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 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.
  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States, Canada

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$10.00/month

    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

    Images

    BigTime helps accountants, architects, engineers, IT-services firms, and scientific and management consultants to budget, track and bill their most important asset: time.
    Improve workflows with BigTime
    View detailed reports with BigTime
    BigTime’s invoicing engine supports dozens of industry-standard billing scenarios and enough options to satisfy even your most exacting customer needs.
    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.
    Enforce timesheet restrictions, audit log notes, electronic signatures and more for government contractors who need to stay compliant.
    Our customizable views, smart lookups, user-driven presets/defaults and more support the most intuitive timesheet on the market.
    Visually manage tasks and see where they fall in the larger project at hand.
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    Features

    Total features of BigTime: 108

    • "What If" Scenarios
    • 401(k) Tracking
    • API
    • Access Control
    • Accounting Integration
    • Accounting Management
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Application Integration
    • Approval Process Control
    • Assignment Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Audit Trail
    • Automated Billing
    • Automatic Backup
    • Automatic Notifications
    • Billable Hours Tracking
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Billing Rate Management
    • Budget Control
    • Budgeting
    • Burndown Charts
    • CRM Integration
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Cost Tracking
    • Custom Fields
    • Customisable Categories
    • Customisable Reporting
    • Customisable Templates
    • Data Extraction
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualisation
    • Deadline Management
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Demand Planning
    • Digital Signature
    • Document Templates
    • Email Alerts
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Email Notifications
    • Estimating
    • Expense Tracking
    • Forecasting
    • Gantt Charts
    • IT Cost Management
    • Invoice Management
    • Job Costing
    • Job Tracking
    • Labor Cost Reporting
    • Labor Projection
    • Manual Time Entry
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Mobile Integration
    • Multi-Department / Project
    • Multi-Location
    • Multiple Projects
    • Multiple User Accounts
    • Offline Access
    • Overtime Tracking
    • Partial Payments
    • Performance Reports
    • Permission Management
    • Profitability Analysis
    • Progress Reports
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Accounting
    • Project Budgeting
    • Project Estimating
    • Project Management
    • Project Notes
    • Project Planning
    • Project Templates
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking
    • Project Workflow
    • Projections
    • Purchase Order Management
    • QuickBooks Integration
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Receipt Management
    • Recurring Tasks
    • Reminders
    • Remote Access
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Resource Allocation
    • Role Management
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Rules-Based Workflow
    • Sales Integration
    • Search Functionality
    • Single Sign On
    • Status Tracking
    • Subcontractor Management
    • Summary Reports
    • Task Management
    • Task Planning
    • Task Scheduling
    • Task Tracking
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integration
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Timeline Management
    • Timer
    • Timesheets
    • Visual Analytics
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (520)
    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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    Denise T.
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    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    We use BigTime for Professional Services Automation. It is great for our multilevel company.

    Reviewed on 15/04/2018

    Our company is not able to more accurately and completely track time to be charged to a project. ...

    Our company is not able to more accurately and completely track time to be charged to a project. Our systems are now more automated and more paperless.

    Pros

    BigTime allows users from a variety of backgrounds to connect to the software from various platforms (desktop, laptop, smart phone) to track time per project, to track expenses on a daily basis with electronic submission of receipts, to run reports on time spent, to connect with external accounting software seamlessly.

    Cons

    the software has some limits on "naming" items that do not always correspond directly to our external software and do not fit within our company culture. (For example: In BigTime, billable means charged to the project, may invoiced or may not invoice. In our company culture, billable means an invoice will be sent for payment to the client.

    Response from BigTime Software

    Denise,

    Thank you so much for the review - we truly appreciate the time and the effort you've taken to let us know how our software is working for you. We're very happy to hear that BigTime is working for you throughout your organization and that you're able to use the software across several different platforms - we work hard to make that happen!

    We're very sorry to hear that some of the terminology used by BigTime is inconsistent with your business processes. We try to make BigTime as flexible as possible, and you can change many of these terms within your Lexicon (check under My Company>My Company>Lexicon) but there are some terms we cannot change at this time. That being said, that feature might make for an excellent Feature Request. If you'd like to learn more about how to submit a Feature Request, please reach out to us at [email protected]

    Thanks again!
    The BigTime Customer Success Team

    Shane K.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Civil Engineering
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • 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.

    Sonja N.
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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 10.0 /10

    Great Customizable Software

    Reviewed on 28/01/2021

    In our month of using BigTime, our experience has been wonderful! Our Customer Success Manager is...

    In our month of using BigTime, our experience has been wonderful! Our Customer Success Manager is AMAZING! We ran into some logging in issues for a team member and she jumped right on getting it fixed for us! The software has been so beneficial for Project Management in the month we have been using it. We still have a training session left with our CSM at BigTime to learn more features it offers and we cannot wait to learn what else it has to offer!

    Pros

    That it is so customizable from just about every feature it offers.
    Easy to use.
    Intregrates with QuickBooks.
    The white glove service from our customer success manager, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN].
    All of the report options and customizations
    Project Management and tracking on all aspects of a project.
    The Knowledge based section for finding information on how to use features.

    Cons

    That you cannot change the Project Fee to say Project Budget. This is just a preferred naming system for our company though, so not the end of the world that we could not change this.

    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.

    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

    John S.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Architecture & Planning
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    Overall rating

    • 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.

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    BigTime offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$10.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    EXPRESS: $10.00 per user, per month. PRO: $30.00 per user, per month. PREMIER: $40.00 per user, per month.

    BigTime offers the following features:

    • Automatic reminders
    • Billing & invoicing
    • Billing rate management
    • Cloud integrations
    • Custom reports
    • DCAA timekeeping
    • Document templates
    • Email notifications
    • Expense tracking
    • Invoices
    • Mobile app
    • Permission management
    • Project budgeting
    • Project management
    • Reporting
    • Resource Management
    • Revenue Projections
    • Task management
    • Time tracking
    • Timesheets

    BigTime has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    BigTime supports the following languages:

    English

    BigTime supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    BigTime integrates with the following applications:

    Google Docs, Intuit Data Protect for QuickBooks, Microsoft Outlook, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Sage Business Cloud Accounting, Sage Intacct, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Slack

    BigTime offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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