Simplifythis.com is an online invoicing and appointment booking service for small businesses and professionals. The site offers easy to use applications for sending invoices via email and booking appointments via phone or on the web. Invoicing and appointment booking are provided as separate services, although they are integrated into one application interface. Setup for invoicing is easy – The user simply selects the Invoices tab, adds the client as a Contact, adds one or more Items and Services to the application, then uses the Unbilled Charges dialog to add an invoice for the client. The Contacts view shows a list of clients along with a summary of their account balance and status. There is also a Projects and Tasks dialog where the user can define a Project which consists of a number of tasks for a given client.
The appointment booking portion of the application is accessed via the Appointments tab. This brings up dialogs for Today, Staff, Contacts and Items and Services. The user first adds one or more staff who are available for appointments. The user then adds one or more Items and Services, specifying the staff member, the amount charged and the amount of time required. To enter a phone-in appointment, the user chooses the calendar under the Today tab, picks the date and time, and adds an appointment for the given Contact. If the appointment is for a new customer, the user first adds them as a contact. For web booking, the client visits the user's Simplifythis web appointment application at username.simplifyaccounts.com/Booking. The client can schedule an appointment by choosing an available date and time.
Sammamish, Washington-based Simplifythis.com was launched in 2007 by Sanjay Kumar.
Competition to Simplifythis.com comes from sites such as Freshbooks.com and Invoice.zoho.com. Both of these sites offer online invoice and time tracking applications. However, they do not offer the appointment booking service offered by Simplifythis. Pickatime.com and Clickbook.net are two services that provide appointment booking online. Simplifythis combines the two services.
The Simplifythis.com site has a clean and uncluttered look and feel. The site is quite responsive, and the online applications are easy to use. Navigation is intuitive as is the user interface for the applications. Page loads happen quickly and the online applications respond almost as quickly as a dedicated desktop application.
Registration for a 30-day free trial is required to use the Simplifythis.com site. There is no credit card required for the free trial. The registration process asks for first and last name, email address, phone number, currency, timezone, security question and answer. The 30-day free trial allows full access to the invoicing and appointment booking services.
To continue after the 30-day free trial, a paid membership is required. The invoicing and appointment booking services are treated separately. The invoicing service costs $9 per month for 30 invoices, $19 per month for 300 invoices and $29 per month for 3000 invoices. The appointment booking service costs $9 per month for two staff members, $19 per month for 5 staff members and $29 per month for 10 staff members. The site accepts Visa and Mastercard as payment for premium membership.
The Simplifythis.com site is recommended to small business owners and professionals who need a convenient invoicing and/or appointment booking solution. Providing both services on the same site makes for a very convenient business tool. The applications are very easy to use, and priced comparably to the competition.