Free app ‘Billy’ makes billing, bookkeeping easy

Billy was created 5 years ago in Denmark

The Billy smartphone app lets you take pictures and upload bills and receipts. Emailed invoices get paid through credit cards or bank transfers. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — There are hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs in Oregon and many are looking for a way to bill their customers without having to hire a service.

A company new to Portland is offering a free accounting software app that’s easy to use. The app, which is called Billy, was created 5 years ago in Denmark to make bookkeeping easy.

The app has more than 40,000 subscribers in Denmark already. Evan Kaeding, the VP of Business Development for Billy in Portland, is working on growing the company in the US.

“What we’re trying to do is be the easiest to use in the market,” Kaeding said.

Paperwork is often one of the most unpleasant parts of running a small business and many find it complicated

The Cloud-based accounting software is easy to set up and use. The Billy smartphone app lets you take pictures and upload bills and receipts. Emailed invoices get paid through credit cards or bank transfers.

The free service is subsidized through credit card payment companies. Billy also offers a premium service where you pay for additional services like recurring invoicing, phone support, online quotes, estimates and soon payroll.

There are several other free accounting software services competing with traditional programs like Quickbooks, but Billy’s team thinks their app is the easiest ad-free one to use.

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