Creating invoices, tracking expenses and payments can often take the focus away from getting on with building your business. Billings Pro saves valuable time and hassle by helping you to create professional invoices and track time, expenses, and payments from your Mac.
With Billings Pro, you can add unlimited clients and projects, and create professional invoices, while there are flexible billing options depending on whether you are charging clients based on time, project, expense, product, service, or a flat rate.
All of this you can also synchronize between multiple iPhones, iPads and Macs so that you can manage your business on the move.
Invoicing, time tracking and client analysis in one
Billings Pro makes it easier to identify overdue invoices, send estimates and statements, and run comprehensive reports about your business. If you have clients in different countries, you can bill in multiple currencies. And if you regularly have to create estimates for potential clients, Billings Pro makes it very easy to present professional estimates in minutes.
There are plenty of ready made templates to choose from – just choose a template, fill in all the details and you’re done. You can choose to make the quote using time, a set amount, quantity, expense, or on a per project basis. If you choose to bill in time, time tracking is extremely well implemented. You can track time on multiple projects and switch between them easily.
At the end of the project, you can see at a glance which projects you’ve spent the most time on, which clients you’ve worked with the most, and even break it down by team members if several of you have been working on the same project.
A template for professionalism
Invoicing is at the heart of Billings Pro and again, there are lots of professional and attractive templates to make your invoices look good. All you have to do is choose a template, add any essential details such as time spent, items completed or other quantifiable work, add any expenses and you’re done.
One of the great things throughout Billings Pro is the design and range of templates available – all of them look very professional with tasteful designs and the wide selection of invoices in particular is excellent. The major benefit is time saving though – it takes no more than a few minutes to put together and send an invoice.
Tracking which clients have paid and when can be a challenge in itself if you’re juggling lots at once, and so Billings Pro also provides an account management tab that shows which clients are overdue and which have paid. You can also take an overall view of how much you’ve invoiced a particular client, which is useful for gauging which clients are your most profitable.
If you need any of these features on the move, then anything you’ve created on Billings Pro on your Mac can be synced an edited on your iPhone, iPad and even Apple Watch, although some user report syncing is not always as fast as it should be.
A slight downside of Billings Pro is that if you’re a small to medium business that needs to import an existing invoice database into Billings Pro, there’s no actual tool to do this. However, Billings Pro does offer guidance and support for all subscribers in order to migrate an existing database into the app.
Free version limitations
The free version allows you to send only one invoice, one estimate and one statement per month so its not suitable for running a serious business. However, it is sufficient to give you a good idea of how easy it is to get up and running Billings Pro.<
To upgrade to a professional plan, you need to choose a subscription plan using the in-app purchase option or purchase a plan from Market Circle’s website. Pricing plans start at $5 per month which allows you to send five invoices, estimates and statements, or you can upgrade to a Professional Plan for $10 which removes any limits.
Overall Billings Pro is an excellent invoicing, time tracking, estimate and account management tool that will make life easier for everyone from freelancers to medium sized businesses.