Entryless is an accounts payable service that lets you send in your bills, manage them, and pay them. Does that sound like Bill.com? Yep, it’s kind of like it. Entryless is “Forever Free,” which may immediately set off alarm bells in your head. Don’t worry, there are also paid plans, and they make sure to remind you of this every chance they get.
Greg Lam will be presenting a session at Accountex 2016.
Depending on what region you’re in, the details of the plans change. On the free plan, you can process up to 300 bills a month (or, depending on the ad campaign you see, it may be 2,000). But, the paid plans are where you get extra functionality, like the ability to make ACH payments and experience faster OCR processing. So, that’s really where they plan on making their money — and where they’re hoping their service is useful enough that businesses will pay for it.
Signing Up for Entryless
When I signed up for Entryless, I was asked to choose from two editions: Business Owners or Accountants & Bookkeepers.
I chose Accountants & Bookkeepers.
Then I received the option to try the Entrylesss CPA Dashboard for 30 days.
I was feeling adventurous and decided, why not, it’s free!
Then I got another overlay offer.
This is where I had to put on the brakes. First it was free forever, then it was free for 30 days, and then they wanted me to start paying now! I chose neither the “Explore Pricing Plans” nor the “Get Faster Speed Now” option. That little “X” button at the top right is where my cursor ended up.
But those are the options for the global edition. If you go to the US edition, there are different pricing plans.
It turns out that hitting the “X” button was futile, since doing so took me to a pricing plan page nonetheless. That was fine, though, because if you look at the pricing plan above, you can see what each option gets you.
The “Forever Free” plan will get you:
- 300 bills/receipts automated
- Fully searchable archive
- Xero, QuickBooks Online, Zoho Books integration
If you pony up for the $29.99/month premium plan, you also get:
- 30 ACH payments
- Accelerated OCR extraction (less than 12 hours)
- File attachment sync. Note: I don’t know what files this pertains to, because I chose the Forever Free plan and the PDF of my bills were synced to Xero. However, with QuickBooks Online I don’t see the option to sync files as included in the Forever Free plan.
- Extended bulk approval capabilities
- Priority support Mon-Fri
- QuickBooks Desktop integration