Introducing the Free Edition of Zoho Books for Businesses in India

Small businesses account for at least a quarter of India’s economy and employ a substantial portion of India’s workforce. However, many of those business owners are still stuck making manual entries in spreadsheets or ledger books, which is time-consuming, repetitive, and prone to errors. The Indian government has created initiatives like Atmanirbhar Bharat and Digital India to encourage businesses to go digital and scale up and Zoho Books has been recognised as a winner in the Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge.

Large enterprises have always had the best accounting tools at their disposal, for a hefty price. But small and startup businesses deserve access to advanced digital billing, accounting, and invoicing capabilities too. To help these small enterprises truly transform their financial operations and go digital, we’ve introduced a unique Free Plan in Zoho Books. Businesses with turnover less than 25 lakh, whether they are GST registered or unregistered, will be eligible for this plan. Also, with the pandemic affecting every business, it’s difficult to justify spending money on accounting software. We hope this plan helps you scale your business affordably.

What does the free plan offer?

 To make online accounting accessible to everyone, our free plan offers all the core accounting capabilities that any business would need to manage its finances. Here’s what you’ll be able to do:

Manage receivables and payables

Once you get started, you will be able to send estimates, convert them to GST invoices, send reminders, and keep track of all the money coming in. You can also raise purchase orders, share them with vendors, record the corresponding bills, and manage money going out with ease.

Organise contacts and collaborate with clients 

You will be able to add all your customers and vendors and manage their transactions. Zoho Books also allows you to provide customers access to the client portal so they can view their transactions and statement of accounts.

Monitor stock

The free plan also includes basic inventory tracking that allows you to track and adjust your stock levels, know the reorder points to replenish stock when it gets low, and organize your inventory with vital information like SKU, cost, and stock on hand.

Stay GST compliant 

You can create GST-compliant transactions, generate GST reports, and set up an approval process before you file your returns directly. You will also be able to create delivery challans and generate e-way bills for the goods you transport.

Generate reports and gain business insights

The free plan allows you to generate 25+ business reports to get better insight into your business health. From Profit and Loss statements and Inventory Summary reports to GST reports, Zoho Books offers all the reports required to run your business smoothly. You can also customize your reports and schedule them to be sent to your email address or other users in the organisation at a specific time chosen by you.

Accounting on the go

Manage your finances wherever you go, with the Zoho Books mobile apps for Android and iOS and the Windows app for desktop. You can download them for free from the App Store or Play Store and get started with the same account you use for Zoho Books on the web.

Not just these, you will be able to receive online payments, set up integrations, customise templates, and much more. View the complete list of features.

How can I sign up for the free plan?

All you need is an email address to get started. You can view the list of features and sign up for the free plan in a few simple steps.  Got any questions or need a hand with picking the right plan? Write to us at We’re here to help!


5 Replies to Introducing the Free Edition of Zoho Books for Businesses in India

  1. Hello Aashika, great initiative and Congratulations on winning the Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge! Could you clarify the difference between the Free Version of Zoho Books and the paid versions ?

    1. Hi Nikhil, Thank you! The free version comes with almost all the features you would need to run your accounting. The paid version comes with advanced options such as automation, workflows, advanced customization, and integrations. Please take a look at our" rel="noopener" target="_blank">pricing page to view and compare all available plans.

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