Keep in mind whether your industry is one where you invoice upfront before any work has been completed. In this case you'll be detailing the progress of the project as opposed to doing a monthly invoice.
The best thing about using an invoice system is that you can track your time against the amount you're getting paid for each task. In order to run a successful business, you want your hourly rate to be profitable so you're not losing time and money. Another benefit of using an invoicing system is that you'll never save over an invoice and lose the work you've calculated for another client.