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What Is Zoho Invoice?

Zoho Invoice is a 100% free, online invoicing software for freelancers and small to medium enterprises (SMEs). Key features include project billing, time tracking, reporting, customizable templates, and a client portaI. Teams using Zoho Invoice can track estimates, convert them to invoices, and send reminders to clients to complete their outstanding payments. Additionally, users can create tasks, collect advance payments for projects, and keep track of their invoice history.

Who Uses Zoho Invoice?

Zoho Invoice is the perfect invoicing tool for freelancers and small business owners. It caters to the needs of every size of business, especially small businesses.

Where can Zoho Invoice be deployed?


About the vendor

  • Zoho
  • Founded in 1996

Zoho Invoice support

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others


Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch and 12 others

Zoho Invoice pricing

Starting Price:

  • No free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Zoho Invoice has a free version and does not offer a free trial. Zoho Invoice paid version starts at US$0.00/month.

About the vendor

  • Zoho
  • Founded in 1996

Zoho Invoice support

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others


Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch and 12 others

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Features of Zoho Invoice

  • Accounts Payable Software
  • Accounts Receivable Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Automatic Time Capture
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Client Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Core Accounting
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Employee Database
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management Software
  • Financial Reporting Software
  • For Small Businesses
  • General Ledger
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Payment Processing Software
  • Project Accounting Software
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Task Management Software
  • Tax Calculation
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transaction Management

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Reviews of Zoho Invoice

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Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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business systems strategist in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great product for small business

5.0 6 months ago

Comments: excellent simple system for most small business


Simple invoice and expense tracking easily tracked on dashboard with drilldown to details. Can add business logo to invoice. Can enter time and have projects populate an invoice; can add items for quick entry; can add invoice discounts at $ or %; can attach timesheets; option to send to multiple emails, option to attach pdf of invoice to email and modify email contents. Also great support.


when a new invoice line is entered, the empty default line remains and has to be deleted

Alternatives Considered: Quickbooks Online and Wave Accounting

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Invoice: integration with expenses and Zoho expense entry has faster and better receipt attachment auto scan from emails and app. i.e. expenses in email can be inline or attached and it will auto-scan either

Switched From: Wave Accounting

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Invoice: qbo not requred for simple business, zoho better than wave as described in 'why switched'

Legal Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source


5.0 last month New

Comments: I am satisfied with the Zoho Invoice overall.


I love the payment processing. The security for processing online payments is excellent.


That it takes 24- 48 hours to get the payment processed through Stripe or Paypal.

Alternatives Considered: FreshBooks, NetSuite and Xero

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Invoice: Because I was not satisfied with the security of their online payments. I was defrauded multiple times over the years using Quickbook.

Switched From: Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Invoice: The 14 day trial period made me like the easy of it and the I seen the payment security.

Director Of Operations in US
Real Estate, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

good software - some useful features

3.0 4 years ago

Comments: Overall it got the job done with creating invoices but we ultimately cancelled the subscription. It was too expnesive for what it was and we just started doing invoices through Word or Excel. If you have the entire suite I could see why some businesses love and succeed with Zoho.


we used this software mostly to create intercompany and corporate invoices to vendors. I liked how you can set them up on a recurring basis, customize recipients and the look of the invoice and that you could access on your mobile device.


didn't integrate with our main accounting software so it was a lot of double entry. I also didn't like how every part of Zoho was a different section and product and price. For just Zoho invoice it was expensive and confusing for some users, being unable to use other parts of the system

Alternatives Considered: Expensify and SAP Concur

Switched From: Expensify and SAP Concur

Reasons for Switching to Zoho Invoice: At the time we just needed the invoice feature so it was easier and cheaper to set up than others.

Zoho Response

4 years ago

Dear Nicholas, Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We understand that you felt the product to be expensive and that some of your users found it could be more intuitive. Sorry about that. If you are ready to give us a chance, we are happy to schedule a call, know your requirements and suggest the best plan. We believe the import/export functionalities and our REST APIs could help you with pushing the data to your accounting platform. Just drop an email to [email protected] and we shall get in touch with you. We would love to have you back with us! Regards, Harikrishna The Zoho Invoice team

President in US
Environmental Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Invoicing for non-tech users

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: I like Zoho invoice for professional service invoicing. It allows you to enter daily descriptions of services and hours/ fractions of hours that clients want to see.


It was easy to set up a company account, clients, projects and invoice fields


It was not possible to select new time entry and have the same project without entering new entry and re-enter client, project, etc.

Office Manager in US
Construction, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Don't Let the Name Fool You

5.0 last month New

Comments: Love it. So economical and packed with features. Love Zoho


Even though Zoho Invoice creates and processes invoices (which is our only main use) it has many other features such as time tracking, estimates, and expenses. Simple software but, at the same time, not so simple that it does not fit our needs perfectly. Not to mention also, the suite of Zoho business solutions. They have thought of everything a business needs


I really cannot think of anything that I do not like about this program.

Alternatives Considered: Jotform and Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Choosing Zoho Invoice: I discovered first the Zoho suite of business solutions (which I use many of) and found invoicing. It is easier to use and it (obviously) works perfectly with all other Zoho business solutions