Citrus is a web based invoicing tool that helps users get paid quickly and accurately. The application helps users prevent manual errors and cut the cost of billing services. Many features are included, such as the ability to import data from third party systems, automatic email reminders sent to customers along with thank you notes, secure public and private documents, and a centralized dashboard that gives the user complete control over all functions in one screen. Users can also apply their own branding to invoices, maintain customer contact information, track time for invoicing, offer price lists to customers, and accept payments through Citrus. The system is also designed to make reporting easier and give users a way to manage non payment situations and business to business integration services. Citrus covers just about everything a user could need to do when it comes to invoicing customers and managing payments.
Citrus was created in 2008 by Intersoft Solutions. Intersoft Solutions is a firm that creates custom software and websites for businesses and organizations. Available services include software development, web design, support services, database driven development, management and analysis. The Intersoft Solutions team believes that there is a way to come up with a solution that meets all budgets. Citrus is one example of how Intersoft Solutions creates innovative, cost effective tools to help businesses and organizations handle transactions and daily tasks.
Citrus users find that the application comes with many functions and features that can help them better manage their business. This is what really makes Citrus unique from other invoicing applications. Users can add their own branding, build quotes for clients, track time for invoicing, and even deal with customer non payment situations through Citrus. The application also allows users to upload secure documents and customize email templates that are sent to clients.
The Citrus website uses a very refreshing color scheme featuring lime green, hints of yellow and a chalky grey to provide an eye-catching contrast. Stylish icons and graphics are also worked in for a pleasant user experience. Each Citrus tool is very easy to use and incorporates vibrant colors in a way that helps users review information without straining eyes. The user can also incorporate their own branding to make each invoice or email alter their own.
A new user can become a Citrus member by clicking on the lime green “Create an Account” button along the right hand side of the homepage. The well organized registration form asks for a display name, desired URL, administrator login name, email address, country, currency and time zone. After entering a verification code and agreeing to the terms and conditions, the user can click the green “Create Account” link at the bottom of the form to finish registration.
Citrus is currently offering a free three month trial for new users for a limited time. This includes access to all functions and features included in the Premium package. Citrus offers users four membership types to choose from. The first is a free membership which includes up to three customers, unlimited invoices and quotes, one staff member, time tracking, document sharing, credit control, customer support, branding capability, SSL encryption, firewall protection and data backup. The Basic membership costs under $10 and includes up to 100 customers. The Standard membership upgrades to include up to 500 customers and 15 staff members and costs just under $25. The high level Premium package includes up to 5,000 customers and 25 staff members and costs under $80.
Citrus could be interesting for small to medium size businesses that want to find a better way to organize their customer invoicing responsibilities. The application offers many security measures so business owners can feel confident handling money and customer information through Citrus.