Recurring Billing

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  • CalliePCallieP Administrator Posts: 310 admin

    Hi @markisparki , thanks for your comment.

    The reason this has not yet been something on Wave's roadmap is largely due to a huge back-end migration from our previous accounting platform to our new one, which we have been navigating over the past 2-ish years. The result is that the Accounting products, such as Bills, have had limitations in terms of what can be added to them, as we reached our capacity to innovate further on our old platform. Migration and other fundamental backend changes were necessary to allow us to provide feature improvements beyond what currently exists. These are backend tasks that we don’t always share in the community, but are the reason some feature ideas have not and could not be implemented to date.

    Now that migration on the accounting platform is complete, we have started to make some updates, starting with our core Accounting feature, the transactions page, which you can view previews of here. While recurring billing is not currently on the product's road map now, it does not mean that it won't be reconsidered. Our Product Managers use the Community as a great place for gathering data on the wants and needs of our business owners, and I want to assure you that we are taking your feedback (and the feedback of others who would like to see this implemented) into account.

  • pcastlebergpcastleberg Member Posts: 3

    Since the old thread, that had numerous requests for this feature and spanned the 2+ years you referenced above was closed I'll re-add my support for this feature here. We run 3 different companies on Quickbooks and the lack of this feature is all that is preventing us from migrating to WAVE. I think Wave might be surprised how much business they lose because of the lack of this feature.

    I keep checking back in, hoping it's been added, but it's lack is a deal breaker for my bookkeeper, so I keep paying for QB instead of bringing my business to Wave.

  • ElysiaElysia Member Posts: 1

    I literally migrated over to Waves in January... only to have the bank link feature removed and once I'd transferred ALL my invoices from my old accounting software to Waves, I discovered there was no recurring bill option.

    Can you please advise when this will be coming? As a sole trader, I'm happy to pay for a service that takes out the extra admin. I don't want to have to change software again.

  • holof60290holof60290 Member Posts: 1

    Quite confused as CallieP said "recurring billing is not currently on the product's road map" but on that thread, Samd said on the May 24, 2019: "I know a lot of you have been waiting for a long time, and this is something we're actively looking into!"...

  • SheynkSheynk Member Posts: 2

    @holof60290 said:
    Quite confused as CallieP said "recurring billing is not currently on the product's road map" but on that thread, Samd said on the May 24, 2019: "I know a lot of you have been waiting for a long time, and this is something we're actively looking into!"...

    People have been asking for this for years. There are dozens of pages and closed threads. Someone is always "actively looking into it" - but they never get around to it. The admins/mods are always very responsive but on this specific issue there seems to be a philosophical reason as people have certainly have asked enough.

    The technical excuse that this feature can't be built over a multi-year year period is hard to believe.

  • BarsinABarsinA Administrator Posts: 1,528 admin

    Hey there @holof60290 @Sheynk

    I appreciate the digging you've done to bring to light some previous promises that may have been made in out system. Truth be told, Wave had to undergo a major overhaul through a double migration (moving all of our users from the old version of Wave account to the new, as well as migrating our users from an old invoicing system to new). This has delayed a lot of our developers initial releases and other features and I sincerely apologize for this. A lot times our engineering team has had to abandon some previous updates in order to push users to our new platforms which would allow us to provide consistent updates moving forward. We're still at the tail end of this and we greatly appreciate your patience and dedication to Wave's free platform.

  • DooveDoove Member Posts: 1

    just adding my voice to this - recurring expenses would be a great feature to see here. Manually adding duplicates is a proper faff...

  • GoliGoli Member Posts: 1

    @BarsinA said:
    Hey there @holof60290 @Sheynk

    I appreciate the digging you've done to bring to light some previous promises that may have been made in out system. Truth be told, Wave had to undergo a major overhaul through a double migration (moving all of our users from the old version of Wave account to the new, as well as migrating our users from an old invoicing system to new). This has delayed a lot of our developers initial releases and other features and I sincerely apologize for this. A lot times our engineering team has had to abandon some previous updates in order to push users to our new platforms which would allow us to provide consistent updates moving forward. We're still at the tail end of this and we greatly appreciate your patience and dedication to Wave's free platform.

    Hi Barsin,

    May thanks for your answer.

    Good luck to the developers to bring more powerful features to the amazing Wave platform :)

    It is a wonderful free platform, unbeatable at the moment.

    Bless

  • kennyCKPLkennyCKPL Member Posts: 2

    +1 for recurring bills. Please....

  • AYGAYG Member Posts: 1

    Please! Recurring bills would make a huge difference.

  • jtysonjtyson Member Posts: 1

    Putting in my two cents as well. I have a monthly bills for website hosting, cell phone, rent, etc. that are always the same amount each month. This would be a nice feature to have.

  • EBrooksEBrooks Member Posts: 1

    I just signed up for this product a month and a half ago, primarily choosing it over quickbooks because of the lower price point. I have spend hours connecting accounts, importing information, and setting this up for seamless transitions over the coming months. I started on bills this morning.

    The time it takes to duplicate my bills every month is not worth the cost savings from the competitors. In researching this today I see several threads with this issue. If this is not on the road-map I would rather cancel my membership now before more hours are wasted on set-up and use of this product just to wind up with another.

    Is your comment about this not being on the road-map, despite your clarification that your 2+ years of integration is complete, to mean that you do not even have plans of developing this? I just want to know the reality so I can make my business decisions. Thank You.

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