Billy is a cloud-based accounting application for small businesses and freelancers in all industries. Primary features include billing, invoicing, quote management, contact management, accounting, expense management and financial reporting.

Other features include estimate creation, discount and refund processing, bank reconciliation, bank statement import, tax management and multiple-currency support. The software enables users to create customized invoices, mail them to clients and receive online payments.

Billy also has a recurring invoice feature that automatically sends invoices to clients and charges their credit card. The software can add discounts when applicable and processes refunds. The tax management module automatically adds taxes depending on the client’s location. The financial reporting module generates profit and loss reports, balance sheets, tax summaries, customer statements, accounts receivable and other reports.

Pricing is per month, and mobile applications for Android and iOS devices are available. Support is offered via phone and email.



130 Reviews of Billy

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 130 reviews

December 2018

Moira from Leapforce at home

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Billy is better than the previous intern billy.

Pros

Billy is a simple and easy to use accounting software. Billy allows files to be managed without having to deal with clunky, complicated interfaces. Billy is full of features that range from necessity to cant live without.

Cons

Billy has some minor bugs and glitches that show up once in a while, nothing concerning though.

November 2018

Matt from New Focus Films

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Easy to use, Clean design, Efficient functionality

In general, Billy is great. It handles my needs seamlessly for invoicing clients and keeping track of everything. I haven't done taxes yet with it so I still have to see how well I can import the info into TurboTax.

Pros

I love how clean of design it is. After being bogged down by other programs for years, Billy does it best.

Cons

I wish that I could create a recurring expense and that there would be Zapier integration so I could link this with my proposal software.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Billy for private practice

Great value and user friendly. Love how easy creating and sending invoices is!

Pros

Ease of use and many features. Good customer support and response time.

Cons

The Billy capture tool didn't always work.

November 2018

Kelly from KMD Web Designs

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Helpful system

Very helpful and nice customer service

Pros

Brings my clients and work together in one accounting program.

Cons

takes a bit to learn unless you know accounting software. For someone who uses pen and paper, changing over was a little slower than I would expect.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Easy to use product, some missing features, but overall the company is heading in the right directio

Overall I've had good experience. Support is quick with responses and the rest is easy to use and figure out on your own.

Pros

If you need simple invoicing, this product works great. It's easy to use and set up.

Cons

Can't accept ACH payments from your clients yet.

November 2018

Mayo from LBPP-LIA

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Fire Your Personal Finance Manager

Pros

Billy helps you manage your personal finance with a fraction of a cost of a professional finance manager. It's intuitive and easy to use. It also available for mobile.

Cons

There's practically no bank integration for users in Asia. While the app is still functional without the integration, it would be nice for us not to be left out.

November 2018

Brandon from gShift

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Billy the Smart Invoice Choice

Billy helped me invoice clients with recurring invoices and reporting on payments.

Pros

The interface is very friendly and they roll out new features regularly.

Cons

The cost was my only con. It is not super expensive but I do not have a lot of clients so can be hard to justify for a small freelancer.

November 2018

Art from Art Remnet Smart Marketing Coach Mastermind Mentor

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Easy to use Accounting Foundation, Impressive Road Map

Billy is a small business accounting lifesaver. I love how Billy saves me time in day-to-day operations and keeps me compliant with my books. My accountant even loves Billy (and she used to recommend that "books" software). Thank you Billy!

Pros

For the first time in 20+ years accounting is not a frustrating and overly expensive task. Billy has provided my companies a easy to use and nearly complete solution that does not cost a fortune or hold me hostage. Using Billy has saved me countless hours each month for the past 18 months. It's streamlined and logical workflows, dead simple invoicing, and reasonable fees make Billy a real winner for small business.

Cons

The only gotcha with Billy is their integration with PayPal accounts is not as clean as it could be. The company is on the right track and should have this issue resolved shortly. The support team at Billy has been fantastically helpful and understanding. They not only know accounting, they know how to help people.

November 2018

Simon from SL Training and Development

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Billy review

Very positive experience with Billy, easy to use, regular updates on features and gets my invoicing done.

Pros

The ease of use within the platform is great, it enabled me to learn how to use it very quickly.

Cons

Nothing at the moment. I haven’t had any problems with Billy.

November 2018

Yannick from NorthPro UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Easy to use & does everything you need

Pros

- Very easy to use web interface
- Nice statistics, automatically calculates vat for tax return, informative dashboard

Cons

- Unfortunately my Bank isn’t supported yet
- Some more customization-options would be nice
- The API could be simplified
- No recurring expenses

November 2018

Tom from Tom J Law

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Solid Accouting Software

Pros

The invoicing is easy and sleek. They look good and make it easy for clients to pay in seconds!

Cons

It's complicated – at least, it is for me! There are a lot of moving parts, and although there are helpful videos and tips explaining what each thing does, there's no deeper explanation of how they integrate and why it works like that, which often leaves me confused.

November 2018

Michael from Tier 1 Cosulting

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Trusted Platform, no frills, solid accounting.

Pros

I love the multiple business interfaces, and overall sleek design.
Very minimal but sufficient.

Cons

Still waiting for Australian banking integration.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Accounting for Non-Accountants

This helps me be more efficient and keep track of my accounts a bit better. I am still not utilizing all the features correctly or to their fullest but have hopes to get there. The key thing for me was being able to get up and going quickly and if not using all the features to at least have them more complex and dual entry accounting options available

Pros

I bought Billy because I needed an affordable, easy to use system for my Freelance business. This was easy enough for me to set up, includes room for me to grow with it's extended features and is something I can hand over to an accountant when I am ready. I love that I can collect payment from the invoice and take many forms of payment

Cons

I just an not a numbers accounting person and really dislike this stuff so I procrastinated on set up items that will help me and iddn't utilize help docs as much as I shoulda

November 2018

Sandhya from Timeless Beauty Bar

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

November 2018

Great for a startup

Good, but would only use for the beginning year or two of a startup. Definitely not for advanced features or book keeping.

Pros

The Billy software is very easy to use, pretty trivial.

Cons

Billy lacks a lot of features as the company grows and advances, also does not have an actual app that you can use from mobile device. It is very limited in its use to receipt captures only.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Love Billy

Pros

I love that this is a double- entry accounting platform. They have the ability to capture receipts and sync to my bank which is a HUGE plus. The ability to create recurring invoices is an added bonus for me as a solopreneur. Any aspect of time savings multiplied throughout my week and month is a great bonus.

Cons

The only downside for the software, for me, right now is their inability to auto=charge ACH drafts for recurring invoices. This would be a lifesaver for me for my retainer clients. Yes, they can pay via ACH, but for whatever reason none of my retainer clients have started paying that way. Any way we can make it easier for our Cilents to pay the better, and ACH would drastically reduce credit card fees.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Great Software for Entrepreneurs

It’s been a good experience thus far. They are continually making improvements to their software. (I’m excited to use the app!)

Pros

I like the ease and ability to keep my business finances in order. The dashboard is great along with the other features - being able to create invoices with a link for payment, profit/loss and balance sheets, and tax statements.

Cons

There is nothing I dislike about the software so far.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Better than quickbooks, but still not the best

I've used quickbooks, freshbooks, xero. Billyapp does fill in the gap, but some extra features (mentioned in the cons) will make it #1

Pros

Simple and fully functional accounting & billing system that has multi-currency invoicing

Cons

Doesn't have recurring expenses, unable to generate customer statements, unable to apply a discount % or amount in an invoice.

Website is not mobile responsive.

app name "billyapp" sounds 'Naff', when i tell clients to check their email for our invoicing system sent from "billapp"...

Could I use my own custom domain or you use another domain to send emails?

Response from Billy of Billy's Billing Corp.

Replied November 2018

You are able to create customer statements and apply discounts to invoices. Please contact our support for help.

November 2018

Kyle from Williams Trailer Center

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Definitely great for small businesses!

Pros

Very easy to use
Low monthly fee
Great customer service
Quick upload receipts feature which allows for quick expense records
Professional invoices
Easy to add discounts and corrections on invoices

Cons

It is a little 1 dimensional and lacks a bit of features

November 2018

Leann from Comtech Digital

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Review of Billy

Pros

I think overall everything has been easy to use and works with fianaces and keeping everything organized.

Cons

I don't like how there is not a recurring charge for clients. Makes it difficult to not be able to charge a recurring fee.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Invoice Your Clients With Ease

Pros

An intuitive interface which made the software very easy to use. I also liked the fact that I could email the clients right from the dashboard itself. Customer support is great too. I had two minor issues and they were resolved by the end of the business day.

Cons

Nothing I did not like. I think it's great software for a small or medium sized business like mine.