PROS / CurdBee provides unlimited invoices and clients for a reasonably priced monthly subscription.
CONS / The estimates module costs extra and does not have a time billing module.
VERDICT / If you need to send out numerous invoices, this may be a good option for you.
Editor’s Note: Please note that CurdBee is now Hiveage.
CurdBee online billing is mostly an email invoicing application that can include attached PDF or links to an HTML invoice that you can view through a browser. They can also send one invoice to multiple email addresses. CurdBee is one of the few services at this end of the rankings that will let you customize your invoice by adding a logo and changing the background, header and header background colors. We liked that your color choices are not limited; you can enter any HTML color code you desire to your correspondence. You can also customize emails and notifications.
This online billing system can manage basic client information such as name, email, address and a fax and phone number. However, it can only store one physical address. We did like, however, that it will let you save the currency per customer, so when you create an invoice it will automatically input the correct currency type. It will also let you set the country per customer, and it is not limited to just one or two country choices.
CurdBee was very responsive to our questions about its security protocols and it scored well. All subscription accounts are TLS enabled, and passwords are stored using SHA-2 based encryption. When asked, they offered that their encrypted servers featured onsite security and georedundant backups. Beyond just being firewalled CurdBee also gave that it features an active intrusion detection system with frequent vulnerability scans.
We found CurdBee to be one of the easier online billing services to use and their Help and Support to be extremely responsive. All of our questions were answered in a timely manner, and even those that were not readily available were brought back to us within a few days. The support page also features an extensive knowledgebase with a few great contact options.
CurdBee features many great features to help take care of your online invoicing needs and the security was next to top notch. We might like to see some expanded billing features or even a timer, but this is a good place to start if you just need a simple invoicing service.