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What is BigTime?

BigTime gives your firm the visibility you need to operate more efficiently and maximize profits. From project creation to client payments, BigTime streamlines firm operations with intuitive budgeting, project management, and invoicing solutions that can be configured to automate even the most complex scenarios.

With deep integrations across a range of accounting, CRM, and productivity tools, professional service firms can centralize all project data in a single location.

Who Uses BigTime?

BigTime is ideal for professional services firms who want to streamline project operations, maximize their resource utilization, accelerate billing and payments, and connect scattered data sources.

Where can BigTime be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • BigTime Software
  • Located in Chicago, US
  • Founded in 2002

BigTime support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

BigTime pricing

Starting Price:

US$20.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

BigTime does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. BigTime paid version starts at US$20.00/month.

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About the vendor

  • BigTime Software
  • Located in Chicago, US
  • Founded in 2002

BigTime support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

BigTime videos and images

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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 - BigTime's invoicing engine supports dozens of industry-standard billing scenarios and enough options to satisfy even your most exacting customer needs.
BigTime Software - Gain a big-picture view into operational insights to make adjustments to how resources are managed
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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 - BigTime's invoicing engine supports dozens of industry-standard billing scenarios and enough options to satisfy even your most exacting customer needs.
BigTime Software - Gain a big-picture view into operational insights to make adjustments to how resources are managed

Features of BigTime

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Automation
  • CRM
  • Capacity Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Dependency Tracking
  • Drafting
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Electronic Payments
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multiple Projects
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Prioritisation
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Billing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Skills Tracking
  • Status Tracking
  • Sub-Task Management
  • Task Editing
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Utilisation Reporting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of BigTime

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.7
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Jessica
Jessica
Game Programmer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A fantastic tool for managing projects

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: 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.

Krishna
Krishna
Human Resources Generalist in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospital & Health Care, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

BigTime is better than our Excel timesheet

4.0 last year

Comments: Introducing BigTime completely revolutionized how we run our company. Our chat support session with [sensitive content hidden] this evening was quite productive. When our company's time tracking and billing systems were combined, it was a huge help.

Pros:

The orientation procedure went really smoothly. We were given excellent assistance; even when we had queries in the period between sessions, the personnel responded quickly. The program is straightforward, and the mobile application is fantastic for our field staff.

Cons:

Even though making adjustments to our invoicing system can be challenging at times, we've always received helpful responses from the staff that have allowed us to go forward with our plans.

Jenna
Office Manager in US
Accounting, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Bigtime

3.0 5 years ago

Comments: 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 Enterprise

Reasons for Switching to BigTime: They company told me it was an easy use.

BigTime Software Response

5 years ago

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

Brandon
Brandon
Sales Specialist in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospital & Health Care, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

BigTime helps with expense and project management

4.0 9 months ago

Comments: We are using BigTime to handle our expenses and our projects. We've been having some money problems, and our finance department had been using Divvy before they found BigTime. While Divvy did provide us with a bird's-eye view of our spending, BigTime provided us with a glimpse as well as other, more in-depth insights into our expense management challenges.

Pros:

You'll be able to teach your coworkers how to use BigTime in no time at all thanks to its straightforward design and user-friendliness. In addition, they sent us materials that taught us how to use the program.

Cons:

It's possible to spend a lot of money on BigTime. Since the plan we could afford for BigTime didn't include most of the capabilities we required, we had to cancel certain low-priority projects in order to use BigTime to its full potential.

Jean
Jean
Executive Assistant in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

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

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: 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: Microsoft Teams , Adobe Creative Cloud Express 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.