Companies of all sizes are switching from familiar office suites that run on the desktop to online business apps like Google Apps.
The Google Apps Marketplace has a good selection of accounting and finance apps that work with Docs, Calendar and other Google Apps services. Here are some of the best apps for managing small, medium and large businesses.
FreeAgent Online Accounting Software
Free Agent Accounting Software FreeAgent Central
FreeAgent is online accounting software for freelancers and small businesses. FreeAgent manages invoicing, expenses and time tracking with real-time accounts and tax reports. FreeAgent integrates with Google Contacts and Google Calendar.
Rhino Accounting is free online accounting software for small businesses that can create invoices as a PDF so they can be sent electronically. Reports are viewed in Google Docs and invoices can be sent using Gmail. Rhino Accounting is also integrated with Google Contacts.
Supported currencies: dollar, pound, euro and yen.
FreshBooks Online Accounting Software FreshBooks is a service of 2ndSite Inc.
FreshBooks is a popular online accounting software for small to large businesses. Unfortunately, only new Freshbooks accounts can be used with Google Apps, but existing accounts will be supported in the future. FreshBooks creates recurring and individual invoices, and manages contractors, time reporting and expense tracking. Customers can pay with a credit card, PayPal or Google Checkout.
Cost: $19/month for 25 clients, on up to $149/month for 5,000 clients.
Intuit Online Payroll has free live support from payroll experts and can be integrated with Gmail, Google Calendar and Documents. This app runs payroll, prints checks and e-files taxes. At the time this was written, existing Intuit Online Payroll accounts could not be used with Google Apps, so only new Online Payroll users can benefit from the Google Apps integration.
30-day free trial (1 state and 1 employee)
$39/month and up, depending on number of employees, contractors and states where taxes are filed.
Expensify's tag line is "Expense Reports That Don't Suck". Use Expensify to automate expense report data entry by importing expenses (many with a guaranteed eReceipt) directly from 94% of all credit cards offered in the U.S. Expensify tracks time, mileage, cash expenses on the go and creates online expense reports, and employees can be reimbursed by credit card or direct deposit.
Expenses can be exported to QuickBooks or linked to SalesForce accounts.
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Scan receipts and send them electronically to Shoeboxed to organize and store them online. Other methods of submitting receipt images and data to a Shoeboxed account are via email, iPhone, digital camera, or mail receipts in and have Shoeboxed do the scanning and data entry for you.
Imports financial data into like Quicken, Quickbooks, FreshBooks, and others.