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  • Kurt


    Note: I have purchased the Pro Corporate License because of the autopay feature I needed.
    This invoicing software is GREAT! I previously used a different software that promised me automatic creation of invoices, but it failed, and the support was all but non-existent, so after a lot of research I settled on Sprout Invoices. I was very pleasantly surprised by the whole host of features I had, and the top of the level technical support I received from Dan & Chris (his support Guru as he calls it). When I first started using it, I had so many questions from everything to how exactly Sprout Invoices, and Sprout Billings (the addon that does autopayment) integrate with Stripe, to customizing statuses and everything in between. I like to think I know a lot, and I can usually try to jerry rig software to work, but the support from Dan and Chris has been incredible!!

    PCI Compliance Aspect: If you choose to purchase the Pro Corporate License and use the autobilling you WILL need to become PCI Compliant if you choose to use Stripe (and most likely too [I can’t say anything about NMI]), because of the way Sprout Billings sends credit card information to Stripe and keeps the last 4 digits of the card on your server, to allow the autopayment. This integrates using Stripe.js WITHOUT Elements, so you will need to be PCI Compliant and use SAQ A-EP form for this. However, Stripe has partnered with SecurityMetrics to handle all of your PCI compliance for FREE. However, if you have regular shared web hosting, check with your hosting provider to see if your hosting is PCI compliant or can be, because if not you will need to upgrade to a different package that is in order to use Sprout Billings.

    Can be Pricey: This software is not on the cheaper end, however you can usually find some pretty good deals for year one. For year two and above you will most likely have higher costs, but I cannot say what that will be, because it says “License Renewal Discount”. However, if you have the ability for afford this software, I would highly recommend it. I trust the software 100% for my invoicing needs. As I near my renewal I will come back and update this, but as it stands right now, I may switch to WHMCS in half a year, because of the much cheaper price tag, and the hosting part of it. I use this for invoicing my web design clients, so I may get into hosting, in which case I will move to WHMCS.

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by Kurt. Reason: Added a part of price
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  • Plugin Author Dan Cameron


    Thank you Kurt for the wonderfully informative and generous review.

    Hope you enjoy Sprout Invoices for the many years to come too.


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