Clear Biz Software


 

Clear Biz is a practice management solution designed for accounting professionals in the United States and Canada. It helps users manage clients, notify ciients of upcoming deadlines, complete paperwork on time and manage the status of client tasks.  

The time tracking and accounts receivable (AR) system provides users with a range of invoicing options, including flat rate and work-in-progress (WIP) billing. Users can customize the setup in several ways, including setting task descriptions, billing rates and tax amounts to automatically populate when selected for different task-types and personnel.

Additionally, users can import and/or export client data between Clear Biz and platforms such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Quickbooks.

Clear Biz is specially suited for small businesses, but has no restriction on the number people that can be entered into the system as users. As a server-based solution, Clear Biz is compatible with Windows systems. Each edition (bookkeeper or accountant) is priced per user license per month with several optional support packages available. Interested parties can try the product free for 30 days.

 

Clear Biz - Appointments section
 
  • Clear Biz - Appointments section
    Appointments section
  • Clear Biz - Client information tab
    Client information tab
  • Clear Biz - Communication logger
    Communication logger
  • Clear Biz - Personal clients section
    Personal clients section
  • Clear Biz - Business clients section
    Business clients section
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Deanna from Richardson Accounting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Maybe great for Canada; but US version severely lacking.

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Product has awesome potential! I was very excited to view product and get started. When we installed it was apparent that this was not the product viewed. We were told we would have to customize all the form names and due dates for US Forms and states, but an update would be coming in about two weeks. We are still waiting on that update 14 months later. I keep getting told it is coming, but I had to move on.

Pros

Ability to track and report

Cons

No US or state forms support.

Advice to Others

Do buy if you have US based returns.

Source: Capterra
 

Nichole from Microbusiness Services, llc
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

February 2017

February 2017

Get Organized

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Using Client Track I am able to store documents, as well as assign, track and follow client work from engagement to completion. A great workflow tool!

Pros

All in on workflow tool.

Cons

Document uploading can be a little clunky.

Advice to Others

Please implement emailing from Outlook Cloud. I would rather use cloud than desktop.

Source: Capterra
 

Rebecca from APAS

February 2017

February 2017

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I thought this program would be helpful for tracking deadlines for our office. It is helpful but our experience getting the program started was very unsatisfactory. We were able to get assistance after I complained, so I am thankful for that and that they stood behind their product.

Source: Capterra
 

Veronica from Advanced Professional Accounting Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Very disappointed

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We basically use this software in the most basic of functions. There is no training and very little support to be able to fully utilize this software as it was intended. Do not plan on using it for much longer

Pros

I have nothing positive to say other than it is an efficient program for archiving client data

Cons

We are paying for this program to track client billing, monitor client tasks that need to be accomplished accross our accounting team and ideally have it all integrate seamlessly with Quickbooks. We have been using this now for over a year and all we do is record client data in it. We have not been able to do anything with monitoring or assigning tasks. Your system is not user friendly, there was no training, so if we cant figure it out we can use it. The client time tracking was cumbersome and are using TSheets for that and they have been wonderful.

Advice to Others

If you are going to bill your clients $75.00 monthly for your software, there should be some responsibility on your customer service or technicial support teams to ensure that your customers understand the software and its functionality fully rather than leaving them frustratined and uninformed

Source: Capterra
 

Joseph from APAS

January 2017

January 2017

Not there yet

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From the initial set up to the date of this review, we have not been able to truly take full advantage of the program as expected. The program does not offer any advantages or integrations that can be done with less costly programs and much responsive Tech Support. The synchronization between the program and QuickBooks not working properly and when call tech support for assistance they refer you to QuickBooks for support. Why develop a program to sync with other program and when there is a snag send you for support with an unrelated company. If they improve on the tech support and better program communications to do as advertise, then I would definitely reconsider using them.

Source: Capterra
 

Barbara from Out of the Box Bookkeeping LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Planning is Greatly Improved

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Setting up recurring tasks has been a valuable tool for my office. It allows me to assign work to employees and have those tasks pop up on their lists which helps them plan their week and month. We also use it as a communication and scheduling tool. I often set a reminder for myself for the next day so I don't forget what I wasn't able to complete or which phone calls or emails I need to respond to. This program has helped tremendously with scheduling and not allowing things to slip through the cracks. That was a challenge prior to using Clear Biz, and I find the program has helped tremendously in these areas.

Pros

The scheduling and task management. Scheduling recurring tasks makes everyone's workload much easier to plan for and things don't get missed in the busyness of workflow.

Cons

Some of the tabs are specialized for the state of California, so I don't use them because I'm in the state of Washington. However setting up my own Custom tasks is not difficult, so I've used those instead.

Advice to Others

We use the program on a network, so only one user at a time can log in. That works well for us; however setting up User Names and Passwords has proven to be difficult, so we don't use them. Everyone logs in under the same set up, and we're careful about any personally identifying information we enter.

Source: Capterra
 

Jill from Pezzullo & Gussett, CPAs, LLP

January 2017

January 2017

Great Product

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We have been using this product for about 9 months and we love it. The only downside is the constant freezing and if you leave it open for more than 2 hours, you have to close it and log back in to use it. I was told it was a Windows 10 issue but it seems that there should be a way to fix it. Otherwise the ease of use and ability to customize it to our firm is wonderful. The customer support has been excellent as well. Every time I call, they are available to help and walk me through anything I need. I really appreciate that in this world of never getting to speak to a live person. I never have to deal with a computerized answering service. I'd give them 6 stars for customer service!

Source: Capterra
 

Wendy from Barlin Business Solutions Inc
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Good enough

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This is a basic system that helps us track our work flow . Unfortunately it does not interface with Outlook so our emails are not stored within client folders.

Pros

Its fairly easy to use and inexpensive

Cons

There are many things it cannot do

Advice to Others

Nope

Source: Capterra