Using QuickBooks Online means so much more than just accessing your accounts from anywhere, anytime. It also opens up an unlimited world of possibilities thanks to the app store, which boasts hundreds of QuickBooks apps all designed to help you customise an integrated package to fit your business’s needs.

With so much choice it’s easy to get lost so here we take you through our top 5 apps in the QuickBooks Online ecosystem.

Expensify – A QuickBooks App for Expenses

Best Quickbooks apps - Expensify

Expense management has never been so easy. Gone are the days of saving old receipts for weeks until you file an expense claim and then waiting around for that to be processed by the accounting department. With Expensify you simply take a photo of your receipt, upload it to the app, fill in a few boxes and it can then be approved with the click of a button.

Everyone saves time, expenses get properly logged and you don’t have to sift through receipts at the end of every month and panic about how reimbursing all of these claims at once will affect your cash flow.

TSheets – A QuickBooks App for Time Tracking

Best Quickbooks apps - TSheets

TSheets is one of the highest and most rated apps in the ecosystem thanks to the fact that it is entirely customisable to the needs of your business. You can track employees when they are working in or out of the office thanks to GPS tracking, schedule shifts, create job costing reports and benefit from the real time reporting that goes along with it.

Your employees don’t have to worry about turning in a time sheet every week and you can sit back and relax knowing that everything is being recorded accurately and the link to your Quickbooks Online account keeps it all up to date.

Fundbox – A QuickBooks App for Finance

Best Quickbooks apps - Fundbox

Fundbox is a short term financing solution that works by underwriting invoices due for payment. By linking to Quickbooks, Fundbox builds a risk profile for each individual invoice and approves those that are eligible for funding. The full value of an approved invoice can be deposited into your account the next business day, borrowers have 12 weeks to repay the loan and are charged a flat rate monthly fee.

The monthly fee structure means that borrowers are rewarded for early repayment and it’s ideal for bridging short term cash gaps.

Method – A QuickBooks App for CRM

Best Quickbooks apps - Method:CRM

Method is the CRM system for Quickbooks. Built specifically with the platform in mind, by looking at your customer’s history Method tells you so much more than an invoice in Quickbooks ever could, such as when your customer will need something and what that thing will be. It is also fully customizable, so you can drag and drop the features that you need into the system at any time.

This means that not only will Method help you grow it can also fit your business at every stage. Method’s promise of saving hours every week and never losing a lead is surely music to every small business owner’s ears.

Float – A QuickBooks App for Cash Flow Forecasting

Float provides businesses and their financial advisors with an up-to-date, accurate understanding of their future daily cash position, taking away all the manual work you’d have to put into a spreadsheet to reach an accurate starting point. Float automatically updates your forecasts with your actuals from QuickBooks Online every day, meaning once you’ve set up your projections, you can sit back and watch your forecast pull in live data as it happens. Float also offers reporting, scenario planning and invoice and bill tracking, making it one of the easiest and fastest ways to visualize the future of your company’s cash and stay in control.

If you want to be able to see visually how much working capital you will have in the future so you can invest in your business or take drawings confidently, this is the app for you.

You can sign up here for your free trial of Float.

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