Float vs. Dryrun

Posted 30 March by Blaine Bertsch in Accounting, Budget, Cash Flow, Entrepreneur, School for SaaS Tools, Small Business

Here at Dryrun we get lots of business owners and accountants asking the core questions: Which cash flow management app is right for my business? How can I best help my clients prepare for business growth, profit or expansion? We’ve decided to tackle this issue head-on over the next few months with a series of easy to understand checklists that make it simple to compare Dryrun with similar products that you may be comparing.

Of course we prefer Dryrun – but as insiders to the cash flow, budgeting and sales forecasting scene, we want to make app features and relevant information as transparent as possible for customers! Up this month: Float vs. Dryrun!

Float vs. Dryrun

While both apps are strong contenders for cash flow, each approaches the process from a different perspective. Float’s strength is centered around automation – budgets are compiled from accounting codes, and forecasts are fairly static – which is great for some businesses but others, with highly variable cash flow, require much more control.

Dryrun has the capability to build a powerfully flexible budget that is easy to understand and recurs forever. Our (unlimited!) cash flow and sales forecasting visualizations – aid businesses in their forward-focused operations.

Float App Overview

Float services small businesses that require reporting on their financial processes and cash flow. Float allows customers to view cash flow on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and compare a scenario in a forecast of an alternative data point. Users can build PDF reports to share with stakeholders. Float imports invoices, bills, payments, and other transactions, as well as automatically linking to your business bank account.

Users are able to set budgets and view both short-term and long-term cash flow projections. Float offers integrations with Xero, QuickBooks Online and FreeAgent in order to display live data from your accounting tools.

Dryrun App Overview

Dryrun serves business owners and their accountants. The app is popular with project-based businesses, where large bills and invoices can have a huge impact on cash flow. Highly future-focused, Dryrun is a financial forecasting tool that handles cash flow, budget and sales projections offering a 360º view.

With a focus on simplicity and flexibility, Dryrun offers limitless scenario-based ‘what-ifs’ to toggle on and off for strategic and operational decisions, in each forecast. Dryrun integrates with Xero and QuickBooks Online to import accounting data, as well as Pipedrive for building powerful sales forecasts that can be viewed alongside your cash flow.




Founded in 2010

Head office in UK

Cloud, SaaS, Web deployment


Founded in 2012

Head office in Canada

Cloud, SaaS, Web deployment

Strength: Automatically estimated cash flow forecasts. Compare one scenario to another on a single data point.
Strength: Automated & manually controlled forecasts. Compare multiple scenarios with multiple data points in each forecast.
Forecast: Cash flow and budget projections

Budget: Imported via accounting codes

Entry price of $59 USD/month

Premier Plan Extra Large Account for Large Businesses $199 USD/month

14 Day Free Trial

Discount for billing annually

Forecast: Cash flow, sales and growth projections

Budget: Auto built, ‘set it and forget it’ budget, complete editing control

Individual: $59 USD/month

Business: $99 USD/month

Advanced: $199 USD/month

14-Day Free Trial



QuickBooks Online




QuickBooks Online


Live online support during business hours

Training & webinars

Contact during business hours

Live online support during business hours

Knowledge base & Training docs

Contact during business hours

Features: AP/AR, accounting code budget, balance sheet, capital asset planning, cash management, cloud tool, consolidation, fixed forecasts, historical reporting, ledger information, income statements, mobile, multi-company, multi-department, profit/loss statement, run rate tracking, ledger accounting, version control
Features: “What If” scenarios, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, billing and invoicing, cash flow management and strategy, easy recurring budgets, expense tracking, government and non-profit, multi-company, multi-project, project accounting, project budgeting, purchasing, revenue recognition, strategy, version control

As you can see, there are lots of features outlined here that show the core strengths of both apps. If you or your client is interested in reporting, less flexibility and more automation, Float may be worth a free trial. However, for day-to-day strategic decision-making from the trenches of your business, Dryrun allows you and your team to model out endless ‘what-if’ scenarios to match the challenges of your business growth and management, then share and export that information.

Dryrun is also a world-class sales forecasting tool that augments your cash flow and budget projections. The unprecedented manual control and data entry features are paired with powerful integrations from Xero, QuickBooks Online and Pipedrive.

Interested? Give Dryrun (and its first-rate support team) a try today through our no-hassle free trial.

Want to read other articles in our School for SaaS Tools Comparison Series? Find them here:

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