BigTime

Time, billing, expense, payment, and project mgmt software

About BigTime

BigTime is the access-anywhere operating system behind the greatest professional services teams on the planet. See how we help your project-driven firm track and bill its most important asset: time. BigTime can help you take the guesswork out of utilization, capacity planning, and revenue projections. Users can manage project teams, work in process (WIP), as well as measure profitability per project, and even per staff. BigTime helps users get paid faster with the least amount of friction. Organizations can streamline the workflow with the Quickbooks integration developed by the BigTime development team, selected by Intuit as their OEM developers.

Users can track and report on their team's time and expenses online using BigTime's iPhone or Android apps when they're on the go. BigTime's web app is accessible from a web browser and responds to any device size. Improve business cash flow with BigTime by tracking WIP, and effectively bill throughout the project to keep the cash flow coming in. Tracking and reporting accurately in BigTime allows users to give customers peace of mind that their investment is worthwhile, eliminating any objections to payment.

Users can manage contractors, and invite them to join the project team as needed, and track their time per project. BigTime's expert consultants will walk users through how BigTime can be used in their business to truly optimize business workflow.


Key benefits of BigTime

  • Track Smarter - The highest-rated time/expense entry system in the marketplace, BigTime starts with an intuitive data entry system that lets your users get in, log time, and get out.
  • Bill faster - You’ll invoice faster and realize more revenue by leveraging BigTime’s central hub for tracking WIP, drafts, billing rates, cost rates, PDF formats, billing rules and more.
  • Craft better teams - Get a real-time look at resource allocations and avoid over/under scheduling your team -- keeping your bottom line healthy, and your consulting teams happy.
  • Standardize workflows - Streamline your internal processes from project creation, setting budgets, approving time and expenses, to sending custom client invoices.
  • Level-up your leadership - Dashboards, analytics, and standard reports help your entire leadership team focus on the same set of real-time numbers, eliminating the need for a web of offline spreadsheets or manual tools.
  • Leverage your ecosystem - BigTime was built from the ground up to leverage your entire cloud-based ecosystem - with deep out-of-the-box integrations into the tools your team is already using.

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    BigTime Software - BigTime provides easy-to-read dashboards that reveal important information at a glance. BigTime offers detailed information at your fingertips with engagement, invoice, and report dashboards.
    BigTime Software - Give your staff the tools they need to plan and execute your billable projects on time and on budget.
    BigTime Software - The invoicing engine makes client billing a no-brainer. Utilize various calculators and PDF styles, industry-specific billing, and advanced rate and tax tables that can be modified to your specifications.
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    BigTime Software - Streamlined, well-designed timesheets promote use. Include just the fields you need, organized how you like. Lightning-quick lookups let you enter names, billing codes, and more with minimal keying. Use grid or line item views. Launch timers anywhere in B
    BigTime Software - BigTime provides easy-to-read dashboards that reveal important information at a glance. BigTime offers detailed information at your fingertips with engagement, invoice, and report dashboards.
    BigTime Software - Give your staff the tools they need to plan and execute your billable projects on time and on budget.
    BigTime Software - The invoicing engine makes client billing a no-brainer. Utilize various calculators and PDF styles, industry-specific billing, and advanced rate and tax tables that can be modified to your specifications.

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    Nicholas
    Nicholas
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    • Industry: Architecture & Planning
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy to use software with great customer support

    Reviewed on 30/9/2021

    As I've said above, fee tracking and time tracking have really tightened up for our company thanks...

    As I've said above, fee tracking and time tracking have really tightened up for our company thanks to BigTime. We're able to know the health of our projects in one click with a report.

    Pros

    Our small business needed a platform to help us accurately track the financial health of our projects. We moved to BigTime from QuickBooks Online because we needed deeper control of our time entries and fee tracking. The Report Center really leverages the data entered into the system so that at a push of a button your data is organized and presented in an easy to understand report. Custom reports are a great feature, and with the help of the support team you can create whatever report your company needs. Thanks to BigTime we've been able to track the health of our projects with precision, and the overall health of our company has BigTime to thank.

    Everyone we've worked with at BigTime ([SENSITIVE CONTENT]) have been extremely friendly and helpful whenever we've come to them with a problem or request.

    Cons

    As BigTime has grown over the years they've taken their users suggestions to heart. If a feature isn't currently active on BigTime it most likely is in the pipeline for future integration. We've seen our suggestions turn into real features throughout the duration of our use of the platform which is always great to see when companies listen to their customers.

    Sometimes the reporting center isn't as intuitive as you'd like it to be, but with a little help from their support team they can help custom build your reports with you.

    John
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    • Industry: Architecture & Planning
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Onboarding

    Reviewed on 12/11/2020

    Pros

    The onboarding process and support has been seamless so far and we expect to be fully converted in 60 days total.

    Cons

    Always room for improvement, but we haven't had any with BigTime yet. We need to sort out some details in our Quickbooks Desktop projects to align when integrating.

    Alternatives Considered

    Deltek Vantagepoint

    Reasons for Choosing BigTime

    Ajera is not intuitive for making regular changes to project schedules, staffing and resources. Reports are traditional and the entire platform is not HTML, very antiquated in how it operates.

    Switched From

    Deltek Ajera

    Reasons for Switching to BigTime

    Initial Cost, ongoing training and costs to implement custom tools and reports, and implementation timeline was significantly higher in comparison. The smaller size of our company (20) was not a good fit as Deltek requires a full time person in addition to PM's/bookkeeping/accounting to manage.
    Michael
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    • Industry: Environmental Services
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    No implementation support

    Reviewed on 6/10/2022

    Not happy. We have asked for a full refund.

    Not happy. We have asked for a full refund.

    Pros

    App is a nice feature for mobile time entry.
    Updated interface is better than older software.

    Cons

    This company was heavy on the sales side with relentless calls but has been completely ghosting us on implementation support. After numerous calls and support tickets, they have only directed me to online videos. All we want is to spend an hour with a support agent to ensure the correct setup to avoid lost worktime.

    Alternatives Considered

    BQE CORE Suite and Factor AE

    Reasons for Choosing BigTime

    We needed a more robust project management system.

    Switched From

    QuickBooks Time

    Reasons for Switching to BigTime

    I thought the size of the company with the robust development team would be a wise choice for us as we have had issues with smaller software companies. It was not as advertised.
    Shane
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    • Industry: Civil Engineering
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Project Management Software +

    Reviewed on 29/12/2020

    Overall, we have had a very positive experience working with the BigTime team, and the software...

    Overall, we have had a very positive experience working with the BigTime team, and the software itself. All of our questions and concerns have been addressed as quickly as they arose.

    Pros

    BigTime is incredibly inexpensive and easy to get into compared to competing software. If you have a dedicated team, you could be implemented in as little as a month. The customer support has also been superb. I have really enjoyed working with the sales and implementation mangers. We decided on BigTime because we needed a Project Management software, and ended up with a slew of other features that has allowed us to cut out some other software subscriptions such as time tracking software.

    Cons

    The only thing I can say we really dislike about BigTime is not having a "clock-in, clock-out" function. Meaning the software does not record the time of day you start and end. Overall, the time tracking portion does not seem as detailed as Tsheets, our previous time tracking software.

    Reasons for Switching to BigTime

    Mostly the cost and implementation timeline (and it had all of the features we were looking for of course). We knew if this was a product we weren't happy with, we could just switch after a year and not lose out on too much money spent on implementation. You can even pay month to month so there is essentially no commitment.
    Carla
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    • Industry: Management Consulting
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great Experience

    Reviewed on 27/1/2021

    We currently use BigTime for timekeeping, invoicing, and project management. The newest benefit...

    We currently use BigTime for timekeeping, invoicing, and project management. The newest benefit that [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] shared with us is being able to copy a project instead of having to create it from scratch. Thanks for the tip, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]!!!

    Pros

    Very user friendly! Ease of issuing invoices and ease of timekeeping. Of course, let us not forget the wonderful training that we received from [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]!!!

    Cons

    We would like to have a reminder sent to use for invoicing outside of our normal period. However, I understand that [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] will discuss this with us further.

    Alternatives Considered

    BambooHR

    Reasons for Switching to BigTime

    BigTime has more of the options that we need.
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    BigTime offers the following pricing plans:

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    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    BigTime has the following typical customers:

    2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    BigTime supports the following languages:

    English

    BigTime supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    BigTime integrates with the following applications:

    Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, HubSpot CRM, Intuit Data Protect, Jira, Microsoft Outlook, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Sage Accounting, Sage Intacct, Salesforce Platform, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Slack, Stax, Zapier

    BigTime offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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