Out of all of the billing and invoicing software we’ve reviewed, Hiveage accepts the most diverse forms of online payments. Along with all the typical payment gateways, like PayPal and Stripe, Hiveage supports Braintree, Authorize.Net, WePay, coinbase—and more. And Hiveage’s multicurrency support is ideal for individual sellers who accept payments through multiple gateways from clients all over the world.
Like most invoicing software, it lets you collaborate with clients through a self-service portal—but it also lets your employees and team members individually track their time and projects, send invoices, and bill clients. And while Hiveage isn’t a complete accounting solution, it does include some accounting features, like mileage tracking, time tracking, and expense tracking.
Like FreshBooks, Hiveage’s free plan limits you to billing just five clients a month. (And as with FreshBooks, you can send those five clients an unlimited amount of customizable invoices.) The Basic plan costs $16 a month and ups that limit to 50, which suits many freelancers.
However, if you already pay for accounting software, Hiveage’s additional price makes it a hard sell. With a basic billing and invoice plan that costs as much as FreshBooks’ cheapest accounting plan, Hiveage works best for larger teams with a bigger invoicing budget. On the other hand, many individual sellers track inventory and accounting with free spreadsheet software. If that describes you, leveling up your payment gateways could be a good investment that doesn’t break the bank.