Crunch

Who Uses Crunch?

Crunch puts Limited Companies in control of their finances with our beautifully simple bookkeeping software.

What Is Crunch?

Crunch Free is the perfect solution for sole traders and limited companies who do their own filing, and those who already have an accountant, but dont have a way of keeping their invoices, expenses, and digital records organised.

Organise your expenses, send invoices on the go, set up automated payment reminders, record your business mileage, all within a secure cloud storage system. For a one-off fee, you can even schedule a meeting with one of our expert accountants.

Crunch Details

Crunch

http://www.crunch.co.uk/

Founded 2009

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Crunch deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Crunch Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Compliance Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Document Storage
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Government
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Nonprofits
  • Order Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Billing Portal
  • Client Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Dunning Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Project Billing
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • Accounts Payable
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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bookkeeping Services Integration
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Collections Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • Payroll Management
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Revenue Recognition
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Spend Management
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Vendor Management

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  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
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  • Asset Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Control
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Chart of accounts
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Customisable Reports
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Drag & Drop
  • Expense Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Management
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Department/Project
  • Planning Tools
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Scenario Planning
  • Self-Service Reporting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assessment Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Controls Audit
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Visualisation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Environmental Compliance
  • FDA Compliance
  • Forms Management
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • ISO Compliance
  • Incident Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Language
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Policy Management
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Risk Alerts
  • Risk Analytics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
  • Security Auditing
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Corporate Card
  • Credit Card Management
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • ERP
  • Electronic Payments
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Fraud Detection
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mileage Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Receipt Upload
  • Multi-Currency
  • Policy Management
  • Projections
  • QuickBooks Integration
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  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
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Crunch Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.4/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.4
Customer Service 4.4
Features 4.3
Value for Money 4.1

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Paul M.
Director
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/06/2017

"Great service, really helpful team, good advice and essential for me when I was getting started"

Pros: Excellent web interface makes it easy to access all of my accounting information in one go. I love the fact that its online so that I can use any device to get to my accounts, and NO spreadsheets!!!

Cons: An iPhone/iPad app would be great for quick view information. I would also love a more fully inclusive contract review service, the existing arrangement with 5 day lead time is often too long so I end up having to go elsewhere. Sometimes I want a quick answer such as 'which category should I list this expense as?' - this would be nicely solved via an online chat function which would be really useful. Finally, proper 2 factor authentication (Google authenticator) would be good too.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/06/2017
Jay C.
Director
Music, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/06/2017

"Saves us so much time and amazing staff"

Comments: saving time and a better understanding of accounting for companies

Pros: Where to start? I knew nothing about accounting so when we started I wanted an online company, Crunch basically do it all! Once you get round the software (it's not exactly simple but what accounting program can be??) it's very easy to use and the real time info is great. We use it for tax returns, PAYE and personal tax and it's an essential tool for us!

Cons: The reporting side can be better, you get great bar charts but only for the active tax year. I'd like to see more historical visual charts to help build up a better picture of the companies growth.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/06/2017
D davies
  • Overall Rating
    1 /5
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    Unrated
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  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 05/03/2013

"Crunch - Sigh"

Comments: Oh how I used to love Crunch, the answer to all my one ban band freelance design business woes, well that's how it was for the first 6 months. It went sour after that and eventually rock bottom and perished, leaving a very bad taste in my mouth and a very stressful 18 months. On the front of it, it's great at invoicing and keeping a tally of ins and outs. Until you have to update all your expenses yourself, do your own reconcilliation (trawling through uploaded (when they work) csv bankstatements) and matching them off to the expenses you've already inputted. This technically is an accountant/book-keeper's role, so you're doing their work for them. It's up to you to check your own information, again doing their work for them. If you can put up with all the server errors, bugs, site crashes etc then fine, which was ok at first as the system was in it's infancy. But then when you have to engage with a human being, expect to encounter the very junior front end account manager, who is usually pretty clueless. Imagine this, you're needing to pay yourself, there's a bug in the system that they can't work out in the back end dev department, this holds you back from paying yourself for weeks while they try to sort it out. So you start withdrawing what you assume would be enough to keep you afloat to be told that the numbers now don't work out, then 6 months later with hardly any hair left you get to a state you think is 'fixed'. Then more problems, I could list pages of problems. I won't bother. Steer clear, use a human being trained in accountancy, one that has many years of experience behind them. Not some jumped up cloud system that means you'll be spending sleepless nights worrying about and inputting data.

Pros: Not many

Cons: Plenty

Vendor Response

by Crunch on 09/07/2013

Hi there,

We've been unable to find anyone on our system matching your name so unable to get in touch directly to sort these issues out, obviously very sorry to hear you've had a sub-par experience with us.

To address some of your issues directly:

Raising invoices / recording expenses and bank reconciliation are part and parcel of any online accounting or bookkeeping system. We recently launched a service called BankBolt which makes reconciliation significantly easier (and does away with upload errors), but some work on our clients' part is still required. You can of course find a shoebox accountancy service which will do all of this for you, but ultimately you're paying more to be a less informed business owner.

We've spent a long time building out our app infrastructure over the last few years and we've got one of the best around - we've only had one short instance of unplanned downtime in the last eighteen months.

To call our team "clueless" is rather disingenuous - we have a really rigorous in-house training program that is AAT and ACCA accredited - we actually won an award for it recently.

As mentioned above we've been unable to locate you on our system so cannot speak to issues with your individual account - afraid I can only apologise and assure you your experience is far from representative of the vast majority of our users. Keen to have a chat if you would like to reach out to us.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 05/03/2013
Ben - www.iamben.co.uk
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    Unrated
  • Features & Functionality
    Unrated
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    Unrated
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  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 16/08/2013

"Excellent stuff"

Comments: A few years back I quit my job at an agency and started freelancing. Work came in, everything was great. I debated setting up a company but it looked complicated - it was less about the invoicing and whatnot, more about the legalities. After about 6 months of doing it myself, I realised it just wasn't efficient and decided to do something about it. I had no idea what to look for, but after a suggestion from a friend I contacted Crunch. As far as business goes, it's been one of the best decisions I've ever made. After going through all my options, they set up a company for me, set me up on their system and explained how everything works. There's certainly been a learning curve, but then I'd never run a business before - thankfully they've been wonderful with answers to questions (that looking back) seem borderline idiotic. Reading another review on here (that in fairness prompted me to write this one), I wasn't quite sure what the guy/girl was talking about - my experience with their (incredibly tolerant) account handlers and accountants has been nothing short of fantastic. The system itself is great - I do a lot of web work and it's pretty much what I would have built if I'd been building it. Expenses, invoicing and the rest is really simple to do, and it's great to have and see all my numbers and 'company financial stuff' in one easy-to-digest dashboard. Paperwork (including all the HMRC real time PAYE stuff) is all done and taken care of automagically. Which is nice. Frankly, I can't praise them enough. I was really worried about doing the whole 'proper company' thing, but it's not really something I think about anymore - it's just another tool that helps me get my job done, maximise my earnings and keep me legal. There are very few companies I'm happy to wax lyrical about, but Crunch is certainly one of those (just ask anyone I've blathered on to about starting up on their own!).

Pros: Super helpful, easy to use, love the system. Hassle free accounting - I feel like they actually 'get' me and understand what I'm doing.

Cons: None, really.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 16/08/2013
Benjamin B.
Director
Professional Training & Coaching, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    Unrated
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 12/09/2015

"Been using Crunch now for 5 years. Has been a huge help in growing my company - www.benjaminball.com"

Comments: I was an early adopter of the Crunch service because I bought into the idea of an online book keeping system backed up by accounting services. Crunch has delivered on all counts. Over five years we have grown our business nearly five-fold and Crunch has been a reliable partner throughout. Because they do so much more than the standard book keeping software systems (ie VAT returns, PAYE returns, audited annual accounts) it is hard to do a simple price comparison with book keeping software. In our calculations they have saved us money over the years and offer a low hassle factor (ie no missed VAT submissions or company house returns). Things like having good looking invoices, user-friendly interfaces and people at the end of the phone for operational questions or accountancy issues is invaluable. It definitely helps with keeping tabs on monthly profitability and overdue invoices. Yes, you need to be organised - and you need to enter the information. The best thing I ever did was make my assistant responsible for all aspects of book keeping. Now I can focus more on the business. Overall, if you are looking for a professional accounting partner to help you grow your business I would recommend Crunch.

Pros: - Easy to learn and to use
- Combines accounting with book keeping
- Good for cash flow
- Responsive people
- Good alerts so accounting deadlines are met

Cons: - new developments are not always as quick to arrive as you would like
- financial reporting is OK, but not amazing - certainly good enough for a small business

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 12/09/2015