Compare Zoho Books vs. FreshBooks

A good way to choose the right Accounting Software product for your organization is to cross-check the solutions against each other. Here you can compare FreshBooks and Zoho Books and see their functions compared in detail to help you choose which one is the more effective product. Similarly, you can examine their overall ratings, for instance: overall score (FreshBooks: 9.8 vs. Zoho Books: 9.6) and user satisfaction (FreshBooks: 99% vs. Zoho Books: 100%). Browse through their varying features and similarities and discover which one outperforms the other. Moreover, imagine how your business will look like in the future; will your business outgrow the app in the next couple of years? In case you you need to quickly locate the more reliable Accounting Software according to our review team we suggest you examine these services: Zoho Books, Xero, FreshBooks.

Zoho Books




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Total Score

Our Score

9.6 ?

Our Score

9.8 ?

Customer Experience

Customer Experience

Customer Experience

100% ?

Customer Experience

99% ?





Pricing Type

Pricing Type

Monthly payment | Annual Subscription Monthly payment | Annual Subscription
Detailed Review

Detailed Review

General Info

General Info

Zoho Books is the winner of our 2016 Great User Experience Award. It is an intuitive accounting software designed for small businesses to manage their finances.
FreshBooks is the winner of our 2017 Best Accounting Software Award. It is a great cloud accounting app for small business that makes billing easy and effective.
Easy Links
Phone No.

Phone No.

+1-888-900-9646 +1-866-303-6061
Types of Support

Types of Support

Ticket Training
Phone Live Support
Ticket Training
Company's Address

Company's Address

Zoho Corporation
4141 Hacienda Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588
35 Golden Avenue, Suite 105
Toronto, ON M6R 2J5
Available Features

Available Features


  • Contact Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Invoices
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Templates
  • Expenses
  • Automatic Bank Feeds
  • Mobile Apps
  • Purchase Order
  • Collaborative Client Portal
  • Exhaustive Reports
  • Sales Order
  • Accounting
  • Tax


Online Invoicing
  • Customizing your invoice
  • Tracking Invoice Views
  • Puting Business on Auto-Pilot
  • Getting paid with deposits
  • Getting paid with credit cards
  • Customizing due dates
  • Quick discounts
  • Estimates
  • Online Payments
  • Late Payment Fees
  • Recurring Invoices & Auto Payment
  • Multi Currency & Multi Language
  • Client Portal
  • Late Payment Reminders
  • Sales Taxes
  • Client Credit
  • Track Offline Payments
  • Send Emails or Snail Mail
  • Automated Tax Circulations
  • Invoice Previews
  • Knowing when the customer has seen the invoice
Expense Tracking
  • Automatic expense import
  • Snaps
  • Tracking spending per project
  • Remember vendors
  • Tax friendly categories
  • Easy-to-read categorization
  • Attach receipts (PDF or Image)
  • Expense Report Filters
  • File import
  • Recurring Expenses
  • Assign & Rebill Expenses
Time Tracking
  • Timer
  • Team timesheets
  • Clear breakdown of the day
  • Tracking against clients and projects
  • Detailed Time entry notes
  • Automated bills for tracked hours per project
  • Project Managers
  • Track Unbilled Time
  • Different Rates for each Project
  • Generate Invoices
  • Sharing images and files
  • Collaborating with clients, contractors, and employees
  • Project due dates
  • Centralized conversations
  • Current Project overviews
  • MasterCard, Visa, and American Express
  • Quick bank deposits
  • Automatically recorded payments
  • Fees recorded as expenses
  • Single-click setup
  • Safe & secure
  • Simple payment experience
Accounting Reports & Taxes
  • Accounts Aging
  • Profit & Loss
  • Balance Sheet
  • Expense Reports
  • Item Sales
  • Sales Tax
  • Export to CSV or Excel
  • Invoice Details Reports
  • Accounts Aging Reports
  • Filters for report customization
  • Summary of outstanding revenue
  • Clear spending breakdowns
Pricing Plans

Pricing Plans

Zoho Books offers three pricing plans. There is also a great 14-free trail that lets you try out the software to see if it actually fits the requirements of your business. You can sign up for Zoho Books free trial here.

Basic Plan – $9/organization per month or $90/organization per year

  • 50 Contacts
  • 2 Users (1 user + 1 Accountant)
  • 5 Automated Workflows
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Custom Invoices
  • Expense Tracking
  • Projects and Timesheets
  • Recurring Transactions
  • Sales Approval

Standard Plan – $19/organization per month or $190/organization per year

  • 500 Contacts
  • 3 Users (2 users + 1 Accountant)
  • 10 Automated Workflows/Module
  • All Basic features, plus:
  • Bills
  • Vendor Credits
  • Reporting Tags
  • Purchase Approval

Professional Plan – $29/organization per month or $290/organization per year

  • Unlimited Contacts
  • 10 Users
  • 10 Automated Workflows/Module
  • All Standard features, plus:
  • Purchase Order
  • Sales Order
  • Inventory
  • Custom Domain


  • Add a user – $2/month or $20/year
  • Auto-scans – Buy 50 scans/month for $5/month or $50/year


FreshBooks offers a flexible SMB and enterprise pricing scheme where plans are tailored to suit the needs of every business or small accounting team. What is more, the company offers a 30-day free trial where you can examine the features prior to choosing the most suitable plan. The difference between plans depends on the number of active clients you intend to bill, while functionalities remain the same allowing you to:

  • Customize and send unlimited invoices
  • Invoice status tracking and updates
  • Automatic late payment reminders and fees
  • Easily accept online credit card payments
  • Easily add and categorize expenses
  • Track your time by project and clients
  • Clear and simple reports and dashboards
  • Work on any device – computer, tablet or mobile
  • Data that’s 100% secured and automatically backed up

These are the pricing details for each available plan:

Lite – $15/month

  • Bill up to 5 active clients

Plus – $25/month

  • Bill up to 50 active clients

Premium – $50/month

  • Bill up to 500 active clients

Note that the company also offers discounts for annual payment.

OS Supported

OS Supported



Payment Gateways

  • PayPal
  • 2Checkout
  • Braintree
  • Paypal Payflow Pro
  • PayPal Payments Pro
  • Stripe
  • Forte
  • Worldpay

Zoho Apps

  • Zoho CRM
  • Zoho Expense
  • Zoho Subscriptions
  • Zoho Projects
  • Zoho Docs

POS Apps

  • Square


  • track1099
  • Avalara

Document Management Apps

  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • box
  • Evernote
  • OneDrive

Bills & Expenses App

  • Entryless

Time Tracking App

  • Temponia

FreshBooks integrates with the following business systems and applications:

  • Google Apps for Work
  • Gusto
  • OneSaas
  • Shopify
  • Stripe
  • Capsule
  • Acuity Scheduling
  • hurdlr
  • You don’t need a CRM!
  • Yalla
  • 123 Form Builder
  • Revamp CRM
  • EazyBI
  • Zapier
  • HubSpot
  • Braintree
  • Solve
  • Zendesk
  • LiveChat
  • Automatic
  • MileIQ
  • ReceiptBank
  • Xpenditure
  • Wufoo
  • MailChimp
  • PayPal
  • Basecamp
  • Citrix Podio
  • Bidsketch
  • Proposify
  • Blacktimer
  • Chrometa
  • ChronoMate
  • Hours
  • toggl
  • Avalara TrustFile
  • RightSignature
Pricing Page

Pricing Page

Learn more about Zoho Books pricing Learn more about FreshBooks pricing
Prominent Clients

Prominent Clients

Mobafone GmbH Chocosol, Giant Robot Engine, InfluAds, Mimic Interactive
Email Address

Email Address


English English, China, Germany, India, Japan, Spain, France, Russia, Italy, Dutch, Portugal, Polish, Turkish, Swedish
Client Types

Client Types

Small Business | Medium Business | Freelancers Small Business | Freelancers
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Please pay attention to the fact that even though both FreshBooks and Zoho Books may provide a top quality set of features every product might be created for a different business size. If you are studying different apps you should focus on a business type they are meant for. Specific functionalities could scale up effectively for huge enterprises but if you run a small or mid-sized company it’s usually more sensible to avoid paying for complex features that you may never actually use.