I was using Freshbooks a lot, but I found Invoice Ninja to have more features and, being open source, I could customize it to my needs. Freshbooks was good but some things were lacking – also, their new version offered, IMO, nothing more than a facelift. I was disappointed.
So I decided to move to Invoice Ninja, but I could not simply throw away my data – Freshbooks’ export options were nowhere near complete and useful, and I wasn’t about to re-type 3000+ invoices and payments. I was kinda hopeless, until…
Out of nowhere I stumbled upon a service called Skyvia. They offerered some interesting integration options, including Freshbooks, Quickbooks, Salesforce and others. So, I signed up.
But Skyvia isn’t another Zapier clone. It basically allows you to access your Freshbooks/Quickbooks/Salesforce/etc account like one would access a MySQL database via PhpMyAdmin. And so with this I was able to do a full backup of my Freshbooks account as a complete database, and then download CSV files of every single table (products, invoices, invoice items, payments, etc).
And then, in just a matter or few days, I was able to make some changes to these CSV files, adjust them to the Invoice Ninja database structure, import to my server via PhpMyAdmin and – voilà – a full and almost seamless migration 😀
So, there you have it: if you want to get your data out – or even in, if you want to – of Freshbooks, Quickbooks, Salesforce and others, check out Skyvia. It saved my life – and my data.
Hey Hillel, how you doing? Thanks for replying on my first thread back then 😉
Yeah, Skyvia is really, really cool. They have some very interesting integrations, check out their website to see all integrations. I was really impressed that I could actually make a database dump of my Freshbooks account.
Actually, you guys could even get in touch with them to add Invoice Ninja as an integration option, just like you did with Zapier.