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:

US$149.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • 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:

    US$149.00/month

    • Free Trial
    • Free Version
    • Subscription

    Images

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

    Features

    Total features of Sunrise: 70

    • ACH Payment Processing
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Account Reconciliation
    • Accounting Software
    • Accounts Payable Software
    • Accounts Receivable Software
    • Action Item Tracking
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Approval Process Control
    • Audit Trail
    • Automatic Billing
    • Bank Reconciliation
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Cash Management
    • Categorization/Grouping
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Client Portal
    • Collections Management
    • Commenting / Notes
    • Compliance Management
    • Contact Database
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Invoices
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization Software
    • Deadline Management
    • Discount Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Estimating
    • Expense Claims
    • Expense Tracking
    • Financial Analysis
    • Financial Management Software
    • General Ledger
    • Hourly Billing
    • Income & Balance Sheet
    • Invoice Creation
    • Invoice History
    • Invoice Management
    • Invoice Processing
    • Mobile Payments
    • Multi-Company
    • Multi-Currency
    • Online Invoicing
    • Online Payments
    • Payment Processing Software
    • Profit/Loss Statement
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Receipt Management
    • Recurring/Subscription Billing
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Revenue Recognition
    • SSL Security
    • Sales Reports
    • Sales Tax Management
    • Search/Filter
    • Spend Management Software
    • Status Tracking
    • Summary Reports
    • Tax Calculation
    • Tax Management Software
    • User Management
    • Vendor Management Software

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (210)
    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.2/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.5/5

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    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 2020-05-21

    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.

    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.

    Peter D.
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    • Industry: Automotive
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Excellent Customer Services and friendly use

    Reviewed on 2020-06-15

    I am very happy with the Services

    I am very happy with the Services

    Pros

    I do appreciate my accountant follow up and keeping my books very updated, she is available all time to respond to any question and updates

    Cons

    friendly use, but more changes are need to adjust different accounts in running the Invoices

    Response from Lendio

    Hi Peter, thank you for your wonderful feedback. We strive to assist business owners in the best way possible. This means making our tool intuitive and easy to use. Our goal is to simplify bookkeeping, so anyone can understand the health of their business. We are thrilled to hear that your bookkeeper has earned your trust to efficiently and effectively manage your books. Thank you for being a member of Sunrise, we appreciate your review.

    Carrie B.
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    • Industry: Graphic Design Software
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    It suits my current needs.

    Reviewed on 2021-03-21

    I purchased a lifetime subscription to Billy via AppSumo in 2017. In 2019, Billy was acquired by...

    I purchased a lifetime subscription to Billy via AppSumo in 2017. In 2019, Billy was acquired by Sunrise by Lendio. The transition wasn't as smooth as I would have preferred, but I'm perfectly content now.

    Pros

    I like keeping track of my invoices, i.e. which ones were sent, which ones are late, etc. The fact that I have customer portals now is a real bonus.

    Cons

    I'd love to see some of this functionality carried over to a mobile app.

    Response from Lendio

    Hi Carrie, thank you for providing your feedback of Sunrise by Lendio. We are thrilled to see you are pleased with our invoicing capabilities. I'll make sure to get your feedback to our mobile team! Please feel free to reach out to [email protected] if you have any additional comments. Thank you. :)

    Nate R.
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    • Industry: Graphic Design Software
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
    • Review Source

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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Simple Invoicing

    Reviewed on 2018-09-17

    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

    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 2020-05-11

    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.

    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.

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    Sunrise FAQs

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    Sunrise offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$149.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free, 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/.

    We do not have any information about Sunrise features

    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 Software, Chat

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