April 8, 2010

Simplifythis – The Easy Way to Manage Small Businesses

What’s your biggest challenge as the owner of a small business? Is it scheduling appointments, invoicing clients, or maybe just keeping track of which vendors you need to follow-up with and when you’re supposed to call? For the owners of day spas, fitness facilities, tutoring businesses, and other local companies, Simplifythis is an application that can handle all of this and more without any new technology to buy or confusing software to install. Signing up for an account with Simplifythis means never again needing to hand-write invoices, track down clients with overdue bills, or record which payments have come in on time, since this web-based system handles all of that on its own.

Before Simplifythis can help you organize your business, you’ll need to open an account. Depending on your business needs, you may want to start by integrating your currently appointment system into Simplifythis’ easy online scheduler. From the dashboard, click on the appointments tab to see which appointments have been booked for whichever day you select. Click on any client’s name to open up a window, where you can cancel the appointment, reschedule the appointment, send an email reminder, or charge the client once the appointment is complete. From the same page, you can see which staffers are scheduled to work on any given day, as well as a rundown of which services are currently being offered and how much each service costs. Simplifythis makes it easy to accept appointments made online, as well as by phone, opening up your business to a whole new world of previously untapped customers.

If you’re more interested in the billing and invoicing aspects of Simplifythis, then the system doesn’t disappoint in that regard, either. The application’s Easy-Bill feature lets you send invoices and see which clients have and haven’t paid from one main screen, and offers an Auto-Pay feature that lets you set up recurring invoices with certain vendors and clients. For any budding entrepreneur who doesn’t have the financial resources to hire a full-time bookkeeper and scheduling assistant, Simplifythis is a fantastic application can handle a full range of small business issues.

Practical Uses:

  • Start accepting appointments online
  • Automatically send out reminder emails one day before each client’s appointment
  • Set up automated monthly invoicing for regular clients
  • Email invoices to clients after their appointments

Insider Tips:

  • Keep track of incidental charges to include on a later invoice
  • Change any appointment from the Simplifythis scheduler page
  • Create a self-service website where clients can see their own payment history
  • Send automatic reminders to clients with overdue bills

What we liked:

  • The automated invoicing features lessen the burden for small business owners
  • Schedules can be adjusted without doing much work
  • Users can send invoices from an iPhone
  • Appointment reminder emails help encourage clients to show up on time
  • Save money on paper by handling all of your billing and scheduling online

What we didn’t like:

  • The Simplifythis pricing structure, where invoicing and scheduling plans are priced separately, is somewhat confusing


Company Info:


  • Free 30-day trial
  • Easy-Bill plans ranges from $9/month to $29/month
  • Easy-Book plans ranges from $9/month to $29/month


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