Clear Books is a cloud-based accounting solution for small businesses. It enables users to track key financial numbers through a dashboard. The solution can send automatic payment reminders and supports multiple currencies to create customizable invoices.
Features of Clear Books includes fixed asset registers, dashboard, contacts, purchases, sales, reports and more. The solution allows business owners and accountants to import bank statements and reconcile statements for multiple accounts. Users can also keep track of expenses and purchases by entering details about suppliers who owe money and expected claims.
Clear Books has advanced reporting tools which allow users to view balance sheets, profit and loss statements, audit logs and trial balance reports. Clear Books provides built-in templates to calculate dividends and pay outs. The solution also provides integration with FreshBooks, PayPal, Google, MailChimp, ChannelGrabber, Commusoft, DueDil and Capsule.
KATE from MANILA GPS TRACKERS
CLEAR BOOK is simple to use, clear, and generally intuitive accounting software. It has a nice lay out and good feature selection, and it also has neat invoicing and payroll features. It is used by many accountants, including several small accounting firms.
Did trial back in October but didn't buy the monthly subscription after
This March dediced to give it another go and start the paid subscription,and this is when their incompetence started, not only they took 1 monthly payment of £24 but the days after kept taking £24 payments from my account ,3 times totalling £72 was taken (apparently the system decided to back charge on payments since the trial!) , and a fourth payment that got declined by the bank.
After complaining to customer service and ask for a refund of the payments taken by mistake on the 8th, still waiting for refund to be made! now been two weeks waiting for a refund.
Several emails sent, calls, several excuses (best one being that the CFO needs to authorise/sign off the refund( a CFO needs to authorise a refund of £72!!) but refund nowhere to be seen even after confirming (and me chasing again) that it had been authorised.
Cancelled subscription as its obvious there are not to be trusted with one's financial details and seem incompetent to perform a basic financial task as a refund.
Product fairly easy to use
Interface could be improved
Customer service extremely slow and pretty much useless
Don't give them your card details!
I've worked with the Clearbooks team on various occasions and have always found them to be welcoming, astute and passionate about what they do. They have a clear vision and have grown at a speedy pace over the last couple of years, due to the talent and dedication of the team. I'm sure that in a short amount of time, Clearbooks will be the go-to software for businesses large and small.
Clear Books has helped to cut my accounting costs through one of their partners and has given me a quicker way to see how the business is performing.
Easy for accountant to use
In simple terms it's a brilliant piece of software!
Let's not get hung up on 'cloud accounting' as there are a few players now so it's not unique however:
If clients can understand it with very limited knowledge of accounting then it ticks the first box.
If accountants find it easy to use and accessible then you're ticking the next box.
Follow that up with on-line filing of data and other data imports (e.g. Yodlee) then you're onto a winner.
You wouldn't convert a petrol car to electric to be more efficient, you'd go out and buy an electric car instead. So don't try and use a desktop package that purports to be cloud based. Get the best and easiest cloud based package and start saving time, money and improve your business straightaway.
It's easy to use
Bank import tool
Accessible by client and accountant
Real time information
Send invoices by e-mail
Upload scans of purchase invoices so that you don't need paper copies
Needs more add-ons however when you raise an issue with ClearBooks staff they usually respond quickly so I would expect to see some more soon
We have been using Clear Books since 2010. I cannot praise the team highly enough, top class and personable customer service every time. They are very good at listening and delivering.
The software itself is intuitive and easy to use at all levels. A constantly improving platform.
Martin from Business Doctors
Employees number: 11-50 employees
With a raft of suppliers in the market for Cloud based accounting services, ClearBooks stands out on both simplicity, feature options and when required, the exceptional support team, who work with you to inform and conclude any queries. Very pleased to recommend to our clients.
Simplicity, functionality, feature options, help and support
None found to date
Nick from Crowd2fund
Employees number: 2-10 employees
I trialled a range of different cloud accounting products before choosing Clearbooks. The software is intuitive and has a clean interface. In addition, Clearbooks is tailored for the British market which means that the company's product roadmap prioritises changes within the local tax regime. Also, in the few times I have needed to, it has been is super easy to get through to the customer support team and have my queries dealt with efficiently and in a timely manner.
Having researched the online accounting software market extensively over the past couple of years we took the massive decision in December 2013 to select a preferred online accounts system for our growing accountancy practice.
Our team were all involved in the selection process and unanimously chose ClearBooks above all other contenders.
We have made absolutely the right decision. In our view Sage is light years behind, Freeagent unable to cope with a proper business and Xero looking tired and dated. ClearBooks is simply the best!
Whilst the implementation process has involved a significant investment in time, training and supporting our clients we are without doubt now seeing significant benefits from the system. The team at ClearBooks have been fantastic - very approachable and responsive and keen to listen to suggestions for future system developments and enhancements.
We have been involved with a couple of Customer Accelerated Development projects and these have delivered in a timely and professional way.
I've been using Clearbooks for over 5 years now and it works great. I add my transaction details myself (which is really easy) every 1-2 weeks so I see up-to-date information about my business' performance. The generated reports are great and I love checking my profit&loss and balance sheet every 1-2 days.
I also use it for invoicing and it's really easy to use and understand.
Reports & Graphs
VAT return generation
In my opinion Clear Books is a very functional cloud bookkeeping software. I recommend it to my clients because it is easy to use, is value for money, has good support and their development team regularly adds new functions.
Ease of use, Value for money, good support, suitable for most businesses.
None that I have come across so far.
Christian from hobbyDB
Employees number: 2-10 employees
For my last UK business I moved accounting over from Sage to Clearbooks and loved all aspects of it, the pnboarding was great as they were there when we had issued and the operations was super easy. Only downside I came across is that they do not offer an American package for my new business in Colorado... Clearbooks rocks!
Jiri from Pegasystems
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
Clear Books is a simple yet robust platform that makes your business life easier. Accounting should give you a clear picture of how your business is doing. Clear Books is not wasting your precious time and that's why I recommend Clear Books as a great online tool that supports your future growth.
Robust yet simple platform
All in one package
Not that I know of.
Clear Books is a highly innovative and forward thinking British business that has broken the mould of the established software accounting market. Through its modern cloud services, accountancy firms and small businesses like mine can free up their precious time and resources. Even for people who shy away from numbers and what has been the drudgery of doing their bookkeeping / accounts, Clear Books is actually enjoyable and fun!
Modern cloud based accounting
Saves a lot of time
Frees up resources
Makes accounting easier and more transparent than previously
Easily keep on top of your numbers
Always innovating and introducing new services
I can't think of any!
Kai from IAK Media Ltd
Employees number: 2-10 employees
A very nice piece of software with an intuitive interface. Certainly makes day-to-day bookkeeping straightforward. Highly recommended.
- Easy invoicing features
- Automated payroll integration
- Good value for money
Tried a number of solutions in the past but Clear Books seems to be the one I was after. Been using it for a couple of years now and still happy with it. Can access it anywhere anytime as it's online so very convenient when you're on the go a lot. Mobile app a big plus as well. Both my accountant and I can access my account at the same time and discuss things. Dealt with their support team too, and pleased with their assistance.
- online access
- multiple users
- free support
- good financial reporting
- free trial so you don't have to pay anything up front
- user-friendly dashboard
- mobile app
- can't think of any just now
I started using Clear Books in 2010, and haven't looked back.
It is easy to use and does everything I need it to - and more.
It allows me to easily keep my details in sync with my Accountant; generate Invoices, upload bank statements and receipts - everything my small business, needs.
The few occasions where I've needed to speak with customer service, (either via Twitter, over the phone or in person), they've been swift, engaged and solve the problem.
But what I like most is that they support the small business community through their blog and multiple community events throughout the year.
All their awards are well deserved.
Helpful and engaging people.
It's still no replacement for an accountant; however, they also helped me find one of those, too! :-)
Tony from Crundell & Co Accountancy Ltd
Employees number: 2-10 employees
I've been impressed by Clear Books since day one! Its easy to use for both our clients and ourselves as accountants, is full of useful time savings features and is well priced.....what more could need??
We are proud of our association with Clear Books and are very happy in recommending it as our software of choice!
Easy to use
Our company previously used Sage desktop for over 10 years. I am not an accountant and I never really got on with Sage but our book keeper is a big fan so we stuck with it, despite being aware of various cloud accounting applications.
Over the past couple of years we have taken free trials of SageOne, Xero and Kashflow - all without success. These applications each have their good bits and bad bits but they were simply not a good fit for us.
However, this year we have discovered Clear Books and I can honestly say that it has revolutionised our accounts. Our book keeper loves it and I love it too. It's so simple to use and it gives us all the data we need to run our business much more effectively than before.
Perhaps the best thing about Clear Books though is the support team. From the experience I've had so far they seem to genuinely care about their users, they are knowledgable about their application and they always see an issue through to a solution. What more could you ask of support? They're also based in the same UK office as the developers which is a massive plus in my book.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Clear Books. I don't take the time to write many reviews but I rate this application so highly that I felt compelled to write this one.
* Brilliant support
* UK based
* Responsive and reliable
* Does everything I need and more
* Good pace of new features and improvements
* A few feature niggles but these are in the improvements queue I believe
* It's not immediately obvious that you can try out demo data in your free trial - I had to be told about this by a support person
Nick from Clear Books
If you are a small/medium sized business or an accountancy firm looking to provide your clients with a remote access solution that is easy and simple to use then this is the software for you.
-Ease of use
-Pricing from ¿¿5/month
-Import your bank statement and explain the transactions no more having to sit and enter each transaction for hours on end.
-Online so it can be accessed from anywhere.
-One click VAT returns for UK users.
Online only, if you do not have internet access you will not be able to access it.