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

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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.
  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Canada, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$10.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

    Top 5 alternatives to BigTime

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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 - Improve workflows with BigTime
    BigTime Software - View detailed reports with BigTime
    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 - Enforce timesheet restrictions, audit log notes, electronic signatures and more for government contractors who need to stay compliant.
    BigTime Software - Our customizable views, smart lookups, user-driven presets/defaults and more support the most intuitive timesheet on the market.
    BigTime Software - Visually manage tasks and see where they fall in the larger project at hand.
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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 - Improve workflows with BigTime BigTime Software - View detailed reports with BigTime 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 - Enforce timesheet restrictions, audit log notes, electronic signatures and more for government contractors who need to stay compliant. BigTime Software - Our customizable views, smart lookups, user-driven presets/defaults and more support the most intuitive timesheet on the market. BigTime Software - Visually manage tasks and see where they fall in the larger project at hand.

    Features

    Total features of BigTime: 177

    • 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
    • Color Codes/Icons
    • Compliance Tracking
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Contact Database
    • Contact Management
    • Contingency Billing
    • Contract/License Management
    • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
    • Create Subtasks
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Dashboard
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Invoices
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • Deadline Management
    • Dependency Tracking
    • Document Management
    • Document Templates
    • Drafting
    • Drag & Drop
    • Due Date Tracking
    • Electronic Payments
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Scheduling
    • 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 Tracking Software
    • Overrun Reporting
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Parent Task
    • Payment Processing
    • Payroll Management
    • Percent-Complete Tracking
    • Performance Metrics
    • Portfolio Management
    • Prioritization
    • Production Cost Tracking
    • 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
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • 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
    • Staff Management
    • Status Tracking
    • Subcontractor Management
    • Summary Reports
    • Task Editing/Updating
    • Task Management
    • Task Planning
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Task Scheduling
    • 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
    • Utilization Reporting
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Visualization
    • Work Order Management
    • Workflow Configuration
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (550)
    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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    Jean P.
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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 10/03/2021

    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.

    Alternatives Considered

    Adobe Spark, Microsoft Teams and monday.com

    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.
    John S.
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    • Industry: Architecture & Planning
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • 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.

    Scott D.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best thing my company ever did

    Reviewed on 16/09/2021

    Now that we have made the switch to BigTime, we have begun to realize how much time was wasted...

    Now that we have made the switch to BigTime, we have begun to realize how much time was wasted using spreadsheets, outdated time tracking software, a different project management tool for each project. We are saving time and endless headaches.

    Pros

    Prior to BigTime, my organization used a hodgepodge of systems to track time, track expenses, and invoice. Having all three of those in one spot has saved us 40+ man-hours a month. The customer service is also fantastic. Our implementation specialist, Neil is very easy to work with and really knows his stuff.

    Cons

    Coming from a mess of different tools and consolidating into one simple, easy to use tool, it is really hard for me to say what can be improved at this point.

    Alternatives Considered

    NetSuite

    Reasons for Switching to BigTime

    The cost was a large driving factor, but simplicity was really the reason.
    Jenna G.
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    • Industry: Accounting
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Bigtime

    Reviewed on 01/08/2019

    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

    Josh F.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Fits our business needs

    Reviewed on 11/06/2021

    Easy to use and provides the right kind of insight into our project budgets and overall financial...

    Easy to use and provides the right kind of insight into our project budgets and overall financial health of work in progress.

    Pros

    Combining project budget and staff utilization management in one solution, with deep accounting integration.

    Cons

    Activity tracking for project management tasks is less developed than the rest of the platform

    Alternatives Considered

    NetSuite

    Reasons for Choosing BigTime

    BigTime offered a more integrated solution for our professional service company

    Switched From

    Harvest

    Reasons for Switching to BigTime

    NetSuite was too complicated and expensive for our needs.
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    • Starting from: US$10.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
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