About Clear Books

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 rep...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

30 Reviews of Clear Books

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.63 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(23)

23

4 stars

(5)

5

3 stars

(1)

1

2 stars

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0

1 stars

(1)

1

Likelihood to Recommend

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Showing 1 - 5 of 30 results

November 2019

Verna from Aerotek

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Staffing and Recruiting

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2019

Clear Books can be easily managed our accounts transactions.

Before using this accounting software, I always worried about the accounts and invoices transactions but now a days, through the Clear Books software I always free from any tension which is related from my accounts transactions.

Pros

By using that accounting software, then we can sell all our sales and marketing products without any thinking about the invoices losses because the Clear Books always provide its customer with fully invoices and expenses profit. We are always get all the financial reports about our accounts activity and get the progress of invoices and expenses, So in that way we can saw our profit in sales and marketing.

Cons

Sometimes, due to accounts problem we cannot easily get all our invoices and expenses with the normal process. But as we saw the Clear Books comparison software's, then we conclude that it is always best for accounts management with great customer invoices and expenses features.

December 2014

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: GetApp


December 2014

Honestly, I think that this is the best UK online accounting app on the market

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.

Pros

* Brilliant support * UK based * Responsive and reliable * Does everything I need and more * Good pace of new features and improvements

Cons

* 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

March 2016

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

March 2016

Useless customer service and disonest business practices

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.

Pros

Product fairly easy to use

Cons

Interface could be improved Customer service extremely slow and pretty much useless Don't give them your card details!

December 2014

Martyn

Verified Reviewer

Industry: Accounting

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: GetApp


December 2014

Simply The Best, Better than All The Rest.....

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.

Pros

It's easy to use Cloud based Bank import tool On-line filing Clear dashboard Multi user 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

Cons

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

June 2020

Isaac from self employed

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Hardware

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2020

Clear books has been an amazing software in managing my day by day finances for my business

I was having problems with my accounting transaction,so a friend of mine introduce this clear books to me. I have really enjoyed using this software because it has solved the problem in my account transaction

Pros

Clear books gives me easy access to basic accounting software. It has help me in managing my account transaction and it dashboard gives me a better top level review of how my business is going

Cons

I made the right decision in using the clear books. I do not have any particular dislike about this software