Sunrise

Sunrise, formerly Billy, is a cloud-based accounting system

About Sunrise

Sunrise - formerly Billy - is a cloud-based accounting system that offers freelancers and creative professionals a single platform from which to manage billing and expense tracking activity. Incorporating customized invoices, expense capture and financial reports, Sunrise aims to deliver a user-friendly billing and expense tracking solution.

In order to manage billing effectively, Sunrise equips users with the tools to create professional, customized invoices quickly and easily. To enhance user productivity, Sunrise enables users to send recurring invoices, see when invoices have been viewed and create quotes and estimates simply online. Moreover, since Sunrise is available as a native mobile application for iOS and Android, users have the flexibility to bill clients conveniently on the move from any smartphone device. By allowing users to accept credit cards, work with multiple currencies and process discounts and refunds as well as add sales taxes to invoices, Sunrise provides users with the functionality to streamline billing processes.

Besides billing, Sunrise allows users to capture and track expenses effortlessly. Using the Sunrise mobile app, users can capture and store their receipts in a central location. Furthermore, Sunrise enables users to import and categorize all expenses automatically by linking Sunrise to their bank account. To help users gain actionable insight into their financial numbers, Sunrise includes different reports like profit and loss, balance sheet, tax summary, customer statements and accounts receivable. Sunrise also helps users to track payments easily by permitting individuals to see at a glance who owes money.

Pricing starting from:

USD 149.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Sunrise

  • Sunrise is available as a native mobile application on iOS and Android, affording users the flexibility to manage billing & invoicing on the move.

  • Users can capture and store receipts with the Sunrise mobile app, providing users with an efficient way to organize expense claims.

  • Sunrise delivers 256-bit secure sockets layer (SSL) encryption, helping users manage sensitive financial data safely and securely.

  • Sunrise includes customizable invoices, allowing users to create professional invoices complete with customizable logo quickly and easily.

  • Sunrise facilitates financial reporting with balance sheet, tax summary and customer statement reports, granting users valuable, accurate insight into business performance.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    USD 149.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

    Images

    Sunrise Software - The dashboard provides insights into your business.
    Sunrise Software - Identify areas of growth through your reports.
    Sunrise Software - Customize your invoices for your clients.
    Sunrise Software - Match and categorize your transactions for accurate reporting.
    Sunrise Software - Approve expense claims
    Sunrise Software - Send invoice reminders
    Sunrise Software - Send invoices on-the-go to your customers.
    Sunrise Software - Connect your bank and start receiving payments right to the Sunrise app.
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    Sunrise Software - The dashboard provides insights into your business. Sunrise Software - Identify areas of growth through your reports. Sunrise Software - Customize your invoices for your clients. Sunrise Software - Match and categorize your transactions for accurate reporting. Sunrise Software - Approve expense claims Sunrise Software - Send invoice reminders Sunrise Software - Send invoices on-the-go to your customers. Sunrise Software - Connect your bank and start receiving payments right to the Sunrise app.

    Features

    Total features of Sunrise: 60

    • ACH Payment Processing
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Account Reconciliation
    • Accounting
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Approval Process Control
    • Audit Trail
    • Automatic Billing
    • Bank Reconciliation
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Cash Management
    • Categorisation/Grouping
    • Client Portal
    • Collections Management
    • Compliance Management
    • Contact Database
    • Core Accounting
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Invoices
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • Estimating
    • Expense Claims
    • Expense Tracking
    • Financial Analysis
    • Financial Management
    • General Ledger
    • Hourly Billing
    • Income & Balance Sheet
    • Invoice Creation
    • Invoice History
    • Invoice Management
    • Invoice Processing
    • Mobile App
    • Mobile Payments
    • Multi-Company
    • Multi-Currency
    • Online Invoicing
    • Online Payments
    • Payment Processing
    • Profit/Loss Statement
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Receipt Management
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Revenue Recognition
    • SSL Security
    • Sales Tax Management
    • Spend Management
    • Status Tracking
    • Tax Calculation
    • Tax Management
    • Vendor Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (211)
    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.2/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support
    4.5/5

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    Ben B. Ben B.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    It’s an excellent app for startups & entrepreneurs!

    Reviewed on 11/05/2020

    Overall it’s been good. The support seems lacking as I’ve had to complain about stuff to get...

    Overall it’s been good. The support seems lacking as I’ve had to complain about stuff to get anywhere and usually don’t. So if I could have them improve anything it’s customer service, Zapier integrations and embedded payment forms for our websites.

    Pros

    I love setting my invoicing on autopilot - every month it bills my customers and manages the transactions. I can see who isn’t paying their bills, it’s great.

    Cons

    They still don’t have a Zapier integration yet, they recently reached out to me to be apart of their beta which is great as I want to integrate it with my all-in-one digital marketing platform Automate CRM. Doing so will streamline my signups / billing for done-for-you clients. I also think they need embeddable payment forms. Currently have to use stripe, but that bypasses their system so that won’t work for the long term. They need to get up to speed like waveapps, I’ve been checking their software out because of the limitations I’m running into.

    Alternatives Considered

    Wave Accounting

    Reasons for Switching to Sunrise

    Because they gave me a deal I couldn’t refuse. At the time I didn’t really know the difference, and I believe waveapps is newer so that wasn’t available at the time. I’m strongly looking at waveapps now because of the lack of integrations and really need payment forms I can embed, I feel I could bandaid the solution with Zapier if they come out with the integration soon.

    Response from Lendio

    Hi Ben, thank you for your great feedback! As you mentioned, we are excited to start testing the integration of Zapier in Sunrise. We take user feedback very seriously and we are always looking for way to improve our product. We've relayed you support concerns to our Customer Experience (CX) team and we will do everything in our power to do better by you. Additionally, we've taken your embeddable payment forms suggestion to our Product Manager lead. If there is any update whatsoever, you will be the first to know. Thank you again for your review.

    Fredy P. Fredy P.
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    • Industry: Architecture & Planning
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great accounting software

    Reviewed on 21/05/2020

    I've been using Sunrise for sometime now, haven't had major issues with it and when I had it turned...

    I've been using Sunrise for sometime now, haven't had major issues with it and when I had it turned out to be a user issue :p rather than software issue and support help me clear it.

    Overall really happy with it.

    Pros

    Is easy to use, I'm not an accountant nor have many experience in that field so being easy to use was a big advantage for us. It has the core functionalities we need and many others that I certainly don't know how to use so It should have the required features for advanced users.

    The invoicing system is great, easy and customizable.
    Has a quoting and estimating system that's easy to convert to an invoice, also has an easy way to send reminders about our invoices and has some automation once you get paid.

    It has a bookkeeping system and loans offering but we haven't used those so no comment there.

    Cons

    Would be great if we could use our own domain to send the invoices, reminders etc instead of the @sunriseapp.com

    I haven't found a way to automate the invoicing process, using a csv file or something like Zapier or similar to avoid the need to create each item of the invoice . That certainly would save us a lot of time.

    Not sure if these will be offered later or if there's already a way to do it at this time, just haven't found them.

    Alternatives Considered

    Kashoo

    Reasons for Choosing Sunrise

    Not that there was anything wrong with them but they removed the Stripe integration to process payments and implemented their own, not a big deal but we didn't want to change that as we use stripe on different places and wanted to keep all together.

    Switched From

    Wave Accounting

    Reasons for Switching to Sunrise

    I might be biased as I got a special offer from a time when Sunrise had a different name but also had a similar offering from the software above and decided to stay with Sunrise due to features, ease of use and interface. They all offered similar features but still got a better value from Sunrise.

    Response from Lendio

    Thank you, Fredy! We appreciate the kind and thorough review. Like you mentioned not everyone is an accountant. At Sunrise we strive to take the power of bookkeeping and put it into an intuitive and easy to use platform. We've taken note of your feature suggestion and we will make sure it gets in the hands of our product development team. Stay tuned for our Zapier integration going live this June. We'll make sure you are notified once is launches. Again, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.

    Nate R. Nate R.
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    • Industry: Graphic Design
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Simple Invoicing

    Reviewed on 17/09/2018

    5/10. It works, it's simple, but it doesn't give me all the option and tools that I would like when...

    5/10. It works, it's simple, but it doesn't give me all the option and tools that I would like when it comes to integrating and designing invoices. They just don't match up with the design scheme of my company and because of that, we have switched services, although it should be said, it's been a lot higher of a learning curve with more the complex platforms we've switched to.

    Pros

    A basic, fairly easy to use platform for creating and managing invoices. It's utility is fine, it does allow my clients to pay us through their invoices. It's because of this, that I give it a mediocre rating. However, I think there is room for improvement.

    Cons

    This app lacks the design and integration capabilities of its competitors and they seem to have been experiencing some growing pains lately. The templates are basic and allow for minimal changes in font, some color, and logo changes; that is about it though.

    Our company uses sales decks to issue quotes for projects and it would be great if I could integrate billy invoices into that, however design compatibility aside, billy invoices can only be structured vertically, not horizontally, which is how our deck are orientated. We've also experienced some glitches in notifications and connections to stripe, which is the processor they use.

    Response from Billy

    Hi Nate,

    Thanks for your honest review. You are right that we are simpler than some of our competitors (though not any less powerful!). This is how we keep our costs low and our prices low for new entrepreneurs. It also helps small businesses who don't have accountants keep their books organized on a budget.

    I am sorry that our invoice designs didn't work out for you. It sounds like you have a design focused business and I can understand the need to have even more control over how your invoices look.

    Our invoice templates are clean and elegant and very customizable for most small businesses with levers for font type, color and style as well as logo placement and even background colors.

    Thanks again for giving us a try and best of luck with your business!

    -The Billy Team

    Thet thet S. Thet thet S.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Perfect software and make your life easy!

    Reviewed on 25/08/2021

    It's just perfect software and like I said, it's making our life's easier which means I can finish...

    It's just perfect software and like I said, it's making our life's easier which means I can finish my work quicker and saving my time.

    Pros

    I mainly use this software in hospital settings. I have been familiar with this software since my previous job. Then, I moved to this new job where they were not using this when I joined them. So I know how this was different and how this is useful in day to day basic. Literally they are making your life easier ..it kind of like the platform you can access all at one stop rather than opening multiple browsers to get them.

    Cons

    As I'm mainly used for seeing patient records, enter the data, there are only a few template available right now. It'd be better if you add more template for different settings.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Information Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great Feature Set for Small Business Owners Ready to Move Beyond Spreadsheets

    Reviewed on 21/05/2020

    It helped me get organized and serious about my business accounting, which helped my business grow....

    It helped me get organized and serious about my business accounting, which helped my business grow. And it's a great free alternative to Quickbooks Online.

    Pros

    This is the tool I recommend for any business owner/startup for double-entry accounting. It's the tool I used to get serious about my business accounting (moving out of spreadsheets). Getting organized with a chart of accounts, an real Profit/Loss statement, invoice processing/tracking/payments, and more helped me focus and grow. I purchased it when it was known as Billy, but now it's free and improving.

    Cons

    There is a bit of a learning curve, but it's not too bad. Lendio is improving Sunrise since acquiring Billy, but there are still some areas that can be improved. There is no account dashboard, meaning you have to go into each account individually to see if there are transactions to be reconciled or to check balances (this should be visible on a single page). Also, there is no way to save report settings, so if I want to see my P/L report by months for the current year, I have to make multiple selections each and every time I run it.

    Alternatives Considered

    Quickbooks Online

    Reasons for Choosing Sunrise

    I needed more functionality than the limited version of the Quickbooks Self Employeed software.

    Reasons for Switching to Sunrise

    I didn't want the monthly cost associated with QBO. I may move to it in the future as my business grows, but Sunrise does what I need for free for now.

    Response from Lendio

    Our customer feedback is essential to how we improve the product. Thank you for providing us with your detailed review. As you mentioned, we plan to keep improving and making the tool better for our users. We have some exciting new product launches coming in June. Thank you again for your valuable input.

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    Sunrise FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Sunrise.

    Sunrise offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: USD 149.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Sunrise is free to get started. You can also hand over all of your bookkeeping to one of our professional bookkeepers for a monthly fee, https://sunriseapp.com/pricing/.

    Sunrise has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200

    Sunrise supports the following languages:

    English

    Sunrise supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

    Sunrise integrates with the following applications:

    Stripe

    Sunrise offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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