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.

Pricing starting from:

US$10.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Canada, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$10.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    BigTime Software - BigTime helps accountants, architects, engineers, IT-services firms, and scientific and management consultants to budget, track and bill their most important asset: time.
    BigTime Software - Gain a big-picture view into operational insights to make adjustments to how resources are managed
    BigTime Software - BigTime’s invoicing engine supports dozens of industry-standard billing scenarios and enough options to satisfy even your most exacting customer needs.
    BigTime Software - Track reimbursables, mileage or credit card expenses. Log service fees or contractor invoices. And, link them all to e-receipts, project budgets and customer invoices for faster reimbursement and better record-keeping.
    BigTime Software - Our platform is designed to work within your existing workflows and software stack, acting as a single source of truth for your data – and your team.
    BigTime Software - Enforce timesheet restrictions, audit log notes, electronic signatures and more for government contractors who need to stay compliant.
    BigTime Software - BigTime Wallet provides your clients with a personalized experience to pay on time from anywhere, in one click.
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    BigTime Software - BigTime helps accountants, architects, engineers, IT-services firms, and scientific and management consultants to budget, track and bill their most important asset: time.
    BigTime Software - Gain a big-picture view into operational insights to make adjustments to how resources are managed
    BigTime Software - BigTime’s invoicing engine supports dozens of industry-standard billing scenarios and enough options to satisfy even your most exacting customer needs.
    BigTime Software - Track reimbursables, mileage or credit card expenses. Log service fees or contractor invoices. And, link them all to e-receipts, project budgets and customer invoices for faster reimbursement and better record-keeping.
    BigTime Software - Our platform is designed to work within your existing workflows and software stack, acting as a single source of truth for your data – and your team.
    BigTime Software - Enforce timesheet restrictions, audit log notes, electronic signatures and more for government contractors who need to stay compliant.
    BigTime Software - BigTime Wallet provides your clients with a personalized experience to pay on time from anywhere, in one click.

    Features

    Total features of BigTime: 181

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Application Management
    • Approval Process Control
    • Approval Workflow
    • Assignment Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Audit Trail
    • Automatic Backup
    • Automatic Billing
    • Automatic Time Capture
    • Bar Chart
    • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
    • Billable Items Tracking
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Billing Portal
    • Billing Rate Management
    • Bills of Material
    • Budget Management
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Business Process Automation
    • CPA Firms
    • CRM
    • Capacity Management
    • Change Order Management
    • Client Management
    • Client Portal
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Colour Codes/Icons
    • Compliance Tracking
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Contact Database
    • Contact Management
    • Contingency Billing
    • Contract/License Management
    • Core Accounting
    • Cost Estimating
    • Cost Management
    • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
    • Create Subtasks
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Dashboard
    • Customisable Invoices
    • Customisable Reports
    • Customisable Templates
    • Customizable Fields
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualisation
    • Deadline Management
    • Dependency Tracking
    • Document Templates
    • Drafting
    • Drag & Drop
    • Due Date Tracking
    • Electronic Payments
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Scheduling
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Estimating
    • Expense Tracking
    • File Sharing
    • For AEC Industry
    • For Accountants
    • For CPA Firms
    • For Government
    • Forecasting
    • Gantt/Timeline View
    • Hourly Billing
    • IT Cost Management
    • Import Tasks
    • Integrations Management
    • Invoice Creation
    • Invoice History
    • Invoice Management
    • Invoice Processing
    • Issue Tracking
    • Job Costing
    • Job Tracking
    • Labor Cost Reporting
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile App
    • Mobile Payments
    • Mobile Time Tracking
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Department/Project
    • Multi-Location
    • Multiple Billing Rates
    • Multiple Projects
    • Offline Time Tracking
    • Online Invoicing
    • Online Payments
    • Online Punch Card
    • Online Time Clock
    • Online Time Tracking Software
    • Overrun Reporting
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Parent Task
    • Payment Processing
    • Payroll Management
    • Percent-Complete Tracking
    • Performance Metrics
    • Portfolio Management
    • Prioritisation
    • Production Cost Tracking
    • Progress Reports
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Accounting
    • Project Billing
    • Project Management
    • Project Planning
    • Project Planning/Scheduling
    • Project Scheduling
    • Project Templates
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking
    • Project Workflow
    • Projections
    • Proposal Generation
    • Purchase Order Management
    • QuickBooks Integration
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Receipt Management
    • Recurring Tasks
    • Recurring/Subscription Billing
    • Reimbursement Management
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Reporting/Project Tracking
    • Requirements Management
    • Resource Allocation & Planning
    • Resource Management
    • Resource Scheduling
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Rules-Based Workflow
    • SSL Security
    • Salaried Employee Tracking
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Single Sign On
    • Skills Tracking
    • Staff Management
    • Status Tracking
    • Summary Reports
    • Task Editing/Updating
    • Task Management
    • Task Planning
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Task Scheduling
    • Task Tagging
    • Tax Management
    • Template Management
    • Templates
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking
    • Time Tracking by Client
    • Time Tracking by Project
    • Timeline Management
    • Timer
    • Timesheet Management
    • To-Do List
    • Utilisation Reporting
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Visualisation
    • Workflow Configuration
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (578)
    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.5/5
    Customer Support
    4.7/5

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    Jessica
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    A fantastic tool for managing projects

    Reviewed on 5/6/2022

    The best approach to keep track of many projects' time and expenditures. Invoicing is also a breeze...

    The best approach to keep track of many projects' time and expenditures. Invoicing is also a breeze because to the platform's user-friendly interface. I can view all of my projects and team members in this platform, and we can all manage everything together. The Bigtime team's assistance is also a big plus in my book.

    Pros

    It's a piece of software that performs exactly what it's supposed to and does it well. The process of implementation was quite fair, and the accompanying customer service was excellent. Time tracking and the ability to divide it into other sections if necessary. For numerous projects, I've taken use of the platform's ability to develop custom reports, which have been useful.

    Cons

    BigTime doesn't always communicate to itself, so you have to dig a little further to find the answer you're looking for. In addition, I've used BigTime's "help" option and spoken with a live person who was able to diagnose my difficulties immediately away.

    Jean
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Accounts Receivable/Accounting Manager BigTime Review (Not project management)

    Reviewed on 10/3/2021

    The training was really amazing. And the capabilities made it well worth the switch from Productive.

    The training was really amazing. And the capabilities made it well worth the switch from Productive.

    Pros

    The customization and the ability to track just about anything you want for project management, profitability and invoicing. And the integration with Quickbooks.

    Cons

    I wish more fields were customizable. The handful that they allow you to rename are great, but more would be better! I wish there was a 45 day training session to ask questions that arise after using for a bit.

    Reasons for Choosing BigTime

    Productive was very limited, and the budgeting side was terribly difficult to navigate especially with our high volume of monthly retainers

    Switched From

    Productive

    Reasons for Switching to BigTime

    I was not part of the research that was done. I was given the final choice to test and work with the sale rep to ensure that it performed the way we needed it to. If I was not happy we would have gone back to the drawing board. But, I know one of our main objectives is to track project profitability and this is so far doing what we needed it to do.
    Monique
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Architecture & Planning
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    BigTime customer service and features

    Reviewed on 8/9/2022

    Very easy to learn; clean interface

    Very easy to learn; clean interface

    Pros

    I have recently had wonderful customer service experience with [SENSITIVE CONTENT] at BigTime going above and beyond to make sure we were getting the best use of available services. Accounting system integration, time tracking ease of use, invoicing, customizable reports are all great features.

    Cons

    I would like to be able to attach my own formatted invoice when sending an invoice using BigTime Wallet, especially after I have made customized edits per project lead review.

    Jenna
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    • Industry: Accounting
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Bigtime

    Reviewed on 1/8/2019

    Overall this is for big company's with employees over 100 plus to time manage them but need a...

    Overall this is for big company's with employees over 100 plus to time manage them but need a better system for invoicing.

    Pros

    I like that you are able to create your own engagements per client.

    Cons

    I least like the invoice part as it does not function how it is suppose too. There are to many steps for it to be integrated into QuickBooks.

    Alternatives Considered

    QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

    Reasons for Switching to BigTime

    They company told me it was an easy use.

    Response from BigTime Software

    Jenna,

    Thanks so much for this review- we really appreciate hearing from all our customers here at BigTime! We are very glad to hear that you're happy with our engagements and how you can create unique engagements per client, but we're sad to hear that you feel that invoicing is not working for you. There are many ways you can use BigTime's invoicing, and there are many help features that can help you learn how. Here are just a few:

    Knowledge Base Articles/Videos:
    http://kb.bigtime.net/using-bigtime/#invoicing
    http://kb.bigtime.net/using-bigtime/invoicing/posting-invoices-to-quickbooks/
    http://kb.bigtime.net/using-bigtime/invoicing/posting-invoices-to-quickbooks/video-tutorial-post-invoices-to-quickbooks/

    Our Invoicing Webinar:
    https://youtu.be/yt2LrF9mRAk
    Schedule a Live Webinar here: https://www.bigtime.net/webinars/

    Also, feel free to reach out to us here at Customer Success - we'd love to help you learn more about invoicing!

    Thanks again,
    The BigTime Customer Success Team

    Lori
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Big Time

    Reviewed on 4/11/2019

    Time and Expense reporting for employees who work in different sites. Invoicing has simplified our...

    Time and Expense reporting for employees who work in different sites. Invoicing has simplified our billing system.

    Pros

    Ease of use for time reporting, expense tracking, invoicing and tracking jobsites. Mobile App.

    Cons

    Mobile App is very limited and a lot of glitches.

    Alternatives Considered

    Emburse SpringAhead

    Reasons for Switching to BigTime

    Spring Ahead was limited on tracking specific tasks. They did not offer invoicing or mobile app ability.

    Response from BigTime Software

    Lori,

    Thanks so much for posting a review for us here at BigTime - we really appreciate your time and your feedback. We're happy to hear that you're finding the software easy to use for the tracking of your time and expenses, as well as invoicing and making things easier on the go. If you're having difficulty with the mobile app, please reach out to our Support Team for assistance and let your Customer Success Rep know too and we'll see what we can do to help.

    Thanks again!
    The BigTime Customer Success Team

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    BigTime offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$10.00/month
    • 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 Business Cloud 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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