Plooto

Who Uses Plooto?

Ideal for accounting professionals at accounting/bookkeeping firms looking to scale their practice with AP and AR.

What Is Plooto?

At Plooto, we believe managing accounts payable and accounts receivable for your clients should be efficient, streamlined and profitable. Trusted by thousands of accountants, bookkeepers and firms - Plooto provides end to end AP & AR automation, with easy workflows and integrated electronic payments. Easy two-way sync and reconciliation with Xero and QuickBooks. Reduce your AP & AR processes from 5 hours to just 10 minutes.

Plooto Details

Plooto

https://www.plooto.co

Founded 2014

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Starting price

US$25,00/month
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US$499,00/month
US$5,50/month

Free Version

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Free Trial

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Plooto deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

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

Training

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

Plooto 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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  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Check Writing
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • ERP
  • Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Electronic Payments
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Fraud Detection
  • General Ledger
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • PO Reconciliation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Payments
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Vendor Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • Cash Management
  • Check Processing
  • Collections Management
  • Contact Database
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Statements
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Overpayment Processing
  • Partial Payments
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
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  • Document Storage
  • Dunning Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
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  • 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
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  • Mobile Access
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  • Multi-Currency
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Online Payments
  • PCI Compliance
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  • Payment Fraud Prevention
  • Payment Processing
  • Payment Processing Services Integration
  • Point of Sale (POS)
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  • Benefits Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Check Printing
  • Compensation Management
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  • Customizable Reports
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  • Direct Deposit
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Expense Tracking
  • Leave Tracking
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
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  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
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  • Email Management
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  • Gantt/Timeline View
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  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Projects
  • Performance Metrics
  • Portfolio Management
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  • Budget Control
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  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Credit Card Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • ERP
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  • Expense Tracking
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  • Invoice Management
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Plooto Reviews

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Overall rating

4,4/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,5
Customer Service 4
Features 4,2
Value for Money 4,2

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Aislinn K.
Aislinn K.
Marketing Asssitant
Management Consulting, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/04/19

"Entreflow Consulting Group's use of Plooto"

Comments: Plooto has certainly helped us from a workflow perspective, it's pulling your payables from your Quickbooks or Xero account into Plooto so you can see all the payables that you need to deal with and when they're due. And there's a whole bunch of approval processes you can put in place for internal controls perspective so make things a lot more bulletproof than just manually writing checks and doing e-transfers.

Pros: So you can currently do pre-authorized debit, pre-authorized credit receivables in U.S. dollars and Canadian dollars which is super kick-ass. It's also made some of our clients lives a lot easier if they've got clients in different countries, and it gives their clients flexibility to pay in debit or credit. Also, as far as the amount of time it takes for that cash to clear your bank account; it's faster than Stripe, and on top of that the integration with Quickbooks makes it a lot easier to manage the fees, unlike Stripe.

Cons: We'd love to see more international payments to more countries just for some of our clients that have people they're paying in lots of different places around the world. As well, with the international payments, if a client has a lot of companies that they're paying in the U.S. for instance if you get really costly really quickly. So I'd like to see some bulk discounts for high volume payments to the U.S.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/04/19
Heather Y.
Principal
Accounting, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/12/14

"Our EFT provider of choice"

Comments: Our objective was to automate payables, and Plooto has been great for that purpose.

Pros: We're a Quickbooks shop, and we *love* the integration. Virtually all of our clients are using Plooto for payables, and some for receivables. In terms of pricing, the package is advantageous for most of our clients. Some of the tiny ones would spend less on regular bank fees -- but the convenience still makes Plooto a good option. The interface is clean and user-friendly. Our clients love the signing authority "tiers." We're working with nonprofits, so there's always a board of directors to consider -- and therefore multiple signers. It's not uncommon for orgs to specify who needs to approve organizations over certain limits, and Plooto gets us there with no fuss.

Cons: We still have issues with some vendors not being serviced by Plooto, e.g. credit card companies. The ability to send payments internationally through Plooto is great, but we sometimes experience issues with foreign banks. On the signing authority front, it's possible to do an "end run" around banking agreements by authorizing people on Plooto that aren't authorized on the bank account. We need to do our due diligence on that, to ensure payments are authorized only by signing authorities.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/12/14
Tammy B.
Publisher
Publishing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    3/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/12/17

"It appears to have it all until you use it."

Comments: Not Good. Really ambitious to make it work I like the concept but they make it very hard to be a client.

Pros: I like that it can process both bank or credit card payments for receivables. It can provide automation too but unfortunately it didn't work for me. I like the price. And I like that it linked into xero. It appears to have it all until you use it.

Cons: 1) Its not easy to use, no introduction. 2) the automation component never worked for me I know I had to get PAD on but I wanted it on for some clients off for others and this was not an easy thing to set. It also doesn't allow me to store the credit card something like Quickbooks online I had in mind but this is a complete oversight to the program. I guess if automation actually worked then this could solve this issue. 3) Ya I was very confused but when my clients couldn't figure it out either, some ended up with duplicate payments pulled from their accounts etc. No help to fix very embarrassing. 4) their live chat is not live. You ask a question and wait. Fine to get started but even in the middle of conversation to deal with issues they just disappear. The conversation is not live. Sometimes they don't even read my questions which makes me think not a real person is helping me. 5) Money holding ridiculous! If a client due date on invoice was 30 days and they paid me next day I had to wait until what my invoice said for due date on payment. Plus when money drops into my account there is no PLOOTO ID on the deposit. Very confusing for trying to reconcile. 6) Plooto reconciled in Xero in its own little account but doesn't reconcile with the bank account. Weird and confusing.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/12/17
Ron W.
Ron W.
Owner
Accounting, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    Unrated
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/25

"Plooto review"

Comments: None of my clients use cheques and rarely any other mode of payment. Plooto could improve the approval process, however.

Pros: Plooto synchronizes with QBO pulling in all unpaid bills. Paying suppliers is done simply by ticking the unpaid items particularly if you have set up the supplier in Plooto with their banking information. If not available an e-transfer can be made or Plooto will solicit this detail from the supplier for you. Collecting outstanding receivables in QBO also works very nicely although some clients are suspicious of the solicitation. USD payments and rapid payments are also available if Plooto is prefunded, otherwise a fee is applied.

Cons: The payment interface with QBO was not well thought out. The first step initiates a payment and a designated approver will then have to approve the payment. Plooto immediately marks the bill as paid in QBO. The approver often delays in approving payment due to cash flows or disagreement. Running a balance sheet or payables listing in QBO is misleading since items have been removed as 'paid'. Putting the bills back into QBO as unpaid means deleting the initiated payment in Plooto and manually deleting the payment if QBO. This often leads to mistakes if there are large volumes and a busy schedule, sometimes resulting in double payments . In spite of the claims by Plooto the balance showing in QBO often become irreconcilable resulting in a write off. Plooto does not import credit amounts resulting in overpayments. The resolution to this by Plooto to this issue is extremely simple. Do not mark 'initiated' payments as 'paid' only 'approved' payments.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/25
Danny R.
Founder
Accounting, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/12/08

"Integral Software for Accounting"

Comments: My experience has been very good! Been very happy with product in the past few years that I have been using it for my clients.

Pros: I like the integration with QBO and that it makes it easy for me to process payments with the appropriate checks and balances of approvals. The software also helps in confirming whether the bank information being provided is valid or not. So easy to use!!!

Cons: The only Con that I could think of is that it becomes a bit expensive for those that have very little transactions monthly where the fixed monthly fee does not get fully utilized.

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  • Reviewed on 2020/12/08