In spite of its name, Ronin has little to do with wandering samurai. Instead it keeps everything you need to run your business in one place. The Ronin dashboard is a hub that allows you to manage clients, projects and invoices online. To get started, signup for an account and fill in some basic information about your company. Then you can add projects or clients and begin keeping track.
One of the application’s good features is the live time tracker, which you can enable once you have created a project. This will log the hours you spend on a particular project and link them to your hourly rate so your billing is kept on target. Sending your first invoice is equally easy, as all the information you need can be entered on a single screen. The ability to create estimates is also useful.
While the free version may be too limiting for most people, the other packages make this a useful application for business. With Ronin, you can manage clients (including allowing them to login to the system and see outstanding invoices), recurring invoices and employees. The integration of Paypal and Authorize.net payments seals the deal in making this a worthwhile online invoicing application.
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