Abtrac

Abtrac

by Abtrac

Who Uses Abtrac?

Abtrac is used by time based billing professionals primarily in the AEC space. Architects, Designers, Consulting Engineers, Cost Estimators, Project Managers, Planners and Land Surveyors and others.

What Is Abtrac?

Abtrac is the Project Management system that Makes a Huge Difference. Fully cloud based, used extensively by professionals in the AEC space. Used by architects, designers, engineers of all disciplines, cost estimators, land surveyors, planners, project managers and more. Abtrac is all about clients, jobs, stages, fees, schedules, subconsultants, time and disbursements, invoicing and effective reporting for professionals who need to know how everything is tracking.

Abtrac Details

Abtrac

http://www.abtrac.com/

Founded 1990

Abtrac Pricing Overview

Abtrac does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Abtrac paid version starts at US$60.00/month.

Starting Price

US$60.00/month

Pricing Details

No fixed contract, change licenses at any time. Marginal cost $15 per user.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Abtrac Features

Billing and Invoicing Software
Billing Portal
Contact Database
Contingency Billing
Customisable Invoices
Dunning Management
Hourly Billing
Mobile Payments
Multi-Currency
Online Invoicing
Online Payments
Payment Processing
Project Billing
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Tax Calculator
Agile Methodologies
Budget Management
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Customisable Templates
Gantt Charts
Idea Management
Kanban Board
Milestone Tracking
Portfolio Management
Resource Management
Time & Expense Tracking
Traditional Methodologies
Collaboration Tools
Create Subtasks
Gamification
Gantt/Timeline View
Mobile Access
Percent-Complete Tracking
Recurring Task Management
Reporting/Analytics
Spreadsheet View
Task Board View
Time Tracking
To-Do List View
Activity Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Expense Tracking
Project Tracking
Reimbursement Management
Time Tracking
Time Tracking by Client
Time Tracking by Project

Abtrac Reviews for UK Users

Showing 5 of 12 reviews

Overall
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4.5/5
Value for Money
4.8/5
Cindy M.
Office Manager
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/12/2017

"It is a simple and intuitive product that enables us to track time on projects and keep to budget."

Pros: We have employees with a range of computer skills, it's important that we had software that was easy to use and Abtrac comes to the party with professional setup, training and support. Abtrac's time tracking software allows us to manage projects, track employee hours and monitor expenses easily you don't need an extensive education to use this software it is easy to use with the added benefit of being web-based. You can generate standard reports or filter reports to your required specifications for time spent on projects, tasks, budgets, hours, expenses and invoice virtually putting together whatever you require from the reporting functions. I have no hesitation in recommending this software, we have been using Abtrac for over 15 years and moved to the web based system over a year ago and although Abtrac was completely re-written for the web based system our staff have had no problems re-learning their way around.

Cons: To be honest there really isn't much that I don't like about Abtrac and I struggle to think of any cons. The only thing I can come up with would be that being web based you rely on the speed of the internet for opening new tabs or when entering details at data entry speed it can sometimes be a hindrance but for the every day user I'm not sure this would not affect them and the functionality certainly out weighs this.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/12/2017
Ann G.
Office Administrator
Civil Engineering, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/12/2017

"Really enjoy using ABTRAC, have done so for a number of years now so it's very familiar to me"

Comments: Having a reliable package and knowing if you have a problem the help desk is always there and only too happy to help out with anything or find a solution

Pros: Getting to everything, enjoying the Cloud version now I'm used to it. It all flows really well and enjoying not having to jump in and out of functions, opening a new browser is really good.

Cons: Sometimes a bit of a pause when the internet isn't going well. Having to log in when you've been doing something else is a bit of a pain at times.

Vendor Response

by Abtrac on 27/04/2018

Hi Ann,
Thanks for your review. We have now implemented the quick login screen so that you don't lose any work if you have been logged out of the system. I wish we could but unfortunately we can't do anything about the internet speed in your offices. Please contact us if you have anything else.
Thanks
Will

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/12/2017
Marion H.
Office Manager
Architecture & Planning, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/12/2017

"It has transformed the way we record time and expenses, and prepare invoices ."

Comments: Saves time when preparing invoices, and includes disbursements automatically.

Pros: Able to generate invoices from timesheet comments
Easy to use client data base
Keeps a record of employees' time: leave, admin, seminar, etc.
Easy program for new employees to use
Costs/disbursements are automatically added to invoices
Employee time can be added or subtracted when preparing invoices, and holds unbilled time

Cons: The system "saves" too often -e.g. when entering timesheet entries, disbursements
The desk top version had a report that is not available in cloud version: Fees Earned by Employee and JOB and Invoice.
Adding addresses is confusing - e.g. if you use the post code line, it does not come up in the address

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/12/2017
Caroline G.
Practice Manager
Architecture & Planning, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/02/2018

"Very flexible software system with great customer support and loads of reporting options."

Comments: Accurate project costing against budget.

Pros: Captures all data relating to a project in one place; flexible invoicing by time engaged or % complete on a customised invoice; good tracking and reporting on budgets and sub-consultant costs.

Cons: It does save a bit too often on time sheet entry, and can run a bit slow over the internet sometimes when querying the database.

Vendor Response

by Abtrac on 27/04/2018

Hi Caroline, thanks for your review

As I mentioned on the phone there is the setting at the bottom of all the different time-sheet pages that allows you to select the frequency of saving with a simple tick box.
I hope this helps and feel free to call if you want.
Regards
Will

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/02/2018
Deborah W.
Office Manager
Architecture & Planning, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/11/2017

"I couldn't recommend Abtrac highly enough. Invaluable timekeeping software. Excellent service."

Comments: Reporting / time keeping / project staff & team planning and programming / profitability analysis / resource management / WIP analysis / unbilled time capturing / improved profitability. Biggest benefit - control!

Pros: Ease of use. Capturing every billable minute. Allowing us to gauge profitability of both projects and people enables programming, and resource allocation. We are only just beginning to realize the potential of this invaluable tool. Wonderful Abtrac staff to work with.
The technical staff are excellent - professional, knowledgeable, patient, efficient and extremely helpful.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/11/2017