybill is "ridiculously easy to use" and can help non-techies manage and send out professional-looking invoices for all their clients. 18. Invoicera: Consider using Invoicera to take advantage of their user-friendly online invoice billing system. 19. ST Web Invoice: This online invoicing program pulls from the AJAX software tradition of creating a smart, workable system combined with maximum usability. Use ST Web Invoice to create and design invoices and then e-mail them to your clients and vendors instantly. Payments can also be accepted online. 20. PayPal: If you’ve only been using PayPal for your eBay purchases, it’s time to upgrade. Try out their invoicing services for fast, trustworthy transactions.
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