Wave vs. QuickBooks

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Wave vs. QuickBooks

With Wave, you don’t need to choose the package that’s right for you. Invoicing and accounting (plus much more) are free and unlimited for everyone.


QuickBooks (all plans)

Capture and organize receipts
Maximize tax deductions
Invoice & accept payments
Run basic reports
Send estimates
Track sales & sales tax
Manage 1099 contractors
Manage and pay bills
Some paid plans
Accountant-approved reporting
Some paid plans
Fully integrated with other Wave financial tools
Built for businesses with 1 - 9 employees
Track income and expenses

Customers love Wave

4.4 out of 5 stars based on user reviews collected by G2Crowd as of Spring 2022.

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4.4 out of 5 stars

It is BANANAS how much easier & more intuitive Wave is for human accounting, invoicing and payroll than Quickbooks.

Ash Ambirge - CEO

Everything you need to confidently run your business.

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Wave vs. QuickBooks

Here's why we think you'll love Wave


Powerful, cloud-based accounting software that perfectly integrates with Wave’s suite of free tools to help you run your business better. Unlimited, secure and reliable bank connections, free of charge. Designed to be easy for freelancers and small business owners to use, while making accountants happy with robust reports and functionality.


Professional, customizable invoices that are quick and easy to create. Send invoices on the go using Wave’s iOS and Android apps, which automatically sync to your accounting records so your bookkeeping is already done. Send unlimited recurring invoices to as many customers as you want—all free.


Flexible billing to suit any customer. Time-saving features like scheduled payment reminders and automatic credit card payments. Connects seamlessly with Wave’s free invoicing and accounting software, so you’ll always have the information you need in one place. Pay only 2.9% + 60¢ per transaction with no subscription fees or hidden charges (3.4% + 60¢ per transaction for American Express cards).

1 Rates are 1% for bank payments (minimum fee of $1). For information on credit card rates, visit Pricing for details.

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