Hiveage

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Hiveage
Hiveage Logo.png
Available inEnglish
TypeSoftware as a service
Websitewww.hiveage.com

Hiveage is an invoicing and billing software as a service developed and launched by Vesess Inc. in 2014.[1] It is the successor to CurdBee, launched by the same company in 2008.[2] Hiveage has a user base covering more than 140 countries.[3]

Features[edit]

Hiveage supports unlimited invoicing for unlimited clients. Other features include estimates/quotations, time, expense and mileage tracking, recurring and auto-billing, team and access management, and managing multiple businesses with a single account.[4] Hiveage has integrations with several online payment gateways, including PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net, Braintree, WePay and 2Checkout, and supports ACH payments via Authorize.net.[5] It also has localization features, which allows users to send invoices in multiple languages.[6] In March 2015, it added Bitcoin payment support through Coinbase.[7][8]

Pricing[edit]

Hiveage started as a freemium service, but changed to a fixed plan pricing strategy in September 2016.[9] During the time it functioned as a freemium service, Hiveage had a free plan which supported unlimited invoicing and unlimited clients, with PayPal as the payment gateway, and a modular pricing scheme[10] which allowed users to selectively add more features.

CurdBee[edit]

CurdBee logo, with the text and an image of a bee
The CurdBee Logo

CurdBee was initially developed by Vesess as an in-house PHP application to invoice clients.[11] The public version was developed using Ruby on Rails and launched on 17 June 2008.[12][13] It was mainly used by small businesses and freelancers.[14][15]

CurdBee had a free plan which supported unlimited invoicing and unlimited clients, with PayPal and Google Checkout as payment gateways.[16] Paid plans had additional features such as multiple payment gateways, recurring invoices, time and expense tracking and custom domains.[17]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "New Hiveage Billing Platform Reduces Small Business Overhead and Boosts Annual Growth up to 20 Percent". Yahoo Finance. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Hiveage simplifies invoicing, electronic payments". ZDNet. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Hiveage: The Invoicing Platform That Wants to Surpass Freshbooks and Harvest". tech.co. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  4. ^ "10 Online Invoicing Services for Small-Business Owners". 26 May 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Hiveage introduces ACH payments via Authorize.Net". 14 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Popular Online Billing Application Hiveage Now Available In Your Language". 25 September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Online Billing Service Hiveage Adds Bitcoin Support with Coinbase". 8 April 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Bitcoin for Freelancers: Popular Billing Service Hiveage Adds Bitcoin". 10 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Online Invoicing Service Hiveage Revises Pricing and Supports Non-Profits". 22 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  10. ^ "The Power of Customizable SAAS Price Modeling". 10 October 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  11. ^ "The Bee". 17 June 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  12. ^ Fitzpatrick, Jason (5 August 2008), Invoice For Free With CurdBee, Lifehacker, retrieved 8 February 2012
  13. ^ Blitstein, Scott (27 August 2008), CurdBee Could Be The Billing Service For You, GigaOm, retrieved 8 February 2012
  14. ^ Lorber, Laura (21 June 2010), Managing Technology: CurdBee, The Wall Street Journal, retrieved 8 February 2012
  15. ^ "The Inside Scoop". 3 February 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  16. ^ Purdy, Kevin (30 January 2010), Top 10 Tips and Tools for Freelancers, Lifehacker, retrieved 8 February 2012
  17. ^ Send Invoices, Make Friends and Earn Money with CurdBee Partner Program, Yahoo News, 15 April 2010, retrieved 8 February 2012

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