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5 Best Online Invoice Generator and Expense Tracking Websites

5 Best Online Invoice Generator and Expense Tracking Websites

Invoicing is an important task of any business, be it on a large scale or small scale. One needs to generate detailed invoices of transaction so as to keep a record of financial flow. However, manual creation of invoice is a daunting task.

To create a perfect format and then filling numerous details can take hours if we are working with tools like Excel or Word. Thus, to rescue with this daunting task, online invoice generator comes in picture.

Online invoice generator makes our life easier when it comes to billing from your clients. The online invoice generators, simply requires you to fill in the information, then you are ready to generate an invoice on spot which can be printed, saved or emailed directly to clients. These invoice generators make uses of professional layout that includes details for accurate, consistent and clean billing practices.

There are number of templates available for different types of billing which one can select depending on the need. And at the same time, Expense management refers to systems which are deployed by business to audit, pay and process employee initiated expenses. These software apps help to manage expense claim, audit and authorization. Following are some available websites which can be used for fulfilling the needs:

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Online Invoice Generator

Online Invoices, is a great tool from small and mid-sized business owners, it lets you create and manage invoices. It has templates based not only industry, but also based on country standards and various languages. This Invoice generator lets one to choose from range of free templates to generate an invoice according to their requirement.

Example of the invoice templates are Sole Trader Invoice Template, UK Invoice Template no VAT, Sales Invoice Template, Photography Invoice Template, Construction Invoice Template and many more. The templates are also quite intuitive and advanced with ability to calculate discount, change currency and tax.

After creating an invoice, one can send the invoice and track it by signing up with online invoice or download it as PDF. Although, the free service is enough for most users, but one can extend it by availing paid services under Gold, Silver and Platinum Plans.

Basically, Online Invoice generator consists of two options – free invoice templates that gives you option to create or generate invoices on the fly, no registration or payment required. Online invoices second option is complete accounting solution that has expense tracking/ time tracking and accounting software.

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Invoice home Generator

Invoice home is a web based invoicing service which is free, if you are single user having up to five clients. The features include time sheets and mobile invoicing via iOS and Android apps, which makes it easy to send estimates or bills to clients on the move. It allows you to automate recurring invoices, generate invoices in multiple currencies and track payments.

After signing up and giving basic information about the firm such as trading name, contact and address information. The information will appear as default on your invoices.  One can also add information regarding the contacts, for which the invoice needs to be prepared by exporting contacts in Customer tab. This can be done by exporting existing contacts from Access or Excel in CSV file and then mapping the fields of file to Invoice home.

Once the invoice is generated, it can be saved as PDF or printed. Once signed up, you can manage your invoices easily and you would get notifications regarding the invoices due date and payments.

BillQuick

BillQuick is an integrated Billing and Accounting, Project Management, Time and Expense Tracking solution, which are scalable for businesses of various sizes. BillQuick automates repetitive tasks, organizes information which gives firms to spend much more time to provide services to clients instead of juggling between internal processes.

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The tool is packed with powerful and simple features designed to help firms with easy cash flow by expediting billing process.

Bill4Time

Bill4time is an online solution that helps firms to run their business by combining client and project management, time and expense tracking, invoicing and accounting capabilities in a single system. Bill4Time includes certain features that fit needs of Lawyers and Accountants.

It has customization features which suits well for larger and complex projects. Bill4Time has functionality in regard to manage projects and clients, create and send invoices, assigns task and integrates well with Quickbooks.

The tool also offer users, with the option to preset invoice with company logo and one can choice from multiple design templates and can export invoice with options like PDF etc. For legal professionals it has specific feature called Legal Electronic Data Exchange (LEDES).

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Zervant

Zervant is online invoicing software for traders, freelancers and small business owners which helps in managing business finances which are often daunting. The three important tasks it performs are expense management, invoicing and time tracking. With Zervant one can create, track and send invoices.

There are number of sending options available as late payment reminders can be sent. One can send receipts and estimates too. When an invoice is paid, money is automatically transferred into relevant account. There are number of financial reports available, like Transaction Reports, Income and Expense and VAT.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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