Rocket Invoice Version 2.0 Update
May 12, 2014 — The current version of Rocket Invoice is not actively updated, however the next version is in development. It's a ground-up rewrite of the original version to support the latest techniques in PHP development. The new version will require PHP 5.4 or newer (PHP 5.2 will no longer be supported). My goal is to make invoicing incredibly simple... to do this I had to rethink invoicing. Version 2.0 approaches invoicing in a no-fuss, fun, and simplified manner.

Finally, invoicing that's out of your way and lets to get back to what you love to do.

It's a refreshing approach to invoicing. You are going to love it.

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activeCollab Integration and Invoice File Attachments

by Cory on March 15th, 2011

I’m happy to announce that activeCollab is now integrated with Rocket Invoice. We’ve also added the ability to upload files to invoices which will be delivered to clients after they’ve paid an invoice.

Select time entries to invoice.

Generated invoice

  • http://www.triotech.co.nz Nick Crossman

    As an activeCollab invoice user, I’d say a key benefit to me of having activeCollab do my invoices is the ability to serve up the PDF’s from AC and viewable from their login. If Rocket invoice was able to display invoices and PDF’s in AC, then this is something I’d consider seriously. The AC invoice system is adequate but falls short on presentation and functionality. Here is my AC invoice wish-list – http://www.activecollab.com/forums/topic/6833/

    You may need to create an AC module to achieve the reverse integration, but I think it would make RI an much better product. There are a lot of people unsatisfied with AC Invoices (esp. wanting Paypal integration), so this could be a real market.

    Nick

    p.s. the ability to release files on payment is an awesome idea !

  • http://www.brightball.com Barry Jones

    While I can certainly understand where Nick is coming from regarding invoices being viewable in activeCollab, collab falls short in a lot of areas.

    1. Online payments
    2. Ability to generate estimates
    3. Recurring invoices

    I started trying to use collab’s invoicing system for the same reason, 1 login and the hope of simplifying things for clients. It’s such a pain to use though, that it’s just not worth it.

    IMHO, the single biggest perk to generating invoices in collab was being able to quickly reference the raw time logs that made up that estimate. If Rocket could mimic the invoices on the collab side just to make looking up those time logs easier, that would be worth it.

    I’d still vote for direct database integration, bypassing the API completely. I think it’d be safe to say that most people using collab and rocket will have them both on the same server, so providing the option for rocket to connect directly to the activeCollab DB would give you access to a lot more integration possibilities.

  • http://www.brightball.com Barry Jones

    Actually, as a quick followup to the time log integration…you could generate some very clean invoices if you were to summarize line items per ticket, rather than as individual time log entries. Then you could make subsequent pages list the actual raw time entries (in a PDF version that is). In the web version, you could use javascript to reveal the time logs. Freckle is a good example of that.

What's new in Rocket Invoice? Compound taxes, user interface updates and new payment gateways